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Top seeds advance in girls District 2 tourney

Margaret Ihry confined all her scoring to an eight-minute span Friday at the Fargo Civic Center. Her scoring burst came at the perfect time for Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page. Ihry netted 11 points in the third quarter as the Spartans turned a two-point...

Margaret Ihry confined all her scoring to an eight-minute span Friday at the Fargo Civic Center.

Her scoring burst came at the perfect time for Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page.

Ihry netted 11 points in the third quarter as the Spartans turned a two-point halftime deficit into a double-digit lead entering the fourth quarter. No. 2 seed F-S-H-P used that strong third quarter to score a 56-50 victory against No. 7 seed Kindred in the first round of the North Dakota Class B District 2 tournament.

"I think they are a really good team and I think all our teams (in the district) are pretty good. We are not going to overlook any team."

The Spartans outscored the Vikings 20-7 in the third quarter. F-S-H-P finished the quarter on a 13-4 run with Ihry scoring seven points in that span, including a 3-point play.

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Amber Carlson also played a key role in the third quarter for the Spartans. She scored eight points, including two

3-pointers.

Kindred junior Morgan Bindas scored 11 of her game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter.

Kindred 13 26 33 50

FSHP 18 24 44 56

KINDRED (9-11): Bachmeier 2 0-0 4, Rustad 4 1-4 5, Schroeder 1 1-4 3, Bindas 8 4-6 25, Pederson 2 1-2 5, M. Girodat 2 0-0 4, A. Girodat 1 0-0 2, Claus 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 7-16 50.

FSHP (13-6): Anderson 3 4-4 10, Ihry 3 5-7 11, Erbstoesser 4 5-6 13, Carlson 4 1-2 11, Krueger 1 6-9 8, Palmer 0 3-4 3, Rowley 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 24-32 56.

3-point goals: Bindas 5, Carlson 2. Total fouls: K 24, FSHP 10. Fouled out: Rustad, Pederson, M. Girodat. Technical foul: FSHP bench. Rebounds: K 30 (Rustad 7, Schroeder 7), FSHP 24 (Carlson 6). Turnovers: K 20, FSHP 20.

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Northern Cass 83, Oak Grove 58

Brittany Olson scored 25 points and added seven rebounds as the top-seeded Jaguars rolled to victory in the first round.

Kalli Fenske added 21 points and eight rebounds for Northern Cass, which built a 15-point lead through one quarter and cruised from that point.

Becca Conant paced the Grovers with 19 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

Oak Grove 9 25 44 58

Northern Cass 24 45 67 83

OAK GROVE (4-16): Conant 8 2-2 19, VanderWal 6 3-6 17, Nelson 3 4-7 10, Shanks 1 3-3 5, Langseth 1 1-3 3, MullerDahlberg 1 1-1 3, Sather 0 1-3 1, Vangerud 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 15-25 58.

NORTHERN CASS (17-3): Olson 10 5-5 25, Fenske 10 1-1 21, S. Lako 8 0-0 16, Lundquist 7 0-2 14, Rensvold 2 0-0 4, Larson 1 0-0 3, Hollister 0 0-0 0, A. Lako 0 0-0 0, Maddocks 0 0-0 0, Nelson 0 0-0 0, Holmstrom 0 0-0 0, Stibbe 0 0-0 0. Totals 38 6-8 83.

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3-point goals: Conant, VanderWal 2, Larson. Total fouls: OG 6, NC 24. Fouled out: Rensvold. Rebounds: OG 28 (Conant 12), NC 29 (Lundquist 9). Turnovers: OG 18, NC 17.

Maple Valley 60, Richland 48

Kristen Killoran scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to spark the fourth-seeded Raiders to victory in the first round.

Mariah Smith chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds for Maple Valley.

Olivia Johnson paced the Colts with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Maple Valley 18 35 49 60

Richland 12 21 39 48

MAPLE VALLEY (13-7): Killoran 8 7-13 23, Smith 5 4-5 14, VonBank 4 1-3 12, K. Steidl 2 3-6 7, Lerud 1 1-2 3, T. Steidl 0 1-2 1, Lahr 0 0-0 0, C. Richman 0 0-0 0, W. Richman 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 17-31 60.

RICHLAND (12-8): Johnson 5 5-6 15, Freeberg 5 0-4 11, Kinneberg 5 0-0 10, Hage 1 2-4 5, Cantler 1 0-0 3, Julson 1 0-0 2, Breuer 1 0-0 2, Dufner 0 0-0 0, Schroeder 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 7-14 48.

3-point goals: VonBank 3, Freeberg, Hage, Cantler. Total fouls: MV 13, R 22. Fouled out: Kinneberg. Rebounds: MV 32 (Killoran 10, Smith 10), R 22 (Johnson 7, Kinneberg 7). Turnovers: MV 14, R 11.

Central Cass 47, Enderlin 31

The third-seeded Squirrels trailed by 13 points in the first quarter before they clamped down on defense. Central Cass held Enderlin to six total points in the second and third quarter en route to a first-round victory.

"Our defense got tighter," Central Cass coach Barb Kraft said. "That was kind of our focus on defense because we gave up way to many points right away."

Ashleigh Nesemeier helped fuel the Central Cass comeback with 13 points off the bench, including 10 in the second half.

Enderlin 15 19 21 31

Central Cass 7 15 27 47

ENDERLIN: Ca. Hanson 1 2-2 4, Holub 3 0-0 6, Ch. Hanson 1 1-2 3, Trautman 2 1-1 5, Luick 1 4-6 6, Bunn 0 0-0 0, Chelsey 2 0-1 5, Lemna 1 0-0 2, Dixson 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 8-12 31.

CENTRAL CASS (16-4): Kraft 5 2-3 12, Sprunk 4 3-3 11, Samuelson 1 0-0 2, Nelson 1 2-2 4, Boeder 1 0-0 3, Nesemeier 4 5-6 13, Gegelman 0 0-0 0, Ausk 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 12-14 47.

3-point goals: Chelsey, Boeder. Total fouls: E 18, CC 10. Fouled out: Holub.

Rebounds: E 22 (Holub 6, Luick 6), CC 21 (Kraft 5, Nelson 5). Turnovers: E 18, CC 15.

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Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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