Monday Morning Rewind

Posted 1/19/17 (Thu)

Monday: Lake Region State vs. Bismarck State WBB

Mystic basketball made its debut on BEK Prime and didn’t disappoint the viewers at home and in the Armory.  Neither team could create any separation in half number one and BSC went to the locker room up two, 19-17.  Two entities proved to be the difference in half two for the home team.  The first was free throw shooting.  As a team the Mystics shot 70% from the line going 23 of 33!  The second difference maker was Macy Lynch.  Lynch played well in both halves but as the Royal’s bigs got into foul trouble, the freshman from Jamestown took over.  She finished with 17 and nine and logged over half an hour of floor time, leading BSC to 1-0 in the MonDak by a score of 88-70.  Ariana Zook had 16/3 for the Mystics and Emily Schafer and Cassidy Nelson both put up 14 for LRSC.

Tuesday: Mandan vs. Bismarck GBB

This game falls into my top three entertaining matchups of the year.  In a packed BHS gym both teams came to play and shot the ball incredibly well.  It wasn’t always close, however.  At halftime Bismarck led by nine, riding the back of 14 first half points from Coral Gillete.  Twelve of those tallies came from downtown.  The Braves came out of the locker room with a renewed sense of intensity.  A layup from Mackensi Higlin gave the Mandan a 2-point lead and capped off a 18-0 run that felt like a back breaker.  Higlin finished with 20 and Megan Zander put together a crazy night to wind up with 21 and 15!   But despite the incredible performances adding up to two brief leads, Ashley Davis and the Demons pushed their way back in front and knocked down some late free throws to hold on and win 79-76.  Davis racked up 18/6 and Gillette finished with 17 points.

Thursday: New Town vs. Kenmare GBB

New Town has impressed a lot of people this season and came into the home of the Honkers ranked eighth in the state.   For the second time on BEK this season the Eagles put on a show.  Marveen Ross was the offensive focus in our first New Town game she came on strong late versus Kenmare, capping off a big night with a three at the buzzer.  However, the MVP of the game was no doubt Tyleigh Brady who was red hot from everywhere from the first possession of the game.  Brady finished with 21, leading New Town to win number twelve on the year, 62-45.

Friday: Devils Lake vs. Fargo Davies Boys HOCKEY

The Eagles beat Devils Lake 6-2 earlier this season.  The loss did not sit well with the Firebirds, and at Scheels’ arena on Friday they played with a purpose and sense of vengeance to pick up a 2-1 win and split the season series.  The score could have been 5-1 if not for outstanding goaltending from Jared Winter, who made 46 saves on 48 shots.  Wyatt Ness played well for the visitors but only saw 24 shots, exactly half that of Devils Lake.  Matthew Boren and Ryyan Reule got the first and second goals for Devils Lake, respectively.

Saturday: Minot vs. Devils Lake Boys HOCKEY

A tough game Saturday evolved into a tough weekend for Davies when they faced off against Minot Saturday.  The Magi entered the game playing their best hockey of the season and put together three strong periods on the road versus one of the top teams in the east.  Both teams had played the day before, but you wouldn’t have guessed that if you watched the game.  Entering period three the score was one all and each team proceeded to find two more through the final 17 minutes.  In overtime Colby Enns found the game winner to give Minot their third straight win and give the team some extra juice heading into a crucial week of WDA hockey.