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Trinity closes out regular season with Watford City win

Feb. 28—DICKINSON — Trinity closed out their regular season with a solid 74-40 home win over Watford City at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2024 and finished off their regular season with a 14-7 overall record and 4-2 in Division A-Region 4. The win was paced by a game-high 17 points from senior guard Jace Kovash and stout defense that limited the Wolves to single-digit scoring in the first and fourth quarters.

After more-than doubling up Watford City in the opening period at 18-8, the Titans ramped-up their production with a 26-point second frame and took a 44-21 lead into the halftime break. Ty Dassinger and Jake Shobe both connected from behind the 3-point line and Landon Knote drained two more by himself — on his way to a double-digit total of 12 — while Kovash raced out to a 14-point first half.

Jory Lund drained a pair of shots from beyond the arc on his way to a team-high 12 points for the Wolves (2-19, 0-5), but no other WCHS player was in double-digits, although Thuyndon Arnold came close with 9.

Coming out of the locker rooms, THS outscored the visitors, 16-10, in the third period and held Watford City to only 9 points in the final frame, finishing up with another trey from Shobe, who got into double-figures with 10. Cade Fitterer came close to double-digits with 8 points, but no other athlete crossed the threshold.

Trinity will get started with the Region 4 tourney with a March 4 game versus Standing Rock Community, while Killdeer also will represent the local area with a matchup versus Hazen that opens the event at Killdeer High School, 3 p.m. MST. Trinity is ranked #3 heading into the tournament and Killdeer sits in the fourth seed.

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