Spuds finish the week 1-2

The Spuds finished off a busy week of basketball in style and showed some
toughness in securing their first win of the season, Saturday afternoon in
Jamestown, ND, 57-53. Recap of the week as a whole below.

Fargo Davies 80 Moorhead Spuds 50
The week playing teams west of Moorhead started off with a challenging game
vs perennial power Fargo Davies. The Spuds, who had a definite size advantage
at times struggled with the aggressive guard play inside and out of Eagles, who
used their quickness defensively to make it a full court game. The Spuds trailed
by 17 at half and ended up falling 80 to 50 in their home opener. Coach Dryburgh
after the game “Davies really sped us up, we struggled with the speed for a
majority of the game and found ourselves in a big hole by halftime. It’s early, and
we can’t hang our heads, we just need to continually get better each day.” The
Spuds were lead by Julia MacAdams 21pts, no other Spud reached double
figures on the day.

Bismarck Legacy 64 Moorhead Spuds 28
The start of a weekend back to back out west didn’t get off to a promising start,
with the Spuds dropping a one sided affair 28-64. The Spuds, who beat Legacy
last season at home, struggled to find quality scoring opportunities all night,
compounding that with a highly motivated Legacy team proved to much for the
Spuds. “We came out flat offensively, didn’t have a ton of energy, and it
snowballed on us. Give Legacy credit, they kept the foot on the gas all night and
we could never get the engine started.” The Spuds were once again led by Julia
MacAdams 14pts.

Jamestown 53 Moorhead Spuds 57
The third and final game of the week, and second game of the back to back got
the Spuds in the win column for the first time in the 23-24 season. The Spuds
built an eleven point halftime lead and were able to hold on through a second half
surge from the Blue Jays to close out the week 1-2. “We had just enough in the
tank to pull out a close one. We have some great film to watch, and learn how to
close out games, that will make us a better team and hopefully jumpstart a run
for us going forward,” said Coach TD. The Spuds made 14 of 19 shots from the
charity stripe and got a great offensive performance from Annie Horan, who
scored a season high 22pts. Coach Dryburgh said of Annie’s game, “she played
aggressively, and was willing to take shots, that is a step in the right direction for
her game and will be valuable for our season.”

The Spuds return home Friday night for a Section 8 matchup against Buffalo,
varsity game time is set for 5:30pm.

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