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19-0 run lifts Cossacks to win

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2013

Sioux Valley's Natasha Halbersma (30) gets around Deubrook Area's Hannah Sheffield for a layup during the Cossacks' 48-30 victory over the Dolphins in a nonconference girls' basketball game Tuesday n White. Photo by Sean Welsh/Register

WHITE – In a matchup of conference tournament champions, Sioux Valley shook off a slow start to beat Deubrook Area, 48-30, in a girls’ basketball matchup Tuesday evening.

The Cossacks, who successfully defended their Big East Conference tournament title over the weekend, opened the second half on a 19-0 run – turning a four-point deficit into a 33-18 lead with less than 3 minutes remaining in the third quarter.

“At halftime, we made some adjustments,” said Sioux Valley head coach Leah Pitts. “We were very timid offensively in the first half – the high post was open; we can hit some of those jumpers; and score on their press."

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