Tetons vs Lake Region State Women’s Basketball Pre-Game Primer
The Williston State Tetons are back in the friendly confines of the well tonight to host Lake Region State and the Royals.
Starting the evening off will be the Women's game, which tips off at 5:30 pm CST. The Tetons are looking to avenge an early season loss to the Royals that came down in New Town as part of the Mon-Dak Conference Pre-Season Tournament.
In that game, both teams were tied at 38 heading into the 4th quarte with Lake Region outscoring Williston state to take the win 54-48.
Lake Region State comes into the game fresh off having their six game win streak broken by Bismarck State last Thursday. The 13-4 Royals enter the game tied for fourth place in the Mon-Dak Conference at 5-3 with the Tetons. The winner of the game will move into a tie for third place with Bismarck State.
The Royals are averaging 69.8 points per game while hitting 41% of their shots from the field, and 30% from beyond the arc.
Ray'ven Robinson leads the way in scoring, pouring in 14.9 points per game, with Tiziana Huici (13.5 ppg), and Kyla Fitzgerald (12.4 ppg) also contributing to the royals offensive output.
Williston State comes into the game 9-6 overall on the season, and are riding a three game win streak, and 7-3 in their last 10. The team is averaging 65.9 points per game, while shooting 42.6% overall and 27.5% from deep.
This time the two teams square off it will be with Emily Kurkowsky who is leading the team in scoring with 15.9 points per game. While, no other Teton is averaging double figures for the season, five players are averaging at least nine points per game.
Three things to watch for:
1. Guard Rebound: Both teams have great rebounding guards. The Tetons' Elizabeth Field, who is often the shortest player on the court, has a nose for the ball.
2. Teton Forwards Stepping Outside. Both Irene De Le Fuente and Canzas Hisbadhorse have started to stretch their game out at the perimeter, not only hitting open shots, but also able to facilitate the offense from the top of the perimeter.
3. Points in the Paint. 6'5" Freshman Center Yasmin Butler has shown flashes of dominance in the paint on the offensive end, and over the last few weeks has seen her ability to not only be a shot blocker down low, but to also play good smart fundamental defense on the low block.
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