Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby ButtonsTheClown » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:56 pm

Central Cass over Sherwood in 1955 - 50-46. Undefeated State Champs.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby Bison101 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:20 pm

2005 Class B Championship with NRS vs. Bottineau. The game had everything. There were way too many storylines to name!
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby BigNorsk » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:05 am

I would have to say the 1973 Class A Championship game between Ft Yates and Minot. I think it was 3 overtimes before Ft Yates came out on top. The end of regulation saw an amazing comeback by Ft Yates to tie it. Archambault (sp?) tied the game with a real long shot. Today he would have won the game but it was only worth 2 then.

I can kind of remember when Rugby played Williston to go to state sometime in the late 60's early 70's, it went either 5 or 6 overtimes. That was quite the game too but I don't remember it like the Ft Yates game. I do remember one Rugby player standing all by himself at the line at the end of one overtime and he took the shot and didn't touch anything, it was a couple of feet short. If I remember right it tied the record at that time for the most overtimes and Rugby won the game.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby LuckyIam » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:11 pm

definetly justin behlolaveks 51 point game against williston a few years ago. he was a great player.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby Rowsdower! » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:19 am

NE B-Baller 242 wrote:NRS state championship game against Bottineau. NRS came back late in the fourth quarter. Bottineau's Kirby Johnson took an open three with his team up with less then an minute to go and missed. NRS star Even Bennifield fouled out. and Micheal Cudworths bank shot to win it in double overtime


I was in the MSU Dome for that one. Bottineau couldn't miss in the first half (Johnson was on fire at that point) and was up by 14 at halftime. With about 4-5 minutes to go, NR-S kept pecking away slowly at the lead, and tied it with a Bennefeld layin with less than a second to go in regulation. The atmosphere in the arena when that basket went in to force overtime was like nothing I'd ever seen at that point, and when Cudworth hit the bank shot to win the game, 67-65, the sheer exhilaration I felt at that exact moment in time (just as a photographer covering the event for the local rag) was almost like an out-of-body experience.

(Pardon the over-the-top hyperbole with the last sentence, but that was my story. It was easily the best game I've ever witnessed, and it was a shame someone had to lose.)
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby chirpchirp » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:44 pm

new rockford vs bottinue in the state championship game buzzer beater in double overtime
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby bbfever » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:41 pm

2009 Region 1 championship. North Sargent vs. Central Cass.
Unbelievable game.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby gobison#6 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:35 pm

bbfever wrote:2009 Region 1 championship. North Sargent vs. Central Cass.
Unbelievable game.

Agreed.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby old lineman » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:25 pm

HILLSBURO VS EPPING

The night that everyone in the state execpt for 1900 people in hillsburo cheered for hickory (epping)
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby ndfbfan70 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:57 pm

92-93 region 1 semi's sargent central vs lisbon. Lisbon was ranked in the top 3 all yr. and might have been undefeated if i am not mistaken. Lisbon up the whole game by never more than 6pts. SC gets in down to the post with 5 seconds left and score with about 1 second left on the clock to put them ahead for the 1st time in the game.

Best game i ever witnessed. sat 2 rows from the top at the NDSCS bball arena and there was not room to move the whole time.

I don't remember every detail of the game, i was pretty young, but i do remember knowing the way the SC boys played that game their is no way they would be denied a state tourney trip(they weren't)
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby Hinsa » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:49 pm

I don't know if this was the best game I ever saw, but it was certainly unique.

1974, Mayville-Portland vs Hillsboro at Hillsboro's old gym. Hillsboro, undefeated and ranked #2. May-Port, one loss and ranked in top 10. People standing in doorways, chairs set up on the sides of the baseline. The Hillsboro administration closed the front door in the first half of the B game because there was no more room.

May-Port brought posters and taped them up that said "Wipe the Burros" with a roll of toilet paper wiping a Burro's backside.

It was very hot in the gym and very cold outside which caused the wall to sweat. Only 3 feet between the wall and the baseline, so there was water on the court. Tom Olsen of Hillsboro drove the baseline in the second half and slid right into the wall not once, but TWICE.

May-Port wins a thriller by about 8. Huge front line for that time - Ron Halda, 6'8", Lowell Nelson, 6'5", Cal Lee, 6'4" and 6'2" Tim Pratt at guard which was unheard of in those days. They grew 'em big in May-Port long before the Klabos, Krafts, Swifts, and Nelsons of the 90's and 2000's.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby Baller22 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:05 pm

Rowsdower! wrote:
NE B-Baller 242 wrote:NRS state championship game against Bottineau. NRS came back late in the fourth quarter. Bottineau's Kirby Johnson took an open three with his team up with less then an minute to go and missed. NRS star Even Bennifield fouled out. and Micheal Cudworths bank shot to win it in double overtime


I was in the MSU Dome for that one. Bottineau couldn't miss in the first half (Johnson was on fire at that point) and was up by 14 at halftime. With about 4-5 minutes to go, NR-S kept pecking away slowly at the lead, and tied it with a Bennefeld layin with less than a second to go in regulation. The atmosphere in the arena when that basket went in to force overtime was like nothing I'd ever seen at that point, and when Cudworth hit the bank shot to win the game, 67-65, the sheer exhilaration I felt at that exact moment in time (just as a photographer covering the event for the local rag) was almost like an out-of-body experience.

