Dupree rocks Faith to win second straight Region 8B title

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By Jay Davis

Nate Widow of Dupree beats Cole Bernstein of Faith to set up a jump shot. Widow scored 21 points to lead Dupree to a 66-51 win over Faith in the Region 8B championship game at Scherr-Howe Event Center in Mobridge on Tuesday.

Dupree is headed to its second straight appearance in the State B Basketball Tournament after beating Faith 66-51 in the Region 8B championship game at Scherr-Howe Event Center on Tuesday
The Longhorns hit early and led 11-7 midway through the first quarter. Dupree found its game and used a 10-0 run to pull ahead 17-7. The Tigers never trailed again. They led 36-29 at the half. Faith fought back to get within four points at 44-40 late in the third quarter before Dupree responded with a 6-0 run to push the lead to 50-40 after three quarters. Dupree extended the lead in the fourth quarter by knocking down 12 free throws.
Nate Widow led the 22-1 Tigers with 21 points and seven rebounds. Kash Deal followed with 12 points. Jeffrie Shaving added eight points and seven rebounds.
Cody Trainor led the Longhorns with a game-high 26 points, including 18 in the first half. Reggie Rhoden hit seven of eight free throws and tallied 13 points.
Faith finishes the year at 19-3 with all three losses to Dupree.
The Tigers will head to the State B Basketball Tournament at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen on March 14 through 16.
The Tigers will be the number three seed and will play six seed Arlington in the 7:45 p.m. game in the opening round. The other first-round games will be #1 White Rivers vs. #8 Langford Area, #4 Potter County vs. #5 South Central and #2 James Valley Christian vs. #7 Viborg-Hurley.

Faith (19-3)                             15 29 40 51
Dupree (22-1)                          20 36 50 66
Faith: Reggie Rhoden 3 7-8 13, Cody Trainer 10 4-5 26, Caden Smiley 0 0-0 0, Drew Vance 1 0-0 2, Cody Bernstein 0 0-1 0, Jarius Halligan 1 0-0 3, Josh Afdahl 2 0-1 5, Marty Schaff 0 2-2 2, Totals 17 13-17 51.
Dupree: Trenton Pretty Weasel 2 3-5 8, Seth Longbrake 3 0-0 6, Nate Widow 8 4-6 21, Kash Deal 3 5-6 12, Jeffrie Shaving 4 0-0 8, Tate Widow 0 4-6 4, Creighton LeBeau 0 2-2 2, Dayton Spiel 1 1-2 3, Hoss Rave 0 2-2 2, Totals 21 21-29 66.
3-point field goals: Faith 4 (Trainor 2, Halligan, Afdahl); Dupree 3 (Pretty Weasel, N. Widow, Deal). Rebounds: Faith 19 (Smiley 5, Trainor 4); Dupree 26 (N. Widow 7, Shaving 7). Total fouls: Faith 20 (Halligan out); Dupree 16. Turnovers: Faith 12; Dupree 5.

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