By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Class C Showcase Provides Plenty of Entertainment

 

December 5, 2018

Georgie Kulczyk / The Courier

Lustre's Zach Brown executes a layup against two Turner defenders during the final game of the Class C Showcase on Dec. 1.

The 2018 Class C Showcase did not disappoint. The two-day event was held at GHS Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with 16 teams in attendance. The weekend was filled with great competition which allowed the teams to display their talents and work out some kinks in their strategies.

While there were a few mismatched contests over the weekend, each and every team rose to the challenge.

There were the inevitable injuries, bench warnings and disappointments, but there was also plenty of the passion, excitement and sportsmanship typically associated with Class C basketball.

With their consistently strong programs, Plentywood and Scobey dominated most of their games. The Frazer Lady Bearcubs were likely the youngest team in attendance overall, but they represented their school admirably, losing to the Geraldine/Highwood Lady Rivals by just one bucket. The boys from Frazer had to battle through some tough games against Turner and the Geraldine/Highwood co-op, and the Nashua Porcupines fell just short of a win against the same Geraldine/Highwood boys squad.


Glasgow's JV girls demonstrated some great teamwork and effective offense, and despite recording two losses over the weekend, the North Country Lady Mavericks exhibited the foundation of a well-coached team. The North Country boys were unlucky enough to draw the Wildcats of Plentywood for their first contest and fell to the powerhouse by 21 points. They came back strong the second day, however, and defeated the Terry Terriers by 32 points. Both contests displayed the co-op's typical athleticism

The Lady Lions of Lustre battled through both days with a short roster of eight players. In addition, the girls had to compensate for the absence of senior Kassie Kirkaldie on day one and the loss of senior Sadie Brown to an injury on the second day.

The final game of the showcase, which ended up being one of the most exciting games of the weekend, took place Saturday night between the Turner Tornadoes and the Lustre Christian Lions. The two communities, which are made up of dirt roads and scattered populations, filled the gym with school spirit and fan exuberance.

The game was on the verge of overtime minutes, tied at 45, when the Lions gained the upper hand with a handful of foul-drawn free-throws. When the final buzzer sounded, Lustre claimed the victory over Turner, 52-45, and both benches had amassed 43 personal fouls, including one direct and indirect technical foul and a bench warning.


The showcase is a great way to kick off the Class C season, and by all indications, basketball fans will have the opportunity to watch some great competition.

Friday, Nov. 30

Game #1 - Glasgow Lady Scotties JV 45, Lustre Christian Lady Lions 26

Glasgow 11 12 13 9 - 45

Lustre 3 5 10 8 - 26

Glasgow: A. Mann 2, S. Garfield 4, J. Kolstad 5, A. Nielsen 9, B. Peters 3, I. McKean 2, R. Noser 17, M. Collinsworth 3. Three-point field goals: A. Nielsen 1. Free throw percentage: 57.1 percent.

Lustre: O. Brown 4, L. Short 2, A. Reddig 2, S. Brown 18. Three-point field goals: S. Brown 1. Free throw percentage: 53.8 percent.

Game #2 - Lustre Christian Lions 46, Terry Terriers 27

Lustre 13 11 12 10 - 46

Terry 4 4 10 9 - 27

Lustre: Z. Brown 7, Ka. Hoversland 4, Ko. Hoversland 9, K. Pederson 7, T. Allmer 14, K. Legesse 5. Three-point field goals: Ko. Hoversland 1, K. Pederson 1, K. Legesse 1. Free throw percentage: 23.1 percent.

Terry: V. Delgado 2, K. Chaska 12, W. Braddock 7, C. Sackman 4, A. Smith 2. Free throw percentage: 61.5 percent. Fouled out: A. McCrone.

Game #3 - Scobey Lady Spartans 54, Turner Lady Tornadoes 46

Scobey 14 14 14 12 - 54

Turner 9 16 17 4 - 46

Scobey: G. Lekvold 17, S. Danelson 19, R. Backman 6, W. Maher 1, K. Nelson 11. Three-point field goals: S. Danelson 6, K. Nelson 1. Free throw percentage: 69.2 percent.

Turner: Ra. Conlon 4, S. Billmayer 5, Ry. Conlon 3, M. Watkins 13, S. Krass 21. Three-point field goals: S. Billmayer 1, Ry. Conlon 1, S. Krass 1. Free throw percentage: 42.9 percent.

