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Cards get all of their pieces back, lose two games putting it all together

For the first time this season, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals boys basketball team had all of their players on the active roster when they played at Dakota Prairie in McVille on January 12 then at home versus Dunseith in a District 8 game on January 15.

By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer

Juniors Jackson Delvo and Ordale Morstad were coming off injuries and playing for the first time, but the Cards lost to the Knights 72-45 and to the Dragons 75-65. The Cardinals are now 5-4 on the season and will host Four Winds-Minnewaukan on January 22 then to North Star on January 25.

They end a busy week hosting New Rockford-Sheyenne in a boys/girls basketball double header on the afternoon of January 26. Here’s a recap of their last two games:

Dakota Prairie 72, Langdon-Edmore- Munich 45

The Cardinals ran into an absolute buzz saw at McVille against the Knights. Dakota Prairie started hot from the 3-point line and finished that way, knocking down 12 shots from long distance. By contrast the Cards were ice cold from beyond the arc, shooting just 3 for 27 from the 3-point line, which is just 11 percent. Tyler Loe and Jake Avdem did most of the damage for the Knights, combing for 10 3-pointers and 47 points overall.

Langdon-Edmore-Munich fell behind 47-23 at halftime and never could get back in the game. Jackson Delvo had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in his first game of the year for the Cardinals, and he was the only Cards player to reach double figures.

BOXSCORE

Munich 45

LEM — 16 7 13 9 –45

DP — 28 19 11 14 –72

Langdon-Edmore-Munich —

Jackson Delvo 14, Simon Romfo

8, Grant Romfo 6, Jagger Worley

6, Alex Lowery 6, Sean Gette 3,

Ordale Morstad 2

Dakota Prairie — Tyler Loe 27,

Jake Avdem 20, Parker Frederick

16, Bryce Trenda 6, Colby Hovdenes

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Rebounds — LEM: 35 (Delvo 11,

Gette 6); DP: 45 (Trenda 13)

Assists — LEM: 10 (S. Romfo 3);

DP: 15 (Loe 6)

Steals — LEM: 7 (Delvo 3); DP: 2

Turnovers — LEM: 9; DP: 10

Field goal percentage — LEM:

19/61 (31%); DP: 26/58 (45%)

Free throw percentage — LEM:

4/10 (40%); DP: 8/13 (62%)

Dunseith 75, Langdon-Edmore- Munich 65

Playing their first home game in Langdon this season, a huge capacity crowd watched a highly entertaining game from start to finish.

The Cardinals jumped out first with six points from Alex Lowery to help the Cardinals to an 11-8 lead after one quarter. The Cards stretched that to 17-8 on a 6-0 run sparked by Sean Gette to begin the second but then Dunseith game back. The Dragons have some fantastic shooters this season, and when they get hot, look out. That’s what happened as Dunseith put down five second quarter 3-pointers, scoring 28 second quarter points to lead a halftime 36-30.

Langdon-Edmore-Munich got close but never could get the lead back in the second half. The Dragons had four three point plays in the third quarter while going 16-17 from the free throw line through the first three frames. There was no quit in the Cardinals, as they mounted run after run in the fourth quarter, but Dunseith responded with answer after answer.

Simon Romfo had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Cards while Lowery had 16 points and Jackson Delvo 10 points and nine rebounds. The Cardinals were 6 of 24 from the 3-point line in this game. Hunter Gladue had 27 points and Michael Two Hearts 21 for the Dragons.

BOXSCORE

D — 8 28 21 18 — 75

LEM — 11 19 18 17 — 65

Langdon-Edmore-Munich — Simon

Romfo 17, Alex Lowery 16,

Jackson Delvo 10, Ordale Morstad

8, Grant Romfo 7, Sean Gette 7

Dunseith — Hunter Gladue 27,

Michael Two Hearts 21, Treagan

Azure 15, Sage Williams 5, Gabe

Davis 5, Lawrence Peltier 2

Rebounds — LEM: 31 (Delvo 9, S.

Romfo 8); D: 39 (Two Hearts 9,

Gladue, Azure 8)

Assists — LEM: 17 (S. Romfo 7);

D: 18 (Azure 9)

Steals — LEM: 6 (Gette 3); D: 5

Turnovers — LEM: 9; D: 13

Field goal percentage — LEM:

26/68 (38%); D: 23/55 (41%)

Free throw percentage — LEM:

5/13 (38%); D: 18/22 (82%)