Harvey, Carrington roll to big wins
An 8-0 run by Harvey to start the game was simply too much for Starkweather-Munich to overcome.
The Hornets outscored the Magic Storm in each period on their way to securing a berth in Tuesday’s semifinal round with a huge 68-37 win on Monday at the Devils Lake Sports Center.
Harvey will take on Rolla-Rock Lake in one semifinal game on Tuesday, while Carrington and Langdon will tangle in the other. The two winners will play Thursday for the right to advance to the state tournament March 4-6 in Minot.
Sheyenne Schneider, who led the Hornets with 23 points, started things off with a bang. She drained a 3-pointer from the right corner just 37 seconds into the contest to put Harvey in front for good.
Maggie Lorenz’s 3-pointer from the top of the key less than one minute later put the Hornets in front 8-0.
“Coming out and hitting those outside shots the way we did really got us rolling,” said Harvey coach Fred Meland, whose team improved to 20-2 on the year with the win. “We couldn’t have had a better start.”
“We knew we couldn’t overlook anyone,” said Schneider, who was a member of the Hornets a year ago when Minnewaukan-Leeds upset Harvey in the opening round of the region tournament.
Rachel Nyhus scored 12 points to finish in double figures for Harvey along with Schneider. Lorenz, who had a brilliant district tournament last week, finished with 10 points and spent much of the second half on the bench along with many of the other Harvey starters.
Elise Dick was the lone Magic Storm player to finish in double digits. She scored 12 for Starkweather-Munich, which ends the season at 8-15.
S-M 8 8 8 13 – 37
Harvey 22 20 11 15 – 68
S-M (37): Elise Dick 12, Amber Logie 9, Caitlyn McArthur 6, Keely Heppner 4, Cassie Logie 2, Carly Werner 2, Kristina Nielsen 2.
Harvey (68): Sheyenne Schneider 23, Rachel Nyhus 12, Maggie Lorenz 10, Becca Kourajian 7, Amy Buxa 6, Jaclyn Bachmeier 5, Tashina Walker 2, Kelsey Fike 2, Jessica Demory 1.
Carrington 55, Minnewaukan-Leeds 35
Carrington came out of the gates in a hurry on its way to posting a 55-35 win over Minnewaukan-Leeds.
Carrington’s Kalli Kurtz and M-L’s Dorothia Santos traded 3-pointers to start the game, but the Cardinals used a 13-0 run over the final 4:56 of the first period to gain control of the game.
Carrington led 20-7 after the first quarter and saw its lead grow to 37-10 at the intermission.
Sierra Rosenau and Becca Scherr both finished in double figures for the Cardinals with 16 and 15 points, respectively.
Santos was the lone Lion to score in double figures. She had a game-high 17 points for Minnewaukan-Leeds, which ends the season at 12-11.
M-L 7 3 9 16 – 35
Carrington 20 17 12 6 – 55
M-L?(35): Dorothia Santos 17, Latisha Teel 7, Brittany Omen 6, Allison Manley 4, Meghan Jorgenson 1.
Carrington (55): Sierra Rosenau 16, Becca Scherr 15, Emily Thompson 9, Kali Kurtz 6, Brittney Roundy 3, Brittany Indergaard 2, Hope Carr 2, Megan Harrington 2.