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Saints shut down Midgets in the second half

BISMARCK — Without the services of junior forward Audrey Rodakowski, the Dickinson High girls basketball team entered halftime against Bismarck St. Mary’s with a 25-15 advantage. However, bit by the turnover bug, the Midgets could not hold on, falling in their regular-season finale to the Saints 56-42 on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from the Bismarck St. Mary’s High School Gym.

The home team scored 41 points in the second half, which included 10-for-12 from the free-throw line. Dickinson on the other hand only attempted nine free throws through the entire contest. Committing 13 fouls after halftime, the Midgets turned the ball over 25 times, compared to just 15 for the Saints. Additionally, the road team made only five field goals in the last 18 minutes of action after sinking 10 through the first 18.

Senior guard Gabby Jung was the only player for Dickinson to reach double figures in the scoring column, producing four 3-pointers and 24 points overall.

Junior center Maria Mann paced Bismarck St. Mary’s, scoring 11 of her team-high 13 points in the second half.

Ending the season eighth in their conference, the Midgets will host No. 9 Watford City in a West Region play-in game on Friday night.

Bismarck St. Mary’s 56, Dickinson High 42D 25 17BSM 15 41D: Gabby Jung 24, Peyton Selle 7, Symone Beld 5, Kendryn Bullinger 3, Madison Lindley 3. BSM: Maria Mann 13, Abigail Kopp 12, Taylor Gerving 11, Marriann Senftner 9, Hallie Schweitzer 6, Elizabeth Peyerl 5.
3-pointers: D  (Jung 4), BSM 2 (Gerving, Peyerl). Free throws: D 5-9, BSM 14-21. Total fouls: D 18, BSM 13. Turnovers: D 25, BSM 15. Records: D 6-15 (West Region 6-14), BSM 11-10 (West Region 11-9).
Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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