Arlington outlasts Hawks in boys DVC title game


COLMAN – Arlington beat Colman-Egan 50-44 in the Dakota Valley Conference Boys’ Basketball Tournament final on Saturday night.

The Hawks led 7-5 after a quarter, but the Cardinals moved ahead 20-14 at halftime and were up 35-25 through three.

Will Parry scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds.

Devon Heuer added 10 points, six boards and three steals. Scott Sampson chipped in with nine markers.

Brayden Rowe contributed seven points and seven rebounds before fouling out. Tyler Jensen and Riley Pospisil added five points apiece.

Arlington shot 41.2 percent (14-of-34) and Colman-Egan finished at 27.7 percent (13-of-47).

The Hawks’ Kade Groos ended up with 12 points, six boards and four steals.

Walker Olivier totaled 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting and corralled five rebounds. Bodee Groos added seven points.

The Hawks forced 17 turnovers, 10 of which came on steals.

The teams combined for 44 fouls and both squads struggled at the free-throw line, finishing 33-of-59.

Semifinals

Colman-Egan 57, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 52

COLMAN – The Hawks (8-2) beat the Raiders (8-4) to reach to the title game.

Colman-Egan was up 13-8 after a quarter but the score was tied at 23-all at the break. The Hawks moved ahead 41-39 through three and outscored ORR 16-13 in the fourth.

Walker Olivier finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Kade Groos had 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals. Malik Poppenga also put in 10 points while grabbing four boards before fouling out.

Joe Bennett contributed eight points, Keith Crittenden seven, Bodee Groos four, and Cole Kriech and Chandler Gullickson both two.

The Raiders got 13 points from Jacob Hojer and Hunter Breske. Hojer corralled seven rebounds and Breske dished out four assists.

Jacob Hegdahl, who had seven boards, and Jeridan Jordahl chipped in with nine markers apiece.

 

Opening Round

Colman-Egan 60, Estelline 30

After building a 14-10 lead through the first eight minutes, the host Hawks limited Estelline to single digits in the final three quarters to cruise to the 30-point win. Colman-Egan led 31-14 at half and 51-22 after three to improve to 7-2 on the season.

Malik Poppenga led a balanced attack with 14 points while dishing out three assists while Joe Bennett added nine points. Kade Groos contributed eight points, four steals and four dimes as Walker Olivier pulled down a game-high seven rebounds as the Hawks won the battle of the glass 35-16.

Marcis Hausman and Zach Loomis scored eight points apiece and Tate Lilla chipped in with seven markers as the Redmen dropped to 2-7.


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