Bruins win overtime thriller over Wahpeton 73-72

Fargo South started hot and ended hot, and the result was a very entertaining 73-72 overtime win on Tuesday night in the Bruin gym. Adie Wagner started the Bruins off right, scoring South's first 8 points, but she was just getting started at that point. Hannah Carriveau hit a pair of baskets as did Brynn Nelson, and the Bruins built a 22-6 lead on a Wagner 4 point play with 10 minutes to go in the half. The Huskies then went on a big roll of their own, outscoring South 25-7 to close out the half, and South found themselves trailing 31-29 at halftime. The second half was a continuation of the big Wahpeton run, as they scored the first 7 points of the half to jump out 38-29, and then extended that ever further, building a 56-40 lead with just over ten minutes to play in the game. However, South dug deep at that points and began their 16 point comeback. Brynn Nelson hit on a pair of shots, including an "and 1", and Teigan Malo scored on a pair of nifty passes from both Nelson and Wagner to get the Bruins close at 58-51 with just under 6 minutes remaining. The Bruins then got on board the Adie Wagner train, as she scored or assisted on South's last 22 points of the game. A pair of three pointers by Wagner in the waning minutes of regulation tied the game at 63-63 with under a minute to play, but the Huskies took the lead back on a pair of freethrows, but a very difficult driving shot by Wagner with 30 seconds to go sent the game to overtime at 65-65. In overtime, the Huskies scored the first 3 points to go ahead 68-65, but another Wagner three tied it back up with 2 minutes to go, and that was followed by a big three pointer from Nelson, giving South their first lead since late in the first half at 71-68. However the Huskies scored the next four points from the line, taking a 72-71 lead with 12 seconds left, but that just set the stage for the heroics from Wagner as she drove the length of the court and sliced through the defense for her 41st points of the night. South held off a last second shot attempt by Wahpeton and rejoiced with the 73-72 hard fought win. Wagner poured in 41 points, the second most in South High history, behind only Maddie Erickson's 43 point effort in 2016. The 16 field goals made by Wagner did set a new South record, edging out the previous record of 14 held by Meghan Roehrich in 2010. Teigan Malo added another double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Brynn Nelson added 14 points as well. South moves to 7-8 on the year. Next action for South is Friday night when they travel to Valley City.

See the complete boxscore here

Fargo South: Wagner 16 2-2 41, Jordahl 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Nelson 6 1-2 14, Hoselton 0 0-1 0, Carriveau 2 0-0 4, Malo 7 0-1 14, Hoffert 0 0-0 0; Totals: 31 3-6 73 , Three point goals: Wagner 7, Nelson