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Midgets Dickinson, 58602

Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

WILLISTON -- The Dickinson High girls basketball team had four seniors score in double figures Thursday night.

Senior Rachel Schroeder had 16 points and five rebounds while senior Taylor Cooper had 13 points, nine assists and five rebounds to lead the way for the Midgets as they picked up a 64-43 West Region victory over Williston at Phil Jackson Fieldhouse.

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"I thought, overall, offensively we did nice things and got the ball moving," Dickinson head coach Dan Pender said.

It was the second win in a row for the Midgets, who led 32-17 at halftime and held an edge nearly everywhere. They outrebound the Coyotes 32-25, shot at a better clip (53 percent to 35 percent) and broke even on the turnover front (17 to 17).

Senior Ali Moody added 12 points, four boards and three blocks while senior Shelby Stoltz came off the bench and didn't miss a shot -- four free throws and three from the field -- as she scored 10 points for the Midgets (6-7, 4-6 West).

"It was a nice thing to see four seniors in double figures," Pender said.

Cayli Slette and Molly Haagenson each had 10 points to lead Williston, which remained winless on the season at 0-12 overall and 0-9 in the West.

"I thought our defense played really well," Pender said. "We limited them to a lot of one-possession, one-shot stuff."

Dickinson hits the road against Saturday, traveling to Minot High for a 5 p.m. game.

"That'll be another tough contest," Pender said. "These are a string of games where you've got to start stepping up and have people coming off the bench."

D: Rachel Schroeder 16, Taylor Cooper 13, Ali Moody 12, Shelby Stoltz 10, Sydney Gangl 5, Sierra Rohr 5, Lillie Meduna 3.

W: Cayli Slette 10, Molly Haagenson 10, Shelby Njos 5, Emily Lynse 5, Amanda Nelson 5, Jensen Clarke 4, Emily Monson 2, Keaten Eli 2.

Halftime: D 32-17. 3-pointers: D 3 (Gangl 1, Meduna 1, T. Cooper 1), W 3 (Slette 2, Nelson 1). Free throws: D 9-10, W 6-7. Total fouls: D 9, W 13. Rebounds: D 32 (Schroeder 5, T. Cooper 5), W 24 (Njos 4, Lynse 4). Assists: D 26 (T. Cooper 9), W 13 (Slette 3, Njos 3). Steals: D 11 (T. Cooper), W 9 (Slette 5). Blocks D 4 (Moody 3). Turnovers D 17 (Moody 7), W 17 (Slette 5). Records: D 6-7 (4-6 West Region), W 0-12 (0-9 West Region).

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