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Ray girls get another victory over Pirates

Posted 2/02/16 (Tue)

Ray girls get another victory over Pirates

By Jody Michael
The Ray girls’ basketball team defeated Tioga 41-16 on Friday evening at Tioga High School.
The Jays saw two players score in double figures, with junior Marissa Veach leading the way with a game-high 13 points. Junior Maari Dolan registered 10 points.
“We didn’t shoot a high percentage tonight like I’d hoped,” Jays head coach Matt Ray said, “but overall we worked it, we were patient and we got the shots we wanted.”
“They could’ve put up 60 if they wanted to,” Tioga head coach Trent Roemmich said. “They took off their press and ran the shot clock down.”
After tip-off, the Jays proceeded to embark on a 22-0 run to start the game. In the first half, Tioga scored just two points on 1-of-13 shooting from the field.
“We don’t want to hack and foul and give them opportunities to score,” Ray said. “Sure enough, we didn’t give them any opportunity to score.”
“We didn’t have an offense, flat-out,” Roemmich said. “We didn’t move.”
Tioga cut Ray’s lead from 33 to 25 in the fourth quarter.
Westhope downs Tioga
Westhope-Newburg started quickly Saturday, taking a 40-2 lead into halftime in a 55-25 victory over Tioga.
Junior forward Tayla Dean led the Pirates with 13 points. Abbie Jiles scored a game-high 29 points to pace Westhope-Newburg. Harley Blada added 10 points and Morgan Kersten chipped in with eight.
Ray falls to Kenmare
Despite a three-point halftime lead, Ray fell late against Kenmare, 43-42, Thursday night at Kenmare.
Veach notched a team-best 14 points. Dolan and Kelsey Perdue followed with eight points each. 
McKayla Neubauer carried the load for Kenmare with a team-high 10 points.
Kenmare downs Tioga
Tioga fell on the road to Kenmare on Jan. 25, 51-24. A big second and third quarter from the Honkers separated them from the Pirates.
Dean and Leah Schmidt led the Pirates with seven points each.
The Honkers would lead 9-4 heading into the second period before taking a 25-10 lead into halftime.
Coming out of the break, Kenmare went on to outscore Tioga 18-6 in the third quarter to lead 43-16 with one quarter left.
That was all Kenmare needed to separate itself from the Pirates to take the win.
Kathryn Handeland led the Honkers with 11 points.
Ray suffers heartbreaker
Ray tangled with the Berthold Bombers at Ray High School on Jan. 25 but dropped a close contest, 57-53. Berthold went 7-for-19 (36 percent) from behind the arc. Individual stats were not reported.
Ray will return home Thursday to take on Trenton-Trinity Christian at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday’s game vs. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood was after press time.
Saturday
Westhope-Newburg 55, Tioga 25
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Tioga    2    0    6    17
Westhope    20    20    11    4
Scoring
Tioga: Tayla Dean 13, Abby Larson 5, Jayden Hodges 4, Leah Schmidt 3.
Westhope-Newburg: Abbie Jiles 29, Harley Blada 10, Morgan Kersten 8, Shiloh Ballentyne 4, Mayce Brodehl 4.
Friday
Ray 41, Tioga 16
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Ray    16    11    10    4
Tioga    0    2    4    10
Scoring
Ray: Marissa Veach 13, Maari Dolan 10, Allison Ziebarth 5, Kelsey Perdue 5, Hayden Slikker 2, Courtney Townsend 2, Abby Hickel 2, Madison Daniel 2.
Tioga: Tayla Dean 6, Jayden Hodges 2, Abby Larson 2, Peyton Skabo 2, Leah Schmidt 2, Becca Fuson 2.
Thursday
Kenmare 43, Ray 42
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Ray    12    8    12    10
Kenmare    7    10    13    13
Scoring
Ray: Marissa Veach 14, Kelsey Perdue 8, Maari Dolan 8, Allison Ziebarth 4, Hayden Slikker 4, Lindsey Beech 2, Courtney Townsend 2.
Kenmare: McKayla Neubauer 10, Kirsten Medlang 8, Sierra Overton 6, Kathryn Handeland 6, Haley Kohler 6, Marissa Jensen 5, Shelby Brekhus 2.
Jan. 25
Kenmare 51, Tioga 24
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Tioga    4    6    6    8
Kenmare    9    16    18    8
Scoring
Tioga: Leah Schmidt 7, Tayla Dean 7, Jayden Hodges 4, Abby Larson 4, Peyton Skabo 2.
Kenmare: Kathryn Handeland 11, Haley Kohler 9, Marissa Jensen 7, Shelby Brekhus 2, Sierra Overton 9, Anne Johnson 9, McKayla Neubauer 2, Kendra Brekhus 2.
District 16 Standings
    District        Overall
    W    L    W    L
Stanley    12    0    14    4
Powers Lake    8    4    8    7
Kenmare    7    4    5    10
Ray    6    6    8    9
Divide County    5    5    7    9
Burke County    0    9    2    14
Tioga    0    10    3    15