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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Vikings roll over D-B

Minneota’s full-court press shuts down Blackjacks

January 25, 2014
By David Merrill (dmerrill@marshallindependent.com) , Marshall Independent

MINNEOTA - Class 1A No. 1-ranked Minneota overcame a slow start and rolled to a 73-33 Camden Conference victory over Dawson-Boyd on Friday night.

The Vikings held the Blackjacks to just six total points in the second half.

"They're a good team and, if you give them a little bit of a lead like that, they hit some shots and you find yourself down by 20 pretty fast," Dawson-Boyd coach Doug Wold said. "You have to give them credit. They knocked down the shots when they had them."

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Minneota’s Taylor Reiss eyes the basket while Dawson-Boyd’s Kelly Husby defends during a Camden Conference game Friday at Minneota High School.

Wold, who knows his team is undersized, constantly has his team working on rebounding and stressed that is something they are going to have to continue to work on going forward.

Taylor Reiss led the Vikings with 23 points to go with 12 from Emily Steinessen, who shot 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Payton Boerboom finished with 10 points while the Vikings received eight more from Michelle Jerzak.

Reiss was also Minneota's leading rebounder with 14.

Justine Lee was the high-scorer for the Blackjacks with 15 points, while Justine Flattum and Katarina Kuhlman chipped in eight points each.

Overall, the Blackjacks were unable to get much going, offensively, after the first 10 minutes. They finished shooting 24 percent from the field.

D-B was able to handle the full-court press of Minneota early-on, but the Vikings soon wore down the Blackjacks. It allowed the Minneota to have a comfortable lead, heading into the second half.

For Minneota coach Chad Johnston, the main improvement came in the transition game.

"We really struggled in our transition game, especially coming out of our press," Johnston said. "We knew that Kuhlman and Lee are great outside shooters and didn't want to leave them open. We did that a little early in the first half. In the second half, we focused on our second half defense and really did a great job communicating."

With the win, Minneota extends its win streak to 32 in a row.

MINNEOTA 73, DAWSON-BOYD 33

DAWSON-BOYD (10-3 OVERALL, 8-3 CAMDEN NORTH): Alyssa Strand 0 0-0 0 , Alisa Hill 0 0-0 0, Sadie Zaiser 0 0-0 0, Justine Flattum 4-5 0-0 8, Justine Lee 2 11-13 15, Katarina Kuhlmann 1 3-6 5, Sydney Giese 0 0-0 0, Andrea Lee 0 2-2 2 , Amanda Miller 0 0-0 0, Kelly Husby 0 0-0 0, JoAnna Magana 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 7-24 (24%) 16-21(76%) 33.

MINNEOTA (14-0 OVERALL, 10-0 CAMDEN SOUTH): Molly Hennen 2 1-1 5, Shelby Corbin 1 0-2 2, Kalley Kloos 0 0-0 0, Megan Travis 0 0-0 0, Emily Stienessen 0 0-0 12, Taylor Reiss 10 3-4 23, Kelsey Maeyaert 2 0-0 4, LeAnn Jerzak 1 3-9 5, Megan Larson 2-6 0-0 4, Payton Boerboom 2-6 0-0 10, Michelle Jerzak 4 0-0 8, Megan Evers 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 24-49 (49%) 7-6 (44%) 73.

HALFTIME: Minneota 38, Dawson-Boyd 27. 3-POINT FIELD GOALS: Dawson-Boyd 1-20 (5%); Minneota 6-13 (46%). REBOUNDS: Dawson-Boyd 27 (Husby 7); Minneota 47 (Reiss 14). TOTAL FOULS (FOULED OUT): Dawson-Boyd 13 (None); Minneota 15 (None). TECHNICAL FOULS: None. ASSISTS: Dawson-Boyd 5 (Lee 3); Minneota 24 (Boerboom 5). STEALS: Dawson-Boyd 6 (Lee 2); Minneota 8 (Reiss 2, Corbin 2). BLOCKED SHOTS: Dawson-Boyd 0 ; Minneota 0 . TURNOVERS: Dawson-Boyd 13; Minneota 11.

 
 

 

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