Bearcats get by Titans in conference finale
GLEN ULLIN -- In its final game of the regular season before the Region 7 tournament, the Glen Ullin-Hebron girls basketball team used its defense to dismantle Dickinson Trinity 54-42 on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from Glen Ullin High School.
GLEN ULLIN - In its final game of the regular season before the Region 7 tournament, the Glen Ullin-Hebron girls basketball team used its defense to dismantle Dickinson Trinity 54-42 on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from Glen Ullin High School.
While the Bearcats managed to go 16-for-55 shooting, they held the Titans to 22 percent shooting from the field.
“We have had trouble with the Bearcat zone for a couple years now, and Tuesday was no exception,” Titans head coach Carter Fong said. “They played well, slowly pulled away, and we didn’t quite have the legs to get back in it.”
Glen Ullin-Hebron freshman guard Kinsey Zuroff paced the home team with 21 points, while senior forward Lexi Gietzen and eighth-grade guard Taylor Christensen had 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The only Dickinson Trinity player who scored in double-figures was sophomore forward Abbey Kubas, who had 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
The Titans will host the Region 7 Tournament as the No. 3 seed. With the victory, the Bearcats entered a four-way tie with New England, Beach, and Heart River with 6-5 conference records. Unofficially, Glen Ullin-Hebron is slotted as the No. 5 seed and will host No. 12 seed Hazen in a first-round matchup on Friday.
“We await our regional, round-two opponent, and hope we can put together a better effort,” Fong said. “It’s one game at a time the rest of the way.”
Glen Ullin-Hebron 54, Dickinson Trinity 42THS: Abbey Kubas 21, Bre Tessier 9, Kara Wanner 5, Alexa Walby 3, Kylen Kubas 3, Masy Kuntz 1.GUH: Kinsey Zuroff 21, Lexi Gietzen 11, Taylor Christensen 10, Taizalee Glass 6, Kristin Schaaf 4, Mikayla Schneider 2.3-pointers: THS 5-29 (Tessier 2-9), GUH 5-19 (Glass 2-5). Free throws: THS 7-14, GUH 17-24. Total fouls: THS 19, GUH 12. Fouled out: THS, Kuntz. Rebounds: THS 45 (Kubas 12), GUH 46 (Schaaf 11). Assists: THS 4 (Wanner, Kuntz, Walby, Kali Kubas 1), GUH 4 (Schaaf, Christensen, Glass, Schneider). Steals: THS 6 (A. Kubas, Walby 2), GUH 3 (Zuroff, Christensen 1). Blocks: THS 1 (A. Kubas), GUH 1 (Gietzen). Turnovers: THS 10, GUH 14. Records: THS 14-7 (8-3 Region 7), GUH 11-10 (6-5 Region 7).