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Michael Savaloja / Forum Communications Co., Published February 21 2012

Linton-HMB bests LaMoure in Region 3 boys basketball

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – When Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock senior Cody Sehn drained a pair of free throws with 6 minutes, 26 seconds left in the third period of Tuesday’s semifinals of the North Dakota Class B, Region 3 boys basketball tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center, the No. 3-ranked LaMoure Loboes knew they were in trouble.

It was the first time all season the Loboes saw 50 points on the opponent’s side of the scoreboard.

The Lions’ junior forward Tyler Humann would later knock down his third 3-pointer of the second half to put Linton-HMB up by 20 at 53-33, and the Lions stunned previously undefeated LaMoure by the final of 65-48.

“I thought the kids were very determined tonight,” Linton-HMB veteran coach Dan Carr said. “They came out and executed our game plan very well and we did what we wanted to do.”

It was a nice turnaround for the Lions (16-7), as they trailed four-win Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal 30-29 at the half in Monday’s quarterfinals before putting the Rebels away in the second half 70-47.

Linton-HMB will meet up with Napoleon in Thursday’s championship game. Napoleon defeated Edgeley-Kulm in the second semifinal 52-47.

Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock 65,

LaMoure 48

LHMB 10 27 46 65

L 3 14 31 48

LHMB: Purintun 15, Dralle 14, Humann 13, Flyberg 7, Weiser 7, Sehn 5, Ryckman 4.

L: T. Thielges 16, Meiklejohn 10, B. Thielges 8, Shockman 7, Hodem 3, Olson 2, Carlson 2.

Napoleon 52, Edgeley-Kulm 47

EK 11 30 35 47

N 8 23 39 52

EK: Diegel 15, Hanson 15, Elhard 7, Geisler 6, Madcke 3, Berg 1.

N: Schwartzenberger 18, Rath-Wald 18, Wiegel 6, D. A. Bitz 5, Fettig 5.

Savaloja writes for the Jamestown Sun