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Northern B girls: Fairfield, Poplar, Chinook, Malta handily win first-round games

Divisional basketball
Posted at 6:11 PM, Feb 29, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-01 13:11:51-05

CONRAD — Fairfield and Poplar handily won first-round games Thursday at the Northern B girls basketball divisional tournament.

Fairfield opened the tournament with a 50-16 win over Wolf Point. Poplar followed the Eagles into Friday’s semifinals with a 74-29 victory over Conrad.

Chinook and Malta won the late first-round games Thursday to join Fairfield and Poplar in the semifinal round. The Sugarbeeters defeated Fairview 50-29, and Malta handled Shelby 62-43.

Fairfield and Poplar will meet in the first semifinal at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by Chinook and Malta at 7:30 p.m.

Wolf Point plays Conrad at 1:30 p.m. Friday in a loser-out contest, and Fairview meets Shelby in a loser-out game at 3 p.m.

Fairfield 50, Wolf Point 16

Fairfield didn’t allow a point in the second half by making some defensive adjustments and the Eagles coasted after leading 23-16 at the break.

Emma Schenk led Fairfield with 18 points with the help of 9-for-10 shooting from the foul line, and Natalie Harrell added 14 points. Rylie Schenk also hit double figures for Fairfield by putting in 10 points.

Keeley Blount-Henderson scored eight points and Kashlyn Speak Thunder put in six for the Wolves.

Poplar 74, Conrad 29

Poplar started strong, building a 19-point lead by halftime, and put three players into double figures to roll past the Cowgirls.

Cammie Martell led the way for the Indians by connecting on five 3-pointers for 19 points. Braelyn Nordwick pitched in with 16 points and Bailey Dupree hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.

In all, 10 players scored for the Indians, who nailed 12 3-pointers in the game.

Tala Eneboe scored 14 points to lead Conrad.

Chinook 50, Fairview 29

Chinook used a strong third quarter to pull away from Fairview for the 50-29 win Thursday.

The Sugarbeeters led 23-17 at halftime, then outscored the Warriors 18-4 in the third to take control. Hallie Neibauer scored a game-high 12 points, including seven in the third, to pace Chinook. Alexus Seymour added nine points, and Hannah Schoen had eight.

Fairview was led by Macy Tjelde with nine points.

Malta 62, Shelby 43

Emree Stuart scored 19 points and Elly Anderson added 13 as Malta advanced to the semifinals with its 62-43 win over Shelby.

The M-Ettes also got nine points from Kelbie Nelson and eight from Neva Jacobsen.

Shelby was led by Elly McDermott with 12 points.