After soundly defeating the Heart River Cougars last Friday night, coach Sarah Doe and her Killdeer Cowboys also won their first home contest of the season.Posted December 18, 2012
BY JOHN ABRAHAMSON
They beat the New England Tigers in the first round of the Roughrider Tourney by a 52-38 count. The win ups the seasonal mark to 2-0.
Balance was a key for the girls as they had not only a number of players contribute in statistical areas but had many girls play a number of minutes as well. The Cowboys had a very sound first quarter as they jumped out to a 16-7 lead before heading into the halftime break up 27-12.
Defensive pressure was a key as the Cowboys didn’t let the struggling Tigers anywhere near a good shot. On the offensive side, Kelsey Knutson came up big with 12 points in twenty minutes of action. The senior was 6 of 9 from the field and also had 4 rebounds on the night.
Alison Scheetz also had a nice night as the guard used 25 minutes to put 10 points on the board. Morgan LeMieux, a returning starter, finished with 9 points and 6 boards while teammate Jessica Starr finished with 6 points and a team leading 9 rebounds.
Keauna Fox also hit for 6 points while teammates Ashley Brew had 5 and Jurnee Murray and Lizzy Strommen each had two.
The teams battled to a standoff in the second half of action as the Tigers actually outscored the Cowboys 26-25 but Killdeer’s first half effort was too much to overcome.