Published On: Wed, Feb 22nd, 2012

Randoph ends Lady Cats’ season in SubDistricts

PIERCE — The Hartington Lady Wildcats saw their season come to an end Tuesday at the hands of the Randolph Lady Cardinals.

Randolph would jumped out to a 28-11 first-half lead and held off any rally hopes of the Lady Cats in the second half as they advanced in SubDistrict action to play Osmond in the next round with the 57-35 win.

Hartington finished the season with an 8-12 record.

“We ran into a defense we hadn’t seen and had trouble turning the ball over in this game. Still I am proud of the effort given all season by this group of girls,” said Hartington head coach Josh Morten.

Hartington was once again led by Myranda Fischer who hit a trio of three pointers and earned top scoring honor for the game with 16 points. Taylor Dybdal had eight points and Shelby Hochstein contributed seven  points for the Lady Wildcats offense.

Randolph put three players in double figures lead by Kristen Fink with 14 points and Haley Schnoor had a 12 point effort while Danielle Backer dropped in 10 points off the bench for the Lady Cardinals.

Six points by Kristen Fink and a pair of field goals by Haley Schnoor helped Randolph build a 13-7 first quarter lead.

Hartington offense struggled to get on track in the second quarter. The Lady Cardinals got four points from Brenna Thies  and a fieldgoal and pair of free throws from Haley Schnoor in the second quarter as they went on a 15-4 run to increase their lead to 28-11 at the half.

Myranda Fischer hit a three pointer and a regular fieldgoal for the Lady Cats in the third quarter but other offense was hard to come by for Hartington. Randolph got 5 points from Olivia Bargstadt and a 3 points from Brenna Thies as they would lead 40-17 at the end of three periods of play.

The Lady Cats got a pair of three pointers from Myranda Fischer and a pair of field goals each by Shelby Hochstein and Taylor Dybdal to lead them on an 18 point fourth quarter scoring explosion. Randolph fought off the rally with a trey by Haley Schnoor and enough free throws to seal the 57-35 win.

Hartington 7 4 6 18— 35

Randolph 13 15 12 17— 57


Hartington Randolph

FG 13     19

3 PT 3       1

FT 4-18 18-31

TO 13 22



Hartington – Myranda Fischer, 16; Taylor Dybdal, 8; Shelby Hochstein, 7; Samantha Huss, 2; Kristina Huss, 2. Randolph- Kristen Fink, 14; Haley Schnoor, 12; Danielle Backer, 10; Brenna Thies, 9; Olivia Bargstadt, 5; Micheala Strathman, 3; Emily Schnoor, 2; Adyson Bargstadt, 2.