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Rockets finish regular season with home win

 

March 2, 2020

The first half was close but the locals gradually pulled away and New Rockford-Sheyenne defeated Midkota by a final score of 63-39 in the boys basketball regular-season finale played here on Thursday, Feb. 20. It was also “Senior Night.” The game was quite physical and hard fought. It was tied at 13-13 after one stanza. The Rockets led 28-17 at the intermission. It was 48-31 after three and again won going away by a final of 63-39. Midkota made 14 field goals, 6-8 free throws and committed 10 fouls.  

New Rockford-Sheyenne made 23 field goals, 8-10 free throws and committed 9 fouls. Jory Boote paced the visitors with 16 points. Logan Topp added 11 points. Evan Ulrich led the Rockets with a game-high 21 points.

Hunter Thompson added 13 points and Bo Belquist added 10 points.

New Rockford-Sheyenne closes out the regular season at 13-6 overall. Non-Region Boys BB

Thursday, Feb. 20

NR-S vs. Midkota

New Rockford

Midkota: 13 4 14 6 = 39

NR-S: 13 15 20 15 = 63

Midkota: Breck Ehlers 6, Jacob Johnson 2, Kaled Short 2, Jacob Timm 2. Three-pointers: Boote 2, Ehlers 2, Topp.

NR-S: Johnny Grann 9, Nathan Holzwarth 6, Nick Berglund 4. Three- pointers: Grann 3, Holzwarth 2, Ulrich 2, Belquist, Thompson.

Junior Varsity

NR-S 62, Midkota 55

Midkota: 12 11 12 20 = 55

NR-S: 23 19 14 6 = 62

Midkota: Carter Spitzer 26, Trae Kaelberer 10, Kaleb Short 10, Wyatt Spickler 9. Totals: 22 field goals, 4-7 free throws, 7 fouls. Three-pointers: C. Spitzer 5, W. Spickler, Short.

NR-S: Johnny Grann 15, Hunter Johnson 14, Nick Berglund 12, Kaden Jenson 9, Hunter Jacobson 5, Hayden Meier 3, Koven Wolford 2. Totals: 27 field goals, 2-7 free throws, 10 fouls. Three-pointers: Grann 3, Berglund 2, Jenson.

The Rocket Junior Varsity finished at 9-6 overall the Rocket C Squad finished at 4-4 overall. Elliott Belquist coached the Junior Varsity and C Squad teams.

Junior High

NR-S 46, Midkota 32

The Rocket Junior High teams combined for 15-13 overall record. Chance LaBrie and Brett Allmaras coached the Junior High teams.

The District 7 Boys Basketball Tournament was set for Feb. 28-29 and March 2 at Devils Lake. The Rockets entered the tournament this past Friday as the #3 seed. They were set to take on Harvey-Wells County in the nightcap with the winner to play the victor of Friday’s Benson County vs. Lakota contest in Saturday’s semifinals. Complete tournament coverage will be published in next week’s issue.

 
 

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