Beach girls basketball coach Bob Waldal said Thursday night that his all-state first team forward is heading to the University of Mary next season.
Senior Brittney Dietz averaged 19 points and 6 rebounds a game last season to lead the Buccaneers to the Class B state title and an undefeated season. She has given a verbal commitment to the Marauders.
Waldal said U-Mary head coach Fred Fridley, a Watford City native, pushed hard for Dietz. After a team camp this summer, Waldal said Fridley told him he wanted to lock Dietz down.
â€œIâ€™m going to sign her, Iâ€™m going to give her the best one (scholarship) weâ€™ve got,â€ Waldal said, recalling what Fridley told him.
High school basketball players can sign NCAA National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.