Cowboy girls open district action with big win

Each win is a good one, but district wins are better! Coach Sarah Doe and her team traveled to Beulah and came away with a 41-31 victory which upped their overall mark to 3-5 but gave the squad a 1-0 mark in district 14.

By JOHN ABRHAMSON

For the Herald

Posted Jan. 25, 2013

The Cowboys came out of the gates on fire. Led by Ashley Brew’s seven points the girls jumped out to a 13-7 opening quarter lead. Kelsey Knutson also had a bucket, Jessica Starr a three pointer and Morgan LeMieux a free throw and the team was off and running.

“Going into the game we knew they had a few injuries and we weren’t sure who they would put out on the floor,” Doe said. “We have had some trouble getting shots to fall early but in this game we started four of four. It gave us some great momentum so we got off to a great start!”

The Cowboys, who used a 2-3 zone primarily in the first half did a good job keeping the Miners off the scoreboard.

They limited the home standing Beulah team to 12 second quarter points and put up 8 of their own to manage a 21-19 lead after sixteen minutes.

Brew got another bucket as did LeMieux while Alison Scheetz had two field goals of her own for Killdeer’s eight second quarter points.

The third quarter was a big one for Killdeer. On the defensive end, the Cowboys played more man to man than in the first half and limited the Miners to only 4 third quarter points.

LeMieux was the offensive spark for Killdeer in the third quarter as the junior tallied six points on three buckets. Brew and Scheetz each had a goal and a free throw and Killdeer had it’s 12 points.

“It was really a team effort on the defensive end,” Doe continued. “Our defense was strong all night. It seemed like Ashley Brew was all over the place but the whole team should be credited with a great defensive effort!”

Killdeer again used balance to chalk up 8 final quarter points. Brew had four more to finish with her game high 16. LeMieux hit two from the line to up her total to 11 and Jurnee Murrey had her first bucket of the night.

The Cowboys held the Miners to only eight and came away with the convincing 10 point district 14 victory.

Along with Brew’s 16 and LeMieux’s 11, Killdeer received 7 points from Scheetz, 3 from Starr and 2 each from Murrey and Knutson.

Killdeer was 6 of 18 from the line and had the one three point shot from Starr.


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