Midgets' girls basketball season ends with loss to Saints
BISMARCK -- Jumpshots of all sorts betrayed Dickinson High on Friday. The Midgets girls basketball team shot just 10 of 53 from the field, and it was not nearly enough to extend their season. Bismarck St. Mary's took advantage and kept its own se...
BISMARCK - Jumpshots of all sorts betrayed Dickinson High on Friday.
The Midgets girls basketball team shot just 10 of 53 from the field, and it was not nearly enough to extend their season. Bismarck St. Mary's took advantage and kept its own season alive with a 57-39 victory in a loser-out game during the West Region Tournament at the Bismarck Event Center.
"We just came out flat. It wasn't anything different from what they showed us during the year, and every pass we threw was getting tipped," Dickinson head coach James Hayden said. "Every shot we took was just off. When you shoot 18.9 percent from the field, you're not going to win many games."
St Mary's (13-10) started the game on an 8-0 run and led 32-16 at halftime. The Saints built their lead to as many as 24 points in the second half.
Dickinson senior Jayde Lawlar scored a team-high 15 points before fouling out of her final game. Sophomore Gabby Jung scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. McKenna Weiler and Marley McChesney were the only other Midgets to hit a shot from the field. Four other Midgets scored, but those points came at the free-throw line, where Dickinson shot 17 of 36 for the game.
Peyton Selle scored three, Lexi Jordheim had five and Megan Erickson and Kelsey Privratsky each scored one.
"We wanted to have that defensive pressure. We wanted to make sure they had a hand in their face at all times," Saints head coach Shannon Copas said.
St. Mary's - which advances to a state-qualifying game against Bismarck Legacy at 11 a.m. (CT) Saturday - was led by double-doubles from junior post players Tonya Dvorak and Kaitlyn Wanner. Dvorak tallied 12 points and 10 boards while Wanner had 24 points and 12 rebounds.
"They found Wanner every single time because we were late to rotate back," Hayden said. "She was just a force for them tonight."
Dickinson's season ends with a 6-18 overall record in Hayden's first season as head coach. He coached the Midgets to four more wins than last season and a West Region Tournament berth after a one-season hiatus.
Bismarck St. Mary's 57, Dickinson High 39
DHS: Jayde Lawlar 15, Gabby 10, Lexi Jordheim 5, Peyton Selle 3, McKenna Weiler 2, Marley McChesney 2, Megan Erickson 1, Kelsey Privratsky 1.
BSM: Kaitlyn Wanner 24, Tonya Dvorak 12, Sydney Smith 9, Hallie Schweitzer 6, Marriann Senftner 4, Elizabeth Preszler 2.
Halftime: BSM 32, DHS 16. 3-pointers: DHS 2-16 (Jung 1-8, Lawlar 1-4, Erickson 0-3, Privratsky 0-1), BSM 3-15 (Dvorak 2-6, Smith 1-6, Gabby Easton 0-1, Kylie Hass 0-1, Megan Heick 0-1). Free throws: DHS 17-36, BSM 6-11. Total fouls: DHS 13, BSM 24. Fouled out: DHS, Lawlar. Rebounds: DHS 35 (Jordheim 6, Jung 6), BSM 52 (Wanner 12). Assists: DHS 1 (Sarah Dobitz 1), BSM 16 (Smith 5). Steals: DHS 2 (Erickson 1, Selle), BSM 2 (Smith 1, Hass 1). Blocks: DHS 1 (Erickson 1),BSM 4 (Schweitzer 3). Turnovers: DHS 15, BSM 23.