Beulah advances to semis
The Beulah Miners girls’ basketball team had every player on their opening day roster when they took on New England in the first round of the Region 7 tournament. New England didn’t have every player they started with, and missing Ashley Plaggemeyer, a senior post, hurt the team late and may have caused them to lose 74-70.
The first quarter was back-and-forth between both teams for the first six minutes of the game. No one led by more than three points. But New England made a small 6-0 run giving themselves a 17-11 lead. Luckily, the Miners cut it back down with a 3-pointer by Nessa Iverson, junior guard.
After New England sophomore guard Jenna Ehlis split a pair of free throws her team owned an 18-14 lead. New England continued to hold the lead in the second quarter, but couldn’t push it into double digits. Their biggest lead of the second period was eight points, 29-21, but at the end of the half the score was 31-26.