Canton Upsets Atlanta in 4OT in Class 1 District 11 Boys Quarterfinals

The La Plata, Novinger, Canton, and North Shelby boys all collected Class 1 District 11 quarterfinal victories at La Plata High School Tuesday night.

Canton upset Atlanta 95-91 in quadruple overtime in the three-six matchup. The Tigers controlled the first three and a half quarters of play before Atlanta rallied from 12 behind late in the fourth.

Scott Lunte with the call on KRES and centralmoinfo.com. The schools were tied at 62 at the end of regulation. In the first overtime, both schools scored four points. In the second overtime, threes and fouls were traded and the score remained tied at 77. Atlanta had an opportunity to win the game at the end of the third overtime with a running baseline layup, but could not get the shot off. The Hornets lost two starters, and a key bench player in the fourth overtime which helped Canton get out to a six point cushion. Cody Ash reflected on his first playoff victory as the Canton Tigers coach.

After being held to two first half points, senior Carson Birck paced the 6-18 Tigers with a game-high 31 points, and teammate Dalton Berhorst tallied 29 to take home player of the game honors.

Atlanta junior Bryce Teter paced the Hornets with 26 points, and finish the season 16-6.

The Tigers will face Novinger Thursday who defeated Bevier 64-43 in the two-seven matchup. Bevier played to a 9-9 tie at the end of the first quarter, but a pounding effort in the paint from Novinger’s Ty Sandifer wore Bevier down over the course of the game. Novinger coach Rick Roberts said Sandifer’s contributions were crucial in the game.

Sandifer led Novinger with 18 points while Chris Sandstrom adds 10. Bevier was playing with just five players on the roster. Despite being undermanned, Bevier battled throughout the game. Bevier junior guard Brett Jones scored 21 points courtesy of seven three-pointers. Bevier coach A.J. Hoskam said it was a sign of good things to come for Jones.

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In the night’s battle between the fourth and fifth seeds, North Shelby dominated the middle quarters on their way to a 77-43 victory over Brashear. Momentum swung in favor of the Raiders in the waning seconds of the first quarter.

Colin Schowe with the call. The baskets by Kyle Smith and Brendan McDaniel gave North Shelby a 21-15 lead at the end of the opening frame. A total of five Raiders finished in double figures. North Shelby coach Landon Daniel said the offensive execution was fantastic.

The win improves North Shelby to 13-13 on the season. Brashear was outscored 48-20 over the course of the middle quarters. They were led in scoring by senior guard Quin Allen with 14 points. Brashear concludes the season with a record of 10-13.

North Shelby’s semifinal opponent La Plata cruised to a 66-27 victory over the Marion County Mustangs in the one-eight tilt. Coach Greg Buescher got to learn a lot about some of his second stringers in the game.

Senior Tel Wheeler scored a game-high 23 for 16-9 La Plata.

Canton coach Cody Ash:

Novinger coach Rick Roberts:

North Shelby coach Landon Daniel:

La Plata coach Greg Buescher:

Atlanta coach Jason White:

Bevier coach A.J. Hoskam: