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Ryan Ladika/DND Brice Domsteen, right, drives to the paint during the first half of Minot High’s Tuesday night tilt.

Darik Dissette represented the attacking leader for the Magi in the club’s thrilling upset against the Bismarck Demons on January 7, and he went all out again on Tuesday night.

Behind a record 24 points from the Minot High junior, the Magicians (8-1 overall, 7-1 WDA) led a dominating second half to a comfortable 97-66 win over the Turtle Community High Braves Mountain at Magic Town. Campus, marking their fifth consecutive victory.

“I think we have proven what we are capable of when we play with energy and when we play with concentration,” said Minot head coach Dean Winczewski. “In the second half we did just that, and that’s the kind of thing we need to be able to do. We have to play with that kind of effort, that kind of intensity, and when we do, we’re pretty good.

They say basketball is a racing game, and that certainly rang true in the first half. Both teams recorded at least one streak of at least six points interrupted by a single opposing basket in the first 18 minutes of play.

A triple from Jaeger Gunville and four straight points from Darik Dissette highlighted an 11-3 game-opening run for the Magi, one that was immediately answered by a 6-0 run from the Braves on the back of four from Gunner Zerr to shoot Turtle Mountain (4-5, 3-5) within two points.

Eric Wentz wasted no time to spark a 6-0 Magicians run with just under 13 minutes left in the first half, winning a two-point jump and a pair of free throws to help extend the Magicians’ lead to eight.

Four Minot scorers pushed the team advantage to 10 on an 8-3 run on the heels of a trio of Braves runs, but Houston Davis led Turtle Mountain in force in the final five and a half minutes. of halftime.

The junior drilled his second and third triples of the night and scored eight points to cut Magi’s lead to 33-29 with 1:44 on the clock. Consecutive marks from beyond the arc by Wentz stole the momentum, however, and gave Minot a 39-29 advantage at halftime.

“He’s a leader, he’s a guy that we have to lean on to be able to make plays, but I think the biggest thing was the fact that we had to refocus on what we needed to do,” Winczewski added from Wentz. “The kids watched how we did things, and I don’t think they were very happy with themselves. We managed to win it back, and it was a second-half effort that I think we can be extremely proud of.

A 10-0 stretch on the other side of the break led by four points from Dissette and Morgan Nygaard opened the game four minutes into the second half. Another Minot 10-2 run after five points from the Braves on the other side then put the game away, and the Magi beat Turtle Mountain 58-37 in the final 16 minutes.

Minot’s 97 RBI marked a new season high and 12 total magicians found the scoresheet with at least two runs, led by the prolific night of Dissette, 15 from Wentz and Morgan Nygaard and 11 from Gunville. Davis recorded 22 for the Braves, followed by 15 from Zerr and another 13 from Parker Wallette.

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The Stanley Blue Jays (8-1) continued their momentum, winning their fifth straight game by a final score of 84-48 against the Lewis & Clark Berthold Bombers (3-3). Eight different players have scored for Stanley, led by 21 points from Tucker Gorder and Laramie Smith. Patrick Simons also scored 21 at the other end for Berthold.

Behind a dominating 20-point performance by Trey Hatfield, the Oak Grove Grovers (4-5) beat the Lisbon Broncos (2-5) by a final score of 74-44. Trevon Rodriguez (12) and Rylee Bakkegard (10) also hit double digits for the Grovers, and Caleb Olson paced the Broncos with 21 on the night.

Griggs Midkota (2-6) earned a comfortable win over Carrington (4-4) by a 50-37 margin. Logan Topp and Jaxon Gronneberg each hit double digits with 16 and 14 points, respectively, in Griggs’ win, and Hudson Schmitz (13) and Hudson Topp (12) led the Cardinals on the scoresheet.

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Brian L. Hartfield