(Pardon the over-the-top hyperbole with the last sentence, but that was my story. It was easily the best game I've ever witnessed, and it was a shame someone had to lose.)

naw man you got it wrong kirby didn't take the shot jeremy cambell took it.. biggest disappointment ever, our school was devastated i'm a senior now i remember being at the game.. it was unbelievable for us..
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby Schmidty22 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:02 am

When Billy Michelson of Century hit like7 threes in one game against minot and John Fraase hit the game-winner as the buzzer sounded that is the best game I have ever seen.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby packers21 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:19 pm

Park River vs. Edinburg 2000

Game was played in Edinburg in front of a absolutely packed house. Park River was ranked high in state and would go on to state but have a poor showing. Edinburg won maybe 5 games all year. Tyler Moe had just transfered to PR leaving a bad taste in everyone mouth. PR was supposed to stomp all over Edinburg and Moe was supposed to lead the charge. In Pre-game warm ups he was dunking and cocking off the the crowd and got T'ed up, the crowd goes crazy and Edinburg goes up 2-0 before the game even starts. The game is intense throughout back and forth, neither team builds much of a lead. Regulation end in a tie, 1st OT is a tie, 2nd OT a it, finally at the end of the 3rd OT Edinburgs hits a game winner sending the town into a frenzy. Sad thing is this was probably the last big win Edinburg can really brag about. But this game was THE best HS game I have ever seen. It was about more than winning and losing, it was about a small town losing its best player to a big town and that player ditching his buddies that he had played with since he started playing basketball and for one night in little Edinburg they got their revenge.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby polaris » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:19 pm

1985 state class B championship - Linton 72 and Newburg 70 in OT
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby InsideMan » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:32 am

2004 Class A state championship game. Saints over Demons. Most people I have ever seen in the Civic.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby old#63 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:04 pm

old lineman wrote:HILLSBURO VS EPPING

The night that everyone in the state execpt for 1900 people in hillsburo cheered for hickory (epping)

This one has my vote. If you like David and Goliath stories, this is the best one I know of. If by best, you are looking for the one with the most drama, this is the one.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby GoPack#2 » Mon May 31, 2010 10:21 am

gobison#6 wrote:
bbfever wrote:2009 Region 1 championship. North Sargent vs. Central Cass.
Unbelievable game.

Agreed.

That was a great game!
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby winner-within » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:36 pm

I believe it was 92 Reginal Final, we ventured over to Langdon to watch Marty McDonald and squad against Danny Phillips and company...Wow!!! few mistakes and post play at its perfection.....one of the best battles ever....Munich went on to win State...they also won BaseBall that season If I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby IplayforHim » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:06 pm

polaris wrote:1985 state class B championship - Linton 72 and Newburg 70 in OT

agreed. also linton in the 2004 region 3 championship against Lamoure. down 17 at half, came back and won. It was insane !!
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby baseball » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:05 pm

old#63 wrote:
old lineman wrote:HILLSBURO VS EPPING

The night that everyone in the state execpt for 1900 people in hillsburo cheered for hickory (epping)

This one has my vote. If you like David and Goliath stories, this is the best one I know of. If by best, you are looking for the one with the most drama, this is the one.


Same can be said for Triny vs. Parshall.

4-point play!!!!
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby cubsfan » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:37 am

The two greatest games I have seen in my life were the 2004 region 2 semi-final game between Hillsboro and Cavalier. Hillsboro was up by twenty some points and Cavalier stormed back to beat them. The other was the 2005 state title game.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby Stallng » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:08 pm

The 2010 Class A championship game Bismarck High vs Mandan
In Class B the 2009 district 15 championship game when Mandaree upset Watford in New Town was also a very exciting game.
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby winner-within » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:21 pm

Stallng wrote:The 2010 Class A championship game Bismarck High vs Mandan
In Class B the 2009 district 15 championship game when Mandaree upset Watford in New Town was also a very exciting game.



that would have been fun
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Re: Best HS B-Ball Game Ever Witnessed?

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:57 pm

One would be the Oak Grove vs. Dickinson Trinity at the Shiloh Invite last January; another would be the Oak Grove vs. Berthold game from the 1st round of State last March
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