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Forum News Service, Published March 16 2013

Deacons prevail in ND Class A state girls basketball third-place game

BISMARCK – Fargo Shanley pulled away in the final six minutes to defeat Bismarck 72-63 Saturday in the third-place game of the North Dakota Class A state girls basketball tournament.

Bismarck rallied from a 37-26 halftime deficit to tie the score at 57 when MacKayla Feeney hit two free throws with 5:48 remaining. But Shanley followed with an 8-0 run.

Sarah Jacobson got the spurt going when she drove the lane for a 3-point play to break the tie. A Jacobson defensive rebound and long outlet pass led to Alivia Fraase’s fast-break layup. The Deacons went up 65-57 when Kelly Weir hit a 3-pointer with 4:17 remaining. Bismarck got no closer than six the rest of the way.

Weir paced the Deacons with a game-high 26 points. Anderson added 14 points, Fraase 12 and Haley Brenner 10.

BISMARCK (16-9): Meier 3 2-4 10, Hilzendeger 1 2-5 5, Leingang 1 0-0 3, Trolliey 3 0-0 7, Feeney 1 2-2 4, Engelhardt 8 4-6 20, Kiefer 2 0-0 6, Schmidt 1 0-0 3, Rust 1 3-3 5. Totals: 21-48 13-20 63.

SHANLEY: Fraase 5 2-2 12, Jacobson 3 3-5 9, Brenner 3 3-5 10, Saville 0 1-2 1, Weir 10 5-6 26, Anderson 5 4-7 14. Totals: 26-52 18-27 72.

Halftime: Shanley 37, Bismarck 26. 3-point goals: Bismarck 8-19 (Meier 2, Kiefer 2, Hilzendeger 1, Leingang 1, Trolliey 1, Schmidt 1), Shanley 2-9 (Brenner 1, Weir 1). Total fouls: Bismarck 23, Shanley 18. Rebounds: Bismarck 30 (Engelhardt 12), Shanley 33 (Anderson 8). Assists: Bismarck 16 (Meier 3, Leingang 3, Feeney 3), Shanley 14 (Jacobson 6).

Jamestown 48, Mandan 40

Kyra Dewald connected on six 3-point baskets to lead Jamestown to the win in the consolation championship game.

Dewald finished with 22 points to lead the Blue Jays. Paige Peterson added eight points to go with 11 rebounds.

JAMESTOWN (19-6): Orr 2 0-0 4, Horgan 1 0-0 2, Dewald 7 2-2 22, Mullowney 1 0-0 2, Peterson 3 2-6 8, Dabill 1 1-1 3, Buchanan 2 0-0 4, Eamon 1 1-2 3. Totals: 18-56 6-11 48.

MANDAN (13-12): Fredericks 1 0-3 2, Howling Wolf 1 0-0 2, Peterson 3 2-4 8, Russell 5 4-4 17, Schmidt 1 0-2 2, Goldade 1 2-2 4, Weiand 2 1-1 5. Totals: 14-50 9-16 40.

Halftime: Jamestown 24, Mandan 17. 3-point goals: Jamestown 6-16 (Dewald 2, Peterson 2, Dabill 1, Damon 1), Mandan 3-20 (Russell 3. Total fouls: Jamestown 14, Mandan 12. Rebounds: Jamestown 41 (Peterson 11), Mandan 40 (Schmidt 7). Assists: Jamestown 8 (Dabill 4), Mandan 9 (Fredericks, Peterson, Hanson, 2 each).