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.

BOXSCORE: THOMPSON 57, SHILOH CHRISTIAN 47 (OT)

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

TOURNAMENT MVP
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

TOURNAMENT RECAP/BOXSCORES

QUARTERFINALS: SHILOH CHRISTIAN 54, BEULAH 46

QUARTERFINALS: RICHLAND 65, POWERS LAKE 63

QUARTERFINALS: THOMPSON 58, ELLENDALE 49

QUARTERFINALS: BISHOP RYAN 62, NEW ROCKFORD-SHEYENNE 56

CONSOLATION SEMIS: BEULAH 71, POWERS LAKE 44

CONSOLATION SEMIS: NEW ROCKFORD-SHEYENNE 59, ELLENDALE 55

SEMIFINALS: SHILOH CHRISTIAN 64, RICHLAND 51

SEMIFINALS: THOMPSON 68, BISHOP RYAN 65 (OT)

SEVENTH PLACE: POWERS LAKE 56, ELLENDALE 42

FIFTH PLACE: NEW ROCKFORD-SHEYENNE 56, BEULAH 53

THIRD PLACE: RICHLAND 62, BISHOP RYAN 47

CHAMPIONSHIP: THOMPSON 57, SHILOH CHRISTIAN 47 (OT)

2019 NDHSAA CLASS B BOYS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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