Jamestown wins NDHSAA Class A boys basketball state championship


March 9, 2019 10:30 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

BISMARCK – History was made at the Bismarck Event Center on Saturday, March 9.

The Jamestown boys basketball team became the fourth known Class A boys basketball program ever to go undefeated in a season on its way to a North Dakota High School Activities Association state championship.

The Blue Jays defeated Fargo Davies 66-49 in the Class A boys basketball state championship game. The victory capped a 27-0 season making Jamestown the first Class A boys team to go unblemished since Fargo North in 2002. Fargo South (1989) and Wahpeton (1941) are the only other known programs to have gone undefeated.

Six-foot-7 senior forward Mason Walters powered the Blue Jays’ run at the state tournament. In the title game, Walters finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds earning tournament most valuable player honors. Junior guard Boden Skunberg added 23 points for Jamestown.

Fargo Davies was led by senior guard Braeton Motschenbacher, who scored 20 points on Saturday. Junior forward Cameron Van Dam added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles. Davies finished the season 24-3.

The state championship is Jamestown’s first since 1993.

CLASS A BOYS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT AWARDS

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (Selected by Media covering the tournament)
* Braeton Motschenbacher, Fargo Davies
* Boden Skunberg, Jamestown
* Mason Walters, Jamestown
* Treyton Mattern, Bismarck Century
Cameron Van Dam, Fargo Davies
Elijah Klein, Mandan
Will Obioha, Grand Forks Red River
Cade Feeney, Bismarck Century
Luke Lennon, West Fargo
Rhett Clements, Bismarck Legacy

* - Unanimous Selection

TOURNAMENT MVP
Mason Walters, Jamestown

NDHSCA CLASS A BOYS BASKETBALL SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Luke Lennon, West Fargo

NDHSCA CLASS A BOYS BASKETBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
Jacoby Lloyd, Jamestown

TOURNAMENT RECAP/BOXSCORES

QUARTERFINALS: FARGO DAVIES 91, BISMARCK LEGACY 61

QUARTERFINALS: GRAND FORKS RED RIVER 56, MANDAN 54

QUARTERFINALS: JAMESTOWN 74, WAHPETON 49

QUARTERFINALS: BISMARCK CENTURY 78, WEST FARGO 61

CONSOLATION SEMIS: BISMARCK LEGACY 57, MANDAN 53

CONSOLATION SEMIS: WEST FARGO 70, WAHPETON 45

SEMIFINALS: FARGO DAVIES 73, GRAND FORKS RED RIVER 54

SEMIFINALS: JAMESTOWN 55, BISMARCK CENTURY 52

FIFTH-PLACE GAME: WEST FARGO 89, BISMARCK LEGACY 69

THIRD PLACE GAME: BISMARCK CENTURY 59, GRAND FORKS RED RIVER 58

CHAMPIONSHIP: JAMESTOWN 66, FARGO DAVIES 49

2019 NDHSAA CLASS A BOYS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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