Stanley tips Bottineau in season opener

By Ian Grande

Minot – The season opener for the Stanley Blue Jay Girls Basketball team turned out to be quite the thriller.

The Blue Jays jumped out to an early 17-9 lead, but the Bottineau Stars would claw back. The game close would be close the rest of the way.

Bottineau found themselves with the ball and trailling by just three points with under 20 seconds left. This set the stage for Blue Jay sophomore Danae Vachal to come up with a huge steal. The Stars would eventually foul Abby Iverson with just over 4 seconds left, the junior would miss the front end of a one-and-one but senior Caitlyn Enger grabbed the game sealing rebound to run out the clock.

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Enger and Iverson both put up double digit points for the Blue Jays, scoring 13 and 11 respectively. The Blue Jays had nine players register points in the game.

Bottineau’s Sydnie Nelson lead all scorers with 23 points.

The Stanley Blue Jays will take on the Burke County Titans at 6pm on Monday in the first round of the Tioga Tip-Off Tournament. The Stanley Gazette will have a Live Video Stream of the game on the Stanley Gazette Homepage.

Box Score:

1st    2nd    3rd    4th    Final
Bottineau    9       14       16       9        48
Stanley       17      12       13       9        51

Stanley Blue Jays:

Caitlyn Enger 13
Abby Iverson 11
Jossi Meyer 7
Hayley Schmidt 7
Taylor Dean 4
Danae Vachal 3
Hannah Sorenson 2
Sydney Larson 2
Logan Lapica 2

Bottineau Stars:
Sydnie Nelson 23
Tasha Graber 10
London Andel 4
Jaclyn Hanson 4
Tayler Troska 4
Morgan Haerer 2
Kaityn Wilmot 1

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