Photo: Tweten’s Photography of Grafton

Posted On: 03/18/21 11:44 PM

Day 1 is in the books for the opening day in Minot.

Opening day results:

#2 Grafton/St. Thomas 66 vs. Powers Lake 28

#3 Edgeley/Kulm/Montpelier 67 vs. Rugby 63

#1 Four Winds/Minnewaukan 68 vs. Shiloh Christian 52

#4 Dickinson Trinity 43 vs. #5 Kindred 46

Let us take a look at each matchup in the semifinals…

State Tournament Semifinal Games:

Friday, March 19th, 2021

[6:30 start] #2 Grafton/St. Thomas (23-2) vs. #3 Edgeley/Kulm/Montpelier (23-2)

This is an intriguing matchup with both teams having a good showing on opening day. The Rebels from EKM have the size advantage and more power in the paint. The Spoilers have the backcourt advantage with a veteran group of guards. The Spoilers shot well from outside in their first game. BIG QUESTION FOR THE GAME? Will the inside presence for EKM win out or will the Grafton tough defense and versatile scoring prevail? The lead players for the Spoilers are Stevan Garza Stevan Garza 6'2" | SG Grafton | 2021 State ND , Justin Garza Justin Garza 5'11" | SG Grafton | 2021 State ND , Luis Balderas Jr., Brandon Albrecht Brandon Albrecht 6'1" | SG Grafton | 2021 State ND , and William Jiskra William Jiskra 6'4" | SF Grafton | 2022 State ND . The lead players for the Rebels are Alex Huber Alex Huber 6'6" | SF Edgeley/Kulm/Montpelier | 2021 State ND , Chayse Entzi, and Adam Nitschke. The winner will play in the State Championship on

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