Grant County tops Killdeer in NDHSAA Class B GBB Championship Game
March 3, 2018 10:00 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
MINOT, N.D. – The Grant County girls basketball team kept its momentum rolling on Saturday, March 3 at the Minot State Dome on its way to a North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B state championship.
The Coyotes defeated Killdeer 53-44 in the title game for the program’s first state championship. Grant County had previously made state tournament appearances in 2013 and 2017.
Senior guard Taylor Roehl scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Saturday to lead the Coyotes. Roehl was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player on Saturday following the title game.
Senior Alexis Bentz added 13 points for the Coyotes. Bentz was the hero Thursday night making a buzzer-beater 3-pointer in Grant County’s 60-57 win over Kindred in the quarterfinals.
The Coyotes – the tournament’s No. 5 seed – defeated top-seeded Medina-Pingree/Buchanan in the semifinals to set up a meeting with unseeded Killdeer on Saturday night.
The Cowboys were led by Trae Murray, who scored 19 points.
Grant County qualified for state by defeating No. 1-ranked Shiloh Christian in the Region 5 championship game.