Lady Midgets unravel Lady Tigers in second half

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By Jay Davis

Chelsy Hoffman scored 21 points, but the Lady Tigers' season was ended with a 66-40 loss to McLaughlin in the District 11A tournament.

Chelsy Hoffman scored 21 points, but the Lady Tigers’ season was ended with a 66-40 loss to McLaughlin in the District 11A tournament.

After the Lady Tigers played what may have been their best half of basketball all season, things went way south in the second half. McLaughlin outscored the Lady Tigers 23-0 in the third quarter and went on to win 66-40 in the District 11A semifinals in McLaughlin on Thursday.
Coach Ann LaMont said that McLaughlin’s defensive adjustment took the Lady Tigers right out of their game.
“They went to a 1-3-1 trap that really threw us for a loop,” said LaMont. “Sometimes a young team can struggle at making in-game adjustments. We just let it get out of our hands.”
The Lady Tigers were right on the Lady Midgets’ heels in the first half, even though their only lead was early at 4-2. With Chelsy Hoffman and Aundrea Kramer leading the way, the Lady Tigers kept things close. They trailed just 16-12 after one quarter, and after falling behind 27-19, rallied to get back to within four points at 31-27 at the half.
The third quarter was a completely different story. McLaughlin’s defensive ploy proved to be just the right move. Bobbi Jamerson stole the ball on the Lady Tigers’ first possession and scored on a layup. The rest of the quarter was like a snowball rolling down a steep hill. The Lady Midgets peeled off 23 straight points with Jamerson scoring 11 and Shayla Gayton scoring six. When Shaunte Brownotter hit two free throws to start the fourth quarter, the Lady Midget run reached 25 points and their lead was all the way up to 29 at 56-27.
Hoffman finally put a stop to the run with the Lady Tigers’ first points of the second half, but the damage was done and the Lady Midgets were in total control.
Hoffman led the Lady Tigers with a game-high 21 points, including 17 in the first half. Kramer followed with 10 points and nine rebounds. Alexa Schaefbauer added four points.
“Chelsy had a good night offensively,” said LaMont. “Aundrea did a good job and she was fighting leg cramps all night.”
The Lady Midgets had a balanced offense with Gayton scoring 19, Jamerson 18, Jayda Bad Horse 12 and Brownotter 10.

Winner
Winner overpowered the Lady Tigers 59-19 in Winner on Friday, ending the Lady Tigers’ regular season at 2-18.
“They’re good,” said LaMont. “They are a physical team and they are a big team that knows how to push their way around.”
The pushing started early and never stopped. Winner put eight field goals in and took an 18-0 lead before Goodshield started the second quarter with a three-pointer. Winner ran off the next 10 points before Hoffman scored. Winner led 32-5 at the half.
“They just took us out of our game,” said LaMont.
The score was 44-5 when the Lady Tigers scored finally put consecutive points on the board. Alexa Schaefbauer wrapped a pair of two-pointers around a convention three-point play by Kylee Wagner, giving the Lady Tigers a 7-0 run.
Goodshield led Mobridge-Pollock with six points. Hoffman scored five. Wagner led with five rebounds.
Kelsey Bertram led Winner with a game-high 16 points. Cassidy Hanson scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Mobridge-Pollock (2-19)         12 27 27 40
McLaughlin (11-8)                   16 31 54 66
Mobridge-Pollock: Chelsy Hoffman 7 6-6 21, Maranda Wagner 0 0-0 0, Cassi Heumiller 0 0-0 0, Aundrea Kramer 4 2-2 10, Kaitlin Goodshield 1 0-0 3, Alexa Schaefbauer 2 0-0 4, Kylee Wagner 0 2-2 2, Totals 14 10-10 40.
McLaughlin: Shayla Gayton 7 5-10 19, Jayda Bad Horse 6 0-1 12, Shaunte Brownotter 3 4-6 10, Bobbi Jamerson 5 6-11 18, Tariq Brown Otter 2 0-0 4, Tayln Carry Moccasin 1 0-0 3, Tiara Flying Horse 0 0-1 0, Totals 24 15-31 66.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 2 (Hoffman, Goodshield); McLaughlin 3 (Jamerson 2, Carry Moccasin). Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 22 (Kramer 9); McLaughlin 26; Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 6 (Schaefbauer 2). Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 13 (Kramer 4). Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 20; McLaughlin 10.  Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 29; McLaughlin 22.

Mobridge-Pollock (2-18)           0   5 12 19
Winner (13-6)                          18 32 50 59
Mobridge-Pollock: Chelsy Hoffman 2 1-3 5, Maranda Wagner 0 0-0 0, Cassi Heumiller 0 0-0 0, Aundrea Kramer 0 0-0 0, Kaitlin Goodshield 2 0-0 6, Kylee Wagner 1 1-1 3, Alexa Schaefbauer 2 0-0 4, Taylor Brekke 0 1-2 1, ReAnne Kohlus 0 -01 0, Totals 7 3-7 19.
Winner: Tawny Berry 1 2-2 4, Kelsey Bertram 8 0-0 16, Cassidy Hanson 4 2-2 10, Carlie Thieman 3 0-2 6, Katie Mathis 2 0-0 4, Kennedi Mathis 1 0-0 2, Sara Husher 4 0-0 8, Kamber Hossle 1 0-0 2, Lindsey Calhoon 0 2-2 2, Dusti Littau 1 3-4 5, Totals 25 9-12 59.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 2 (Goodshield 2); Winner 0. Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 18 (K. Wagner 5); Winner 29 (Hanson 5). Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 0; Winner 14 (Kennede Mathis 4). Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 2; Winner 18. Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 7; Winner 13. Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 25; Winner 12.

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