Panther girls keep rolling
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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