It was Audrey Rodakowski’s night at Dickinson High School. She loved the way she played on Valentine’s night as she went off for 38 points in the Midgets win, 88-48, over Turtle Mountain on Friday night.
She even recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds.
Her big night included scoring nine straight points after Dickinson already had the game under wraps midway through the second half.
“She was unstoppable tonight which was awesome to see out of her. She was in a zone and locked in,” said Dickinson head coach James Hayden. “I am very proud of her. They didn’t adjust to defending her and we kept throwing it inside to her and she kept making plays.”
The two teams went back-and-forth to begin the game with Dickinson officially taking control late in the first half.
With just over three minutes left in the half, the score was tied 28-28, but Dickinson went on a 14-0 run to end the half and take a 42-28.
Rodakowski, a University of Jamestown signee, finished the first half with 19 points.
She went 14-17 shooting in the game.
The win improved Dickinson to 4-14 and 3-14, but it was the second win in their last three games.
“Signs are showing that we are peaking at the right time and that is positive,” said Hayden. “We still have to focus on taking everything one day at a time, one step at a time and one game at a time. If we do that we will be in the right spot come WDA time.”
Dickinson’s assist-to-turnover ratio was 2:1 with 20 assists and 10 turnovers.
After the half, Dickinson kept their foot on the throttle.
Turtle Mountain scored the first four points out of the break, but the Midgets’ 28-8 run gave them a 70-42 lead.
Dickinson kept extending their lead until the very end when senior Taylor Nelson hit back-to-back 3s to bring the Midgets lead to 40 points.
Peyton Selle scored right on her average for the year with 14 points.
Paige Balliet chipped in 10 points and Symone Beld had eight.
Rounding out the scoring for Dickinson was Nelson with seven, Sydney Binstock who had five, Reese Hauck and Jayce Bradley scored two points and Madison Lindley and Taya Hopfauf each made a free throw.
The Midgets have two home games next week on Tuesday vs. Williston and Friday vs. Minot, before wrapping up the regular season the final week at Bismarck St. Mary’s.