By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
Beaver 33, Shattuck 30
The Beaver Dusters won a hard-fought defensive battle to advance to the semifinals.
After falling behind 10-6, the Dusters had their best quarter of the game in the second, with a 12-7 advantage over the Indians to take an 18-17 lead into the half.
Both teams struggle to score in the second half with Beaver holding a 15-13 advantage to win by three.
Garrett Weber got back on track with 17 points.
Beaver (11-5) will face Forgan (17-1) today at 5:15.
Beaver 59, Buffalo 41 (girls)
The Lady Dusters started strong and finished strong to take down the tournament host in the first round. Beaver started the game with a 12-4 advantage; and outscored Buffalo 14-7 in the fourth.
In the middle quarters Buffalo at least stayed close. Beaver had their best offensive quarter in the second scoring 20 to Buffalo’s 16 to take a 32-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Lady Bison’s best quarter was the third where they gained a 14-13 advantage.
Jacinda Balderrama led the Lady Dusters with 17 points, and Kalie Hoover added 12.
Beaver (7-10) will take on Forgan (12-5) tonday at 6:30.