Steffen’s subject objective from the baseline with 1:21 remaining gave the Roughriders a fifty seven-fifty one lead en path to a sixty one-fifty four victory within the women highschool basketball season opener for each groups at Purple River Excessive Faculty.
Minot made 9 treys within the recreation in comparison with the Roughriders’ three. However Steffen’s first three-pointer of the sport gave Pink River some respiration room in a recreation it led from begin to end.
“That (three-level capturing) might be certainly one of my strengths,” the senior stated. “I hadn’t hit one all day. I used to be iffy taking that shot. However I figured one would go down. I felt assured.”
Stated Purple River coach Kent Ripplinger: “That was a very huge shot. We have been in a little bit of panic mode. However we got here out of a timeout, ran our offense, received the ball to a veteran senior and Maggie took a superb shot. Thankfully, it went in.”
Steffen’s shot began a recreation-closing 7-three run, with Shelby Frank scoring from shut vary and Jadyn Sondrol hitting a pair of free throws.
Minot put up 32 treys, half of its complete area-objective makes an attempt.
“We hope (the three-level capturing) is there each night time,” Minot coach Bernie Wasser stated. “We had some attractiveness within the submit. Often that is a power for us, however we struggled there. Pink River is fairly lengthy. We took what they gave us. That was on the perimeter. Thankfully, we have been hitting them.”
Pink River by no means trailed after leaping to a ten-1 lead.
4 occasions, the Riders constructed leads starting from 9 to thirteen factors, solely to see Minot reduce the deficit to 5 or fewer factors. Minot’s final run got here when it rallied from a fifty three-forty three deficit with four:05 left to maneuver to inside fifty four-fifty one on a Brooke Nelson area aim with 1:fifty four remaining.
“For a primary recreation, it isn’t shocking the best way it went in spurts,” Steffen stated. “We have now to work on being extra constant.”
Sondrol completed with 18 factors, Steffen 17 and Frank 12 because the trio dominated Pink River’s offense.
Becca Tschetter’s 20 factors led Minot, with Alli McCoy including 10.
“I assumed our inside protection did an incredible job,” Ripplinger stated. “We’re younger and inexperienced. We now have to get extra constant. We now have to get higher.”