South clicks in second half, gets important win vs North

The Bruins did some nice things in the opening half against the Fargo North Spartans, but it was the second half defensive effort that made the difference in the game with the Bruins posting a 67-55 win on Tuesday night in the Bruin gym. In the opening half, Brynn Nelson had a great first half opening up with South's first bucket on her way to 12 first half points. Sami Hoselton came off the bench and gave the Bruins a huge spark with a pair of steals, one which led directly to a Laura Green layup, plus taking a charge. However, the Spartans were hot from downtown, hitting 8 three pointers in the first half, including one right at the halftime buzzer to give North a 37-31 lead at the break. South got it going defensively in the second half though, scoring the first xx points of the half. Adie Wagner converted a three point play to open the half, followed up by an Alice Carlson three pointer, and great offensive rebounding effort by Ann Smith that resulted in freethrows and a putback, and just like that the Bruins had a 41-37 lead. After a North timeout, Smith scored again inside to make it a 12-0 start to the half for the Bruins. As the half wore on, the Bruin defense did a great job of keeping the Spartans off the glass, and also managed to keep the Spartans out on the perimeter. South only allowed 6 points over the first 12 minutes of the second half, and a bomb three from Wagner, combined with a pair of great effort baskets by Sami Hoselton pushed the Bruin lead out to 56-43, their biggest of the game. South made some big hoops to keep the Spartans at bay the remainder of the game and secured the 12 point win. A great balanced offensive effort had 4 girls in double figure scoring for South - Wagner hit for 21, joined by 16 from Brynn Nelson, 12 from Ann Smith, and 10 from Sami Hoselton.

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Fargo South: Wagner 7 6-8 21, Green 2 0-0 5, Carlson 1 0-0 3, Osborn 0 0-0 0, Nelson 7 0-0 16, Hoselton 3 4-4 10, Smith 5 2-3 12; Totals: 25 10-13 67, Three point goals: Wagner 3, Nelson 2, Green, Carlson