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Published March 01, 2012, 09:39 PM

BOYS CLASS B: Berthold Beats Linton-HMB 68-58

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Alex Bloms brought Berthold back from a double-digit deficit after one quarter to post a 68-58 win over Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota Class B boys' basketball tournament.

Bloms scored 10 of his 22 points in the second quarter as the Bombers came back from a 20-9 deficit to get within two points at the break. It was a one-point game after three quarters before the Bombers (26-0) went on a 17-6 run to start the fourth.

Berthold's Daniel Yale had 17 points and nine rebounds. Jaeden Jenson added 11 points.

Linton-HMB (17-8) got within six late in the fourth quarter.

Tyler Humann led the Lions with 12 points. Tanner Purintun had 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Nathan Weiser added 10.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.