Knights go 1-2 at 9C Tournament in Havre
By PAUL OVERLIE
Liberty County Times
The North Star Knights faced off against Chinook to open their 9C tourney and played very well early. In the end the Knights couldn’t hang on and found themselves in the loser-out bracket.
North Star took an early lead and held a 10-6 advantage after the first quarter. In the second the Knights built on their advantage and led 26-12 at the half.
The third quarter went to Chinook and the Knights cooled off. At the end of three the game was tied 32-32. It all came down to the final eight minutes. The two teams battled hard, but North Star lost by three, 47-44.
The Knights were led by Devon Miller with 15 points. Also in double figures was Willie Gilead with 10. Gavin Spinler had 6, Keevan Borlaug 4, Jimmy Snow 3, Payton Peterson 3, Shea Sizemore 2, Matthew Helmbrecht 1.
The loss put the Knights against up against Big Sandy in a game that was never close. The Knights led 29-3 after the first quarter and held a 56-5 advantage at the half.
North Star outscored the Pioneers in all four quarters to take the game 97-12.
The Knights were led by Jimmy snow with 16 points. Also in double figures were Gavin Spinler with 12, Devon Miller 12 and Keevan Borlaug 11. Dane Miller had 8, Payton Peterson 6, Matthew Helmbrecht 4, Cade Chvilicek 4, Willie Gilead 2, Shea Sizemore 2.
The Win put North Star up against Hays-Lodgepole in loser-out action Friday. The Knights played tough early and the game was tied 14-14 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter saw the Thunderbirds take the lead over the Knights as North Star trailed 24-21 at the half.
The third quarter was not a good one for the Knights as they fell further behind and trailed 42-29 headed into the final eight minutes of regulation. The fourth quarter was evenly played, but the damage had been done and the Knights lost 61-46.
Devon Miller led the Knights with 19 points. Matthew Helmbrecht had 8, Keevan Borlaug 4, Willie Gilead 4, Jimmy snow 3, Gavin Spinler 3, Payton Peterson 1.
The loss ened the Knights 9C Tournament and their season.Posted: by OverlieP