Bruins fight to stay in the game but drop home game to Shanley

Fargo South picked themselves up off the floor after Shanley jumped out to a 13-0 lead to start the game, and clawed their way back into things to make it a tight game the rest of the way, but eventually dropped a 75-67 decision the Deacons on Tuesday night. After 2 timeouts to get reorganized, South climbed back into the game in the first half as Adie Wagner got going, dropping in 4 three pointers on her way to a 19 point first half. South cut the lead to 2 points on multiple occassions in the half, but couldn't get over the hump to tie or take the lead, eventually trailing 34-30 at halftime. In the second half, the Bruins scored first to make it 34-32 and kept the game tight over the next few minutes. South cut the lead to 41-40 with 14 minutes to go on a pair of Wagner freethrows, and had back to back stops on defense to give themselves multiple chances to take the lead, but had 2 shots in close spin out and again could not quite get over the hump. Shanley extended the lead back up near ten, but Brynn Nelson kept South in it with a pair of key three pointers, and the game hovered between 5 and 10 points the rest of the way. But in the end, South could not defend well enough inside as M Hakim dropped in a career high 35 points, all from point blank range or freethrows, including 15 points over the last 5 minutes of the game to seal the win for the Deacons. Adie Wagner hit for 30 points on the night, joined by Teigan Malo with 17 and Brynn Nelson with 11. South also got a nice boost off the bench as 8th grader Talyn Hoffert had 6 points and 4 rebounds, while Emily Jordahl pitched in with 4 rebounds and 3 points. South falls to 6-7 overall. Next action for the Bruins is Saturday when they travel to Red River.

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Fargo South: Wagner 10 6-8 30, Tsanganelias 0 0-0 0, Jordahl 0 3-4 3, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Nelson 4 0-0 11, Hoselton 0 0-0 0, Carriveau 0 0-0 0, Malo 8 1-2 17, Hoffert 3 0-0 6; Totals: 25 10-14 67, Three point goals: Wagner 4, Nelson 3