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Bowman County secures win on defensive end

BOWMAN -- While Bowman County got all the offense it needed with the way its defense played. The Bulldogs girls basketball team, the No. 5 seed, held No. 12-seeded Mandaree to 18 points in the first three quarters to take a 47-34 win Friday night...

BOWMAN - While Bowman County got all the offense it needed with the way its defense played.

The Bulldogs girls basketball team, the No. 5 seed, held No. 12-seeded Mandaree to 18 points in the first three quarters to take a 47-34 win Friday night in their Region 7 tournament play-in game.

Bowman County made Mandaree shoot 15 of 43 from the field and kept the Warriors from taking a single 3-pointer. Sophomore guard Kylee Dawes scored a team-high 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting, but the Bulldogs kept all other Warriors to seven points or fewer. Bowman County racked up 19 steals and forced Mandaree into 23 turnovers.

Bowman County sophomore forward Meggie Fischer made 8 of 14 shots and 2 of 4 3-pointers for a game-high 18 points. Freshman center Ellie Stafford followed her up with 10 points while getting a double-double with 10 rebounds to go along with seven steals. Senior center Taylor Powell also totaled 10 rebounds to help the Bulldogs’ to a 40-31 rebounding advantage.

Bowman County will play fourth-seeded Killdeer after it beat Richardton-Taylor at 3:30 p.m. Monday at DHS gymnasium.

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M   8    13  18  34

BC  13  19  37  47

M: Kylee Dawes 11, Peyton Yellow Wolf 7, Marea Deville 5, Frannina Lincoln 3, Hailey Vigen 2, Charisma Tsosie 2, Julie Flying Horse 2, Nancy Lincoln 2.

BC: Meggie Fischer 18, Ellie Stafford 10, Mikayla Bartholomay 8, Taylor Powell 7, Maury Burke 4.

3-pointers: M 0, BC 2 (Fischer 2). Free throws: M 4-17, BC 5-11. Total fouls: M 13, BC 19. Rebounds: M 31 (Deville 9), BC 40 (two tied with 10). Assists: M 8 (Deville 3), BC 14 (Bartholomay 5). Steals: M 11 (Tsosie 3), BC 19 (Stafford 7). Blocks: M 0, BC 1 (Stafford 1). Turnovers: M 23, BC 17.

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