BISMARCK - The Gurdon junior Go-Devils and Bismarck junior Lions lost in their first round games at the Bismarck junior high tournament on Wednesday night at Holt Gymnasium.
Gurdon fell to the Poyen junior Indians 24-21 and Centerpoint hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to defeat the junior Lions 27-26.
In girl’s action, the junior Lady Go-Devils lost to Centerpoint 24-14 and the junior Lady Lions took the Jessieville junior Lady Lions into overtime before falling on a last-second shot 31-29.
Centerpoint 24, Gurdon 14
The Centerpoint junior Lady Knights played the Gurdon junior Lady Go-Devils for the second time in as many games. The two teams played on Tuesday night in a regular season game in Amity and met in the first round of the Bismarck junior high tournament on Wednesday afternoon.
Centerpoint used a strong first half to take a 14-6 halftime lead on Gurdon and went on to win 24-14.
Haven Cooper put in a baskets for the Lady Go-Devils in the first quarter and Michaela Mayfield added a free throw. Mayfield put in a basket and a free throw for the Lady Go-Devils for all of their six points in the first half.
Mayfield had another basket in the third quarter and Cooper put in a free throw. Kenzie Harper put in a basket for Gurdon in the fourth quarter, while Mayfield had a basket and made one of two free throws to lead the Lady Go-Devils with nine points.
Poyen 24, Gurdon 21
Antonio Dickens, Markel Pollins and D. Lawson put in baskets for Gurdon in the first quarter as the Go-Devils played the Indians evenly with the first quarter ending tied 6-6.
The Go-Devils outscored Poyen 10-5 in the second quarter to take a 16-11 halftime lead. Dickens put in one of two free throws, Jameson Threadgill put in two baskets, DJ Anna put in a free throw and Pollins put in two baskets for Gurdon.
However, the lead for Gurdon didn’t grow much in the second half. The Go-Devils missed all eight of their shots in the third quarter and failed to score, but still held a 16-13 lead. The scoring drought continued for Gurdon into the fourth period and Poyen tied the game 16-16 with 4:22 left.
The Indians took a one point lead on a free throw with 3:34 remaining and missed four straight free throws before Threadgill scored Gurdon’s first basket of the second half with 1:54 to play. Poyen tied the game at 18-18 14 seconds later and took a two-point lead on a basket with a minute and a half left.
Dickens put in shot under the basket off a pass from Caleb Jacobs to tie the game at 20-20. Pollins put the Go-Devils in front with a free throw at the 47 second mark, but Poyen came down and scored a basket to take the lead. The Indians missed a one-and-one and Pollins was fouled with 6.5 seconds remaining. He missed both free throws and Poyen made two free throws to take a three-point lead with 3.5 seconds to go.
Jessieville 31, Bismarck 29 OT
it took overtime to decide the winner between the junior Lady Lions of Jessieville and the junior Lady Lions of Bismarck in the Bismarck junior high tournament on Wednesday night at Holt Gymnasium.
Jessieville made a shot in the overtime period with 3.4 seconds left to overtake Bismarck 31-29.
Alyssa Zia led the Lady Lions with 12 points, while Esther Filipek added eight points, Blanca Pettus put in six points and Tela Williams added three in the loss.
Jessieville took an early 3-0 led in the first quarter, but Filipek made a shot and Riley Eads took a charge on the defensive end for Bismarck. Jessieville got two free throws, but Zia put in two free throws for Bismarck before the end of the first quarter to cut the lead own to 5-4.
Williams tied the game for Bismarck with a free throw at the 4:50 mark of the second quarter. Filipek put in two free throws with 3:41 left in the first half for a 7-5 Bismarck lead then Zia made two free throws for a four-point lead 20 seconds later. Zia put in a basket in the lane to put Bismarck ahead 11-5, but Jessieville scored four straight points to close the gap to 11-9 by halftime.
Williams and Filipek scored for Bismarck to start the third quarter and Pettus put in a shot to make it a 17-9 lead with 3:20 to go in the period. Jessieville caused three turnovers and scored seven straight points to end the quarter trailing Bismarck 17-16.
Jessieville missed four free throws to start the fourth quarter and Zia scored inside for Bismarck. Filipek made a steal and put in a layup to make it a 21-16 lead with 4:07 left in regulation Williams added a free throw with 3:09 left to put Bismarck up by five points, 22-17. Jessieville scored two quick baskets to get to within one point before Pettus put in a driving shot with 2:25 remaining to keep Bismarck in front.
Jessieville made three straight free throws to tie the game at 24-24 with 2:01 to play. Bismarck missed three free throws, but Pettus put in a basket to give Bismarck the lead 25-24 with 1:18 left in the game. Jessieville tied it with a shot at the 28 second mark and missed two free throws with 8.3 seconds to go. Jessieville got the offensive rebound and put up a shot that was rebounded by Bismarck.
In overtime, Jessieville took a one point lead on a free throw, but Williams put Bismarck back in front with basket. Bismarck missed two free throws and Jessieville tied the game on a free throw with 1:12 left. Jessieville took a one point lead on a free throw with 41.5 seconds to play, but Williams made one of two from the line for Bismarck with 23 seconds left to tie the game at 29-29.
Jessieville came down the court and took a shot. The rebound went back to Jessieville on the inside and a basket resulted with 3.2 seconds showing on the clock.
Centerpoint 27, Bismarck 26
The Centerpoint junior Knights hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to defeat the Bismarck junior Lions 27-26 on Wednesday night in the Bismarck junior high tournament at Holt Gymnasium.
The game winning-shot came after Collier Robertson had put the Lions up by two points with 12.7 seconds to play with a free throw. Bismarck rebounded a missed Centerpoint shot, but turned the ball over in the last three seconds and the Knights ran an inbounds play for the winning shot.
The Lions held the early lead on the Knights with a basket from Colton McMullin. After Centerpoint tied it, Colby Hurt made the first of four 3-pointers on the night for Bismarck. Robertson added a free throw before the end of the quarter to put the Lions ahead 6-4.
Hurt made his second 3-pointer in the second period and put in two free throws for an 11-6 lead. Centerpoint completed a three-point play and tied the game at 11-11 on a basket with 1:41 left before halftime. Jacob Loy made a free throw for the Lions with 1.1 second on the clock to give Bismarck a 12-11 lead at the break.
Hurt put in a basket with 1:41 showing on the clock in the third quarter for Bismarck’s first basket of the second half. Centerpoint scored its first basket seconds later to make it 14-13, but Robertson put in a basket for Bismarck and James Kegley put in a shot inside for an 18-13 lead. The Knights put in two free throws, but Hurt hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Bismarck to a 21-15 lead.
Centerpoint went on a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter and take a 22-21 advantage with two minutes left in the game. Hurt hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 1:12 remaining to put Bismarck up by two points. Kegley scored inside after Andrew Webb got a rebound off a missed Knights shot. Centerpoint put in a shot with 16 seconds left to get back to within two points.
Hurt led Bismarck with 16 points, while Kegley added four, Robertson had three points, McMullin was held down to only two points and Loy added a free throw.