Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page at Drayton/Valley-Edinburg
Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page at Drayton/Valley-Edinburg (GBB & BBB Doubleheader) YLE
Edinburg, ND — With overtime being required, Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page defeated Drayton-Valley-Edinburg after the Spartans were up by as many as 12 points earlier in Saturday’s Region II contest at Valley-Edinburg High School.
Thanks to a clutch 3-pointer and free-throw shooting in OT from senior guard Owen Zerface, FSHP defeated DVE 55-49. Zerface’s trey put the Spartans up 50-47 with a minute remaining after regulation ended in a 45-45 tie. Zerface scored 13 points and found two rebounds while shooting 8-10 from the foul line.
Junior forward Blake Jacobsen went off for 15 points and four rebounds for FSHP, while sophomore forward Landon Koenig cleared 15 rebounds and scored eight. Both sophomore and senior forwards Xyler Carlson and Ryan Tuite scored nine, with Tuite’s points all coming off 3-pointers.
Drayton-Valley-Edinburg senior Tyson Backer willed his Titans back into the game after being down 41-29 in the fourth quarter with 17 points, including a game-tying layup with seven seconds left in regulation. Backer also found five rounds. Three other Titans scored seven points: junior forward Lukas Pastorek, senior guard Sam Johnson and senior guard Alex Swanson.
The Titans out-rebounded the Spartans 34-29 but shot 4-11 from the foul line. Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page shot 9-15.
The Spartans (6-7, 3-3) take their three-game winning streak to Midway/Minto (8-5) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Minto, North Dakota. The Titans (5-8, 3-8) stay at home to take on Park River/Fordville-Lankin (2-10) this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Edinburg.