MHS girls, Allie Nelson enjoy record night against Turtle Mountain

BELCOURT – One night after the boys broke the school record for most points in a single game, the Minot High girls basketball team accomplished the same feat Tuesday.

MHS defeated Turtle Mountain 88-61 in Belcourt, breaking the previous record of 87 points set in 2011 in Belcourt.

“It’s a nice honor, but of course breaking the record was not our intent,” MHS coach Bernie Wasser said. “In the first half alone we had 54 points and that’s a lot of points to score in a game let alone a half. We played everybody and it was a good win for us.”

To make the night even sweeter, sophomore guard Allie Nelson scored 32 points en route to tying the MHS single game scoring record. Other Majettes to score 32 points in a single game are Ashley Mayer (2001) and Holly Johnson (2011). Nelson made 10 field goals, two 3-pointers and was 6-of-8 from the free throw line.

“She did a tremendous job crashing the boards and putting up points,” Wasser said. “The girls got her the ball, and she got to the line and made it count. Having a game like that is a tremendous accomplishment. Of course, with her only being a sophomore, it’s nice to know she’s going to be around for the next couple of years.”

In the grand scheme of things, this game was relatively meaningless for the Majettes, as they were already locked into the No. 7 spot in the Western Dakota Association. They’ll host No. 10 Turtle Mountain at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a play-in game for the WDA Tournament.

“We looked at this game as a momentum game,” Wasser said. “We already knew we were going to have a play-in game Friday with them, so this is going to be great for our confidence for that game.”