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Page 8 THEWALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 20 7 By Kevin Skavhaug Th e .4 ir Went Out It was windy on Mon- day, Dec. 11. It had little to do with variants be- tween high and low pres- sure systems in the upper atmosphere. It was the day when it was officially confirmed that Carson Wentz tore his ACL. Late in the afternoon the Sunday before, Wentz went down on a diving at- tempt to get into the end zone in the game against the Rams. When he left the game moments later amidst ru- mors of a knee injury, 700,00.0 people in North Dakota collectively breathed in deep and held their breath, hoping to hear better news. When the confirmation came Monday that it in- deed was a season ending injury, the masses could- n't hold it in any longer, and finally had to exhale. When we did, well, it got a bit windy. And it's unfortunate for Carson and the Eagles. Too bad for all of his fans across the country. He had a great season. But I have a feeling it won't slow him down too much. I have a feeling he'll come back raring to go next year and will rise even farther above the plateau he established for his Eagles team this sea- son. So we're hoping his re- hab will go well as all of us here in North Dakota will be holding our breath until he's back on the field. Photos: Larry Bid Left: Aggies Gigi Brouillard and tans Bailey Phelps light for a rebound in the Aggies 53-45 loss to the DraytonNailey-Edinburg in Pad( River. Right: 11tans Taylor Stegman gets a good shot at the basket in the Titans 53-45 win over the Aggies in Pad( River. Taylor scored nine points in thewin over the Aggies. ByKevin Skavhaug ' Reilly was the shining star on this night as the senior 36-30 lead. of The Press dominated inside the paint and led the Titans to a 53-45 The Aggies would get as close as two when Bailey PARK RIVER, N.D. --A few minutes before the start come from behind win. Schroeder would score inside early in the fourth and Seim of the Aggie v. Titan girls basketball game here Monday, The first half, however, belonged to the Aggies. While would hit her second trey of the game making it a 37-35 the Titans Taylor Reilly and teammates were limbering up the Titans stayed in a zone defense, the Aggies found the game in favor of DVE. But from there, the Titans would in the far reaches of the darkened halls of the Park River range from the outside. The Aggies made seven first half go on a 6-0 run punctuated by a Grace Kertz score on a drive Area school, three-point shots including three by sophomore guard Josie to the basket. Seim would hit her third trey later in the quar- Reilly and her teammates stayed in the dark through the Brodina. Amy Seim, Hannah Gordon and Gigi Broujllard ter but it would be too little too late as the Titans salted this first half of their game against the Aggies, but in'the sec- each added one before the half was over; a half in which one away at the line. ond half, they saw the light, the Aggies built a 28-23 lead. Seim and Brodina led the Aggies in scoring with 11 each. "We knew we eventually had to go to man-to-man de- The switch in defenses took the Aggie long ball away. Taylor Reilly led the Titans with 28. Taylor Stegman had fense," said Head Coach Wayne Stegman, "but we had some The Titans allowed the Aggies just two third quarter pointg 9. girls with early foul issues and I didn't dare go to itto ear- while ReiUy took over inside. By the end of the third, DVE With the loss, the Aggies stand at 3-4 on the season. The ly." was had erased the five point deficit and had climbed to a Titans are 4-3. .ll By Kevin Skavhaug of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- De- spite the fact the Aggie boys bas- ketball team hit only one shot outside of two feet on Tuesday, it didn't matter. The Aggies used a stealthy defense to lay in shot, af- ter shot, after shot as they defeat- ed the Drayton/Valley-Edinburg Titans 54-18. Nathan Zavalany started the theft parade with a pair of steals and converted them both into bas- kets that started the layup fest for the Aggies. Zavalney also was the lone outside hitter as he hit on a three pointer in the second half. The Aggies were up 11-3 after one quarter and had put this one to bed midway through the second when they went up 21-3. By the half the lead had increased to 30- 11. Jace Jehlicka led the Aggies in scoring with 14 points. Nathan Zavalney had 12 and Spencer Skavhaug, 10. With the win the Aggies are 1- 1 on the season. The Titans stand at 1-1 as well. Left: T ns Gavin Prigge blocks a sh0t by the Aggies Adam Zavalney. Adam scored seven pobts in the/ g- gie 54-18 win. Right: Park River- Fordville/Lanldn Aggies Nate Zaval- ney puts up two of his 10 points in the Aggies 54-18 win over Dray- ton/Vailey-Edinburg Titans in Park River.