Fertile-Beltrami vs. Cass Lake-Bena

Fertile-Beltrami vs. Cass Lake-Bena

March 15, 2022 0

Recap

Fertile-Beltrami vs. Cass Lake-Bena

Thief River Falls, MN — The Cass Lake-Bena Panthers have punched their ticket to the Section 8A Boys Basketball Championship Game with a 75-59 win over the Fertile-Beltrami Falcons.

The Falcons only lead of the game was when the game began 3-0. From there Cass Lake-Bena was able to jump out to a lead as much as much as 19 in the first half. The performance from Dominic Fairbanks was a big reason for that as he had 17 first half points, including five 3-pointers. The Panthers lead at the half 44-29.

In the second half, Cass Lake-Bena came out flat and allowed the Falcons to cut their once fifteen point lead down to eight. But quickly after that the Panthers regrouped and built their lead and nursed it for the rest of the game. The Falcons had four of five starters in double figures but their comeback effort came up shot and Cass Lake-Bena would eventually win 75-59.

The Panthers will now take on the West Sub-Section Champion, Sacred Heart Eagles in the Championship on Friday at 7 p.m. back at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Cass Lake-Bena Panthers Stats

Dominic Fairbanks 19 pts (five 3-pointers) 3 rebs
Leroy Fairbanks 18 pts 8 rebs
Kaydin Lee 15 pts 7 rebs
Kaiden Urrutia 13 pts

11 Turnovers
9 of 11 FT’s – 81%

Fertile-Beltrami Falcons Stats

Derek Sorenson 17 pts 7 rebs
Caiden Swenby 16 pts 9 rebs
Rylin Petry 11 pts
Everett Balstad 10 pts 4 rebs

12 Turnovers
18 of 26 FT’s – 69%

comments from FB coach Neil Steffes

comments from CLB coach Alvin Wind

Results

TeamTOutcome
Fertile-Beltrami59Loss
Cass Lake-Bena75Win