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Dickinson Trinity girls basketball tops No. 10 Our Redeemer's

BISMARCK -- The No. 5-ranked Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team defeated No. 10 Our Redeemer's 42-36 Friday at the New Year Invite at Shiloh Christian.

BISMARCK - The No. 5-ranked Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team defeated No. 10 Our Redeemer’s 42-36 Friday at the New Year Invite at Shiloh Christian.

Senior forward Alanna Sickler scored a game-high 23 points and sophomore Jordie McNeilly backed her up with 10.

“Alanna really carried us on the offensive end,” Titans head coach Carter Fong said. “Our Redeemer’s ran a smaller lineup, so we went to her in the post as often as we could. She did a great job. And Jordie really looked to attack the basket at the right time.”

Trinity (8-1, 3-0 Region 7) led 14-11 after the first quarter, but both teams scored just 15 points each over the next two frames.

“We really challenged our girls at halftime to step up the defensive intensity,” Fong said. “We identified their best scoring options and how to take that away. We beat a really quality opponent.”

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Our Redeemer’s guard Morgan Olson led the Knights (5-2) with 19 points, but she shot just 9 of 27 from the field and 1 of 10 on 3-pointers.

“I’m very proud of Madi Jahner. Night after night, she picks up the toughest defensive assignments,” Fong said. “Morgan is an outstanding guard that has started since she was an eighth-grader, but Madi and our team made her work for her 19.”

No other Knight scored more than six points. Our Redeemer’s was also forced into 19 turnovers.

Jahner, a senior, went scoreless for the Titans but picked up an assist, two rebounds and five steals. Classmate Brianna Soehren scored four points and pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds. She also had three steals.

Trinity returns to the court at 11 a.m. today against Oak Grove at Shiloh Christian in Bismarck.

DT  14 9 6 13

OR 11 10 5 10

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DT: Alanna Sickler 23, Jordie McNeilly 10, Brianna Soehren 4, Abby Jones 3, Samie Daniel 2.

OR: Morgan Olson 19, Tessa Olson 6, Lauren Hendrickson 5, Cara Steede 4, Makayla Gartner 2.

3-pointers: DT 2 (McNeilly 1, Jones 1), OR 1 (M. Olson 1). Free throws: DT 10-20, OR 7-11. Total fouls: DT 12, OR 17. Rebounds: DT 46 (Soehren 17), OR 38 (Olson 10). Assists: DT 1 (Madi Jahner 1), OR 5 (Hendrickson 3). Steals: DT 13 (Jahner 5), OR 6 (Tessa Olson 2). Blocks: DT 0, OR 3 (Three tied, 1). Turnovers: DT 14, OR 19. Records: DT 8-1 (3-0 Region 7), OR 5-2.

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