The Bismarck junior Lions secured their win in the fourth quarter Monday as they blanked the Mt. Ida Lions to take a 42-26 win in the first round of the Bismarck Junior Tournament.
The two teams were tied at 11 after one, but the home team was able to take the lead at the half, outscoring Mt. Ida 11-6 for a 22-17 buffer.
Mt. Ida staged a comeback in the third, outscoring Bismarck 9-6 for a 28-26 deficit with six minutes to go, but the home team came out with 14 to secure the win in the final period.
Austin Hughes led the Lions with 13 points on the night, and Zach Webb had 11.
Jayden Howell put up seven while Cade Beckwith added five.
Christian Rios, Austin Simms and Gunner Calhoun had two each to round out the scoring.
The Lions will face the winner of tonight’s Ouachita-Jessieville game on Thursday at 8:15 p.m. in the second round of the tournament.