Duo helps Trinity top Hettinger
Dickinson Trinity seniors Breanna Messer and Marinna Marsh shared the scoring workload on Friday. Messer was efficient from her high-post position while Marsh had a strong shooting night in the Titans' 78-49 victory over Hettinger at the Knights ...
Dickinson Trinity seniors Breanna Messer and Marinna Marsh shared the scoring workload on Friday.
Messer was efficient from her high-post position while Marsh had a strong shooting night in the Titans' 78-49 victory over Hettinger at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.
Messer had 10 of her 14 points in the first quarter to help Trinity build a 21-8 lead. The 5-foot-11 forward was 6 of 8 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds.
"Breanna does a very good job for us shooting the ball," Trinity coach Alysia Hugret said. "She has a nice post jump shot."
With Messer's help, Trinity ended the first quarter on a 16-5 run. Messer's jumper from the free-throw line gave the Titans their first 10-point lead. Moments later, she scored on a layup to put Trinity up 19-8. From there, Hettinger never got within 10.
"We hit the high post well," Hugret said.
Marsh added to her game-opening 3-pointer with eight points in the second quarter. She finished 8 of 16 from the field, totaling a team-high 17 points while also grabbing eight boards.
"She had her hands and feet set, ready to shoot the ball," Hugret said. "She stepped up and shot the ball well."
For Hettinger, it was a disastrous first half.
"When they're hitting from the outside, it's hard to deal with," Hettinger coach John Butterfield said. "They (also) hit a lot of inside stuff. Our defense wasn't up to snuff."
The second half proved to be a better indication of how Butterfield would like his offense to flow, but defensively, it was a struggle for both teams.
"It was quite a bit (better)," Butterfield said. "Still, we were just trading baskets. We didn't make enough stops."
Hettinger junior Gwen Kristy had four points at halftime, but had a big second half and finished with a game-high 19 points. Junior guard Cloe Kilwein had 16 points including three 3-pointers.
Trinity improved to 12-4 while Hettinger dropped to 12-5. The Titans are back in action today when they travel to Watford City for a game at 6 p.m. MST.
For box score, see Scoreboard on Page B3.
Hettinger 8 16 33 49
Trinity 21 38 56 78
H: Gwen Kristy 19, Cloe Kilwein 16, Samantha Kristy 7, Jade Yates 3, Alix Pearson 3, Kori Hagen 1.
T: Marinna Marsh 17, Breanna Messer 14, Sheyenne Plummer 10, Avery Jirges 9, Katie Kovash 7, Danielle O'Donnell 5, Shannon Ernst 4, Mackenzie Glasser 4, Emily Gordon 3, Ashley Sickler 3, Kendra Kovash 2.
3-pointers: H 3 (Kilwein 3), DT 2 (Ernst, Marsh). Free throws: H 12-22, DT 12-18. Total fouls: H 17, DT 20. Fouled out: H, Alix Pearson. Rebounds: H 32 (G. Kristy 7), DT 54 (Messer 10). Assists: H 8 (Yates 2), DT 16 (3 with 3). Steals: H 10 (T. Kilwein 3), DT 15 (Marsh 4). Blocks: H 2 (C. Kilwein, J. Yates), DT 3 (3 with 3). Turnovers: H 23, DT 17.