Posted On: 03/11/18 3:50 PM
North Dakota Class B Region 7 fans were treated to a double overtime thriller between Beulah and Dickinson Trinity in the region finals. There were plenty of highlights at the tournament. The best block of the tournament happened when Mason Dolbec (Beulah) made a chase down block against Heart River.
The biggest shot of the tournament happened when Mike Schmidt (Beulah) nailed an overtime jumper despite sitting on the bench for all of regulation. Schmidt played for 4 minutes tallied 1 block, rebounds, and 3 points but his minute stat line had the most impact.
Arik Knopik (Dickinson Trinity) had the best dunk of the tournament. Derek Ferebee (Beulah) had the best pass of the tournament with a behind-the-back, no-look dish in transition. Take a look at who the award winners from the Region 7 tournament were.
Best Floor General – Caleb Chruszch Heart River senior. Chruszch carried a large responsibility for Heart River and had to make sure his team was playing the right pace. Chruszch controlled the pace of the game and found open teammates when they were open.
Best Shot Blocker – Carson Schalesky Hettinger-Scranton senior. Schalesky altered a lot of shots at regionals. Schalesky was the best shot blocker in the tournament.
Best Shooter – Derek Ferebee Beulah senior. Ferebee was the most consistent shooter in the region all season and went 4 of 5 during the Region 7 championship game on 3-pointers.
Best Coach – Greg Grinsteinner Dickinson Trinity. His team made it back to the region finals despite a big roster loss late in the year. Coaching kids through losing a key player late in the year is tough to overcome and Grinnsteiner did it.
Mr. Glue – Logan Miller Beulah senior. Miller took charges, played defense, boxed out and supplied offense when needed. Miller was a true jack of all trades this season for Beulah. Without his adhesive play, Beulah doesn’t earn the No. 1-seed or a state tournament berth.
All-Region 7 Tournament team – Derek Ferebee (Beulah), Isaiah Kludt (Hettinger-Scranton), Logan Miller (Beulah), Arik Knopik (Dickinson Trinity), Caleb Churszch (Heart River).
All-Region 7 Tournament Defensive team – Jaxon Mellmer (Hettinger-Scranton), Jacob Weigel (Beulah), Carson Schalesky (Hettinger-Scranton), Jarad Mattis (Hettinger-Scranton), Dylan Scott (Bowman).
Region 7 Tournament MVP – Derek Ferebee Beulah senior. Ferebee was unstoppable when it mattered most and consistently supplied Beulah with scoring when they went into a funk.
Region 7 Tournament D-MVP – Jaxon Mellmer Hettinger-Scranton junior. Mellmer flustered some very good offensive players in the tournament and his active hands caused problems.
Region 7 Tournament O-MVP – Derek Ferebee Beulah senior. Ferebee was one of the best shooters in teh tournament and was very tough to stop off the bounce.