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Published March 03, 2011, 04:57 PM

ND CLASS B TOURNEY: North Star Rolls Over Standing Rock 69-36

North Star senior Grant Lindahl scored 14 of his team's first 18 points and finished with 26 to lead the Bearcats past Standing Rock 69-36 Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament.

By: Associated Press,

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Star senior Grant Lindahl scored 14 of his team's first 18 points and finished with 26 to lead the Bearcats past Standing Rock 69-36 Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament.

Lindahl had five 3-pointers and 17 points in the second quarter as the Bearcats (25-0) raced out to a 37-15 lead.

Jacob Hagler added 20 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for North Star, which led 7-0 before Standing Rock (12-14) ran off nine straight points in the first quarter. It was all the Bearcats from there.

Kirby St. John's breakaway layup gave the Warriors their only lead at 9-7. St. John finished with 15 points and three 3-pointers.

The Warriors shot just 26 percent and had 21 turnovers.

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