Brothers may go to different schools, but still support each other along the way in BasketballFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There are plenty of siblings that play sports together on a high school stage, whether its basketball, hockey or wrestling most are doing it for one school.
By: Eric Manlove, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There are plenty of siblings that play sports together on a high school stage, whether its basketball, hockey or wrestling most are doing it for one school.
Tanner and Carter Kretchman are your typical brothers. They share a love of basketball having grown up playing together being coached by their dad Craig.
But when they moved to Fargo the two chose different paths to continue their high school careers.
Tanner Kretchman/Davies Sr. Guard: “The decision was pretty much based on travel basketball growing up. I grew up playing in the Fargo-Moorhead area and played with kids from Davies.”
Carter Kretchman/Oak Grove Jr. Guard: “There was a discussion but in the end our parents left the decision up to us and we just chose separate schools. It ended up working out pretty well.”
Tanner has helped Davies reach number 2 in the state Class A polls, while younger brother Carter has Oak Grove ranked 2nd in Class B. Despite not sharing the floor together, they're still each other's biggest fans.
Tanner: “I see that every game with Carter, I'll see a move and be like wow, I'm gonna try that in practice and see if I can master it.”
Carter: “It's fun, especially when he gets hot from the outside. He's got a great mid-range jumper, I'd say that's his money shot. Overall he's just a good all-around scorer.”
Whether it's Carter hitting a game winning shot in Milnor or Tanner leading his team in scoring in Grand Forks. The Kretchman brothers are a busy duo and so are their parents.
Craig Kretchman/Tanner and Carter’s Dad: “If they play on the same night we switch, we try to keep it even so we see the boys an even amount of time. We've been enjoying it, we have a lot of games to get to each week, sometimes four and sometimes even five. I've actually loved that they are in different schools I get to see more basketball.”
While most siblings cherish he fact of playing with one another, the Kretchman's will never even play a against each other. So we let them go one on one.
Tanner: “I know it would be a nail biter. I've got him in the past just because I was a little bit bigger but he's gotten stronger and quicker, he's getting pretty good so it's getting a lot tougher.”
But, if the brothers had it there way both would go out with a win in the state championship in March.
Tanner is leading the State in scoring in Class A, while Carter is 9th in Class B.