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Bowman County will be looking for its first win of the season Thursday afternoon when the girls basketball team hosts Richardton-Taylor at 4:30 p.m. In Solberg gym.

The Bulldogs will try to bounce into the win column after losing the season opener Tuesday.

Bowman County watched the Beulah Miners rally in the fourth quarter Tuesday, handing the girls basketball team a narrow 37-35 loss in the first round game of the Roughrider basketball tournament.

The Bulldogs rallied from an early 4-0 deficit in the first quarter to claim a 12-9 advantage at the first break.

The hosts went on to claim a six-point lead at halftime (21-15) and built it up to nine halfway through the third quarter.

With the Bulldogs holding a 26-17 lead, Beulah's Sadie McGraw hit a basket withabout threeminutes left and followed it with a three-pointer from the corner to cut the lead to 26-22.

Bowman' Ellie Powell sank a basket with 1:04 on the clock to give the Bulldogs a 28-22 that almost made it to the buzzer. However, the Miners sank a short  jumper with less than a second left to make it a four-point game going into the final quarter.

Jayda Miller sank two free throws early in the fourth, giving the hosts a 30-24 lead, but the Miners cut the lead on two free throws by Harys Beauchamp, followed by another McGraw basket, and a free throw by Paige Miller.

Down 30-29 with less than five minutes left in the game, the Miners took the lead for the first time since early in the game on Kinsey Zuroff's score with 4:36 left. 

Andrea Rodakowski scored to give the Bulldogs a 32-31 about 10 seconds later, but that latest until a steal and score put Beulah ahead by one point again (33-32). Sophie Headley gave the Bulldogs a 34-33 lead.

With 1:31 left in the game, Beauchamp's basket gave the Miners the lead for good.

Powell led the Bulldogs in scoring with 10 points, six coming in the third quarter. Rodakowski was right behind with nine points. Miller, Headley, Jocelyn Kulseth and Bailey Peterson each had three points. Jaci Fischer and Madeline Stafford each scored two points against the Miners.

Beauchamp led Beulah scorers with 10points, while Kinsey Zuroff and Jenna Koppelson each added nine points. Paige Miller had four points.  


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