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Britton-Hecla edges Christian in defensive battle

Aberdeen Christian’s Sophia Eichler, center, drives to the basket as Herreid/Selby Area’s Jada Rossow, right, defends during a game earlier this season at the Aberdeen Civic Arena. In the background at left for the Wolverines is Pausha Meidinger. Eichler had 13 rebounds in a setback at Britton-Hecla Monday night. Photo by John Davis taken 12/8/2022

BRITTON – Britton-Hecla was able to maintain a slight advantage all the way to the finish in a 30-28 non-conference girls’ basketball victory over Aberdeen Christian Monday night.

The Braves, who were never able to pull away, played with the lead the entire night. The host squad built a 13-4 lead at one stage in the opening half before the Knights battled back to close the deficit to 15-12 at the half.

Britton-Hecla continued to remain in front, with Christian always within striking distance.

The Braves owned a 27-22 lead before Chloe Holt nailed a three-pointer to close the gap with 4:52 left in the game.

Tiyanna Schott hit a free throw to push the margin to three before Addison Wade connected on a short jumper to give the Braves some breathing room with 50 seconds remaining.

Christian’s Chloe Bosma hit a three-pointer in the closing seconds for the final margin of difference.

“We couldn’t get the W today, but it was a great game,” said Knights coach Cristian Martinez. “The girls looked really good.”

The Knights continued to be hampered by turnovers, but had a strong rebounding effort.

“It was same thing, turnovers were the problem,” Martinez said, “but we got more than 35 rebounds.”

Schott finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Braves, who improved to 2-1 on the season.

Holt led the Knights with 11 points and eight rebounds. Bosma contributed five points and 10 rebounds. Sophia Eichler grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds.

“I’m really proud of this group and how they continue working hard,” Martinez said.

Christian is back in action this evening, hosting Mobridge-Pollock at 6:30 at the Aberdeen Civic Arena.

ABERDEEN CHRISTIAN (0-4): Rachel Beaner 1 0-1 3, Jolie Fogarty 1 0-0 3, Bailey Englund 1 0-0 2, Chloe Holt 4 1-2 11, Sophia Eichler 1 2-2 4, Sophia Fogarty 0 0-2 0, Chloe Bosma 2 0-1 5. Totals 10 3-8 28.

BRITTON-HECLA (2-1): Sterling Brassfield 1 1-2 3, Tiyanna Schott 6 2-3 14, Addison Wade 3 0-0 6, Jayden Bender 0 1-2 1, Alyssa James 2 0-2 4, RaeAnn Hagenson 0 0-1 0, Lauryn Wegener 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 4-10 30.

Aberdeen Christian 4 12 17 28

Britton-Hecla 13 15 22 30

3-point field goals – Beaner, J. Fogarty, Holt 2, Bosma. Total fouls – Aberdeen Christian 11; Britton-Hecla 16. Rebounds – Aberdeen Christian (Eichler 13, Bosma 10); Britton-Hecla 36 (Schott 9, James 7). Turnovers – Aberdeen Christian 28; Britton-Hecla 18.

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