Raiders come up short in semifinal round
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. — With talented junior Maggie Lorenz on the floor, parity seems to no longer be a part of any equation when Harvey takes to the floor.
Lorenz scored 21 points as No. 7-ranked Harvey rolled into the Region 4 tournament with a 61-46 win over Lakota-Adams-Edmore in the semifinal round of the District 7 tournament on Monday in Fort Totten.
The Hornets will battle No. 2-ranked Carrington in Tuesday’s title game, which is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.
L-A-E will face Midkota in a region-qualifying game at 5:30 p.m., while the first game Tuesday will see New Rockford-Sheyenne face Maddock. The winner of that game will also advance to the region tournament next week at the Devils Lake Sports Center.
The Hornets opened a 13-8 lead after the first period before L-A-E battled back to tie the game when Brooke Calderwood grabbed a rebound off a Jamie Kendall 3-point attempt and found the net to knot the game at 23-23 with 3:12 to go in the second period.
But, a 9-2 run to close the period gave the Hornets a 32-25 halftime lead.
Harvey used a 15-6 run to open the second half to build a 47-31 advantage and the Raiders would never be able to get any closer than eight points the rest of the way.
“We didn’t take care of the ball,” L-A-E coach Joe Harder said. “We are a good team and we had plenty of chances to score. We just had far too many unforced errors and we need to play better.”
Ashtin Freije led the Raiders with 16 points, while Calderwood finished with 13.
Lorenz, who scored 31 in Friday’s quarterfinal round victory over Maddock, was joined in double figures by Sheyenne Schneider, who tallied 11.
Lorenz was held to just five field goals by the Raiders, but she was successful on all 11 of her free throw attempts in the game.
L-A-E 8 17 13 8 – 46
Harvey 13 19 17 12 – 61
L-A-E (46): Ashtin Freije 16, Brooke Calderwood 13, Jamie Kendall 7, Cassie Devlin 5, McKenzee Riely 3, Kasey Aune 2.
Harvey (61): Maggie Lorenz 21, Sheyenne Schneider 11, Amy Buxa 8, Becca Kourajian 8, Rachel Nyhus 6, Jaclyn Bachmeier 5, Caitlyn Arnold 2.
New Rockford-Shey. 31
Sophomore Emily Thompson scored 13 points as powerful Carrington moved into the district title game with a 47-31 win over New Rockford-Sheyenne.
Kelsey Gisi led the way for the Rockets with 14 points and was the lone NR-S player to reach double figures. Laura Lies, who was instrumental in the quarterfinal win, finished with nine points.