Game #4 - Geraldine/Highwood Rivals 50, Nashua Porcupines 45

G/H 20 3 12 15 - 50

Nashua 8 7 17 13 - 45

G/H: J. Spencer 4, Z. Davison 14, B. Birgenheier 11, L. Laws 2, C. Meeks 10, M. McKinlay 9. Three-point field goals: Z. Davison 2, B. Birgenheier 2, C. Meeks 2. Free throw percentage: 50 percent. Fouled out: M. McKinlay.

Nashua: T. Laumeyer 2, M. Winchester 2, E. Viste 2, G. Adkins 15, C. Greene 2, S. Sibley 5, T. Fuhrman 2, A. Morgan 15. Three-point field goals: G. Adkins 5, S. Sibley 1. Free throw percentage: 60 percent.

Game #5 - Geraldine/Highwood Lady Rivals 26, Frazer Lady Bearcubs 24

G/H 9 9 4 4 - 26

Frazer 9 4 7 4 - 24

G/H: E. Bye 11, J. McCullough 3, B. McCullough 7, L. Summers 3, J. Long 2. Three-point field goals: J. McCullough 1. Free throw percentage: 38.5 percent. Fouled out: J. McCullough.

Frazer: J. Smoker 4, S. Moccasin 10, K. St. Marks 7, K. Sibley 3. Three-point field goals: J. Smoker 1, K. St. Marks 1. Free throw percentage: 33.3 percent.

Game #6 - Turner Tornadoes 64, Frazer Bearcubs 29

Turner 14 17 10 23 - 64

Frazer 3 11 6 9 - 29

Turner: A. Welsh 8, J. Harmon 11, K. Calvert 1, C. Welsh 25, S. Kimmel 10, S. Humphreys 3, T. Heilig 6. Three-point field goals: A. Welsh 1, J. Harmon 3, C. Welsh 1, S. Humphreys 1. Free throw percentage 55.6 percent.

Frazer: D. Shoots-Lilley 4, K. Ackerman 2, R. Ackerman 7, J. Hotomanie 6, F. Clampitt 5, K. Jackson 5. Three-point field goals: R. Ackerman 1, K. Jackson 1. Free throw percentage: 50 percent.

Game #7 - Plentywood Lady Wildcats 59, North Country Lady Mavericks 45

Plentywood 16 16 10 17 - 59

N. Country 11 8 5 19 - 45

Plentywood: A. Curtiss 3, K. Simonson 2, B. Osksa 21, M. Stevens 11, B. Fawcett 8, M. Marriage 4, L. Wangerin 10. Free throw percentage: 60 percent.

North Country: J. Erickson 4, D. Soper 2, S. Boucher 2, K. Cummings 3, K. Wasson 13, K. McColly 21. Three-point field goals: K. Wasson 3. Free throw percentage: 44.4 percent.

Game #8 - Plentywood 65, North Country Mavericks 44

Plentywood 19 17 14 15 - 65

N. Country: 7 14 12 11 - 44

Plentywood: R. Wirtz 2, J. Pederson 7, T. Flickinger 18, L. Hodges 4, B. Osksa 28, A. Wiens 6. Three-point field goals: T. Flickinger 1, B. Osksa 2, A. Wiens 2. Free throw percentage: 48 percent.

North Country: J. Taylor 4, J. Lee 8, L. Idler 16, J. McColly 2, B. Simonson 8, T. Murphy 6. Three-point field goals: L. Idler 2, T. Murphy 1. Free throw percentage: 68.8 percent. Fouled out: J. Lee, T. Murphy.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Game #1 - Glasgow Lady Scotties JV 57, Frazer Lady Bearcubs 30

Glasgow 20 11 14 12 - 57

Frazer 7 9 7 7 - 30

Glasgow: R. Glaser 3, T. Graham 11, J. Kolstad 10, A. Nielsen 13, I. McKean 2, R. Noser 17, M. Collinsworth 1. Three-point field goals: T. Graham 1. Free throw percentage: 69.2 percent.

Frazer: B. Jackson 5, K. St. Marks 15, K. Sibley 8, A. Lindsay 2. Three-point field goals: B. Jackson 1, K. St. Marks 3. Free Throw percentage: 33.3 percent. Fouled out: J. Smoker.

Game #2 - Plentywood Wildcats 76, Nashua Porcupines 33

Plentywood 27 16 21 12 - 76

Nashua 2 13 12 6 - 33

Plentywood: R. Wirtz 12, J. Hendrickson 2, J. Pederson 7, T. Flickinger 15, L. Hodges 6, B. Osksa 9, A. Wiens 21, T. Weeks 3, R. Heppner 1. Three-point field goals: T. Flickinger 5, R. Wirtz 2, B. Osksa 1, A. Wiens 6. Free throw percentage: 63.2 percent.


