The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals began to wind down their regular season schedule when they got in three games in their latest run. They won a makeup game 68-33 at North Star on January 23, had a non-conference win over a tough Hettinger-Scranton team 73-46 in Jamestown January 25 then defeated Dunseith at home 82-29 on January 27. The win over the Dragons clinched the District 8 regular season title for the Cardinals and also locked up the top seed in the upcoming District 8 Girls Basketball Tournament to be held in Rolla February 14-16. The Lady Cards have a busy finish to their regular season. After playing at New Rockford-Sheyenne on February 1, they travel to play #7 Four Winds-Minnewaukan on February 3, play at #5 Grafton on February 7 then host Velva the afternoon of February 8 on what will be Senior Day. The Cardinals have also added a game to their schedule, playing at Midway-Minto on February 10, which makes up a game that the varsity lost when the JV played North Border in their first game of the season. Here is a recap of the Cardinals last three games:
Langdon-Edmore-Munich 68, North Star 33
The Cardinals game with North Star was a makeup from one that was stormed out on January 17. Langdon-Edmore-Munich jumped out to a 16-6 lead after the first quarter, but that lead was just 12, 31-19, at halftime after the Bearcats matched the Lady Cards almost point for point in the second quarter. With 24 points in the third quarter, the Cardinals pushed the game into a rout, as they outscored the Bearcats 37-14 in the second half.
Langdon-Edmore-Munich was led by Kaitlynn Scherr, who had 21 points with 7 for 11 shooting from the field. Eighth grader Jaya Henderson came off the bench and scored 15 points with three 3-pointers while dishing out four assists for the Cards. Callie Roninngen had 13 points and a team high seven rebounds. Dani Hagler led the Bearcats with 12 points.
Langdon-Edmore-Munich 73, Hettinger-Scranton 46
The Cardinals met up with the Nighthawks on January 25 at Newman Center on the campus of the University of Jamestown. The first half was the difference for the Lady Cards, as they outscored H-S 40-17, which included a 22-8 second quarter. Callie Ronningen had 21 of her 24 points in the first half, and she did that on 12 for 16 shooting from the field.
The Cardinals dominated the glass, out-rebounding the Nighthawks 30-15, led by Ronningen and Morgan Freije with eight each and seven by Lexi Olson. Also reaching double figures in scoring were Freije with 17 and Olson with 12. Langdon-Edmore-Munich shot the lights out in the contest with one of their highest percentages of the season at 57%. The Cards distributed the ball very well with 24 assists, led by Ronningen with seven and Kaitlynn Scherr with six. Sam Oase and Bailee Pierce led the Nighthawks with 13 points each.
Langdon-Edmore-Munich 82, Dunseith 29
The Cardinals played their final District 8 game of the season when they hosted Dunseith on January 27. The Cards hit nine 3-pointers in this game, and they shot better from beyond the arc (50%) than they did inside of it (34%).
The Dragons came out in a zone defense, and the Cardinals made them pay for it, hitting four first quarter 3s, three by Kaitlynn Scherr and one from Lexi Olson. That helped the squad leap out to a 20-2 lead right out of the gate.
Dunseith switched to a man-to-man defense in the second quarter, so Langdon-Edmore-Munich went inside and got eight second quarter points from Callie Ronningen and six each from Kaylee Lowery and Morgan Freije. The Cardinals hit four more 3-pointers in the third quarter, three by Ronningen and one from Scherr to put the game away. Ronningen lead all scorers with 21 points followed by Scherr with 18, Freije with 13, and Jaya Henderson with 11. The stats made available also had Henderson with 10 rebounds, which would give her a double-double. Olson had a great all-around night with six assists and five steals. Rozalind Strong led the Dragons with 19 points.