December 29, 2015

Hazen girls fall against Trinity

BY JARANN JOHNSON
The Hazen Bison knew their early season matchup with Dickinson Trinity would be an important game, and for one half the matchup lived up to the hype. But during the second half, Dickinson Trinity pulled away for a 50-27 road win.

Early on, the game seemed to be a fair contest. Hazen only trailed by four points at halftime, 25-21. Hazen Bison Head Coach John Ward felt like his team was doing a good job of defending Trinity’s post players and contesting jump shots in their zone defense.

In the second half Ward felt like his team started to struggle with making shots and continuing to play good defense.

“The first half went well. We were playing our style of basketball. In the second half shots didn’t fall, Trinity adjusted on defense and went inside more on offense. They were really patient,” Ward said.

The most glaring statistic of the game was Hazen’s second half offense. The Bison only mustered six points of total offense in the half.

The Trinity defense held Hazen to 2-of-19 shooting in the second half. Hazen’s most potent offensive players – Krista Slaubaugh and Kayla Lindquist – combined to go 3-of-21 during the game.

Trinity’s offense wasn’t having any second half trouble and shot the ball really well. Trinity went 7-for-16 on 3s during the game and shot 4-of-8 in the second half. The leading scorer for Trinity was Brianna Soehren with 14 points. Alanna Sickler
(13) and Abby Jones (12) also reached double fi gures during the game.

Jones played the role of zone-breaker extremely well, making 4-of-6 3-pointers during the game. Hazen was led by starting point guard Raquel Doll during the game.

Doll was the only player to reach double fi gures for the Bison, scoring 10 points. The girls faced Beulah Monday in a Region 7 game, but the score wasn’t available for print.


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