Visiting New England ended a three-game Killdeer winning streak Monday by a 56-45 margin.
The loss put the Cowboys in a tie for eighth place with Mott-Regent in the standings.
By Brad Mosher
The victory put the Tigers in ninth place with a 3-5 Region 7 record and 10-11 for the season going into the Region 7 tournament.
Trinity escaped New England’s Tiger Den By a whisker… literally.
Or at least a couple of buzzer beaters.
The Lady Titans came from behind in the final minutes of the Region 7 battle for a 40-39 victory.
The guests from Dickinson tied the game in the fourth quarter at 32-32 when Bre Tessier hit the first of a one-and-one with 4:21 left. She missed the second shot but was able hit a three-pointer from in front of the Titan bench to give the visitors a 35-32 edge seconds later.
With 3:35 left, Shelley Kathrein fouled out.
Tessier hit another basket for her sixth point in less than a minute, giving the Titans a 37-32 lead.
Molly Rayhorn’s three-pointer with 11 seconds left cut the lead to just one point, but it was the last score for the Tigers.
Going into halftime Abby Kubas sank a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer to cut New England’s lead to 16-15.
“It just kept going around and around … I hoped it would go out,” said New England coach Jason Jung.
Trinity guard Ali Daniels hit another three-pointer with two seconds left at the end of the third quarter.