ENDERLIN (NewsDakota.com) Any lead in the game of basketball can be fickle; no matter how large or small.
The Oakes High girls team learned that lesson Tuesday night in their season opener, surrendering a 19 point second quarter lead in the second half, and falling 56-54 to Enderlin.
The Tornadoes (0-1) had a 14-2 run to start the second eight minutes to have a 41-28 lead at intermission. It was almost as if a switch was flipped after the halftime break, as the Eagles (1-0) outscored Oakes 12-2 in the third quarter to trail by only three going to the fourth.
In the fourth, both teams battled before Enderlin sealed the deal; in part, due to freshman Katelyn Tingley’s five three pointers throughout the game. She finished with a team high 23 points.
Oakes saw freshman Sadie Hansen lead the way with 16 points, while sophomore Jaida Seyer came off the bench and put in 12. Sophomore Nicole Schmitz left the game in the first quarter with a head injury sustained after hitting the floor.
The Eagles welcome Griggs County Central Thursday, while Oakes next plays on Tuesday, December 5 when they welcome Wyndmere-Lidgerwood. Coverage on KDDR-AM 1220/95.9 FM and NewsDakota.com starts around 7:15 p.m.
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