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Panther girls keep rolling

By Staff | Jan 23, 2015

Lori Gronvold/PCT Rugby High School senior Darby Deckert shoots between Rolette-Wolford’s Hannah Walsh (left) and Madison Myhre in Monday’s Panther win at Rolette.

ROLETTE – There isn’t much teams can do right now to slow the Rugby High School girls basketball team.

The Comets of Rolette-Wolford discovered this Tuesday as the visiting Panthers pulled off a convincing 66-46 win.

Three players scored in double figures to pace the Panthers, who improved to 11-2 overall with the non-district victory.

“We had some early struggles in the first half and I thought we came out real solid in the second half with the man-to-man defense and it got us going,” RHS coach Jen Brossart said.

RHS led 26-21 at the half and senior Darby Deckert found her shooting touch after a slow second quarter. Deckert and junior Shea Heidlebaugh combined for the team’s three 3-pointers and finished with 16 and 12, respectively.

“We played really well as a team,” Deckert said, “especially when we changed to man-to-man after the half. We were passing well and our shots were falling.”

R-W junior Lexy Wittmayer led all scorers with 18 and was the only Comet in double figures.

“They did a really good job of hitting the boards against us,” R-W coach Tyler Bergsrud said. “They get a lot of offensive rebounds. Rugby’s a good team.”

Brossart’s team shined in many facets and especially on pick-and-roll plays and other movements to find cutting post players.

“When we’re not getting it high, we’re doing a better job of feeding,” Brossart said. “A lot of times last years those passes would be picked off.”

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