Region 1 boys: Central Cass ends Lisbon win streak

Strong first-half defense the difference as the Squirrels bring home quarterfinals victory

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FARGO - Central Cass kept Lisbon from scoring a field goal in the second quarter. As a result, the Squirrels ended the Broncos' eight-game winning streak with a 59-42 win during Monday's North Dakota Class B Region 1 tournament quarterfinals at the Scheels Center of North Dakota State's Sanford Health Athletic Complex.

"Lisbon was playing very well and we knew we had to play a good game to get this one," said Central Cass head coach Matteson Norman, whose team defeated Lisbon 70-41 back on Jan. 2.

Josh Dixon led Central Cass with 18 points. Max Kobbervig scored 8 of his 12 points in the second quarter, when Central Cass outscored Lisbon 19-2 to build a 34-16 halftime lead. Lisbon's only second-quarter points came on two free throws, which had given the Broncos a 16-15 lead.


Central Cass will take 17-4 record into Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. semifinal game against Kindred, a team the Squirrels lost to 60-52 in overtime on Jan. 28.

"We know Kindred is very long, very athletic and very good," Norman said. "We will have to show up and be ready to play. But I'm confident. Our boys are playing very well."

Lisbon, whose season ends with a 13-9 record, was led by Robert Adam and Caleb Olson who each scored 12 points.

L 14 16 31 42

CC 15 34 44 59

L: Olson 9, Sweet 5, Runck 2, Adam 12, Olson 12, Opp 2.

CC: Deutsch 7, M. Kobbervig 12, S. Kobbervig 9, Dixon 18, Holzer 8, Vrchota 3, Maasjo 2.

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