By Gwendolyne Honrud
The Courier 

Frazer Boys Still Looking for First Win


January 18, 2023

Frazer’s boys basketball team is still searching for their first win of the season after dropping two conference games this past week. Frazer lost in Dodson 76-31 Friday night before dropping a 74-37 contest to North Country at home Saturday.

Frazer fell behind 16-3 after one quarter and trailed 43-6 at the half. The Bearcubs found their offense in returning to the hardwood after the break, putting up 15 points in the third and 10 in the fourth. However, Dodson put up 16 and 17 points in those same quarters for the win.

Cassius Smoker scored 9 to lead Frazer with a three-pointer. Jarvis GoodBird added 7, also with a trey. Ty Fourstar put up 6 points with a 4-for-7 performance at the free throw line. Joseph Beston scored 5 with a free throw and Zayden Hentges hit two baskets for 4 points.

The Bearcubs had 13 fouls, three in the second half, while Dodson had five, two in the second half.

Fourstar, Goodbird and Beston fouled out of the game while Smoker, Travis Long and Hentges had two fouls each.

Frazer found their offense in the first half the next night against North Country, scoring 13 in the first and 12 in the second quarter but the Mavericks put up 17 and 19 in the same frames for a 36-25 lead at the half. The visitors exploded with 24 in the third while holding Frazer to 5 points. Frazer was outscored 14-7 in the final eight minutes.

Fourstar led the Bearcubs with a strong outside game, hitting four shots from downtown on his way to 13 points. Beston put up 12 with 4-of-7 shooting at the line. GoodBird added 5 with a trey and Chris Fox hit two buckets for 4 points. Hentges added a shot from beyond the arc.

Frazer had 17 fouls, five in the second half, while North Country held theirs to eight, split evenly between the halves.

GoodBird fouled out and Beston was called for four. Fourstar and Fox each drew three whistles while Smoker and Hentges had two fouls each.

Frazer’s lone game this week is in Scobey Thursday, Jan. 19. The girls tip off at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys game at 7 p.m.


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