Rockets win Region 4 title

New Rockford-Sheyenne, ranked 6th in the final Class B girls’ basketball poll, defeated Carrington 48-41 in the Region 4 championship game on Thursday night in Devils Lake.

The Rockets (23-1) held the Cardinals to 16 points in the first half and led 38-23 after three quarters. Bobbi Grann scored 15 points and Shelby Wetzel 11 for NRS in the win. Justene Engels, a Jamestown College recruit, added nine and was named Region 4 Senior Player of the Year.

Kaitlyn Klein led Carrington with 13 and Emily Thompson had 10.

Elliott Belquist of NRS was named Region 4 coach of the year.

The Rockets will face the Region 1 champions (either 7th-ranked Hankinson or Central Cass) in the opening round of the state Class B tournament, which tips off on March 7 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.