Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A great week for Bottineau Sports

This past was as good a week as I've seen for Bottineau sports, even with a tough 2-1 loss last night to Minot High in hockey.

Tuesday I went up to the college and saw both the men's and women's basketball teams dismantle nearby Turtle Mountain Community College.

Thursday evening the Bottineau Braves basketball team cashed in another District 11 win over TGU, but it wouldn't be their biggest highlight of the week. That happened Saturday in Minot when Mark LaCroix provided the heroics to upset the No. 4 ranked Bishop Ryan Lions. Although I wasn't there, it was a big moment in the season for them. They are now ranked No. 9 in Class B.

Friday night I went and covered the BHS girls basketball team, who got their second district win over Dunseith.

Finally Monday, the Braves hockey team hosted Minot in a crazy game that was decided by defense. The Magicians won 2-1, but the Braves played some of the betst defense they have had all season.

Anyway, took lots of pictures this past week, hope you enjoy.

Braves junior Justin McCloud signals the play last Thursday against TGU.

BHS junior Mark LaCroix blazes past a Titan defender last Thursday in Bottineau.

Junior forward Matt Bowers traps a TGU guard in the corner in the first half.

Braves senior Tyler Neubauer drives for a tough two.

Two Bottineau Hoopster's dive for control of a loose ball during halftime of the boys game last Thursday.

LaCroix hits the outlet pass to McCloud after a rebound in the first half.

LaCroix puts up a layup in the second half Thursday.

Senior Patrick Nelson gets two points near the end of the 81-66 Braves win.

Heidi Artz passes with ferocity against Dunseith last Friday.

Stars junior Mikayla Hahn catches up with a loose ball last Friday.

Hahn fights for possession with a Dragon defender in the first half.

Bottineau freshman Danielle McDonald shoots over a Dunseith player last Friday.

Artz attempts a layup in the second half.

Junior Whitney Page grabs for a loose ball in the second half.

Senior center Alysha Thompson drives to the basket in the second half.

Jacks freshman Jabari Martin delivers a no-look pass last Tuesday against TMCC.

Jacks center Tyler Fischer is fouled while going to the basket in the first half last Tuesday.

I swear, I didn't touch it.

Fischer passes to a teammate in the second half.

Tyler Ystaas dribbles the ball up the court last Tuesday.

DCB freshman Jordan Allard drives inside against TMCC last Tuesday.

Ladyjacks sophomore Shannon Smith throws a sneaky no-looker in the second half last Tuesday.

Crystal Dammen attempts a three in the second half.

Dammen drives to the basket in the second half.

Sophomore Kate Helgeson sets a pick for freshman Jessica Skees in the second half.

Sophomore Karly Brummond shoots amidst a few Mikinock defenders.

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