Bruins gut out a win at Wahpeton

Fargo South prevailed in a fun game that featured a number of runs by both teams throughout the game, and came away with a rewarding 64-61 win in Wahpeton on Tuesday night. South fell behind early 7-2, but then got things rolling as Adie Wagner, Alice Carlson, and Laura Green all hit three pointers, and South got some early offense from Sami Hoselton and Paige Schroeder, and went on a 20-4 run to stake a 22-11 lead with 8:30 left in the half. In that stretch the Bruins had very active hands and anticipated well to grab a number of steals and tipped passes. South kept at it, getting a number of great looks inside by Schroeder off of some nifty passing from the Bruin guards, and Wagner hit a pair of threes to give the Bruins a 38-25 halftime lead. In the second half, the Bruins got a pair of freethrows to start the half by Wagner, pushing the South lead to 40-25, and then further extended that lead on a three from Brynn Nelson to make it a 49-32 lead, the Bruins' largest lead, with 13:30 to go in the game. However, Wahpeton didn't give in, and started to get hot from the three point line themselves. Despite the Bruins having a lead of 55-40 with 11 minutes left, the game got very tight in the last 3 minutes. South held a 62-52 lead on a nice inside basket by Nelson with 2:45 to go, but then the Huskies hit back to back threes, cutting the lead to 62-58 with just under 2 minutes to go. Wahpeton scored a freethrow to make it 62-59 and got the ball back again with under a minute to play. The Huskies scored on a driving basket to make it 62-61 with 30 seconds to go, setting up a very exciting finish. The Bruins got fouled but missed the front end of the bonus, giving Wahpeton a great chance, but South grabbed their 10th steal of the game with 10 seconds to go, and Adie Wagner knocked down 2 freethrows to make it 64-61. Wahpeton managed to heave up a desperation three at the buzzer, but it did not go in and South held on for the win. Wagner led the Bruins with 24 points while Paige Schroeder had 18 points and 15 rebounds. It was another all around team victory again though, as everyone contributed something positive the win be it a big rebound or steal or assist or basket. One notable accomplishment also came with Adie's 24 points - with that effort she moved past former Bruin star Maddie Erickson into second place on South's all time scoring list with 1574 points. The win moves South to 7-8 on the year and they will host Valley City on Friday night.

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Fargo South: Wagner 8 5-7 24, Carlson 3 0-0 8, S. Hoselton 3 0-0 6, Green 1 0-0 3, Smith 0 0-2 0, Nelson 2 0-0 5, Schroeder 9 0-1 18; Totals: 26 5-10 64, Three point goals: Wagner 3, Carlson 2, Green, Nelson