Myona Dauphinais scores 22 first half points, Four Winds-Minnewaukan goes on run in second quarter to down Woodchucks 85-50 in Class B girls Region 4 quarterfinals.
Four Winds/Minnewaukan was looking up at a six point hole early in the second quarter of its girls basketball Class B Region 4 quarterfinal game against St. John. Indians head coach Sean Gourd admitted post-game that he was slightly concerned but posed this question to his team during a timeout.
“What’s the difference here? Right away, they said ‘hustle.’”
When the quarter ended, the Indians led by 12.
As Jay-Z worded it — you can’t knock the hustle.
Four Winds/Minnewaukan turned a deficit to the Woodchucks into an 85-50 rout Monday night from the Sports Center due to a 16-0 run and Myona Dauphinais’ 32 points.
“Effort and hustle, that was the game right there,” Gourd began. “We came out flat there but once we started hustling, it was night and day with us.”
The Indians jumped out to a 9-2 advantage but St. John took over the lead after a Larissa McKay 3-pointer broke a 14-all tie. The Woodchucks led 27-23 with 3:52 left before halftime — and didn’t score again until a minute had gone by in the third period.
The Indians went into the locker room up 39-27 and continued to pull away from there.
And about Dauphinais, who scored 22 points in the first half, 15 coming from beyond the arc?
“Luckily, she was knocking down some shots. I don’t know what we’ve of been down if she didn’t get hot there,” said Gourd.
Dauphinais scored 12 of the Indians’ 16 points in the first quarter as they trailed by four going into the second. But Riah Littleghost and Ezura Rainbow both added their two cents over the second eight minutes, specifically the final three when the Indians went running. Littleghost and Rainbow finished with 14 and 11 points respectively.
Kendra Prouty’s 13 points led St. John and Raycee Reed added 11 points.
The Indians will face Dunseith in the second semifinal game. Dunseith ended New Rockford-Sheyenne’s season with the 62-50 win.
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St. John vs. Four Winds/Minnewaukan box score
St. John 20 7 16 7 — 50
Four Winds/Minn. 16 23 19 27 — 85
Prouty 13, Reed 11, K. Bercier 9, L. Bercier 7, McKay 6, Boe 2, Ka. Parisien 2. Totals 13 6-7 50.
Dauphinais 32, Littleghost 14, Rainbow 11, Bellile 9, H. Keo 7, Deng 6, Lohnes 6, Santos 0, Black 0, M. Keo 0. Totals 35 5-11 85.