Fargo South made a number of comeback runs, led the game with 6 minutes to go, but could not quite finish as needed, and dropped a hard fought, well played game at Sheyenne High School by a 70-58 score. The Bruins struggled out of the gate with their shooting, hitting on only 1 of their first 14 shots despite getting wide open looks in those opening minutes. The Bruins trailed 13-2 to start the game. However they battled back and hung in there. South rallied to cut the gap to five points and trailed 28-20 at halftime. In the second half the Mustangs again built a double digit lead, pulling ahead 35-22 early on in the half. Alice Carlson hit a three, followed up by a free throw from Sami Hoselton and that began a nice strech for the Bruins, cutting the lead to 37-27. Then Adie Wagner got hot, scoring 14 straight points for South, making it a 45-41 game with just over ten minutes to play. A wing shot by Paige Schroeder, another three by Carlson, and a putback basket by Ann Smith gave South their first lead of the game at 48-47 with 8 minutes to go. The teams traded hoops over the next few minutes and the game was tied at 56-56 with 5 minutes remaining. Unfortunately for South though, they finished the last 5 minutes like they started the game and went ice cold to close out the game. The Bruins last good chance came on a Brynn Nelson fast break basket making it 63-58 with just under three minutes to play, but that was to be South's last points of the game. But overall, the Bruins played very good basketball. The Bruins mustered 20 steals and dished out 11 assists while only having 9 turnovers and played very scrappy the entire game. Adie Wagner led the Bruins with 25 points while Paige Schroeder added 15 points and 10 rebounds, moving past Melanie Hageman into 5th place on South's all time rebounding list, now sitting at 552 career boards. South drops to 3-5 in the EDC and 4-5 overall. Next action for South is Saturday when they travel to Devils Lake to take on the 2nd ranked Firebirds in their 6th road game in 7 games. Game time is 4 PM.
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Fargo South: Wagner 8 6-8 25, S. Hoselton 0 0-1 1, Green 1 0-0 3, Carlson 3 1-2 10, Smith 1 0-0 2, Nelson 1 0-0 2, Schroeder 7 1-2 15; Totals: 21 9-14 58, Three point goals: Wagner 3, Carlson 3, Green