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Grant County/Mott-Regent's Weston Zacher notches 1,000th point in 65-56 home win over Belfield

Jan. 8—GRANT COUNTY — Division B/Region 3-District 5 play is now underway, and Grant County/Mott-Regent posted a palindromic, 65-56 win over Belfield on Friday, Jan. 5 that featured the 1,000th point for 6'7" senior center Weston Zacher, who will be plying his hoops-trade next season at Dickinson State University after committing there recently.

"It feels great, having put in all that time and effort to get an award out of it, it's been countless summers — over-and-over-again — to finally get this award," Zacher said. "It's nice (to be going to DSU) because you know you have that security of being near home if you need anything and there's people nearby that can help you."

He added, "I like the program, because I'm a big-man and I like how the coach (Derek Selvig) uses their big-guys on the court and he has a good rotation."

Zacher had a standout performance versus Belfield, scoring a game-high 38 points with 11 of them coming in the opening quarter. On defense, GC/M-R (2-6) was suffocating, limiting the Bantams (3-3) to only 7 points in the first and second quarters and posting a 37-14 lead as the teams headed into the locker rooms at the break. Zacher scored another 9 points in the second frame to keep BHS on their heels.

The Weston Zacher Show continued into the third quarter as he scored 12, which included a 3-pointer and 3-of-3 shooting from the free-throw line, and he kept pouring in the points in the final period with 6 more. Freshman center Mike Greff was the only other Wildfire/Coyote athlete close to double-digits with 9.

But Belfield mounted a solid challenge in the third and fourth quarters as junior guard Mason Kessel racked up 21 points in the second half, with 9 of them coming from behind the arc. Junior forward Luke Obrigewitsch also had a solid night with 14 and Shane Stroh came close to double-digits with 9, while the Bantams outscored the hosts, 29-14 in the final period.

Next-up for Grant County/Mott-Regent will be a Monday, Jan. 8 home game at Harding County that will be followed by a Friday, Jan. 12 trip to South Heart to face the Eagles. For Belfield, the Bantams will be at Alexander on Tuesday, Jan. 9 and home versus Flasher on Friday.

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