Beulah almost upset No.1 team
By Jarann Jonson
Beulah freshman Trey Brandt hit two crucial 3-pointers late in the game but Beulah couldn’t a get a third consecutive one to fall and force overtime. Beulah fell at home to No. 1-ranked Minot Ryan last week in a defensive showdown, 42-39.
Beulah started the game strongly. Senior reserve forward Kaleb McGraw came off the bench and made a cutting layup, which put Beulah up 9-2 with 3:45 left in the first period. Beulah couldn’t turn their strong start into a big run.
They failed to score for the rest of the first period. Ryan’s offense was also struggling but they were still in the game after the first only trailing by three points 9-6.
Beulah came out in the second quarter strongly and ended their offensive drought with four quick points. Beulah senior big man Jonah Larson used his frame to power in an inside score giving Beulah a 13-6 lead with 6 minutes left in the first half. With the game on the cusp of slipping away Ryan got a huge play.