Scoreboard Recap: Basketball (12/17)

John B. Crane
Devils Lake Journal

DEVILS LAKE – Four high school matchups made up the Friday evening schedule. As the year begins to wind down and the holiday spirit begins to heighten, each team will look to finish off the 2021 year on a high note before continuing the season in 2022. Here is how each team fared in their most recent contest. 

Boys: 

Class B: 

Four Winds/Minnewaukan @ Beulah 

Final score: 82-67 Four Winds/Minnewaukan

At a glance: 

The Indians have now scored 82 points in each of their first two games to open the season. Averaging 82 points per game will definitely get the job done in most contests, I reckon. The Indians will next challenge Hatton/Northwood at Four Winds High School on Dec. 27. 

Lakota vs. Rolette 

Final score: 51-35 Lakota  

At a glance: 

31 combined points from Zach Gibson and Ross Thompson proved to be enough against Rolette. For the Raiders, it is now about finding a consistent third option behind the pair. The Raiders will look to find that third option on Jan. 3 against North Star. 

New Rockford-Sheyenne @ Glenburn (CNDC Tournament) 

Final score: 59-33 New Rockford-Sheyenne 

At a glance: 

The Rockets allowed 50+ points to the St. John Woodchucks in the opening round of the tournament. So, what did the Rockets do against Glenburn not even one day later? They scored 50+ points. Sometimes, it is as simple as that. 

Girls: 

Class B: 

Benson County @ North Star 

Final score: 43-42 Benson County 

At a glance: 

It was one scoring star against another Friday evening as North Star’s Danielle Hagler and Benson County’s Quinn Neppl traded basket after basket. Both players scored 20+ points (25 and 24 points, respectively). However, a 17-point fourth quarter from the Wildcats proved to be the difference-maker. The Wildcats will next do battle against Richland at Leeds High School on Dec. 21. The Bearcats, meanwhile, will conclude their two-game road trip with a date against Rolla on Dec. 20.