Bruins shake off slow start to get first win

One noticable change for Fargo South so far this season has been the ability to reign things back in if they have a tough stretch on the court. That was evidenced in the Grand Forks Central gym on Saturday in full effect. Central got off to a great start, building a 16-5 lead midway through the opening half. However, after regrouping in a time out, the Bruins ramped up their defense and closed the half on a 12-2 run to trail just 18-17 at halftime and wresteled momentum away from the Knights heading to the halftime lockerrooms. Adie Wagner kept South in it on the offensive end with 11 first half points, but it was the energy the defense brought that really got the Bruins going. Alice Carlson and Laura Green really set the tone out front and Sami Hoselton was her usual scrappy self, and the Bruins really elevated their defense after the opening minutes. Brynn Nelson made a big basket right before the halftime buzzer to give South a great positive vibe at half. In the second half, Wagner really got going offensively, as she nailed a number of deep three pointers, and was able to get to the line multiple times en route to a 20 point second half giving her a career high 31 point night. South was able to build a 12 point lead at 38-26 halfway through the second half, but the Knights battled back with an 8-0 run making it 38-34 with 6 minutes to play. But here's where the Bruins again showed their improved ability to grind. South held off the hard charging Knights and built the lead back up to double figures and were able to make defensive stops and hit freethrows late to secure the road win. Nelson led South with 8 rebounds. Next action for the Bruins is Friday night when they host 3rd ranked Shanley in the Bruin gym.

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Fargo South: Wagner 8 11-14 31, Green 1 1-2 3, Carlson 0 0-1 0, Osborn 0 0-0 0, Nelson 1 0-0 2, Schroeder 3 3-5 9, Hoselton 0 3-5 3, Smith 1 0-0 2, ; Totals: 14 18-27 50, Three point goals: Wagner 4