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E/K-M girls' hoops beat Benson County 59-40 in play-in game

Feb. 26—MAYVILLE, N.D. — The Edgeley/Kulm-Montpelier girls' basketball team is heading back to the state tournament after a 59-40 win over Benson County in the play-in game on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Mayville State University's Lewy Lee Fieldhouse.

The Rebels (21-5) outscored the Wildcats 12-8 in the first quarter but trailed 26-23 heading into the half. The Rebels outscored the Wildcats (18-8) 36-14 in the second half to get the 19-point win.

Mataeya Mathern led the Rebels with 20 points. The Wildcats were led by Aubrey Kenner's 17 points.

The Rebels open their state tournament run at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29, when they take on Central McLean.

BC 40, E/K-M 59

BC: 8 18 9 5 — 40

E/K-M: 12 11 14 22 — 59

Points leaders:

BC: Aubrey Kenner 17, Jaitlyn Maddock 14, Lacie Fautsch 5

E/K-M: Mataeya Mathern 20, Jaelyn Bertsch 14, Libby Mathern 8, Abby Mathern 8, Grace Irey 4