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Girls end season in sixth place

McKayla Howling Wolf gets the ball to the rim for another two points, in Mandan's consolation semifinal game against the Fargo Shanley Deacons during the Girls Class A State Basketball tournament. Rick Scharf photo

McKayla Howling Wolf gets the ball to the rim for another two points, in Mandan’s consolation semifinal game against the Fargo Shanley Deacons during the Girls Class A State Basketball tournament. Rick Scharf photo

 

By Brian L. Gray

 

With two losses and one win over the weekend, the girls Braves basketball team finished its season at the 2013 Class A State Tournament in sixth place.

Mandan was led in scoring off the bench by JaeLyn Russell, who put in 17 points, but in the end the team fell to Jamestown Bluejays 48 to 40 in the consolation championship to take sixth.

Mandan first squared off against the top ranked Fargo Shanley Deacons in the opening round, and slipped to an early 15 to 3 deficit. The game continued out of Mandan’s reach, as they were unable to get things going offensively or defensively, scoring only 10 points in the first half to Shanley’s 40. The girls were unable to regain the Fargo Shanley onslaught, as they fell in the opening round 64 to 30. McKayla Howling Wolf led Mandan in the game with 15 points.

The loss put Mandan up against Grand Forks Red River in the consolation semifinal round. Mandan struggled to make their way on top, and remained down at halftime, 30 to 36.

With 11:47 remaining in the game the Braves were able to pull ahead by one point, and then managed to put together a 13-5 run to forge a solid lead. Defensively, Mandan was able to quiet Red River for nearly eight minutes near the end of the game, shutting down all chances of a field goal, and Mandan pulled away with the win, 62 to 56.

Howling Wolf once again led the way in scoring for the Braves, putting up 20 points in the win. Courtney Goetz added 11 points, as teammate Hannah Hanson came off the bench to contribute another 11.

In the race for fifth place, Mandan was unable to shut down Jamestown guard Kyra Dewald, who dropped in 22 points and sunk in six 3-pointers in the Braves’ consolation championship game. The Braves struggled with their shooting, going 14 for 50 in the game.

Mandan finished its season with an overall 13-12 record.

 

State tournament results

March 14-16

at Bismarck Civic Center

Fargo Shanley 64, Mandan 30

March 14

Mandan (30): Micaela Emil 0-2 1-2 1, Mariah Fredericks 1-1 0-0 2, McKayla Howling Wolf 6-15 0-0 15, Rachelle Harr 0-4 0-0 0, Emily Bendish 0-2 0-0 0, Courtney Goetz 0-7 0-0 0, Chelsea Peterson 0-1 0-0 0, JaeLyn Russell 0-1 0-0 0, Makenzie Schmidt 2-7 2-3 6, Lexi Goldade 2-9 0-0 4, Hannah Hanson 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 13-54 3-5 30.

Fargo Shanley (64): Jackie Day 0-1 0-0 0, Alivia Fraase 3-7 4-4 10, Sarah Jacobson 5-12 0-0 13, Carly Mickelson 0-3 2-2 2, Rachel Nistler 1-2 0-2 2, Madi Smith 1-5 1-1 3, Haley Brenner 2-4 1-4 5, Rachel Saville 0-1 0-0 0, Kelly Weir 1-5 0-0 3, Somer Bucholz 2-5 0-0 4, Lauren Vetter 0-0 0-0 0, Liz Heintzman 0-0 0-0 0, Jessica Anderson 10-16 2-4 22. Totals 25-61 4-11 64.

Halftime: FS 30, M 10.

3-pointers: M 1 (Howling Wolf 1), FS 4 (Jacobson 3, Weir 1). Rebounds: M26 (Goetz 7, Goldade 7), FS 28 (Fraase 6). Fouls: M 14, FS 10. Assists: M 5 (Goetz 2), FS 21 (Brenner 7). Turnovers: M 30, FS 16. Blocked shots: M 4 (Goldade 4), FS 3 (Anderson 3). Steals: M 10 (Fredericks 3), FS 19 (Brenner 6).

 

Mandan 62, Grand Forks Red River 56

March 15

Red River (56): Jennifer Trader 25-6 0-2 12, Kaitlyn Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Callie Carlson 0-0 0-0 0, Ellie Ripplinger 6-14 7-9 20, Hannah Arason 1-10-0 3, Payton Salquist 0-7 2-2 2, Nicole LaDouceur 5-8 6-10 16, Keana Burr 1-2 1- 3. Totals 18-38 16-27 56.

Mandan (62): Mariah Fredericks 2-4 2-3 6, McKayla Howling Wolf 8-19 0-0 20, Courtney Goetz 3-10 4-6 11, Chelsea Peterson 2-4 0-0 4, JaeLyn Russell 1-2 0-0 3, Makenzie Schmidt 1-4 3-6 5, Lexi Goldade 1-6 0-0 2, Hannah Hanson 3-4 5-6 11. Totals 21-53 14-21 62.

Halftime: Red River 36, Mandan 30.

3-pointers: RR 4 (Trader 2, Ripplinger 1, Arason 1), Mandan 6 (Howling Wolf 4, Goetz 1, Russell 1). Rebounds: RR 32 (LaDouceur 6), Mandan 32 (Goetz 7). Assists: RR 6 (Salquist 3), Mandan 12 (Fredericks 3). Steals: RR 8 (Salquist 5), Mandan 8 (three with two). Turnovers: RR 17, Mandan 12. Fouls: RR 16, Mandan 22. Fouled out: Mandan, Schmidt and Goldade. Technical fouls: None.

 

Jamestown 48, Mandan 40

March 16

Jamestown (48): McKayla Orr 2-8 0-0 4, Rebekah Horgan 1-2 0-0 2, Kyra Dewald 7-18 2-2 22, Siri Jystad 0-0 0-0 0, Erin Mullowney 1-4 0-0 2, Paige Peterson 3-9 2-6 8, Miah Dabill 1-2 101 3, Billie Buchanan 2-10 0-0 4, Addie Eamon 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 18-56 6-11 48.

Mandan (40): Mariah Fredericks 1-5 0-3 2, McKayla Howling Wolf 1-11 0-0 2, Courtney Goetz 0-5 0-0 0, Chelsea Peterson 3-5 2-4 8, JaeLyn Russell 5-9 4-4 17, Makenzie Schmidt 1-5 0-2 2, Lexi Goldade 1-5 2-2 4, Hannah Hanson 2-5 1-1 5. Totals 14-50 9-16 40.

Halftime: Jamestown 24, Mandan 17.

3-pointers: Jamestown 6 (Dewald 6), Mandan 3 (Russell 3). Rebounds: Jamestown 41 (Peterson 11), Mandan 40 (Schmidt 7). Assists: Jamestown 8 (Dabill 4), Mandan 9 (three with two). Steals: Jamestown 14 (Dewald 4, Peterson 4), Mandan 8 (Peterson 2, Schmidt 2). Turnovers: Jamestown 17, Mandan 22. Fouls: Jamestown 14, Mandan 12. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

Records: Jamestown 19-6; Mandan 13-12.

 

Awards

Senior athlete of year: Hannah Larson, Century.

Coach of year: Ron Metz, Century.

All-tournament team

Unanimous – Bismarck: Keisha Engelhardt. Jamestown: Paige Peterson. Fargo Shanley: Sarah Jacobson.

Remaining selections – Century: Alex Hopkins, Macy Lynch, Hannah Larson. Fargo Shanley: Kellie Weir, Jessica Anderson. West Fargo: Lexi Lennon, Cassidy Thorson.