Midway-Minto’s Schanilec shines at Class B Day

Ray Maloney, Sports
Warwick’s Melvin Langstaff (15) gets high off the ground to reject a shot by Rolette-Wolford’s Chris Julson (10) during Saturday’s Class B Day at the Devils Lake Sports Center.

The Devils Lake Sports Center was a busy nest on Saturday as the annual Class B Day hit the hardwood.

Seven games were played featuring boys and girls teams from across North Dakota. One game was wiped out as the Enderlin girls team was unable to travel due to road conditions in southeast North Dakota. The Eagles were scheduled to play Four Winds-Warwick-Minnewaukan.

Midway-Minto 69,

Four Winds-Minnewaukan 53

There was simply no stopping Philip Schanilec.

The six-foot senior and Mr. Basketball candidate poured in a game-high 46 points as Midway-Minto had little trouble in taking care of Four Winds-Minnewaukan in the first game of the annual Class B Day. His 46 points rank among the top 10 scoring performances in North Dakota state history, according to The Hoopster magazine.

Schanilec connected on 17 field goals, including one 3-pointer and was nine of 11 from the foul line to account for his scoring binge against the Indians.

The Monarchs trailed 15-12 after the first eight minutes as Schanilec managed just seven points. But from there it was all Midway-Minto as the Indians were outscored in each of the next three periods.

Schanilec added 16 points in the second period to help his team to a 32-30 advantage at halftime and pumped in 13 points in the third period to bring his total to 36 points to give the Monarchs a comfortable 55-43 lead heading into the final eight minutes of play.

Schanilec was the lone Midway-Minto player to finish in double figures.

Geoff Leftbear and Daryl Three Irons both finished in double digits for Four Winds-Minnewaukan. Leftbear scored 20 points, while Three Irons chipped in with 14.

Midway-Minto    12   20   23   14   —   69

FW-Minn.        15   15   13   10   —   53

Midway-Minto (69): Philip Schanilec 46, Nathan Linstad 9, Ben Schanilec 5, Cody Ulness 2, Cameron Shambaugh 2, Felix Contreras 2, Nick Schmitz 2, Justin Stoltman 1.

Four Winds-Minnewaukan (53): Geoff Leftbear 20, Daryl Three Irons 14, Chuck Lovejoy 9, Chris Cook 6, Ivan Twohearts 4.

Warwick 88,

Rolette-Wolford 47

Rolette-Wolford was simply overmatched as Warwick got five players in double figures en route to an easy 88-47 win over the Comets.

"We knew coming in (R-W) was overmatched," Warwick coach Kevin Bennefeld  said after watching his team take apart the Comets. "Our goal was to get some more kids some playing time.

"The first half we were a bit rugged," the Warrior coach added, "but in the second half we had our five best players right now in the game and that showed."

Warwick, which led 43-24 after the first two periods outscored the Comets 45-23 over the final 16 minutes seal the win.

Melvin Langstaff, who scored just seven points in limited time in the first half, came alive for 13 points in the second half to finish with a game-high 20 points for the Warriors.

He was joined in double figures by Brandon Jackson and Alvin Owlboy, who netted 17 and 14 points, respectively, for the Warriors. Collin Delorme (13) and Colton Littleghost (12) also finished in double digits.

Rolette-Wolford was paced by Everett Lervik's 15 points. He was the lone Comet in double figures.

Rolette-Wolford     7    17   10   13   —  47

Warwick        18   25   25   20   —  88

Rolette-Wolford (47): Everett Lervik 15, Jaden Pfeifer 9, Chris Julson8, Lane Marion 6, Joe Mongeon 5, Casey Mattson 2, Mark Wibe 2.

Warwick (88): Melvin Langstaff 20, Brandon Jackson 17, Alvin Owlboy 14, Collin Delorme 13, Colton Littleghost 12, Antoine Motley 5, Ryan Jetty 5, Mitchell Greene 2.

St. John 54,

Midkota 49

Cole Schroeder keyed a big fourth quarter as St. John rallied from a 38-31 deficit heading into the final eight minutes of play to defeat Midkota 54-49.

Schroeder, who was limited to just five points over the first three quarters of the game, connected on a pair of field goals and was three of three from the foul line in the final period. His seven points fueled a 23-11 rally that was more than enough to propel the Woodchucks to the win.

Mitch Slater and Lorne Jay added six and five points, respectively, in the period to aid in St. John's come-from-behind triumph.

Schroeder's 12 points in the game were tops for the Woodchucks, while Slater and Joe Laducer both finished with 11 points in the game.

Tanner Overby, who netted 10 points in the second half, finished with a game-high 16 points for the Mustangs, who also got 12 points from Logan Harding.

