The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals girls basketball team had two more games and two more wins this past week, winning in Pingree 56-36 versus Medina-Pingree-Buchanan on Jan. 19, then grinding to a 56-47 win at Dunseith on Jan. 22.
By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer
The win over the Dragons won the Lady Cards the regular season District 8 title, and also got them the top seed in the District 8 Tournament which begins at North Star school in Cando on Feb. 8. The two wins also pushed their winning streak to 11 in a row, as their record now stands at 12-2 overall. Langdon-Edmore-Munich will play a home game in Edmore against Four Winds-Minnewaukan on Jan. 28, then will have a make up game at home against Cavalier on Jan. 29, which will have a varsity tip off at 5:00pm. The Cardinals girls and boys teams will also host Grafton in a double header on Feb. 2, with the boys game at 4pm and the girls at 6:30. This will also be “Royal Treatment Night” sponsored by Lake Region State College. Here is a recap of the girls last two games:
Langdon-Edmore-Munich 56, Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 36
The Lady Cards decided this game early at M-P-B. They outscored the Thunder 19-3 in the first quarter with Kaylee Lowery leading the way with six first quarter points. The game was played evenly for the most part after that.
Callie Ronningen led three Cardinals in double figures for the game with 19 points and two 3-pointers. Morgan Freije finished the contest with 14 points and Lowery 12.
Ronnigen and Lowery each had seven rebounds, while Ronningen also dished out eight assists. Megan Moser led the Thunder with 18 points.
LEM — 19 14 14 9 — 56
MPB — 3 15 10 8 — 36
Langdon-Edmore-Munich — Callie Ronningen 19, Morgan Freije 14, Kaylee Lowery 12, Katelynn Scherr 7, Lexi Olson 4
Medina-Pingree-Buchanan — Megan Moser 18, Amanda Allen 6, Aliison Thomas 6, Dani Esslinger 4, Gracie Bohl 2
Langdon-Edmore-Munich 56, Dunseith 47
The District 8 regular season crown was on the line when the Cardinals met the Dragons. This game was close most of the way, with the Cards building an eight point lead at halftime only to see that cut to three 37-34 after three quarters.
Katelynn Scherr, who had four 3-pointers in the game, hit a big one from long distance and also made four big free throws down the stretch to help get the win.
Scheer and Callie Ronnigen each 18 points for the Lady Cards, while Lexius Davis had 13 to lead the Dragons.
Kaylee Lowery led the Cardinals on the boards with 12 rebounds, and while the Cardinals shot just 34 percent from the field, they were a solid 13 for 16 from the free throw line.
LEM — 11 14 12 19 — 56
D — 11 6 17 13 — 47
Langdon-Edmore-Munich — Callie Ronningen 18, Katelynn Scherr 18, Morgan Freije 11, Lexi Olson 5, Kaylee Lowery 2, Jaya Henderson 2
Dunseith — Lexius Davis 13, Brailyn Davis 12, Rozalind Strong 11, Gracee Peltier 4, Brooke Tuttle 3, Caitlyn Davis 3, Lilly Charbonneau 1
Rebounds — LEM: 40 (Lowery 12, Ronningen 9, Freije 8); D: 35 (B. Davis 8)
Assists — LEM: 12; D: 9
Steals — LEM: 12; D: 7
Turnovers — LEM: 13; D: 15
Field goal percentage — LEM: 19/56 (34%); D: 15/48 (31%)
Free throw percentage — LEM: 13/16 (81%); D: 13/18 (72%)