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Saints hold off Midgets girls basketball

BISMARCK -- The Bismarck St. Mary's girls basketball team held an eight-point lead at halftime against Dickinson High on Tuesday, and the Saints built from there to take a 69-52 win.

BISMARCK - The Bismarck St. Mary’s girls basketball team held an eight-point lead at halftime against Dickinson High on Tuesday, and the Saints built from there to take a 69-52 win.

Jayde Lawlar and Gabby Jung each scored 12 points for the Midgets, and Peyton Selle and Kelsey Privratsky each tallied six points.

“Offensively, we finally had some shots fall for us. We worked the ball around well and played as a unit,” Dickinson head coach James Hayden said.

The Midgets’ 52 points is the most they have scored in a game this season. Their previous high was 51 points in a loss to Bismarck High on Dec. 15.

“Defensively, we played aggressively and forced them into quite a few turnovers,” Hayden said. “We displayed great effort, and I definitely think we got better tonight against a very tough St. Mary’s team.”

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The loss drops the Midgets to 2-9 overall and 1-6 in the West Region. The Saints improve to 7-5 overall and 6-3 in the league.

Bismarck St. Mary’s 69, Dickinson High 52

DHS: Gabby Jung 12, Jayde Lawlar 12, Peyton Selle 6, Kelsey Privratsky 6, Lexi Jordheim 5, Sarah Dobitz 4, Mariah Mortensen 4, Megan Erickson 2, Jaycee Ludwick 1.

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