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Prep girls basketball: Adrian goes cold in consolation game

ADRIAN -- It was feast or famine for Adrian Saturday in the consolation game of its home tournament.At one point in the first half, the Dragons went on a 14-3 run to close what was once an 18-point Wabasso lead to seven. That, however, came after...

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ZACH HACKER/DAILY GLOBE Adrian’s Jodi Bents (25) races after a loose ball alongside Jamie Goblirsch (3) of Wabasso during the Dragons’ 48-34 loss in the third-place game of their home tournament Saturday.

ADRIAN - It was feast or famine for Adrian Saturday in the consolation game of its home tournament.
At one point in the first half, the Dragons went on a 14-3 run to close what was once an 18-point Wabasso lead to seven. That, however, came after a scoreless stretch of more than seven minutes and nearly 11 minutes without a field goal.
The Rabbits were able to find just a bit more consistency as they closed the game on a 10-2 surge that gave them a 48-34 victory.
Paige Bullerman scored twice early in the second half with Jodi Bents and Megan Tweet adding a bucket each. That gave the Dragons an 8-2 run that got them within two possessions, down 38-32 with 12:29 to play. From there, the Wabasso defense was relentless and Adrian couldn’t buy a basket.
The home team didn’t score again until the 7:36 mark when Bullerman put back an offensive rebound. At the time, the game was still within reach at 41-34 with Adrian’s defense doing its part on the other end. But a layup for Wabasso’s Allie Benz started her team on a 7-0 run, with the Dragons coming up empty the rest of the game.
Adrian took its only lead of the contest less than two minutes in when Bents drilled a three with 16:20 to go in the first half. Rabbit senior forward Morgan Frank took the reins from there, scoring 14 of her team’s points on a 20-2 run that put it on top 22-4.
Bents finally ended the drought from the field when she dropped in a jumper from the corner with 5:37 on the clock. She was fouled in the act of shooting a 3-pointer on the next trip and drilled all three from the charity stripe. The 5-9 senior added her second triple of the game just 45 seconds later before four straight points from Rebecca Sjogren suddenly had the Dragons on a 12-0 run.
Wabasso’s Jocelyn Rothmeier ended that with her third 3-pointer of the evening with 2:44 before the half. It sparked another Rabbit surge of 10-4 to close out the half with the visitors up 32-20.
Neither team shot particularly well from the floor with Adrian finishing at 25 percent (11-for-44) while Wabasso checked in at 29 percent (18-for-67). The big difference came in the turnover department, where the Dragons committed 30 while forcing only 16.
Bents led the Adrian offense with 15 points. Bullerman notched six to go with a team-high seven rebounds while Hannah Bullerman dished out five assists. Frank tallied a double-double for the Rabbits at 18 points and 10 boards. Rothmeier and Benz chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The Dragons (1-5 overall) host Nobles County rival Ellsworth on Tuesday.
Wabasso 32 48
Adrian 20 32
WABASSO (3PT-2PT-FT-TP) - Goblirsch 0-2-0-4, Benz 0-4-2-10, Rothmeier 3-1-0-11, Bernardy 0-2-1-5, Frank 1-7-1-18. Totals 4-16-4-48.
ADRIAN (3PT-2PT-FT-TP) - H. Bullerman 0-0-3-3, Tweet 0-1-0-2, Bents 2-2-5-15, Christians 0-1-0-2, Sjogren 0-2-2-6, P. Bullerman 0-3-0-6. Totals 2-9-10-32.

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