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The Rolette-Wolford Lady Comets beat Dunseith and then lost a hard fought game to Towner-Granville-Upham last week to finish out their season.
In the game on Feb. 16 with Dunseith, the Comets came prepared to win. Disappointed over an earlier loss to Westhope-Newburg, the girls focused on honing their basic skills and put up a good defensive effort.
Rolette-Wolford led the scoring with the exception of a Dunseith rally in the third quarter that put Dunseith ahead by 41-40. This led to some excitement for the spectators. However, the Comets stuck to their plan and were hitting the outside shots helping them to pull ahead. When the buzzer sounded the final score was R-W 55 and Dunseith 48.
“This was a much needed win for us,” said Comets Coach Jill Murtaugh.
Alison Slaubaugh was the top scorer with 18 points followed by Kenady Martinson with 10. Rae Beaver brought in 8 points, Alexa Martinson and Delaney Selvig contributed 6 points each. The scoring was rounded out with Kali Walsh’s 3, and Taylor Armstrong and Lexy Wittmayer each scored 2.
On Saturday, Rolette-Wolford played Towner-Granville-Upham at Rolette.
“The overall intensity was there, ” said Murtaugh. “It was a close game the whole time, but we couldn’t quite close it out.”
TGU is the number 2 rated team in the region poll and it showed.
“TGU’s Thompson hit a couple of 3-pointers and we had to come back from that,” said Murtaugh.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Comets struggled with getting the ball in and TGU finished off the game 51-43.
Allison Slaubaugh led the scoring in this game with 21 points. Rae Beaver contributed 8 points of the bench.
Rolette-Wolford matches up with Langdon for the first game of district play.
“It will be a tough game, but we match up well,” said Murtaugh. “The girls are definitely ready.”