Class B girls rally for victory against Class A in Lions All-Star game

BISMARCK--Class B embraced the underdog role going into Monday's Lions All-Star basketball game in Bismarck. They won't be able to do that again Tuesday night in Fargo, though. Not after pulling the upset inside a jam-packed Legacy High School gy...
Class B's Grace Benz, left, is double-teamed under the basket by Class A defenders Julia Vetter, right, and Mary Sem, in the second half of Monday night's Lions All-Star game in Bismarck. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

BISMARCK-Class B embraced the underdog role going into Monday's Lions All-Star basketball game in Bismarck.

They won't be able to do that again Tuesday night in Fargo, though. Not after pulling the upset inside a jam-packed Legacy High School gym.

Jordyn Worley's putback bucket with 22 seconds left was the difference as the Class B girls overcame double-digit deficits in both halves to thrill the large crowd with a 72-70 victory. Class A entered the night with a 44-30 all-time advantage in the series. Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Fargo Civic Center.

Class B: Taylor Reilly 3-8 3-3 10, Grace Benz 2-6 3-4 8, Taylor Roehl 4-10 0-0 8, Stephanie Miller 1-5 0-0 2, Amber Stevahn 2-5 0-0 4, Alexis Bentz 1-6 0-0 2, Trae Murray 3-14 0-0 7, Anna Holen 4-10 3-4 14, Jordyn Worley 6-9 3-4 17, Caitlyn Tveter 2-6 0-0 4, Emerson Hoornaert 0-2 0-0 0, Sydney Andersen 1-6 0-0 2. Totals: 29-81 8-12 72.

Class A: Reagan Linster 3-8 3-3 10, Carly Kottsick 1-8 0-0 2, Alli McCoy 0-2 0-0 0, Mary Sem 4-5 0-0 9, Whitney Thomas 4-12 0-1 8, Tonya Dvorak 3-7 0-0 8, Bailee Otterness 3-6 1-3 7, Kierra Freih 4-9 0-0 10, Julia Vetter 1-3 1-2 2, Grace Geffre 0-2 2-2 2, Mariya Kinnebrew 4-9 0-0 10. Totals: 28-78 6-10 70.

Half: Class A 39, Class B 33. 3-point goals: Class B 7-22 (Holen 2, Worley 2, Benz, Murray, Bentz). Class A 7-24 (Kinnebrew 2, Dvorak 2, Freih 2, Linster). Turnovers: Class B 16 Turnovers. Class A 21. Fouls: Class B 12. Class A 8.