Basketball is finished for the season in Hettinger County

The Bowman County Bulldogs hosted the 2013 District 13 Girls Basketball Tournament

Submitted photoSometimes it’s all just a big scramble.
Submitted photo
Sometimes it’s all just a big scramble.

Posted March 8, 2013

The Herald

Kevin Schaefer

Herald Editor

The Bowman County Bulldogs hosted the 2013 District 13 Girls Basketball Tournament. In the opening game of the tournament, the Mott-Regent Wildfire led the Bulldogs after the first eight minutes of play before the sixth-seeded Bowman County put their scoring hats on and soundly defeated the third-seeded Wildfire. Mott-Regent had a balanced scoring effort led by Abby Honeyman’s 14 and Naomi Meier’s 12, however three players for Bowman County were in double figures. The Bulldogs shot 47.5 percent from the field, out-rebounded the Wildfire 36-26 and had seven fewer turnovers than the opponent. Those factors all combined for a blowout by the Bulldogs.

Bowman County 70,

Mott-Regent 50

BC 12 34 54 70

M-R 16 26 38 50

Abby Honeyman 14, Naomi Meyer 12, McKayla Roll 9, Marah Friez 8, Alyssa Olin 7. Totals 21-53 3-6 50.

3-pointers: BC 3 (Dix 2, Zook 1), M-R 5 (Roll 3, Olin 1, Friez 1). Fouls: BC 14, M-R 11.

The New England Tigers were seeded in the number two position going into the tournament which earned them a bye in the first round. However, their opponent in the semi-finals just happened to be the Bulldogs from Bowman County. And that opponent was just like a fully loaded train thundering downhill off a very high mountain. Their highly emotional victory the evening previous was all the spark that the Bulldogs needed to propel them into the finals. The Tigers stayed with them with 44 percent shooting in the first half, but the halftime break was not kind to New England. The second half saw the Bulldogs out rebounding the Tigers and with the number of missed shoots that New England suffered that proved to be a major factor in the outcome of the contest.

Bowman County 60,

New England 46

BC 13 33 45 60

NE 12 30 39 46

Ashley Plaggemeyer 11, Gabrielle Hanson 10, Hannah Nordby 10, Bryanna Rasch 4, Autumn Wolf 7, Taylor Hewson 4. Totals 18-51 7-12 46.

3-pointers: BC 4 (Woodley 2, Zook 1, Hansey 1), NE 3 (Wolf 2, Hanson 1). Fouls: BC 18, NE 19. Fouled out: None.

The loss to the Bulldogs threw the Tigers into the Region qualifier match against the Night Hawks from Hettinger-Scranton. Gabbi Hanson led the Tigers in scoring with 12 points, Hannah Nordby added 11 and Bryanna Rasch chipped in nine, but the rest of the players only scattered nine points and that wasn’t enough as the Night Hawks exploded in the fourth quarter and forced the end to New England’s season.

Hettinger-Scranton 49,

New England 41

HS 9 18 29 49

NE 7 14 30 41

Gabbi Hanson 12, Hannah Nordby 11, Bryanna Rasch 9, Taylor Hewson 4, Erin Volk 3, Ashley Plaggemeyer 2.

3-pointers: HS 3 (Joppa 2, Olson 1), NE 3 (Hanson 2, E. Volk 1). Free throws: HS 12-18, NE 10-11. Total fouls: HS 16, NE 16. Rebounds: HS 26 (Reitz 5), NE 32 (Nordby 10). Assists: HS 11 (Olson 4), NE 9 (Rasch 3). Steals: HS 16 (Reitz 4, Sadowsky 4), NE 9 (Nordby 3). Blocks: HS 2 (Joppa 2). Turnovers: HS 14, NE 24.

Heart River 54,

Mott-Regent 48

MR 12 24 34 48

HR 10 23 39 54

Naomi Meier 23, Abby Honeyman 15, Marah Friez 4, McKayla Roll 4, Alyssa Olin 2.

3-pointers: MR 5 (Meier 5), HR 4 (K. Northrop 2, Hlebechuk 2). Free throws: MR 1-7, HR 12-17. Total fouls: MR 20, HR 15. Fouled out: MR Olin, Honeyman. Rebounds: MR 38 (Honeyman 10), HR 35 (Schmidt 11). Assists: MR 14 (Olin 5), HR 14 (Poland 4). Steals: MR 8 (Roll 3), HR 8 (Northrop 3). Blocks: MR 3 (Honeyman 3), HR 1 (Praus 1). Turnovers: MR 17, HR 13.

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