Boys basketball: Davies protection slows down in second half to beat Pink River – InForum | Techi Fowl

FARGO — Robust second-half protection backed by an all-around offensive assault noticed the Fargo Davies Eagles defeat the Grand Forks Pink River Roughriders Tuesday evening in a showdown between the highest two boys’ basketball groups within the Jap Dakota Convention at Davies Excessive Faculty.

After a decent first half, with Davies holding a two-point result in begin the second, the Eagles held on to Pink River’s greatest weapon to tug away to a 90-68 victory.

“It was an actual tight ballgame,” mentioned Davies coach Bart Manson. “I simply thought our protection allow them to down slightly bit. We made some stops within the second half after which issues snowballed from there.


Fargo Davies’ Leng Akol battles for the ball with Grand Forks Pink River’s Hudson Flom throughout their boys basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Davies.

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Manson added that the shutdown of Zac Kraft – who had 20 factors within the first half however solely three within the second – and different Roughriders shooters was a giant key to the victory.

“I am actually pleased with our defensive effort,” he mentioned. “I believed we did an excellent job of figuring out the place (Kraft) was and we did not let Reis (Rowekamp) go. They each averaged about 22 factors a recreation. So the important thing tonight was discover these guys and attempt to shut them down.”

Alpha Camara bounced again from early within the recreation to supply a double-double for the Eagles with 12 factors and 17 rebounds.

Greater than three minutes into the sport, Camara took a layup break along with his toes out from below him as he was fouled. The shot fell into the online as Camara landed with a flat-back slam on the court docket. Whereas unhurt and capable of proceed, the preliminary influence alarmed Camara.

“I believed perhaps my arm got here out of my socket, really. I used to be scared as a result of I heard a crack,” mentioned Camara. “So, I began transferring it round and it was slightly painful however I used to be scared at first.

“I might have been upset (if I had been harm) as a result of the sport had simply began,” he added with a smile.

Camara mentioned that with the workforce’s many offensive weapons, his focus is often on grabbing rebounds as a substitute of creating pictures himself.

“If I had Mason (Membership), Dan (Yorke) and Ray (Brown) in my workforce, I might by no means concentrate on scoring like that,” he mentioned. “After they shoot, I simply attempt to hurry and get the rebound. The canine should eat!”


Fargo Davies’ Mason Klabo passes towards Grand Forks Pink River throughout their basketball recreation on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Davies.

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Mason Klabo led the Eagles with 30 factors whereas Ray Brown gave 18 factors.

After the sport, Klabo mentioned that you will need to get the victory towards the Roughriders, particularly at house.

“It means quite a bit to get a win at house,” Klabo mentioned. “We type of struggled at house in our two house losses. Our court docket care was huge. (Pink River) is an efficient workforce and we held Reis (Rowekamp) to 6 factors and he was a heck of a participant. Ray did an excellent job with him and Zac Kraft had a heck of a primary half, as effectively, and we shut him down within the second. It means quite a bit to get this dub (win).”

The Eagles lived as much as their standing because the top-scoring workforce within the EDC with their 90-point effort that was about 10 factors larger than their season common.

Other than Klabo, Brown and Camara, Riley Hanson (9), Jaxon Beiswenger (9) and Dan Yorke (8) are additionally close to double digits for the Eagles.

“A number of youngsters are thriving proper now,” Klabo mentioned. “A lot of them have eight or 9 factors. I struggled within the first half and so they had my again, then the pictures began falling within the second half.

“It is a good group of fellows and all of us play effectively. The sky is the restrict.”


Grand Forks Pink River’s Pearce Parks and Fargo Davies’ Max Mitzel seize a rebound throughout their boys basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Davies.

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Kraft (23) and Pearce Parks (16) led the Roughriders offense whereas Logan Arason had 12 rebounds.

Pink River improved to 8-4 whereas Davies improved to 11-2.

“(Pink River) is an efficient workforce,” Manson mentioned. “(Pink River head coach Kirby Krefting) did an incredible job with that group. There is a good likelihood we’ll see them once more sooner or later. They’re a fantastic workforce.”

GF RR 40 28 — 68

Davies 42 48 – 90

GF RR — Kraft 23, Parks 16, Arason 7, Oehlke 6, Rowekamp 6, Klefstad 6 Flom 4

Davies — Klabo 30, Brown 18, Camara 12, Hanson 9, Beisweger 9, Yorke 8, Davis 4

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