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Dickinson Trinity girls basketball overcomes cold streak, beats Heart River Cougars

BELFIELD -- Though Dickinson Trinity didn't shoot as well as it wanted to at the start of its game, the Titans still found a way to win. The Titans girls basketball team shot 9 for 42 (21 percent) in the first half but warmed up in the second hal...

BELFIELD - Though Dickinson Trinity didn’t shoot as well as it wanted to at the start of its game, the Titans still found a way to win.
The Titans girls basketball team shot 9 for 42 (21 percent) in the first half but warmed up in the second half to beat Heart River 48-21 Thursday night in a Region 7 contest.
“We competed really hard tonight,” Trinity head coach Carter Fong said. “We were pleased with shots we got in the first half, and we were cold. ... We buckled down on the defensive end. Then in the third quarter, we put together a game on both ends and gave ourselves some breathing room, but I’m happy with how we worked through that cold stretch in that first half.”
Brianna Soehren led all scorers with 14 points while shooting 5 of 11, while Alanna Sickler added 12 points and a game-best 14 rebounds. Madi Jahner chipped in seven points and three assists, while Kennedy Keator, who has been coming back from injury, added seven points. Trinity outrebounded the Cougars 51-22.
After a 21-10 lead at halftime, Trinity began to run away with the game and went on a 17-7 run over the third quarter.
“We found a unit in the third quarter that got hot, and we stuck with that group for a good 3 to 4 minutes,” Fong said. “Kennedy is really giving us a spark on both ends. Physically she’s really ahead of where we thought she might be at this point.”
Bailey Olson recorded eight points and had five rebounds to lead the Cougars.
“Once we got a bit of a cushion, they had to come out of their zone and went to a man-to-man and were ready to attack that,” Fong said. “I thought we did a good job of finding the second and third option.”
Trinity (11-3, 6-0 Region 7) doesn’t have much time to rest, as the Titans will next play Beach at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.
“I wish we would shoot the ball better,” Fong said. “This has been a jam-packed week for us. We put ourselves in position with two Regional game wins and this one coming up. With one good practice, we’ll be ready to go on Saturday.”

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