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By Michael Barrett

Red Lake advances to 8A East Championship with 79-63 win over Blackduck - Set 2 - P6

Cass Lake-Bena upset by Fosston Greyhounds 70-65 in overtime


From KKCQ Radio Sports

Section 8A East Semifinal – #1 Red Lake advances to 8A East Championship with 79-63 win over #5 Blackduck

Red Lake got off to a quick start leading Blackduck 20-4 in the first few minutes, executing offensively from missed Drake shots and turnovers. The Warriors maintained the tempo to their liking throughout the entire game and never trailed in the Section 8A East Semifinal Saturday afternoon.

Red Lake shot 8-13 from the free throw line, had 31 rebounds and 20 turnovers

Jeremy Martin 19 points, eight rebounds

Rob McClain 19 points, nine rebounds

Kendall Whitefeather 14 poitns, three rebounds

Will Morrison 12 points

Jamie Cook seven points, six rebounds

Red Lake Warriors improve to 24-4 on the year, also their 12 win in a row, and will advance to the Section 8A East Championship Monday night at 7:45pm in Thief River Falls at Ralph Engelstad Arena against the Fosston Greyhounds, who would upset Cass Lake-Bena 70-65 in overtime.

The Warriors beat Fosston on December 18, 2015 at the Sanford Center, 66-57, and have beaten both Kittson County Central and the Northern Freeze in the Holiday Tournament at NCTC in December 2015.

Blackduck as a team shot 10-16 from the free throw line, had 24 rebounds, 24 turnovers

Isaac Volk 27 points, 10 rebounds

Wyatt Brands 10 points, four rebounds

Tanner Depew eight points, three rebounds

Drakes finish their season with a 13-15 record and graduate six players: Wyatt Brands, Jake Luckwell, Tanner Depew, Logan Adams, Colton Brown & Jay Cheney

Section 8A East Semifinal – #2 Cass Lake-Bena upset by #3 Fosston Greyhounds 70-65 in overtime


For the second time in less than 48 hours, the Fosston Greyhounds played in an overtime tournament game and for the second time they came out with the win. After defeating Win-E-Mac 52-43 in overtime on Thursday, the Greyhounds beat Cass Lake-Bena 70-65 in overtime Saturday afternoon in the East Sub-Section 8A semi-finals in Thief River Falls. Cass Lake-Bena came into the game with a 21 game winning streak and had not lost a game since December 17th when they lost to Pine River-Backus 58-53. The Panthers led by as many as 12 points in the first half at 28-16 but Fosston was able to cut the deficit to seven at halftime 32-25. The Greyhounds would keep chipping away at the Cass lake-Bena lead and finally tied the game at 56-56 on a Jesse Sather three pointer with 33 seconds left in regulation. Free throws played a big role in the outcome as Fosston shot 25 of 46 at the line and Cass Lake-Bena was 8 of 13 at the stripe. Cody Baumann led Fosston with 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Greyhounds improved their overall record to 19-9. The Panthers were led by Alvin Wind with 20 points as Cass Lake-Bena ends their season at 24-4. The game was tied at 56-56 at the end of regulation and Fosston never trailed in the overtime. Fosston will now face top seeded Red Lake in the East Sub-Section 8A Championship game on Monday, February 29th at 7:45 pm in Thief River Falls (96.7 FM). Red Lake defeated Fosston 66-57 when they played December 18th at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Red Lake won their semi-final game over Blackduck on Saturday afternoon 79-63 and improved their overall record to 24-4.

FOSSTON: (19-9)

16 turnovers

38 rebounds

25 of 46 at the free throw line

Cody Baumann 22 points/13 rebounds

Hunter Kroening 20 points/8 of 11 at the free throw line

Jesse Sather 12 points (4 three pointers)/4 rebounds

Lochlan Broadley 11 points/14 rebounds

Brock Hemmesch 4 points/4 of 6 at the free throw line

Brett Sundquist 1 point


9 turnovers

21 rebounds

8 of 13 at the free throw line

Alvin Wind 20 points/5 rebounds

Will Kingbird 13 points (3 three pointers)/6 rebounds

Noah DeLapaz 11 points/4 of 4 at the free throw line

Terick Frazer 4 points

David Jones 3 points

Jared Brown 3 points/5 rebounds

In other Section 8A Action:

Section 8A West Semifinal – #4 Red Lake County 61 vs. #1 Kittson County Central 68

Other than a quick five to three lead early in the game for the Red Lake County Rebels, the game was controled by the Kittson County Central Bearcats. Despite only being able to build up a twelve point lead and not make the spread anymore throughout the game, the Bearcats kept a very steady lead between six and ten points much of the second half. Red Lake County put together a 13-2 run midway through the second half, followed by a quick 8-0 run answered by the Bearcats.

Kittson County Central was 16-24 from the free throw line, had 31 rebounds, five steals and 10 turnovers

Dylan Olsonowski 22 points, nine rebounds and a steal

Trent Jerome 18 points, six rebounds and a steal

Jackson Peterson 16 points, five rebounds, three steals

Bearcats improve to 21-4 with the win, they'll face the Nothern Freeze in the Section 8A West Championship on Monday at 6:00pm inside Ralph Engelstad Arena - TRF

Red Lake County was 7-9 from the free throw line, had 29 rebounds, seven steals and nine turnovers

Austin Waliser led the team with 15 points, two rebounds

Drake Engelstad 13 points, seven rebounds

Will Duden 12 points, four rebounds, a steal

Wyatt Waldal nine points on three 3's

Austin May seven rebounds, two steals

Talon Porter five rebounds, two steals

Rebels end their season at 19-9 and will graduate eight seniors: Drake Engelstad, Wyatt Waldal, Austin Waliser, Will Duden, Austin May, Devin Lambert, Ethan Johnson & Marcus Christianson

Section 8A West Semifinal – #3 Stephen/Argyle 50 vs. #2 Northern Freeze 68

The Storm got off to a quick 5-0 lead, follwed by eleven straight points for the Freeze to set the tone for the remainder of the game. The Freeze would outscore the Storm 36-20 by halftime and build up a twenty-four point lead at one point in the game.

Northern Freeze were 14-21 from the free throw line, had 29 rebounds, six steals and 15 turnovers

Four players in double figures: Cole Dahl 21 points, 10 rebounds

Connor Sorenson 13 points, six rebounds

Jonah Underdahl off the bench with 13 points (11 first half), three rebounds

Caleb Knutson 13 points, four rebounds, two steals

Freeze improve to 22-6 with the win, they will face Kittson County Central in the Section 8A West Championship on Monday night at 6:00 PM. During the regular season each team has beaten the other.

Stephen/Argyle 14-16 from the free throw line, had 23 rebounds, seven steals and 12 turnovers

Justin Yutrznka 20 points (17 second half), 7-8 FTs, four rebounds

Chris McGlynn 13 points, 6-6 FTs, three rebounds, three steals

Storm end their season 18-9 on the year, will graduate four seniors: Jordan Urbaniak, Max Yutrznka, Jacob Sundby & Justin Yutrznka


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