Bearcats steal win from Wildfire in Roughrider finale

Asadullah Watson-Buffalo (23) of Mott-Regent battles to get off a shot against the eventual champions, Trinity, during the Roughrider tournament . The Tigers lost to Glen Ullin Saturday. Herald photo / Brad Mosher

A little thievery didn’t hurt the Glen Ullin-Hebron Bearcats Saturday.

A lot of third quarter stealing and scoring helped the Bearcats break open a close game and take off with an easy 69-53 win for third place in the annual Roughriders boys basketball tournament in Dickinson.

By Brad Mosher

The Herald

Playing catch-up after the Wildfire took a 18-12 lead in the first quarter, the Bearcats outscored Mott-Regent 20-14 in the second period to tie the game at the half.

But it was a third-quarter turnover spree which broke the game open for the Bearcats.

Mott-Regent started by breaking the tie,but the Bearcats got a three-pointer Grant Gerving (one of his four) to take a 35-34 lead.

Teddy Mayer gave the Wildfire the lead again, but Grant Gerving added another three with five minutes left.

With the Bearcats holding a lead with less than three minutes on the clock, the Wildfire watched as Glen Ullin went on an 11-0 run, taking advantage of fouls and turnovers.

The Wildfire were in a 52-40 hole to begin the quarter.

Cody Perkins was able to cut the lead to 10 points (52-42) with a basket, but the turnovers continued to plague the Wildfire as Glen Ullin-Hebron kept added to their lead.

Perkins led Mott-Regent in the scorebook with 26 points and was the only player in double figures.

Asad Watson Buffalo finished with nine while Jaden Hauck added seven. Isaac Frey scored six points, Mayer had three and Sam Huether finished with two.

Braden Zuroff led the Bearcats with 24 points, while Grant Gerving had 18 – including all four of the team’s three-pointers. Mason Gerving had 11 for the game.

The Bearcats finished the game with a 17-10 edge in turnovers, and a 22-11 edge in points off turnovers. They also had a big 21-9 edge in points from their bench.

Glen Ullin Hebron   

12    20    20    17    69

Mott-Regent           

18    14    8     13     53

Glen Ullin Hebron

Braden Zuroff 10  4-7 24; Grant Gerving 7  4 0-0 18; Mason Gerving 5 1-10; Braxton Rolle 3  3-3 9; Dawson Zuroff 1 1-2 3; Chase Remboldt 0  2-2 2; Garret Soupir 1 0-2 2.

Glen Ullin Hebron   

27    4    11-26    69

Mott-Regent

Cody Perkins  9 2 6-7 26; Asad Watson Buffalo  4 1 0-1 9; Jaden Hauck 2 1 2-2  7; Isaac Frey 1 4-5 6; Teddy Mayer 1  1-2 3; Sam Huether 1 0-0 2.

Mott-Regent   

18    4    13-17    53

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