March 5, 2009

Power of the working class propels Wildcats on their way to Regionals

Jacob Henke may not physically put on a hard hat and carry a lunch pail when he goes to work but the Center-Stanton senior brings that blue-collar mentally to the court every game. No more evident than last week’s District 9 Tournament when Henke poured in 42 points in three games as the Wildcats earned a Region 5 berth.

"Every team concentrates so hard on Andrew (Anderson) and Shae (Brown)," head coach Scott Jung explained. "When Jacob (Henke) steps up it takes the pressure off. (Opponents) had to back off from doubling down on them. It’s a nice compliment."

As the third seed out of District 9, the Wildcats move further into postseason Monday as they take on the Wilton Miners at 6 p.m. CDT at the Bismarck Civic Center.

Center-Stanton 57, Grant County 40

Last time the Wildcats met with the Grant County Coyotes, the game was an overtime affair determined in the final seconds. As Center-Stanton opened the district tournament last Friday, they were going to make sure there was no doubt left in anyone’s mind who would win this time.

Grant County’s height advantage, led by their 6-foot, 8-inch center Cy Kirsch kept the Wildcats


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