Girls earn regional berth
The Aggie girls came out of the District 11 tournament by qualifying for the Region 6 tournament in Minot this weekend. The girls wrapped up district play in a weather-delayed Monday night game where they beat Towner-Granville-Upham 56-31 to earn a regional berth.
“We came out a little sluggish by halfway through the first quarter, out defense tightened,” said Velva Coach Chris Braaten. “It was a good win for us.”
Sara Weidler and Tasha Heisler led Velva’s scoring drive with 14 points each. Jaylen Newman put in 12, Rachel Pfennig had 7, Kara Kuntz, Jaci Norbury and Kylie Engebretson each scored 3.
The Aggies opened the tournament last Thursday with a 58-41 win over Dunseith.
“Our girls really worked them hard defensively the first half,” Braaten said. “The second half we weren’t as crisp.”