NDHSAA Prep Notebook: Minot off to a 2-0 start in boys hoops

December 6, 2017 3:00 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The three-time defending NDHSAA Class A boys basketball state champions Minot Magicians are 2-0 to start the 2017-18 season.

Both wins have been convincing only adding more intrigue to the possibility of Minot contending for a fourth straight championship. No program has ever won four straight boys championships in Class A. Last March, Minot joined Bismarck (1957-59) as the only other school to ever win three straight.

There is plenty of basketball left to be played and other contenders emerging is a certainty, however, Minot has a solid team capable of making a deep run in the postseason.

Five Minot players finished in double figures in Tuesday’s 88-45 win over Bismarck St. Mary’s. Peyton Lamoureux and Alex Schimke each scored 16 points to power Minot.

The Magicans opened the season with a 93-36 win over Grand Forks Red River. Once again five Magicians were in double figures led by senior guard Chandler Robertson, who scored 20 points.

Up next for Minot is a home game against Dickinson on Dec. 9 followed by a big early season road test at Bismarck Century on Dec. 16.

Stay tuned as the 2017-18 NDHSAA Class A boys basketball season is starting to reach full gear.

NDHSAA Media Spotlight

This week’s NDHSAA Media Spotlight is a WDAZ-TV & WDAY-TV Sports Sunday feature on Grand Forks Knightriders senior girls hockey player Alyssa Mulroy who lost her mother to cancer only weeks ago. Her teammates, family and friends helped organize a “Stick It To Cancer Night” where donations were collected to support Altru Health’s Filling the Gap Program. Over $34,000 was raised. Check out the full story below:

WDAY-WDAZ SPORTS SUNDAY (DEC. 3): Mulroy playing with heavy heart

Class B boys hoops season is about to tip off

The wait is almost over. NDHSAA Class B boys basketball is returning soon to a gym near you. The 2017 NDHSAA Class B boys basketball state tournament was one for the record books. How will the 2017-18 season stack up? Only time will tell.

Friday, December 8 is the official date for opening varsity contests in the Class B division. Twenty-one games are slated for opening night.

Defending state champion Hillsboro/Central Valley opens its season with a home game against Kindred at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 9 in Hillsboro.


Former Fargo South volleyball standout Emily Stroup became the single season kills record holder at Ole Miss over the weekend. Stroup has 438 kills as of Sunday, December 3. Stroup will add to that total as the Rebels host West Virginia on Saturday, December 9 in the semifinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC). … Former Fargo North graduate Kira Larson has helped the Missouri women’s volleyball team to a trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I national tournament. The Tigers play #1 seed Penn State at 1 p.m. CST on Friday, December 8. Larson has 311 kills, 39 aces and 295 digs this season for the Tigers.

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