Trinity defeats Medora, ends 3-game losing streak


Tribune photo by Dennis Dunn/ Trinity Lutheran junior Allison Posey, right, tries to keep a handle on the ball as Medora senior Hannah Elkins defends during Thursday's game.

Tribune photo by Dennis Dunn/ Trinity Lutheran freshman Haylee Barker, right, comes down with a rebound in front of Medora freshman Megan Weddell during Thursday's game.

The Trinity Lutheran girls basketball team entered Thursday’s home game against Medora on a three-game losing streak.

But that streak was broken.

Medora’s Montana Wheeler knocked down a shot to cut Trinity’s lead to 42-41 in the late going. However, that score held as the final, and Trinity got back on the winning side and improved to 2-3 on the year.

“The main thing is we ended a three-game losing streak,” Cougars coach Mike Lang said. “We got a hard-fought win in here tonight, and we got some kids who stepped up down the stretch. I was pleased to see some different kids step up down the stretch for us.”

Medora’s Ashley Lambert hit a 3-pointer at 7:05 of the fourth quarter to take a 35-33 lead. After a Trinity free throw, Monika Bevers and Wheeler hit back-to-back shot for the Hornets to give them a 39-34 lead.

The Cougars’ Hannah Barker made a shot under the basket, and Allison Posey hit a 3-pointer at the 3:30 mark to tie the score at 39. With 2:17 left in the game, Mariah Nolan sank a 3-pointer to give the Cougars the lead for good.

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