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Associated Press, Published March 21 2009

ND Class B boys basketball roundup: Dakota Prairie advances to ‘B’ final

MINOT, N.D. – Alex Herman made two free throws with 4.1 seconds to play Friday to lift Dakota Prairie over Turtle Lake-Mercer 56-54 in the semifinals of the state Class B boys basketball tournament.

The Knights (21-6), who denied the Trojans a second straight trip to the state championship game, will play unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Linton for the title on Saturday. Turtle Lake-Mercer (23-3), which lost to Grafton 53-42 in last year’s title game, will meet North Sargent for third place.

Herman was 5-5 from the line and scored 17 points.

Cameron Malzer had 26 points for the Trojans.

Dakota Prairie 9 20 41 56

TLM 17 27 43 54

DAKOTA PRAIRIE (21-6): Herman 5-9 5-5 17, Lamb 1-4 0-0 2, Kueber 10-17 2-3 22, Luehring 2-4 0-0 4, Gourneau 1-2 0-0 2, Morken 4-9 1-2 9. Totals: 23-45 8-10 56.

TURTLE LAKE-MERCER (23-3): Malzer 11-25 2-5 26, Rauhauser 0-1 0-0 0, Everett 5-13 0-0 11, Singer 2-10 6-10 10, Thomas 0-3 0-0 0, Sondrol 3-7 0-0 7. Totals: 21-59 8-15 54.

3-Pointers – Dakota Prairie 2 (Herman 2), Turtle Lake-Mercer 4 (Malzer 2, Everett 1, Sondrol 1). Rebounds – Dakota Prairie 27 (Kueber 8), Turtle Lake-Mercer 37 (Singer 14). Assists – Dakota Prairie 9 (Herman 3, Luehring 3), Turtle Lake-Mercer 6 (Singer 2, Thomas 2). Total fouls – Dakota Prairie 16, Turtle Lake-Mercer 13.

Consolation

Watford City and Bowman County were winners Friday in the consolation round of the state Class B boys basketball tournament.

Watford City downed North Star 59-58 and Bowman County rolled over Berthold 58-45. The Wolves and Bulldogs will play today for fifth place, while North Star and Berthold meet in the seventh-place game.

Kevin Sanford had 17 points and nine rebounds for Watford City. Christian Schulz had two 3-pointers and 14 points.

Alex Wolf had 26 points and nine rebounds in Bowman County’s win.

Berthold 9 13 23 45

BC 10 22 41 58

BERTHOLD (22-5): Ly. Bloms 1-6 2-2 5. Hennessy 2-5 0-1 5, Lu. Bloms 2-9 0-0 5, Birdsall 1-4 2-2 4, Myers 0-1 0-0 0, White 4-11 1-2 9, M. Yale 4-9 6-6 15, D. Yale 1-7 0-0 2. Totals: 15-52 11-13 45.

BOWMAN COUNTY (21-6): Boos 4-11 2-2 11, Mason 0-2 5-7 5, Robertson 1-3 1-2 3, Harding 3-6 1-2 7, Fischer 2-3 2-4 6, Wolf 13-15 0-2 26. Totals: 23-40 11-19 58.

3-Pointers – Berthold 4 (Ly. Bloms 1, Lu. Bloms 1, Hennessy 1, M. Yale 1), Bowman County 1 (Boos 1). Rebounds – Berthold 24 (D. Yale 9), Bowman County 37 (Wolf 9). Assists – Berthold 5 (Ly. Bloms 4), Bowman County 12 (Robertson 8). Total fouls – Berthold 16, Bowman County 11.

Watford City 14 31 40 59

North Star 18 27 38 58

WATFORD CITY (23-3): Jacobson 2-3 3-4 8, Sanford 7-20 2-2 17, Schulz 6-13 0-1 14, Jore 3-3 0-1 6, Liebel 2-6 2-3 6, Johnson 1-1 0-0 2, Fulwider 0-2 0-0 0, Flatland 3-6 0-0 6. Totals: 24-54 7-11 59.

NORTH STAR (23-4): Hagler 4-8 0-0 8, Kennedy 3-4 0-1 7, Komrosky 7-10 2-4 20, Grande 0-1 0-0 0, Lindahl 4-13 0-0 8, Beck 1-3 0-0 3, Teubner 3-8 4-4 12. Totals: 22-47 6-9 58.

3-Pointers – Watford City 4 (Schulz 2, Jacobson 1, Sanford 1), North Star 8 (Kmorosky 4, Teubner 2, Kennedy 1, Beck 1). Rebounds – Watford City 33 (Sanford 9), North Star 27 (Lindahl 8, Teubner 8). Assists – Watford City 13 (Jacobson 5), North Star 13 (Hagler 4). Total fouls – Watford City 8, North Star 11.