Area Players Shine During Pepsi 2C All-Star Game

White rolled to a 123-88 victory in the boys' portion of the Pepsi District 2C All-Star basketball game in Lambert on Tuesday.

White jumped out to a 16-5 advantage with the scoring of Bainville's Charles Butikofer and Froid/Lake's Mason Dethman leading the attack.

The play of Dethman, who was selected the game's most valuable player, highlighted action throughout the half. Two dunks by Dethman led White to a 71-37 half-time command.

A three-pointer by Savage's Sayer Erickson and a short jumper by Plentywood's Chance Klein put White ahead by an 87-52 margin during the second half of play.

A three-pointer by MonDak's Thomas Arnson got Blue as close as 87-63 with 11:43 remaining.

White hit the century mark on a dunk by Dethman with 5:30 left for a score of 100-72.

Dethman finished with 39 points while Charles Butikofer added 24 points.

Leading Blue was Bainville's Samuel Butikofer with 22 points.

The White team took control in the second quarter to knock off the Blue team, 74-58, during the girls' basketball game of the Pepsi District 2C All-Star action in Lambert on Tuesday.

After Bainville's Elsie Wilson led Blue to an early lead, White moved ahead on a drive by Richey/Lambert's ShaeLyn Williams and a steal and layup by Culbertson's Destiny Thompson.

A pair of free throws by Savage's Brooke Reuter and a three-pointer at the buzzer by Bainville's Hailey Berwick put White up 18-12 at the end of the opening quarter.

The scoring of Plentywood's Mallory Tommerup helped White increase its lead to 10 points midway into the second quarter. Thompson, who earned the award as the game's most valuable player, scored inside for a 30-17 advantage.

After Lambert's Jolee Klempel led Blue back to 32-26, White took a 36-26 half-time lead on hoops by Reuter and Thompson.

Three straight points by Thompson increased the margin to 18 points midway into the third quarter. Blue fought back on three-pointers by Froid/Lake's Mara Salvevold and Klempel for a 58-47 game.

Blue came as close as 10 points in the final period before White struck for eight straight points including a three-pointer by Richey/Lambert's Keira Rains.


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