By Sharilyn Kortum
This past weekend marked an end to the Lady Terriers 2008-2009 regular season conference schedule. Uncertain if the team from Northern Cheyenne was even going to show up Friday night, - they walked on the court with under seven minutes remaining in warm-ups - Terry remained ready to play and excited about the opportunity for their seniors to go out on a positive note during their final home game. After Friday night’s game, and wanting to finish the season strong, the hometown girls were geared up for the road trip to Jordan and a tough match-up.
In a lopsided match-up Friday night and appropriately paced by their seniors who together scored 48 points, Terry was victorious 81-18 over the Northern Cheyenne Lady Eagles. Not allowing themselves to play down to the level of competition, the Terriers were able to maintain their composure, take care of the ball, and execute their offensive strategy, all the while playing fundamentally on defense. It was a fun game for the girls and gave the seniors a nice opportunity to end their careers playing the game of basketball in the Ray Frank Gymnasium.
Scoring for Terry were seniors Micah Kirkpatrick 18, Natasha Fredrickson 11, Robbyn Reukauf 11, and Kalli Householder 8. Rounding out
the scoring were Amy Browning 13, Dani Dukart 9, Carly Stickel and Tasha Larsen 4 each, and Lorna Wollman and Amanda Haidle 2 each. Scoring for Northern Cheyenne was T. Littlesun 9, R. Littlesun 5, L. Eastman 2, and J. American Horse 2.
Terry 20 34 13 14 81
N. Chey 7 7 4 0 18
In Jordan Saturday night, Terry came out ready to play against the Mustangs, allowing them only one first quarter point while scoring 14 of their own. The Terriers kept it up and after the second quarter led 29-7. Jordan brought a little more spark to the second half and by Terry allowing the Mustangs several offensive put back opportunities, it allowed the Mustangs to play even with them in the third and fourth quarters. Terry was the victor 55-35.
Scoring for Terry were Dukart 17, Kirkpatrick 11, Stickel 8, Larsen 7, Wollman 6, and Reukauf, Haidle, and Browning 2 each. Scoring for Jordan were T. Billing 10, C. Wright 8, S. Shawver 6, A. Murnion 4, S. Murnion 3, and T. Phipps and C. Thomas 2 each.
Terry 14 15 13 13 55
Jordan 1 6 15 13 35
With the regular conference season over and finishing with an 11-5 conference record, Terry has secured the third place spot in the final District 4-C conference standings. The opening round of the tournament finds Terry squaring off against the number six team, the Wibaux Longhorns on Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. at the Dawson County Community College gym. Terry has beaten Wibaux twice this year in regular conference action.