2023 281 Conference Tournament girls opening round


Wolsey-Wessington 67, Sunshine Bible Academy 20
WOLSEY - The top-seeded Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds jumped out to a 25-6 lead in the first quarter and coasted to a 67-20 victory over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders in opening round action of the 281 Conference Tournament Friday in Wolsey.

Mya Boomsma led the Lady Warbirds, now 7-0, with 16 points and seven rebounds. Leah Williams and Mallory Miller each added 13 points.

Lainey Uttecht dished out seven assists in the game while Miller rejected four shots and nabbed four steals in her defensive effort.

Sunshine Bible Academy fell to 0-7. Rylee Nelson led the Crusaders with six points. Annaliese VanZee led all rebounders with nine boards for SBA.

The Lady Warbirds will take their second ranking in the latest Class “B” poll to the Hanson Classic today and face top-ranked defending champion Viborg-Hurley in Mitchell. Wolsey-Wessington will then play Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in the 281 semifinals at the JVC gym on Tuesday while SBA will take on Hitchcock-Tulare in the consolation bracket in Wolsey.

Sunshine Bible Academy 6 12 15 20
Wolsey-Wessington 25 41 59 67

Sunshine Bible Academy (0-7): Lydia Lo 1 0-0 2, Annaliese VanZee 1 0-0 2, Sadie Konechne 1 1-2 3, Rylee Nelson 3 0-0 6, Abby Hinman 1 0-0 2, Brielle Jeffery 2 0-0 5. Totals: 9 1-2 20.

Wolsey-Wessington (7-0): Leah Williams 6 1-1 13, Lainey Uttecht 4 0-0 9, Taylor Horn 1 0-0 2, Mya Boomsma 7 1-2 16, Mallory Miller 5 3-3 13, Payton Kemnitz 4 0-0 8, Kelsi Roberts 1 0-0 2, Kendal Uttecht 2 0-0 4. Totals: 30 5-6 67.

FG: SBA - 8/48 17%; WW - 24/52 46%. 3-pt FG: SBA - 1/7 (Jeffery); WW - 3/9 (Boomsma, Williams, LUttecht). Rebounds: SBA 31 (VanZee 9), WW 32 (Boomsma 7). Assists: SBA 8, WW 26 (LUttecht 7). Steals: SBA 3, WW 10 (Miller 4). Turnovers: SBA 18, WW 11. Fouls: SBA 8, WW 5.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 54, Hitchcock-Tulare 32
WOLSEY – The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks jumped out to an early lead and never let the Hitchcock-Tulare Lady Patriots back into the game, coming away with a 54- win in opening round action of the girls’ 281 Conference Tournament Friday in Wolsey.

Liz Boschee led a balanced Blackhawk attack with 13 points. Kara Wormstadt added 10 points while Kenna Ochsner, Kam Ochsner, and Jaycee Baruth each pitched in nine points for Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, who moves to 5-2.

Boschee and Kenna Ochsner each had eight rebounds to pace the Blackhawks.

Katelyn Schroeder had a game-high 15 points and nabbed six steals to lead the Lady Patriots, who fell to 3-3. Isabel Gilbert grabbed nine rebounds to top Hitchcock-Tulare.

The Blackhawks will battle top-seeded Wolsey-Wessington in semifinal action Tuesday at the JVC gym. The Lady Patriots will tussle with Sunshine Bible Academy in consolation round play Tuesday in Wolsey.

Hitchcock-Tulare         1 13 19 32
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket     15 24 39 54

Hitchcock-Tulare (3-3): Jessica Godfrey 1 1-2 3, Isabel Gilbert 0 2-2 2, Cambree Hoekman 2 1-4 5, Gracyn Bixler 1 2-4 4, Katelyn Schroeder 6 3-3 15, Rebecca Huizenga 1 1-3 3, Regan Lutter 0 0-2 0. Totals: 11 10-20 32.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (5-2): Liz Boschee 4 5-7 13, Kenna Ochsner 3 3-5 9, Kara Wormstadt 4 2-5 10, Kam Ochsner 0 9-14 9, Jaycee Baruth 3 1-2 9, Kailynn Eggleston 0 2-2 2, Ellie Evans 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15 22-35 54.

