Section 8A Boys Basketball East Quarterfinal

Section 8A Boys Basketball East Quarterfinal

March 12, 2022 0


#3 Mahnomen/Waubun vs. #2 Fertile-Beltrami – BBB (96.7 FM KKCQ, Gold 101.5 FM KRJM &

Thief River Falls, MN — It wasn’t pretty, but the Fertile-Beltrami Falcons got it done down the stretch in their 57-47 quarterfinal win over Mahnomen/Waubun on Saturday night.

The game started out just about as bad as you could get for the Falcons, early unforced turnovers is what lead to the Falcons only having four total points with four minutes remaining in the first half. But things weren’t smooth sailing for Mahnomen/Waubun either, they had nine first half turnovers and offensive issues only leading 20-17 at half.

In the second half, it was Falcon’s Sophomore Caiden Swenby who lead the charge. Scoring 23 of his game high 29 points in half number two. The Thunderbirds had their low offensive output continue in the second being out scored 40-27 and scoring a season low 47 points. It was a grind it out type of game and the Falcons won with their second lowest scoring output of the season 57-47. The Falcons will play the Cass Lake-Ben Panthers in the Section 8A East Sub-Section Championship Game on Tuesday tat 7:45 p.m.

Fertile-Beltrami Falcons Stats

Caiden Swenby 29 pts 7 rebs
Derek Sorenson 12 pts 2 rebs
Rylin Petry 10 pts
Tysen Stuhaug 10 rebs

20 Turnovers
17 of 23 FT’s – 73%

comments from FB coach Neil Steffes

Mahnomen/Waubun Thunderbirds Stats

Tanner Pazdernik 13 pts 6 rebs
Loden Clark 13 pts 6 rebs
Tyson McArthur 9 pts 4 rebs
Sam Zima 7 pts 2 rebs

20 Turnovers
6 of 11 FT’s – 54%

comments from MW coach John Clark Jr