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Boys end hoops season at state

Mandan's Erron Collins drives past Fargo Davies' Dylan Berg and Cayden Barta in the opening round of the Boys Class A State Basketball Tournament. Rick Scharf photo

Mandan’s Erron Collins drives past Fargo Davies’ Dylan Berg and Cayden Barta in the opening round of the Boys Class A State Basketball Tournament. Rick Scharf photo

 

By Brian L. Gray

 

The Mandan Braves boys basketball team faced two teams that overmatched and overpowered them at the 2013 Class A State Tournament, as they finished their season with an 0-2 record at the tournament.

Mandan, the fourth west region seed, took on top ranked Fargo Davies in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament. The Fargo Davies Eagles started off strong, beginning the match with a quick 19-2 lead, in an advantage Mandan would not recover from. Mandan got shut down by a solid Fargo Davies defense, which revolved around shutting down Braves guard Erron Collins, who was named a finalist for senior athlete of the year at the end of the tournament.

By halftime the Braves were down 41 to 13, in what would prove to be their biggest deficit of the game, as they slowly recovered in the second half. Mandan was able to tie Fargo Davies in points in the final half with 34 points, but the damage had already been done, as Mandan lost 74 to 47 and slipped into the consolation round of the tournament.

While Fargo Davies enjoyed a 54 percent shooting game, the Braves suffered throughout the game with 28 percent shooting. Collins, despite the defensive pressure, put in 14 points in the game, while guard Keetan Wanner also contributed another 14 in the loss.

The loss placed Mandan in a loser-out game against the first-ranked St. Mary’s Saints, who were sidelined with a surprise win by fourth seed Fargo Shanley in the quarterfinal round, and had also dealt Mandan a loss the week before in the semifinal round of the west regions.

An unfortunate case of déjà vu occurred, as St. Mary’s repeated Fargo Davies’ early success and pulled away from the onset with a 12-0 run. The lead would continue into halftime, as Mandan trailed 45 to 27. The Braves were unable to close the gap, as they were defeated 74 to 56 to end their season.

Collins was Mandan’s lone double-digit scorer with 16 points, adding three steals on defense.

The Braves closed out its 2012-13 season with a 10-14 record.

 

State tournament results

March 14-16

at Bismarck Civic Center

Fargo Davies 75, Mandan 47

March 14

Mandan (47): Daniel Peterson 0-9 2-4 2, Jacob Hanson 1-8 0-0 2, Erron Collins 4-12 5-8 14, Nathan Schmidt 2-8 0-0 4, Keetan Wanner 4-6 3-3 14, Dokken Olson 1-2 0-0 2, Justin Fenster 3-7 0-0 6, Ross Effertz 1-2 0-0 3, Adam Lech 0-2 0-0 0, Dustin Hermanson 0-0 0-0 0, Austin Tweet 0-0 0-0 0, Dylan Schulz 0-0 0-0 0, Dylan Horner 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 16-58 10-15 47.

Fargo Davies (75): David Olson 2-7 2-2 6, Eric Peterson 7-8 0-1 14, Andrew Kozlowski 7-13 1-1 16, Austin Schultz 2-7 0-0 4, Tanner Kretchman 7-14 6-7 24, Dylan Berg 4-4 0-0 9, Ben BItter 1-1 0-0 2, Cayden Barta 0-0 0-0 0, Alex Steffen 0-0 0-0 0, Alee Zimiga0-0 0-0 0, Donald Lawuya 0-0 0-0 0, Erik Engel 0-0 0-0 0, Grant Geffre 0-0 0-0 0, Kellen Feeney 0-0 0-0 0, Logan Moffett 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 30-55 9-11 75.

Halftime: Fargo Davies 41, Mandan 13.

3-pointers: FD 6-12 (Kretchman 4, Berg 1, Kozlowski 1), M 5-20 (Wanner 3, Collins 1, Effertz 1). Rebounds: M 32 (Peterson 10), FD 41 (Peterson 8). Fouls: M 11, FD 16. Fouled out: None. Assists: M 8 (Schmidt 3), FD 10 (Kozlowski 4). Turnovers: M 15, FD 19. Blocked shots: M 3 (Fenster 2), FD 2. Steals: M 5 (Collins 2), FD 4 (Kozlowski 2).

 

St. Mary’s 75, Mandan 56

March 15

Mandan (56): Nathan Schmidt 4-8 0-0 8, Erron Collins 7-12 1-2 16, Ross Effertz 2-5 0-0 6, Austin Tweet 0-3 0-0 0, Keetan Wanner 2-3 0-0 5, Adam Lech 1-5 0-0 2, Daniel Peterson 4-6 0-0 8, Justin Fenster 0-4 0-0 0, Dustin Hermanson 2-3 0-0 4, Dylan Schulz 1-2 0-0 2, Dylan Horner 0-0 1-2 1, Jacob Hanson 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 25-53 2-5 56.

St. Mary’s (74): Hunter Volk 0-0 0-0 0, Jake Becker 0-0 0-0 0, Sam Mastel 0-1 0-0 0, Ross Kopp 2-3 1-2 5, Scott Nagel 1-3 4-4 6, Brian Obritsch 5-8 1-2 11, Grant Dvorak 0-1 0-0 0, Hunter Puetz 0-1 0-0 0, Darius Sparks 4-11 7-7 16, Trent Bohan 3-8 0-0 8, Andrew Wolf 0-0 0-0 0, Ben Weisbeck 10-14 1-2 24, Dan Neff 2-2 0-2 4, Cole Schmitz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-52 14-19 74.

Halftime: SM 45, Mandan 27.

3-pointers: Mandan 4 (Effertz 2, Wanner 1, Collins 1), SM 6 (Weisbeck 3, Bohan 2, Sparks 1). Rebounds: Mandan 33 (three with five), SM 24 (Nagel 4). Assists: Mandan 16 (Schmidt 6), SM 17 (Obritsch 5). Steals: Mandan 8 (Collins 3), SM 13 (Kopp 3, Bohan 3). Turnovers: Mandan 20, SM 13. Fouls: Mandan 16, SM 7. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

Records: Mandan 10-14, SM 20-3.

 

Awards

Senior athlete of year: A.J. Jacobson, Fargo Shanley.

Coach of year: Joe Mueller, St. Mary’s.

All-tournament team

Unanimous selections – Century: Tyler Rudolph. St. Mary’s: Ben Weisbeck. Bismarck: Taylor Schafer. Fargo Davies: Tanner Kretchman. Fargo Shanley: A.J. Jacobson.

Remaining selections – Bismarck: Troy Hausauer. St. Mary’s: Darius Sparks. Grand Forks Red River: Chad Bartosh. Fargo Shanley: Patrick Strom, Dylan Alderman.