Posted 1/12/16 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
The Divide County boys’ basketball team fell to 0-8 on the season by dropping a 62-42 decision vs. Scobey on Saturday night in Crosby.
“Actually, against a very athletic and fast, quick team like that, it’s the best we’ve played against a team in that situation,” Divide County head coach Rodney Johnson said. “Just a few minutes here and a few minutes there caused that 20-point spread.”
Scobey opened up a 13-point lead in the waning moments of the first quarter before the Maroons began to chip away. They used an 11-4 run to get within 19-13 on a Seth Haugland shot with 4:32 to play in the half. Peyton Nieskens made two 3-pointers later in the half as part of a 12-5 run to send the game to break with the Spartans leading 31-18.
The visitors outscored the Maroons 21-12 in the third quarter, and the lead reached 55-32 with 7:05 to play.
Jake Bird and Ryder Beauclair would each finish the game with a team-high 11 points for their respective seventh and second double-digit scoring efforts of the season. Beauclair added 12 rebounds a night after accumulating 15 against Burke County.
The Maroons shot 43 percent from the field and went 8-for-16 at the foul line. Scobey shot 34 percent, but took 69 shot attempts to Divide County’s 39.
DC drops 53-47 decision
In Friday night’s contest vs. Burke County, the Titans came away with a 53-47 victory, improving to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in district play.
The Maroons have lost four straight to BC since its last win over the Titans, which came during the 2013-14 season in Crosby.
Bird scored a team-high 17 points while Deering and Molloy each added seven to lead the Maroons.
BC controlled the tempo for much of the first 16 minutes and led by as many as eight points at 17-9 with 6:29 left before the break. The tempo then picked up, as did the Maroons’ shooting, as DC made 17 of its 26 first half points over the final 6:13 of the half and opened a 26-22 lead at the break.
“We played very well in the first half, the best we’ve looked all year,” Johnson said.
A 2-point shot and two free throws by Josh Baumann on consecutive possessions in the first minute of the fourth quarter gave BC a 36-35 lead the Titans would not surrender for the rest of the game.
BC outscored DC 23-12 over the final nine minutes of the second half, opening up as much as a 10-point lead at 49-39. The Maroons cut the lead to single digits on three consecutive free throws by Bird with less than two minutes remaining before Tevin Dix hit key foul shots of his own for the Titan victory.
“We just run out of juice,” Johnson said. “We don’t have the stamina that we need, and then other teams do, and they take full advantage.”
DC will return to action on Friday night when the Maroons take on the Parshall Braves in Parshall. Tip-off is set for 7:15 p.m. The next day is a varsity game in the old Ray gym against Nedrose at 3:30 p.m.
Scobey 62, Divide County 42
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Scobey 15 16 21 10
Divide County 5 13 12 12
Scobey: Kole Ralston 12, Lane Knudsen 10, Peyton Nieskens 8, Riley Linder 7, Dylan Booth 6, Landen Kilgore 5, Preston Baldry 5, Spencer Rush 4, Kobe Ralston 4, Ethan Anderson 1.
Divide County: Jake Bird 11, Ryder Beauclair 11, Keaton Oien 6, Tyler Deering 6, Seth Haugland 4, Tyler Harward 2, Colton Molloy 2.
JV score: Scobey 57, Divide County 25.
Burke County 53, Divide County 47
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Burke County 15 7 10 21
Divide County 9 17 9 12
Burke County: Josh Kihle 21, Matthew Hinds 12, Bradon Peterson 6, Josh Baumann 4, Tevin Dix 4, Johnathan Blue 3, Mark Nelson 2.
Divide County: Jake Bird 17, Tyler Deering 7, Colton Molloy 7, Keaton Oien 6, Tyler Harward 4, Ryder Beauclair 4, DeJuan Jenkins 2.
District 16 Standings
W L W L
Stanley 4 0 4 1
Burke County 1 0 4 1
Kenmare 0 0 4 3
Powers Lake 2 2 3 3
Tioga 1 2 4 3
Ray 0 2 1 4
Divide County 0 2 0 8