Posted On: 03/6/21 2:17 PM

Basketball fans in Northeast North Dakota will be heading to Betty Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks on Monday to watch Region-2 playoff action. There are only eight teams left in the tournament. Four teams finished their season on Tuesday with a loss in the play-in round. The North Broder Eagles are the favorites to win and punch their ticket to Minot. However, seeds #2 through #6 are all talented teams that could make some noise and shake things up. I guarantee you that this will be an entertaining and exciting Regional Tournament. Make sure you check these games out.

Let us take a closer look at the matchups on Monday…

Region 2

Monday, March 8th, 2021

[1:00 start] #9 Drayton/Valley-Edinburg (9-13) vs. #1 North Border (16-2)

The Titans beat Finley-Sharon/Hope Page 61-57 to get into this game. Drayton/Valley-Edinburg scores 48.5 ppg and they give up 52.4 ppg. North Border scores 66.4 ppg and allows 48.6 ppg. They played earlier this season on February 16th and North Border won by a score of 69-42. Gage Pollestad Gage Pollestad 6'5" | PF Drayton/Valley Edinburg | 2021 State ND is a talented big man and the best player for the Titans. North Border has a skilled trio of players with #9 Drayton/Valley-Edinburg (9-13) vs. #1 North Border (16-2) The Titans beat Finley-Sharon/Hope Page 61-57 to get into this game. Drayton/Valley-Edinburg scores 48.5 ppg and they give up 52.4 ppg. North Border scores 66.4 ppg and allows 48.6 ppg. They played earlier this season on February 16th and North Border won by a score of 69-42. Gage Pollestad Gage Pollestad 6'5" | PF Drayton/Valley Edinburg | 2021 State ND is a talented big man and the best player for the Titans. North Border has a skilled trio of players with Ayden Stainbrook Ayden Stainbrook 6'4" | SF North Border | 2023 State ND , Jaden Lee Jaden Lee 6'2" | SG North Border | 2021 State ND , and TJ Cosley TJ Cosley 6'0" | PG North Border | 2023 State ND . The winner of this game will play the winner of #5 Midway/Minto vs. #4 Thompson on Tuesday at 6:00. [2:30 start] #5 Midway/Minto (16-6) vs. #4 Thompson (14-7) The Mustangs took down Park River/Fordville-Lankin 67-55 to get into this game. Midway/Minto scores 68.1 ppg and gives up 60.1 ppg. Thompson puts up 51.8 ppg and allows 44.3 ppg. They played earlier this season and Thompson won 68-52. The Mustangs have two excellent guards with William Schuster William Schuster 6'1" | PG Midway/Minto | 2021 State ND and Seth Robinson Seth Robinson 6'2" | PG Midway-Minto | 2021 State ND . Those two make Midway/Minto a scary team as they can go off and put up a ton of points. Thompson is a tough matchup because they are more focused on defense and they like to control the pace of the game. The top players for the Tommies are Kyle Odenbach Kyle Odenbach 6'3" | SF Thompson | 2022 State ND , Jake Starcevic Jake Starcevic 6'1" | SG Thompson | 2025 ND , Samuel Roller, and Connor Welsh Connor Welsh 6'1" | PG Thompson | 2022 State ND . The winner of this game will play the winner of #9 Drayton/Valley-Edinburg vs. #1 North Border on Tuesday at 6:00. [6:30 start] #10 May-Port CG (6-16) vs. #2 Hillsboro/Central Valley (14-6) The Patriots upset Cavalier 62-59 to get into this game. May-Port CG puts up 44 ppg and they allow 54 ppg. Hillsboro/Central Valley scores 58.4 ppg and they give up 48.7 ppg. When they played earlier this season the Burros won with a score of 61-34. The top players for the Patriots are Jordan Evans and Jack Bradner. The top players for the Burros are Jackson Anderson Jackson Anderson 6'3" | SG Hillsboro/Central Valley | 2021 State ND , Gannon Limke Gannon Limke 6'6" | PF Hillsboro/Central Valley | 2022 State ND , Parker Gallagher Parker Gallagher 5'10" | SG Hillsboro/Central Valley | 2022 State ND , Jacob Brandt Jacob Brandt 6'6" | PF Hillsboro/Central Valley | 2024 State ND , and Samuel Preston Samuel Preston 6'2" | SF Hillsboro/Central Valley | 2021 State ND . The winner of this game will play the winner of #6 Hatton/Northwood vs. #3 Grafton on Tuesday at 8:00. [8:00 start] #6 Hatton/Northwood (12-10) vs. #3 Grafton (19-2) The Thunder took down Larimore 61-31 to get into this matchup. Hatton/Northwood scores 57.6 ppg and they give up 51 ppg. Grafton averages 66.9 ppg and teams score 44.4 ppg on the Spoilers. They played way back on December 19th and Grafton won 58-51. The Thunder have a great point guard with Colton Konschak Colton Konschak 6'5" | SG Hatton/Northwood | 2021 State ND and a tough big man in Kelby Azure Kelby Azure 6'4" | PF Hatton/Northwood | 2022 State ND . The top 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 winner of this game will play the winner of #10 May-Port CG vs. #2 Hillsboro/Central Valley. On Tuesday at 8:00.

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