Thompson wins Class B boys basketball state title
March 16, 2019 11:15 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
MINOT – Saturday night’s North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B boys basketball state championship featured two teams – Thompson and Shiloh Christian – that had never played in a title game.
The Thompson Tommies, who were also making their first ever appearance at the state tournament, joined the historic ranks of Class B boys champions with a 57-47 overtime victory over the Skyhawks at the Minot State Dome. The attendance of the Championship session was 6,839 fans on Saturday, March 16. Total three day attendance for the 2019 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament was 30,824.
Thompson (26-1) trailed 37-35 entering the fourth quarter. The game was tied 45-45 at the end of regulation.
Thompson was led by Hayden Overby who scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Cadyn Schwabe added 15 points for the Tommies.
Macauley Young led Shiloh Christian with 25 points and 15 rebounds.
The 2018-19 school year has been a great one for Thompson High School. The Tommies won a 9-man football state championship and a Class B volleyball state title in the fall. This winter, the Thompson girls basketball team also qualified for state finishing in third place.
Thompson was ranked No. 1 in 11 of the 13 North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association media polls.
CLASS B BOYS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT AWARDS
ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (Selected by Media covering the tournament)
* Cadyn Schwabe, Thompson
* Ben Bohl, Bishop Ryan
Hayden Overby, Thompson
Macauley Young, Shiloh Christian
Mason Hedberg, Bishop Ryan
Cole Myers, Richland
Kyle VanBerkom, Powers Lake
Trey Brandt, Beulah
Theodore Allmaras, New Rockford-Sheyenne
Austin Molan, Ellendale
* - Unanimous Selection
Cadyn Schwabe, Thompson
NDHSCA CLASS B BOYS BASKETBALL SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Ben Bohl, Bishop Ryan
NDHSCA CLASS B BOYS BASKETBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
Brandy George, Thompson