Ironroad’s 29 leads Indians to key win

Ray Maloney, Sports

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. — Christian Ironroad continued his torrid play of late as his 29 points helped Four Winds-Minnewaukan to a 69-50 win over New Rockford-Sheyenne on Tuesday.

The win gives the Indians sole possession of first place in District 7 and slips the Rockets to one game behind in the distict standings.

Ironroad scored 11 points in the first period as the Indians built a 22-19 advantage and never looked back. His layup with less than 35 seconds remaining in the period gave FW-M a 20-19 lead that the Indians would never relinquish. Geoff Leftbear’s buzzer-beater just before the end of the quarter provided the three-point margin at the end of the first eight minutes.

From there it was all Four Winds-Minnewaukan. The Indians pushed their lead to 10 points at the intermission when Ironroad’s 3-pointer gave them a 43-33 advantage and the Rockets, who are now 2-1 in district play, were never able to get any closer.

Chuck Lovejoy, who was held to just two points in the second half, finished with 17 points for the Indians, who are now 10-2 overall and a perfect 3-0 in district play.

Leftbear and Daryl Three Irons also finished in double figures with 10 points each.

Stephen Guler led the Rockets with 14 points, while Mason Haley added 11.

FW-W    22   21   15   11   —   69

NR-S    19   14   12    5    —   50

Four Winds-Minnewaukan (69): Christian Ironroad 29, Chuck Lovejoy 17, Geoff Leftbear 10, Daryl Three Irons 10, Chris Cook 3.

New Rockford-Sheyenne (50): Stephen Guler 14, Mason Haley 11, Andrew Schaefer 9, Jacob Lommen 8, Josh Edmonson 6, Cobey Allmaras 2.