Beulah and Dickinson Trinity faced off in a battle for first place in Region 7 last night. Beulah came away with a 55-37 win. Beulah’s win puts them in the driver’s seat to secure the No. 1-seed for the Region 7 tournament.
Beulah came out on a mission and opened up a 19-5 lead in the first quarter. Trinity showed some fight but overcoming a big deficit on the road is a big challenge. Beulah definitely had the motivation factor on their side. Trinity won last year’s Region 7 championship game over Beulah and topped Beulah in football this past fall.
It was clear from the tip-off Beulah wanted revenge for the losses. Trinity never met Beulah’s intensity and it cost them.
Beulah came out with a big win in Region 7 play last night.
Takeaways From The Game
- Aaron Vallejo, Beulah senior starting forward, is an old skool hustle player. Vallejo’s role is to rebound, defend and be pesky. Last night he played with a high motor and caused problems from the opening tip despite only score 4 pts.
- Noah Sickler, Dickinson Trinity starting forward, played well. Sickler seemed close to being fully healthy but didn’t move like he normally does. Expect him to keep improving as his health and comfort with his injury improves.
- Aric Knopik, Dickinson Trinity junior forward, is one of the best athletes in Region 7. Knopik didn’t have an impact on the game though. Knopik is going to have to impact the game for Trinity to win the Region7 crown.
- Dickinson Trinity got burned for a few 3-pointer on skip passes.
- Mason Dolbec, Beulah senior forward, is foul prone but a defensive force because of his long arms. Dolbec showed great passing vision during the game.
- Jacob Weigel, Beulah senior guard, blocked and altered a lot of shots during the game.
Dickinson Trinity lost the big game against Beulah last night. Now we’ll see how they respond.
- Jake Kubas, Dickinson Trinity senior, is one of the biggest kids in Region 7. But he failed to establish a post or rebounding presence during the game. Kubas has the frame to dominate the region.
- Easton Walby, Dickinson Trinity senior, had a strong offensive game. Walby attacked the hoop relentlessly and only shot jumpers when he was open. Walby ended the night with 14 points.
- Trinity loves getting the ball to Sickler in the short corner. Sickler will blow by bigger guys and post up little guys from that spot.
- Beulah’s spacing got clogged up a few times and they failed to balance the floor.