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Divide County boys, girls fall to Sawyer at home

Posted 1/05/16 (Tue)

Divide County boys, girls fall to Sawyer at home

By Jody Michael
The Divide County Maroons basketball teams ran into a buzz saw Saturday afternoon as Sawyer dealt losses to both of them, 79-46 in the boys’ game and 63-42 in the girls’ game.
The DC boys shot 27 percent from the field. Dylan Lund paced Sawyer with 25 points. DC received 15 points from Jacob Bird.
The Maroons trailed 43-22 at halftime, and the second half was all Sawyer as well, as the Flashes outscored DC 36-24.
“Athleticism beat us again,” Divide County head coach Rodney Johnson said. “It seems like that’s the story this year. We’ve got size, but other teams are just way too quick and way too fast, and we can’t use our size against them.”
Josh Ulmer (21 points) and Kyle Larson (18 points) followed Lund in the scoring column.
Ryder Beauclair finished with 11 points as DC made 20 of 73 shots from the field.
“Ryder had a pretty good game, with a double-double,” Johnson said. “Jake had a pretty good offensive game. Other than that, we kind of struggled offensively.”
The boys remain home for two games this coming week against Burke County (Friday, 7:15 p.m.) and Scobey (Saturday, 6 p.m.).
Girls go cold in 2nd, 3rd
The Sawyer girls used a big run in the second and third quarters to blow open a previously close game for a 63-42 win over Divide County.
DC led 14-10 six minutes into the game before Sawyer went on a 30-8 run that spanned nearly 18 minutes to pull away.
“We kind of ran out of gas,” Divide County head coach Kent Harding said. “I just didn’t think we were in the flow. They worked hard -- they battled all the way through. We just have some fundamental things that we’ve got to be better at.”
Alli McCoy led the way for Divide County with 19 points, while McKenzie Hallgren added 15.
Mara Roteliuk led all scorers with 20 points for Sawyer. Paige Brabandt added 15 points, while Meghan Mahoney added 10.
Divide County connected on just 26 percent of its attempts for the game.
“We can’t just take shots and miss,” Harding said. “If you hit those, then it changes the whole game,” but if you miss it’s time to run some offense and force them to defend.
Lady Maroons fly past Braves
McCoy led the DC charge on Dec. 29 at Haggin Court with a game-high 18 points as the Maroons bounced back from two consecutive losses with a 54-35 victory over Parshall.
“We only gave up 35 points; that’s not a bad day defensively,” Harding said. “Our defense is getting better, so that’s a big plus for us.”
The first half began as a game of back-and-forth between the two teams. DC’s lead alternated between two and four points from 4-2 in the middle of the first quarter to 10-8 midway through the second.
However, Divide County responded with an 8-0 run, capped off by two McCoy free throws that put the Maroons on top 20-8 into the intermission.
Starting the second half on a 6-0 run, DC had little trouble finding the bottom of the net. Leading 26-12 with 4:56 left in the third frame, Emilee Johnson started a 12-3 run to end the quarter and gave the Maroons a 38-15 lead through three quarters of play.
“We scored some points right away off our fast break,” Harding said. “We’re getting the ball down the floor; that was good.”
McCoy gave DC its largest lead of the game, 48-20, on a shot with five minutes remaining.
The Braves would only get as close as 19 points down before time expired.
DC plays in Ray on Thursday at 7:15 p.m., in Trenton on Saturday at 6 p.m. and at home vs. Stanley on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
Boys
Sawyer 79, Divide County 46
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Sawyer    27    16    16    20
Divide County    14    8    10    14
Scoring
Sawyer: Dylan Lund 25, Josh Ulmer 21, Kyle Larson 18, Hunter Brabandt 6, Jacob Beardsley 5, Kaleb Larson 2, Aaron Westman 2.
Divide County: Jacob Bird 15, Ryder Beauclair 11, Colton Molloy 7, Keaton Oien 6, Tyler Harward 2, Seth Haugland 2, DeJuan Jenkins 2, Tyler Deering 1.
JV score: Sawyer 48, Divide County 47.
District 16 Standings
    District        Overall
    W    L    W    L
Stanley    2    0    3    1
Powers Lake    1    0    2    2
Burke County    0    0    3    1
Kenmare    0    0    3    2
Ray    0    0    1    2
Divide County    0    1    0    6
Tioga    0    2    2    2
Girls
Saturday
Sawyer 63, Divide County 42
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Sawyer    14    11    17    21
Divide County    14    4    8    16
Scoring
Sawyer: Mara Roteliuk 20, Paige Brabandt 15, Meghan Mahoney 10, Sydney Larson 7, Sydnie Hedstrand 4, Aubry Mahoney 4, Krista Lagge 3.
Divide County: Alli McCoy 19, McKenzie Hallgren 15, Lauryn Heide 4, Emilee Johnson 2, Victoria Erickson 2.
Dec. 29
Divide County 54, Parshall 35
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Parshall    4    4    7    20
Divide County    8    12    18    16
Scoring
Parshall: Aulora Severance 7, Sierra Rensch 6, Sidney Hall 6, Sheridyn Packineau 4, Shaylee Billadeau 4, Shadlynn Severance 4, Billie Jo Myrick 2,Allison Moran 1, Andrea Yellowbird 1.
Divide County: Alli McCoy 18, Lauryn Heide 14, McKenzie Hallgren 12, Emilee Johnson 8, Kate Sabe 2.
JV score: Parshall 43, Divide County 20.
Dec. 18
New Town 78, Divide County 42
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Divide County    13    10    11    8
New Town    24    14    13    27
Scoring
Divide County: Alli McCoy 16, Lauryn Heide 12, McKenzie Hallgren 8, Kate Sabe 3, Emilee Johnson 2, Victoria Erickson 1.
New Town: Maureen Ross 14, Tyleigh Brady 13, Caitlyn Tveter 13, Melayna Four Bears 12, Tamara Fox 9, Journey James 5, Kirah Morsette 4, Nicole Drosdal 4, Rebekah Wells 4.
District 16 Standings
    District        Overall
    W    L    W    L
Stanley    2    0    7    2
Powers Lake    2    0    3    3
Divide County    0    0    4    3
Burke County    0    0    2    3
Kenmare    0    0    1    5
Ray    1    2    3    3
Tioga    0    3    1    7