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Nelson breaks Minot single-game scoring record, scores 33 in win over Williston

Jimmy Lafakis/MDN Minot High senior forward Allie Nelson (2) goes up for a layup over Williston senior guard Makia Remus (33) during the first half of Saturday night's game in Minot. Nelson scored a single-game record 33 points in Minot's 76-61 victory over the Coyotes.

On the same night former Minot High School girls basketball standout Cassie Askvig scored a single-game high of 45 points for U-Mary, current Minot High senior forward Allie Nelson also made some magic happen.

Nelson scored 33 points for the Majettes (5-5, 5-5 WDA) in their 76-61 win over Williston (3-8, 3-7 WDA), breaking Minot High’s single-game record of 32. Nelson, Ashley Mayer and Holly Johnson previously shared a three-way tie for the record.

Minot’s momentum received a boost after Nelson scored a buzzer-beating layup before the half. The Majettes led 38-34 at the break.

“We didn’t get off to a great start,” Minot head coach Jason Schwarz said. “My coaching staff made a great suggestion to switch defenses, and we never had to go back. Our kids did a great job of finding Williston’s shooters, and we really frustrated their offense.”

No other Majette besides Nelson finished with a double-figure scoring total, but senior guard Becca Tschetter contributed 9 points. Williston senior guard Brooklyn Douglas scored a team-high 22 points for the Coyotes.

In the second half, Minot finished with a 38-27 scoring advantage over Williston.

“We had several kids step up and hit shots at various moments throughout the night,” Schwarz said. “Our kids executed our game plan to perfection. I’m really proud of how we play tonight, but even prouder of how we prepared this past week.”

The Majettes will continue their homestand with a 7:30 p.m. contest on Tuesday. Minot will host Century (9-1, 8-1 WDA) in the teams’ first meeting this season.

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