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Buzzer beater lifts Langford Area past Hitchcock-Tulare

Posted: Thursday, Feb 28th, 2013


Hitchcock-Tulare's Trent Hofer (10) lays up a shot as Langford's Drew Planteen (32) defends during the District 2B semifinals Tuesday night at the Aberdeen Civic Arena. Looking on are Langford's Zach Punt, far left, Brian Anderson (23) and Bo Fries (20). In the background for Hitchcock-Tulare is Landon Gatzke (5). PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN DAVIS/ABERDEEN AMERICAN NEWS


ABERDEEN Top-seeded Langford Area needed a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Michael Erickson to secure a 47-44 victory against Hitchcock-Tulare in the District 2B semifinals on Tuesday at Aberdeen Civic Arena.

Erickson finished with 16 points to lead the Lions, who improved to 17-4, while Drew Planteen added 11 points.

Landon Gatzke and Dan Marshall led Hitchcock-Tulare with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Trent Hofer added nine points and had nine rebounds for the Patriots, who finished the season at 14-7.



Hitchcock-Tulare 10 23 38 44

Langford Area 12 23 33 47

HITCHCOCK-TULARE (14-7): Dan Marshall 5 0-0 10, Clay Jens 2 0-0 4, Landon Bushong 2 0-0 4, Trent Hofer 3 1-2 9, Landon Gatzke 3 3-3 12, Seth Tollefson 1 1-2 4, Chase Bixler 0 2-2 2. Totals 16-43 7-9 44.

LANGFORD AREA (17-4): Zach Punt 3 0-0 9, Michael Erickson 5 3-5 16, Drew Planteen 4 3-7 11, Chase Larson 1 0-0 3, Bo Fries 2 4-4 8. Totals 15-52 10-16 47.

3-point field goals Hofer 2, Gatzke 3, Punt 3, Erickson 3, Larson. Total fouls Hitchcock-Tulare 16; Langford Area 10. Rebounds Hitchcock-Tulare 21 (Hofer 9); Langford Area 23 (Erickson 8). Turnovers Hitchcock-Tulare 10; Langford Area 7. Assists Hitchcock-Tulare 15 (Hofer 8); Langford Area 15 (Fries 8). Blocked Shots Hitchcock-Tulare 0; Langford Area 4 (Planteen 3). Steals Hitchcock-Tulare 3; Langford Area 8 (Fries 6). Officials Jay Kusler, Lucas Pearson and Tim Steinwandt.



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