Despite final score, positives found in loss to Firebirds

After the first six minutes where the Bruins got somewhat discombobulated, the next 28 minutes showed a lot of positive plays for South, and showed a step forward in the team's progress. It looked to be a runaway at the start for the Firebirds, as they raced out to a 21-0 lead. However, the Bruins did not roll over. Adie Wagner finally broke the ice for South with a pair of freethrows with 12 minutes left, and the Bruins kept pace with Devils Lake over the remainder of the half, outscoring the Firebirds 22-18. The Bruins took care of the ball better in those minutes, handling the Devils Lake full court press while doing a good job defending the high powered offense of the Firebirds. In a game that looked to be completely out of control early on, South righted the ship and trailed 39-22 at halftime. In the second half, the Bruins again held tough, with the Firebird lead hovering between 18 and 23 points for the vast majority of the half as the Bruins mostly did a good job with the Devils Lake pressure. A pair of tough illegal screen calls kept the game from getting a little closer as it seemed like the Bruins were right on the verge of making it a reasonably tight game, but just couldn't quite close the gap. The Bruins gave up 11 points in the final 100 seconds to see the lead balloon up somewhat to a 79-46 score, but as mentioned above, the Bruins had a number of nice plays happen throughout the game that they can build on. Adie Wagner hit 5 threes on her way to a game high 22 points, but each Bruin had a nice play in the game somewhere. South heads to Valley City on Saturday for their next game.

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Fargo South: Wagner 7 3-6 22, Hoselton 1 1-2 3, Carlson 0 0-0 0, Abakar 1 0-1 2, Smith 1 0-0 2, Osborn 1 0-0 3, Nelson 1 0-0 2, Schroeder 1 6-6 8, Boese 2 0-0 4; Totals: 15 10-15 46, Three point goals: Wagner 5, Osborn