FG: HT - 11/53 21%; SCW 13/32 41%. 3-pt FG: HT - 0/14; SCW - 2/9 (Baruth 2). Rebounds: HT 29 (Gilbert 9), SCW 38 (Boschee, KnOchsner 8). Steals: HT 13 (Schroeder 6), SCW 13 (Boschee 5). Turnovers: HT 20, SCW 25. Fouls: HT 24 (Bixler out), SCW 17.

James Valley Christian 57, Highmore-Harrold 32
WOLSEY — The Highmore-Harrold Pirates forged a halftime tie, but the James Valley Christian Lady Vikings found their gear in the second half, pulling away for a 57-32 win in the opening round of the 281 Conference girls’ basketball tournament Friday.

For the Pirates, who fall to 1-6, Kendall Cermak scored 11 points and had five rebounds. Brooke Palmer led Highmore-Harrold with six rebounds.

The Lady Vikes put three players in double figures, led by Kaylie Robinson’s 13 point, six rebound effort. Lily Hofer added 12 points and Abby Hasart netted 11.

Highmore-Harrold       4 16 23 32
James Valley Christian 11 16 34 57

Highmore-Harrold (1-6): Kendall Cermak 4 0-0 11; Kenidey Effling 0 1-2 1; Reghan Wescott 1 0-0 3; Brooke Palmer 0 5-6 5; Addison McDonnell 2 0-1 4; Kaelin Faulstich 2 0-0 5; Jada Baloun 0 3-4 3. Totals: 9 9-13 32.

James Valley Christian (5-1): Abby Hasart 5 0-0 11; Rhayonna Hood 1 1-2 3; Kaylie Robinson 5 2-4 13; Alex Goertz 4 1-1 9; Lily Hofer 6 0-2 12; Dani Frandsen 2 0-0 4; Addison Bartholow 2 0-0 5. Totals: 25 4-9 57.

FG: HH - 9-33 27% ; JVC - 26-64 40%. 3-pt fg: HH - 5-12 (Cermak 3, Westcott, Faulstich); JVC - 3-10 (Robinson, Hasart, Bartholow). Rebounds: HH - 30 (Palmer 6); JVC 20 (Robinson 6). Turnovers: HH - 19; JVC - 11. Fouls: HH - 10 (Autumn Fallis out); JVC - 15.

Wessington Springs 75, Iroquois/Lake Preston 56
WOLSEY – The Wessington Springs Spartans put three in double figures on Friday to defeat the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks 75-56 in the final game of opening round action in the girls’ 281 Conference Tournament in Wolsey.

Carissa Scheel led the Spartans, now 5-3, with 23 points. Avery Orth and Kirstie Munsen each added 15 points for Wessington Springs as the Spartans hit 16 of 18 free throws as a team, including 9-of-9 in the fourth quarter, to ice the victory.

Adison Moore led the Sharks (3-5) with 21 points. Faith Steffensen hit for 16 points for Iroquois/Lake Preston.

The Spartans will face James Valley Christian in the semifinals Tuesday at the JVC gym. The Sharks will battle Highmore-Harrold in consolation play Tuesday in Wolsey.

Iroquois/Lake Preston           9 22 38 56
Wessington Springs         22 35 49 75

Iroquois/Lake Preston (3-5): Adison Moore 7 4-4 21, Anna Decker 2 0-0 5, Becca Bich 1 0-0 2, Hadlee Holt 3 3-9 9, Faith Steffensen 6 3-8 16. Totals: 20 10-16 56.

Wessington Springs (5-3): Carissa Scheel 9 3-4 23, Avery Orth 6 3-4 15, Alyssa Grohs 2 2-2 6, Kirstie Munsen 5 4-4 15, Kate Houlik 2 2-2 7, Ashlyn Weber 3 0-0 7. Totals: 27 16-18 75.

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