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Turnovers have been a key factor in the Dickinson High girls basketball team's defeats this season. But with a consistent offensive effort Friday, the mistakes that have haunted the Midgets didn't play a factor. Dickinson used a strong second half to beat Belcourt 69-58 for its first West Region win of the season at the DHS gymnasium. "I'm proud for the girls," Dickinson head coach Dan Pender said.
Dickinson High head coach John Wilson said he didn't want to keep Belcourt in the game -- and for a good reason. The Braves used a solid second-half performance from Jacob Knife to defeat Dickinson 60-57 in a West Region boys basketball game Friday at DHS gymnasium. "We just mentally lost our focus in the game," Wilson said. "We prepared for their zone and we did everything we wanted to do in practice.
A tough start led to a good ending for Dickinson Trinity in a District 14 girls basketball game. After having a hard time finding quality shots in the first half, the Titans used a strong second half to defeat Hebron-Glen Ullin 54-49 in overtime Thursday at Knights of Columbus Activities Center. "We were able to push the ball a little more," Trinity senior Nikki Grinsteinner said.
On a rainy, breezy day at Kississing Lake in Manitoba, Rev. Patrick Schumacher used patience to tag the bear after waiting almost five days. Schumacher fired one shot June 2 through the shoulder and both lungs to knock down a 12-year-old, 400-pound black bear. "On the fifth day, everything was wrong," Schumacher said. "It was rainy, misty, and breezy, and because it was rainy, it was overcast. Bears don't like to move around in wind, because they cannot hear. A black bear has very poor eye sight and relies on smell and hearing." Schumacher, who is a priest at St.
Jesse Kessel was alone in a dimly lit Dickinson High School gymnasium, working on his basketball game. After practice was cancelled on Monday, Kessel thought it was a good opportunity to get some extra work in. He said the eight weeks of practice he got without playing a game wasn't enough. Kessel, who came into the season as the Midgets' most experienced varsity player, hit a bump in the road the Saturday before the first game of the season. The senior guard was suspended for six weeks due to a violation of team conduct.
The Beach and Carrington girls basketball teams have great respect for each other. After Beach entered last season's Class B state tournament as defending state champion only to get knocked out in the opening round last season, Carrington climbed its way to the state title. "I first of all have a tremendous amount of respect for them," Beach head coach Bob Waldal said. "They're 2011 reigning champions and they have every back." On Saturday, the No. 7-ranked Buccaneers meet the No.
The Hettinger-Scranton and Killdeer wrestling teams are familiar with each other and both head coaches know it's going to be a tough dual when they meet at 6 p.m. Friday in Killdeer. The Night Hawks and the Cowboys will battle for the No. 1 seed in Region 4 tournament. "We've got some matches that are definitely toss-up matches that we have to win," Hettinger-Scranton head coach Randy Burwick said. "There's no doubt about it. They're a pretty good wrestling team.
The South Dakota Mines women's basketball team controlled the boards and, in turn, the outcome of Saturday afternoon's game. The Hardrockers used a momentous second half to overcome a nine-point halftime deficit and defeat Dickinson State 74-68 at Scott Gymnasium. "We went into the locker room (at the half) up nine points," DSU junior guard Yianna Nadeau said. "The big thing was is that weren't getting our offensive boards down.
The Dickinson High boys basketball team held every Bismarck High player in check -- except Dexter Werner. The Midgets nearly pulled off an upset over Class A's No. 1-ranked team, but the Demons drained three free throws in the final 30 seconds to hold on for a 66-60 West Region win Friday night at DHS gymnasium. "I'm very proud of our kids and they are turning the corner," Dickinson head coach John Wilson said. "I think they can still walk out of here with their heads held high." Werner, a North Dakota State basketball recruit, made two free throws to finish with a game-high 35 points.
The Bismarck High girls controlled the tip to start the game and continued to roll from there. The Demons used a solid first half to defeat Dickinson High 86-41 in a West Region game on Friday at DHS gymnasium. Dickinson (1-7, 0-6 West) started the game with a 5-2 lead after a 3-pointer by Ali Moody and a layup from Taylor Cooper. From there, Moody and Cooper each committed three fouls limiting their time in the first half.