Miners go 1-2 at Roughrider
By Jarann Johnson
The Beulah Miners girls basketball team played in the Roughrider tournament last weekend. The Roughrider tournament is a good chance for Region 7 schools to test themselves against each other without the games counting in the regional standings.
The Miners left feeling excited about their chance in Region 7 play after their first tournament game against Richardton-Taylor. Beulah only led by one point after the first quarter and six points at halftime, but pulled away in the second half, only allowing Richardton-Taylor to score 12 second-half points.
Jaime Murschel’s 32-point game was the highlight of the game for the Miners but they also got a strong game out of Delaney Johansen (18 points). But the Miners’ final two games of the tournament showed that the team needs more work to be successful against most Region 7 teams.
The Miners faced Bowman in the semifinals and lost by a close score, 46-40. The Miners led by two at halftime in the close game, 21-19, but couldn’t maintain their lead in the second half.
Bowman’s experienced team figured out a way to slow down Murschel and held the Miner’s most consistent offensive player to 16 points. Beulah did get a strong campaign from seniors Nessa Iverson (10 points) and Delaney Johansen (9 points), but the rest of the team only combined for 10 points.
In the third place game the Miners faced Killdeer, a young but talented team. Killdeer also grabbed a win against the Miners 43-37.