Lady Tigers come up short

The New England Girls’ Basketball Team lost a tough region matchup on Monday, Jan. 9 as they hosted the Heart River Cougars.

Kassandria Lara dribbles around a Wildcat defender. (Photo by Rachel Bock/ The Herald)

By RACHEL BOCK
For The Herald

The New England Girls’ Basketball Team lost a tough region matchup on Monday, Jan. 9 as they hosted the Heart River Cougars.

The Tigers, who early in the season lost to the Cougars by only three points during the Roughrider Tournament, stayed neck and neck with the Cougars and only trailed by one at the half.

The lady Tigers took over the lead by two at the end of the third quarter, but fell short during the fourth quarter as Heart River outscored the Tigers 14-4.

Freshman players Molly Rayhorn and Shelley Kathrein stood out for the Tigers as they made key plays throughout the game to keep the Tigers within two points throughout the contest.

The Tigers were led by freshman guard Molly Rayhorn with 10 points, and freshman Shelley Kathrein as well as Paige Ehlis each contributed with 8 points for the Tigers. Hailee Kuske added in seven points, Kassi Lara had three points, Adrienne Roller scored two points, and Hadley Binstock added one point for the Tiger team.

The New England Girls’ Basketball team lost another close game as they faced a non-region matchup on Saturday night Jan. 7 in the Tiger Den against Center-Stanton. The Tigers lost to the Wildcats 31 to 28.

The Tigers who are 1-8 for the season and 0-3 in Region 7, will be facing Underwood on Saturday, Jan. 14 in Bismarck at the Bismarck Event Center.

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