February 21, 2024

Blue Jay Boys Win Two

Blue Jay Boys Win Two

Stanley’s varsity boys’ basketball team is getting closer to the end of their regular season with two games on their schedule last week. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Blue Jays traveled to play the South Prairie Royals, coming home with the 76 to 56 win. On Friday, Feb. 16, they hosted Bottineau in their last home game of the season, posting the 55 to 49 victory.
Stanley vs. South Prairie
On the road on Tuesday, Feb. 13,  Stanley met up with South Prairie. The Blue Jays held an 18 point lead at the end of the first quarter, extending their lead to 28 at the half on their way to the 76 to 56 win.
Head coach Kory Anderson said, “It was another great start to the game. The boys played fast and aggressive and built a 37 point lead. Late in the third quarter we got away from what we do well and South Prairie went on a nice run to close the gap a bit. We were led in scoring by Drake and Josh. As a team we shot 90% from the free throw line and on the season we are consistently above or around 70%.”
As a team, Stanley made 30 of their 59 shot attempts for 51%, including 24 of 42 two point and 6 of 17 three point attempts. They converted 10 of their 11 free throw attempts for 91%. That compared to 21 of 57 shooting for the Royals for 37%, including 16 of 40 two point and 5 of 17 three point attempts. They made 9 of their 15 free throw attempts.
The Blue Jays had 34 total rebounds, including 10 offensive and 23 defensive boards. They had 11 assists, 6 blocks and 9 steals. They committed just 6 turnovers.
Stanley was led by Drake Schlosser with 25 points, followed by Josh Hetzel with 19, Tristen Barstad with 14, Bennett Larson with 9, Jack Hynek with 6 and Tyler Gjellstad with 3.
Tristen Barstad had 10 rebounds, followed by Bennett Larson with 8, Drake Schlosser with 5, Josh Hetzel and Jack Hynek with 3 each, Tyler Gjellstad with 2, and Ben Hynek and Kade Snyder with 1 each.
Josh Hetzel had 5 assists, followed by Drake Schlosser with 2, and Tyler Gjellstad, Ben Hynek, Tristen Barstad and Bennett Larson with 1 each.
Bennett Larson had 2 blocks, followed by Drake Schlosser, Ben Hynek, Jack Hynek and Tristen Barstad with 1 each.
Jack Hynek had 4 steals, followed by Josh Hetzel with 2, and Drake Schlosser, Tyler Gjellstad and Bennett Larson with 1 each.
 

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