Beulah falls in close game
By Jarann Johnson
The Beulah Miners were close to getting a big home win over Heart River last week, but it wasn’t in the cards. Beulah suffered a tough loss and fought through another bout of growing plays, 47-40.
Heart River started the game with a 5-0 run, but Beulah didn’t let them run away with the game. Dayton Keltner, a junior forward, scored Beulah’s first points of the game by splitting a pair of free throws.
Beulah sophomore point guard Erin Walcker made a two-pointer, cutting Heart River’s lead to 5-3. Heart River didn’t let Beulah come back to tie the game, though, and pushed ahead for a 10-3 lead. The first period ended with Beulah trailing 11-5, and the second period started unflatteringly for Beulah.
Heart River pushed their lead to a 16-point, 24-8, advantage. Just when it looked like Heart River was going to run away with the game, Beulah responded.
Trinity Doe, a sophomore guard, hit a 3-pointer, keying a 12-5 run to end the half. Doe’s 3-pointer helped Beulah force themselves back into the game. At halftime, Heart River was only ahead seven points, 29-22.
Beulah had all the momentum going into the halftime break. Right before the period ended Beulah got a help-side block from Walcker, and Emily Alt pushed the ball to the other end and hit Keltner during a hectic scramble for a buzzer-beater shot. Keltner made the shot.