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Rockets prevail in two big Region 4 contests

 

February 10, 2020

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Bo Belquist airs one out Feb. 4 against Benson County.

Rockets roll past Raiders

by Gary Lindquist

New Rockford-Sheyenne was in control of the game from the start as the locals defeated Lakota by a final score of 74-42 in District 7 boys basketball action played at Lakota, on Friday, Jan. 30. A bucket by Hunter Thompson tied the game at 4-4 with 6:36 to go in the first. One of two free throws by Nathan Holzwarth capped off a 15-0 run putting the locals up 19-6 with 3:17 to go. Two free throws by Evan Ulrich, with 1:18 left gave the locals a 25-10 lead and that was the score after one stanza. The Rockets increased their lead to 49-20 at the intermission, 70-34 after three, and again defeated Lakota by a final score of 74-42. Lakota is a young team and never quit. They could have a good future.

Most of the Rockets saw playing time and seven scored, and everyone contributed. Jackson Neidlinger paced Lakota with 17 points. New Rockford-Sheyenne had good balance. Ulrich led the way with a game-high 23 points. Hunter Thompson had 14 points. Johnny Grann had 12 and Bo Belquist added 10. The Rockets improve to 3-1 in District 7 and 8-3 overall.

NR-S: Ulrich 23, Thompson 14, Johnny Grann 12, Bo Belquist 10, Nathan Holzwarth 6, Nick Presnell 5, Nick Berglund 4. Totals: 22 field goals, 8-17 free throws, 6 fouls.

Lakota: Neidlinger 17, Jon Haman 12, Roman Steffan 5, Cole Hendrickson 4, Zach Gibson 4, Brandt Ferguson 1. Totals: 17 field goals, 5-8 free throws, 14 fouls. Three-pointers: Steffan, Neidlinger, Gibson.

Junior Varsity

Lakota 53, NR-S 51

NR-S: 16 12 13 10 = 51

Lakota: 11 14 13 15 = 53

NR-S: Hunter Johnson 12, Koven Walford 11, Nick Berglund 8, Koby Duda 5, Hunter Jacobson 5, Johnny Grann 4, Kaden Jenson 6. Totals: 18 field goals, 8-20 free throws, 19 fouls. Three-pointers: Wolford 3, Jenson 2, Johnson 2.

Lakota: Individual scoring N/A. Totals: 20, field goals, 13-22 free throws,16 fouls.

Rockets edge Cardinals 

New Rockford-Sheyenne had a 20 point lead at one time, but Langdon-Area -Edmore-Munich fought back and cut the lead to 6. The Rockets held them off in the fourth quarter and defeated the Cardinals, by a final score of 54-39 in non-district boys basketball action played here before a good crowd on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Cardinals are one of the top teams in District 8 and Region 4. It was very much of a hard-fought physical game. The Rockets led 15-5 after one stanza, 26-13 at halftime, the visitors cut the lead to 39-33 after three, and again the locals came away with a 54-39 win against a very good team. Jackson Delvo paced the visitors with 17 points.

Evan Ulrich and Nick Berglund each had 13 points to lead the locals. L-A-E-M made 14 field goals, 6-10 free throws and committed 14 fouls. NR-S made 20 field goals, 10-14 free throws and committed 14 fouls.

L-A-E-M: Grant Romfo 8, Blaine Perr 8, Simon Romfo 4, Jagger Worley 2. Three-pointers: Delvo 2, Perry 2, Romfo.

NR-S: Bo Belquist 10, Hunter Thompson 10, Nathan Holzwarth 8. Three-pointers: Holzwarth 2, Ulrich 2.

New Rockford-Sheyenne improves to 9-3 overall.

Junior Varsity

L-A-E-M 63, NR-S 58

LA-E-M: 11 12 19 21 = 63

NR-S: 22 10 17 9 = 58

L-A-E-M: Jack Romfo 22, Tucker Welsh 14, Marcus Kingzett 10, Gage Goodman 10, Carter Tetrault 7. Totals: 32 field goals, 16-24 free throws, 13 fouls. Three-pointers: Tetrault 2, Welsh 2, Kingzett, Goodman.

NR-S: Hunter Johnson 12, Nick Berglund 12, Hunter Jacobson 12, Kaden Jenson 9, Johnnny Grann 8, Koven Walford 5. Totals: 24 field goals, 7-17 free throws, 16 fouls. Three-pointers: Grann 2, Walford, Berglund, Jenson.

 
 

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