A 4 minute stretch midway through the second half proved to be the difference in the Bruins 71-64 win over visiting Valley City on Tuesday night, pushing South to a 4-2 record on the season. The teams played very evenly throughout most of the game with numerous lead changes and mini-runs, with the game staying withing 6 points one way or all the way through the half and into the second. Brynn Nelson was hot early for South, making her first 5 baskets in the opening half, keeping the Bruins close, and Adie Wagner hit on 4 three pointers in the first half as well, and also had a highlight reel behind the back pass on a fastbreak assist to Grace Hoselton. At halftime, South trailed by a 33-30 score. Nelson hit a three to tie the game up on the opening possession of the second half, and again the game was back and forth for the first 7 minutes of the second. Where South turned the tide though was after trailing 48-47 with 10 and a half minutes to go in the game, South had several great possessions, going on a 15-2 run over the next 4 minutes to take a 62-50 lead at the 6:30 mark in the game. That run was highlighted by a nifty pass from Hannah Carriveau to Teigan Malo, another 3 by Brynn Nelson, and some inside grind work by Malo, who earned 10 trips to the freethrow line for the game. The Hi-Liners made a couple of runs to get back into the game, but each Valley City basket was answered by a Bruin basket when needed to keep the Hi-Liners at arms length. Wagner hit 2 more big three pointers down the strech, part of her 7 three pointer effort on the night. Wagner dropped in 24 points, while Brynn Nelson had 21 and Teigan Malo, who is turning into a double-double machine, had 18 points - all in the second half - and 15 rebounds. Next action for South is after Christmas, heading west to take on Sheyenne on December 29 in a 1 PM game.
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Fargo South: Wagner 8 1-2 24, Nylander 0 0-0 0, Nelson 8 3-4 21, Hoselton 2 0-2 4, Carriveau 2 0-0 4, Malo 5 8-10 18, Osborn 0 0-0 0; Totals: 25 12-18, Three point goals: Wagner 7, Nelson 2