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Midgets looking to bounce back

After a crushing 31-point loss to Custer County (Mont.), Dickinson girls basketball coach Greg Jung said his team is stressing fundamentals. The Midgets started the season winning a 61-54 double overtime thriller at home against Dawson County (Mo...

After a crushing 31-point loss to Custer County (Mont.), Dickinson girls basketball coach Greg Jung said his team is stressing fundamentals.

The Midgets started the season winning a 61-54 double overtime thriller at home against Dawson County (Mont.) before Custer County sent the Midgets' offense into a tailspin after forcing 39 turnovers.

"I can pretty safely say that was the highest total of turnovers (we've had since I've been here)," Jung said. "I don't remember a stat quite like that."

The Midgets are hoping to get back on track when they host Williston at 5:45 p.m. today at the Dickinson High School gymnasium.

"Our weaknesses really showed a lot (when) we played a quality team like (Custer County)," Jung said. "The turnover total that we had was too high and unacceptable. It's frustrating because a lot of times, it's just a lack of focus and concentration. They rattled us."

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Riddled with ball-handling issues, Jung went back to the basics to improve his team's biggest problem.

"I'm hoping that we're making some strides," Jung said. "We've worked on improving our fundamentals and being aggressive on both ends of the floor."

In the Midgets' win, junior post Brigette Uttech led the team in scoring. Guard Whitley Abrahamson's three 3-pointers and single free throw were enough to lead Dickinson in its loss. With the team still trying to find a go-to scorer, any early success might mean the Midgets will have to pound the ball in the paint.

"It's going to take us a while to find our offensive identity," Jung said. "We're waiting for someone to step up and grab that leadership role and see what happens."

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