Class B Boys State Basketball Champions: Hanson Beavers
The Hanson Beavers defeated the Langford Area Lions in OT on Saturday night 47-44 in the class B boys basketball state championship game.
Hanson led by only one point going into halftime as the scoreboard showed 17-16. The game was back and forth throughout, which ultimately led to the game going into overtime. Langford trailed by three points with only seconds remaining, but they missed a shot at the buzzer, which would have tied it.
Jordan Marquardt led the Beavers in scoring with 19 points. He also brought in nine rebound, all defensive. Sam Vander Stouwe also attributed 18 points in the game for Hanson. Taylor Nichols grabbed 13 rebounds for Hanson.
CJ Steiner led the Lions in scoring with 18 points. Bo Fries, who received the class B “Spirit of Su” award, had a double-double in the game with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
It was a back and forth battle from start to finish, but ultimately it was the Hanson Beavers who reigned victorious as the clock hit zero, making them the class B boys state basketball champions.