St. John        8   14   9   23   —   54

Midkota        14   9   15   11   —   49

St. John (54): Cole Schroeder 12, Mitch Slater 11, Joe Laducer 11, Lorne Jay 8, Dustin Demers 5, Christian Peltier 4, Evan Counts 3.

Midkota (49): Tanner Overby 16, Logan Harding 12, Austin Monson 8, Alex Miller 4, Dalton Ehlers 4, Tyrel Harding 3, Zach Gilbertson 2.

Cavalier 87,

North Sargent 57

The game of the day turned out to be not much of a game as No. 4 Cavalier used a 30-10 run over the final eight minutes to down No. 6 North Sargent 87-57.

North Sargent grabbed a narrow 15-14 lead after the first quarter, but the Tornadoes took the lead early in the second period and never allowed the Bobcats to garner any momentum the rest of the way in their efforts for the upset.

Brady Robbins scored 24 points to lead the Tornadoes, while Brenen Thorlakson and Brandon Chrest ended the game with 19 and 14 points, respectively.

Josh Hansana paced the Bobcats with 17 points, while Andrew Greenmyer netted 14 points.

North Sargent        15   16   16   10    —   57

Cavalier                 14   25   18    30   —   87

North Sargent (57): Josh Hansana 17, Andrew Greenmyer 14, Jacob Greenmyer 9, Cody Colemer 6, Tanner Kempel 6, Phillip Enderson 4, Jacob Schutt 1.

Cavalier (87): Brady Robbins 24, Brennen Thorlakson 19, Brandon Chrest 14, Bryce Karel 9, Jared Mack 8, Michael Bigwood 7, Colby Smith 6.

North Sargent 49,

Mandaree 38

In the end experience prevailed over youth.

North Sargent used a 21-4 spurt in the third quarter to overtake Mandaree, which led 23-22 at halftime, and went on to defeat the Warriors 57-38.

Kasandra Ptacnik led four Bobcats in double figures. The five-foot, eight-inch senior pumped in 12 points, while Chelsey Anderson added 11 points. Lakyn Sandness and Maggie Orn each chipped in with 10 points.

Mandaree, which has six seventh graders and four eighth graders on its roster, was paced by Kaelani Iu and Audrey Irwin who both scored 10 points for the Warriors.

Mandaree        13   10   4   11   —   38

North Sargent    12   10   21   14   —   57

Mandaree (38): Kaelani Iu 10. Audrey Irwin 10, Jada Charging 8, Hailey Lincoln 5, Florence McKenzie 3, Alyssa Baker 2.

North Sargent (57): Kasandra Ptacnik 12, Chelsey Anderson 11, Lakyn Sandness 10, Maggie Orn 10, Kendra Euscher 8, Andrea Johnson 4, Karissa Kemple 2.

New Rockford-Sheyenne 59,

Park River-F-L 46

Just five players found the scoring column for New Rockford-Sheyenne in its game against Park River-Fordville-Lankin in Saturday’s Class B Day.

But when four of the five reach double figures, chances are good things are going to happen.

Such was the case as the Rockets notched a 59-46 win over the Aggies at the Devils Lake Sports Center.

Mason Haley and Stephen Guler led the way for the Rockets with 16 points each, while Jacob Lommen and Andrew Schaefer chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Connor Solseng led the Aggies with 15 points and Blake Erickson chipped in with 12 points.

Park River-F-L    15   8   10   13   —   46

New Rock.-Shey.    18   11   15   15   —   59

Park River-F-L (46):  Connor Solseng 15, Blake Erickson 12, Landon Lipsh 9, Brady Kovarik 3, Sam Otto 3, Brennen Blasky 2, Derek Gullickson 2.

New Rockford-Sheyenne (59): Mason Haley 16, Stephen Guler 16, Jacob Lommen 11, Andrew Schaefer 10, Cobey Allmaras 6.

New Rockford-Sheyenne 54,

Rolla-Rock Lake 39

Katie Jo Demester led three Rockets in double figures as New Rockford-Sheyenne closed the annual Class B Day with a 54-39 triumph over Rolla-Rock Lake.

Demester paced her team with 19 points, while Cassidy Weber and Taryn Jacob contributed 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Rockets, who jumped out to a 16-5 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.

Mary Jo Guilbert led the Bulldogs with 11 points.

Rolla-RL                       5   10   11   13  —   39

New Rock.-Shey.    16   10   13   15   —   54

Rolla-Rock Lake (39): Mary Jo Guilbert 11, Britta Boe 8, Jordan Robert 7, Sarah Munro 3, Allison Vandal 3, Miranda Leas 3, Lauren Pederson 2, Jessica Munro 2.

New Rockford-Sheyenne (54): Katie Jo Demester 19, Cassidy Weber 13, Taryn Jacob 11, Lexie Weber 6, Lacey Grann 2, Ashley Ystaas 2, Katelyn Thompson 1.