Nashua: T. Laumeyer 1, M. Winchester 8, E. Viste 6, G. Adkins 6, C. Greene 2, T. Fuhrman 8, W. Johnson 2. Free throw percentage: 30 percent. Fouled out: M. Winchester, S. Sibley.

Game #3 - Geraldine/Highwood Lady Rivals 38, Lustre Christian Lady Lions 28

G/H 8 7 12 11 - 38

Lustre 7 7 7 7 - 28

G/H: E. Bye 5, J. McCullough 8, B. McCullough 3, L. Summers 10, J. Long 3, A. Aron 9. Three-point field goals: E. Bye 1, A. Aron 2. Free throw percentage: 38.9 percent.

Lustre: O. Brown 9, A. Reddig 3, S. Brown 3, K. Kirkaldie 13. Free throw percentage: 50 percent.

Game #4 - Geraldine/Highwood Rivals 50, Frazer Bearcubs 20

G/H 20 3 12 15 - 50

Nashua 8 7 17 13 - 45

G/H: I. Schabarker 5, Z. Davison 8, D. Geiger 2, B. Birgenheier 15, O. Harris 4, C. Meeks 14, M. McKinlay 13. Three-point field goals: I. Schabarker 1, B. Birgenheier 3, C. Meeks 4. Free throw percentage: 43.8 percent.

Frazer: B. Fettig 3, R. Ackerman 6, J. Hotomanie 5, F. Clampitt 1, K. Jackson 2, K. Bauer 3. Three-point field goals: B. Fettig 1, K. Bauer 1. Free throw percentage: 57.1 percent. Tech foul: K. Jackson.

Game #5 - Turner Lady Tornadoes 54, North Country Lady Mavericks 38

Turner 19 10 10 15 - 54

N. Country 8 8 6 16 - 38

Turner: Ra. Conlon 6, S. Billmayer 16, Ry. Conlon 2, M. Watkins 4, S. Krass 13, B. Calvert 2, L. Maloney 5, B. Reed 6. Three-point field goals: Ra. Conlon 1, S. Billmayer 2, L. Maloney 1, S. Krass 1. Free throw percentage: 50 percent.

North Country: Jaycee Erickson 2, Jayden Erickson 2, D. Soper 5, S. Boucher 1, K. Wasson 11, K. McColly 17. Three-point field goals: K. Wasson 3, D. Soper 1. Free throw percentage: 51.1 percent.

Game #6 - North Country Mavericks 66, Terry Terriers 34

N. Country 12 21 22 11 – 66

Terry 9 8 5 12 - 34

North Country: J. Taylor 5, J. Lee 13, L. Idler 18, J. McColly 2, B. Simonson 6, T. Murphy 14, T. Johnson 4, C. Younkin 2, B. Albus 2. Three-point field goals: L. Idler 2, T. Murphy 3, J. Taylor 1. Free throw percentage: 50 percent.

Terry: A. McCrone 4, K. Chaska 18, W. Braddock 3, A. Smith 9. Three-point field goals: A. McCrone 1, K. Chaska 2, A. Smith 3. Free throw percentage: 20 percent. Fouled out: K. Chaska.

Game #7 - Scobey Lady Spartans 44, Plentywood Lady Wildcats 31

Scobey 10 7 18 9 - 44

Plentywood 9 6 9 7 - 31

Scobey: G. Lekvold 3, S. Danelson 15, R. Backman 2, K. Nelson 21, A. Boze 3. Three-point field goals: S. Danelson 3, K. Nelson 2, G. Lekvold 1. Free throw percentage: 75 percent. Fouled out: K. Lamb.

Plentywood: S. Fawcett 5, A. Curtiss 6, B. Osksa 10, M. Stevens 2, B. Fawcett 8, L. Wangerin 8. Three-point field goals: A. Curtiss 1. Free throw percentage: 58.8 percent.

Game #8 - Lustre Christian Lions 52, Turner Tornadoes 45

Lustre 13 11 11 17 - 52

Turner 11 15 8 11 - 45

Lustre: Z. Brown 15, B. Toavs 2, Ka. Hoversland 5, Ko. Hoversland 9, K. Pederson 13, T. Allmer 8. Three-point field goals: Ko. Hoversland 1, Z. Brown 1. Free throw percentage: 40 percent. Fouled out: Z. Brown. Tech foul: B. Toavs.

Turner: J. Harmon 8, C. Welsh 19, S. Kimmel 13, T. Heilig 5. Three-point field goals: J. Harmon 2. Free throw percentage 65.2 percent. Fouled out: S. Kimmel, T. Heilig.

 

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