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Chris Aarhus / Forum News Service, Published February 24 2014

South Border bests LaMoure

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The way LaMoure-Litchville-Marion started the second half on Monday night, Matt Kretschmar had every right to feel a sense of urgency.

The South Border junior point guard played that way, too.

Kretschmar poured in 14 of his game-high 24 points as South Border rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half for a 63-58 win at the Civic Center.

“I felt really rushed, but I didn’t lose faith,” he said. “We just had to pick it up.”

The win sends the Mustangs to the semifinals of the Region 3 tournament for the second straight year. They play Strasburg-Zeeland at 6 p.m.

Good things could be in store for the Mustangs if Kretschmar shoots like he did against top-seeded LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, which entered as defending region champion. Kretschmar was 6 of 7 from beyond the arc to finish 9-of-11 from the field.

SB 9 27 37 63

LLM 23 33 48 58

SB: Jacobson 6, Rueb 4, Knoll 8, Kretschmar 24, Pinke 21.

LLM: Warken 5, Stemen 2, D. Thielges 14, Olson 22, B. Thielges 13, Alo 2.

Strasburg-Zeeland 57,

Medina-Pingree-B 44

Strasburg-Zeeland’s Nick Kramer was going to be ready for this one, and it shouldn’t have been a secret.

The senior forward posted a game-high 24 points, while pulling in eight rebounds and snatching four steals, helping his Clippers take down Medina-Pingree-Buchanan.

MPB 12 21 33 44

SZ 20 30 37 57

MPB: Diede 12, Eissinger 7, Blaskowski 10, Zirbes 2, Staloch 2, Horn 11.

SZ: Niewsma 17, Aberle 2, S. Scherr 3, Kramer 24, Eberle 8, Nieuwsma 3.

Ellendale 60,

Kidder County 46

Ellendale didn’t try to get fancy on Monday night.

At this point, it’s just about advancing.

The Cardinals used steady defense and their power inside game to down Kidder County. They meet Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock in tonight’s 7:30 semifinal.

KC 7 11 22 46

E 12 20 36 60

KC: Miller 3, Wahl 5, Sand 9, Steinoffson 8, Fallgatter 4, Symens 8, Scherbenske 9.

E: Hinton 3, DAthe 14, Vance 2, H. White 1, A. White 29, Durheim 9, Belmore 2.

Linton-HMB 56,

Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier 45

Senior Brooks Flyberg’s successful 3-point play late in the fourth period was the exclamation mark Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock had been searching for on Monday night.

The conversion put the Lions up 53-45 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left in the ball game – the largest lead by either team to that point – and they held on to defeat Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier.

The Lions move on to face Ellendale in tonight’s semifinals.

EKM 7 23 37 45

LHMB 10 24 37 56

EKM: Zahn 4, Harr 7, Naze 2, Greer 12, Entzi 10, Miller 10.

LHMB: Small 13, Purintun 10, Holzer 2, Flyberg 8, Hulm 2, Schneider 9, Bernhardt 12.

Aarhus writes for the Jamestown Sun