Dauphinais, Rainbow score 19 points, Bellile added 18 in Four Winds/Minnewaukan rout of Harvey-Wells County.
FORT TOTTEN — Four Winds/Minnewaukan’s leading scorer Myona Dauphinais watched from the bench for the first three minutes of the game against District 7 opponent Harvey-Wells County Friday night instead of her usual place on the floor with the starters. She made up for lost time in the second quarter.
Dauphinais led three Indians in double figures, finishing with 19 points, scoring the bulk of her 11 first half points over the second eight minutes, as the Indians beat the Hornets 79-39 for their fifth straight win.
“I always tell them, at the very least, you can control your effort.” Indians head coach Sean Gourd said of his team’s play. “Sometimes your shots not falling, sometimes you make a bad pass, sometimes you don’t do a lot of other little things but your effort is one thing you can definitely control.
“They worked hard. It was a nice win. They were up for the game today I think.”
Dauphinais, who was named last Wednesday Midco Sports Network’s Girls Game Ball winner for the week for her 24 point effort against then No. 4 Rugby, sat to start the game because of a disciplinary issue that Gourd said was handled internally. Unfazed, Dauphinais went on a personal 9-0 run in the second quarter that turned an 11 point game into a 17 point advantage that seized complete control of the game Indians.
And despite only leading by 13 at halftime, the Indians (11-2) were up 35 at the end of three.
“It was tough for them to dribble with their left hand so forced them to their weak hand. We played really hard. We didn’t have any letdowns,” said Gourd.
Ezura Rainbow also scored 19 points for the Indians who held the Hornets to just 15 second half points. Latasha Bellile scored 18 points and Jasmine Lohnes finished with nine.
“I was hoping for a win like this one but I wasn’t expecting it. But it’s all about the girls who came ready to play and I’m very happy with their effort tonight,” Gourd said.
Jasmine Rippling scored nine points for the Hornets who’s six game winning streak was snapped. Leah Jans and Kalyn Keller contributed six points each for Harvey-Wells County (10-4).
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HWC at Four Winds/Minn. box score
Harvey-Wells County 7 17 4 11 — 39
Four Winds/Minnewaukan 18 19 23 19 — 79
HARVEY-WELLS COUNTY (10-4)
Ripplinger 9, Jans 6, Keller 6, Fike 5, Jones 5, McKinven 5, Sleg 2, Arnold 0. Totals 12 14-16 39.
FOUR WINDS/MINNEWAUKAN (11-2)
Dauphinais 19, Rainbow 19, Bellile 18, Lohnes 9, Littleghost 8, H. Keo 4, Deng 2, Santos 0, M. Keo 0. Totals 31 11-16 79.