Miners play strong defense
Sometimes things start out really easy and smooth, like simple addition. Then they get a bit more complicated, like calculus and other advanced math. The Miners had a similar experience in their play-in Region 7 tournament home game with Heart River last week, but won 47-26.
The first two minutes of the game were easy for the Miners. They were playing strong defense and shooting well. The Miners forced three turnovers and made two 3-pointers, giving themselves a 10-2 lead.
The rest of the period didn’t go so well for the Miners. They turned the ball over five times in the next two minutes and failed to score a point, while Heart River battled away, getting Beulah’s lead down to four points, 10-6. The Miners finally broke their offensive collapse with a Courtney Mitchell, senior forward, basket with 3 minutes and 45 seconds left in the period.
Mitchell’s basket helped wake the Miners up, but the game’s momentum was starting to favor Heart River – the No. 12-seeded team in the tournament – at the end of the quarter. Heart River was only six points behind, 15-9, after one period and had belief that they could play with Beulah.