Mott-Regent uses first-quarter explosion to defeat Killdeer in boys Region 7 action

The Killdeer boys basketball team shut out the Mott-Regent Wildfire in the second quarter on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, for the Cowboys, Mott-Regent burned them in the first quarter that paved the way for a 60-40 road victory at the Killdeer gymnasium.


The loss dropped the Cowboys to 2-5 overall and 0-3 in region play.

Mott-Regent moved to the top of the region standings with a 3-0 mark and  6-2 overall.

The Wildfire scored 33 points in the opening stanza and held a 20-point lead going into the second quarter.

And while Killdeer did a better job shutting down the Wildfire in the second quarter, the Cowboys couldn’t generate any offense themselves. They, too, failed to score a point in the period.

Killdeer struggled from the field, making just 15 of 52 shots from the field, including 2 of 9 from 3-point land. They also struggled at the free throw line, going 8 of 17.

Garrett LeMieux led the Cowboys with 13 points and 10 rebounds, including four offensive boards.

Alex Sadowsky was held to five points after going 2 of 10 from the field. He pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds, five on the offensive side.

The Wildfire shot nearly 50 percent from the field, knocking down 25 of 57 shots, including three treys.

Many of those buckets came after Killdeer turnovers. The Cowboys had 25 in the game.

Mott-Regent had three players in double figures. Tanner Zentner led the way with 16 points, followed by 14 from Brady Wegh and 10 by Sean Hertz.

Beulah 64, Killdeer 26

The road was not kind to the Cowboys on Jan. 5.

The Miners used a first-quarter blitz to break the game open and coast to the victory. Beulah outscored Killdeer 26-8 in that stanza.

Beulah held the Cowboys to single-digit scoring in every quarter of the game, including just nine points in the second half.

LeMieux led the way with 10 points. He was the only Killdeer player in double figures.

Beulah had four players in double figures, led by Reece Hoherz with 17, followed by Jacob Weigel’s 16 and 11 each from Logan Miller and Derek Ferebee.

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