Bowman County held off the Killdeer girls basketball team on Tuesday night by outscoring the visiting Cowboys 17-10 in the final stanza to post a 49-42 Region 7 victory.
DUNN COUNTY HERALD
Killdeer went into the game having won its past two games, but the Cowboys’ off-night shooting opened the door for Bowman County. Killdeer made just 16 of 58 shots from the field, including 3 of 12 from 3-point range. They also missed nine free throws, going 7 of 16 from the charity stripe.
This was the second time this season the Bulldogs have defeated the Cowboys. Bowman County topped Killdeer in the Killdeer Mountain tournament in December.
Gabi Flaget was the only Killdeer player in double figures with 10 points. Sydney Anderson scored nine points and pulled down 18 rebounds, including five offensive boards, and had six steals and three assists.
Bowman County was led by Meggie Fischer with 17 points and Ellie Stafford added 13.
As was the previous game, the contest was nip-and-tuck throughout. The Bulldogs held a 23-20 lead at halftime. But the Cowboys surged in the third period to tie the game at 32 going into the final eight minutes. Bowman County, however, pulled away in the final stanza.
Killdeer 58, Flasher 43
The Cowboys exploded for 32 second-half points to break open what had been a close game on Jan. 14 in Bismarck. With the intermission score standing at 26-26, Killdeer scored 16 points in third and fourth quarters to secure the victory.
Anderson flirted with a quadruple-double in the contest. She scored 19 points, pulled down nine rebounds, dished out seven assists and had six steals.
Trae Murray also added 14 and six rebounds for the Cowboys.
Emma Marion led Flasher with 21 points while Josie VandenBurg added 10.
Killdeer 65, Beulah 48
Murray, Anderson and Flaget each scored in double figures and the Cowboys put away Miners early with 37 first-half points in the Region 7 victory. It was Killdeer’s first region win of the season.
Murray and Anderson each scored 15 points while Flaget added 10. Murray had a team high five steals, while Anderson led the way with six assists and eight rebounds.
The Cowboys outscored Beulah 18-6 in the first quarter, and 19-10 in the second to take a 37-17 halftime lead.