Area basketball


De Smet 67, Hanson 60
MITCHELL — The De Smet Bulldogs lost virtually every statistical category, but won the battle of the scoreboard Saturday, defeating the Hanson Beavers 67-60, during the Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace.
The Beavers shot a higher percentage, and had more field goals than De Smet, but hit only eight of 13 from the free throw line, while the Bulldogs netted 20 of 27 attempts.
Trevin Holland scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Gage Gruenhagen also scored 17 and had seven boards, while Cade Birkel passed out four assists, as De Smet improved to 4-6.
Nathan Stewart scored 23 points and collected six rebounds to top the Hanson stat sheet, while Riley Ferry chipped in 10 points. The Beavers fall to 6-6 with the loss.
De Smet travels to Sioux Valley on Tuesday.

De Smet     19 37 47 67
Hanson     13 35 50 60
De Smet (4-6): Cade Birkel 1 3-4 6; Gage Gruenhagen 5 7-9 17; Zach Wolkow 3 1-2 7; Ethan McCune 2 5-7 9; Jared Hoefert 3 0-0 9; Trevin Holland 5 4-4 17; Koby Spader 1 0-1 2. Total: 20 20-27 67.
Hanson (6-6): Blake Klinkhammer 1 0-1 2; Reggie Slaba 3 0-0 9; Donnie Weber 3 1-1 9; Craig Lasley 1 0-0 2; Nathan Stewart 11 1-3 23; Payden Haiar 1 2-2 5; Riley Ferry 3 4-6 10. Totals: 23 8-13 60.
FG: D - 20-47 43%; H - 23-44 52%. 3-pt FG: D - 7-18 (Hoefert 3, Holland 3, Birkel); H - 6-15 (Slaba 3, Weber 2, Haiar 1). Rebounds: D - 29 (Holland 9, Gruenhagen 7); H - 28 (Stewart 6). TO: D - 8; H - 11. Assists: D - 12 (Birkel 4); H - 20 (Klinkhammer 6). Fouls: D - 14; H - 18 (Weber out).

McLaughlin 66, Miller 44
MILLER — The McLaughlin Mustangs defeated the Miller Rustlers, 66-44, Saturday in Class “A” boys’ basketball action.
McLaughin improved it’s season record to 8-5, while Miller dropped to 10-3 on the season.
The Mustangs took an early lead in the first quarter and continued to stay ahead of the Rustlers through each period.
Lex Farrell led the Mustangs with a game high score of 26 points, Leon Brown Otter followed with 16 points, while Will Brown Otter added nine more.
The Rustlers were led by Hunter Russell and Karst Hunter, each with 11 points, while Steven Fernholz and Caleb DeBoer added seven more points each for Miller. Hunter led the rebounders with nine, while Russell had eight rebounds for the Rustlers.
In the junior varsity game, McLaughlin edged Miller 47-44.
Eli Jones led the Rustlers   with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Spencer Fernholz had 16 points and seven rebounds.
A complete boxscore for the varsity game was not available.

Potter County 57, Wolsey-Wessington 41
GETTYSBURG — Three players landed double figures to assist the Potter County Battlers in their 57-41 victory over the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds, as the teams evened out their season records, both at 7-4 after the boys’ basketball match on Saturday.
The Battlers were led by Dawson Simon with 18 points, Ben Krueger followed with 13, while Cole Nafziger added 10 more.
Lynden Williams led the Warbirds with 12 points and six rebounds, Carter Mehling added 10 points for the team, while Mark Hamilton landed six points.
The Warbirds host the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders on Tuesday night, while the Battlers travel to Hoven to take on the Eureka-Bowdle Patriots on Thursday.

Potter County     15 28 45 57
Wolsey-Wessington       7 18 26 41
Potter County (7-4): Dawson Simon 7 2-2 18; Ben Krueger 3 4-4 13; Cole Nafziger 2 6-8 10; Kolten Kirby 2 0-0 6; Calen Decker 2 0-0 6; Shad Sharp 1 2-6 4. Totals: 17 14-22 57.
Wolsey-Wessington (7-4): Lynden Williams 4 4-8 12; Carter Mehling 3 3-4 10; Mark Hamilton 2 1-2 6; Skylar Zomer 2 0-1 4; Jaron Waters 2 0-0 4; Diedrich Offt 1 0-0 2; Brevan Luellman 0 2-2 2; Devante Hooks 0 1-1 1. Totals: 14 11-18 41.
FG: PC - 17-55 30%; WW - 14-49 29%. 3-pt FG: PC - 9-20 (Krueger 3, Kirby 2, Simon 2, Decker 2); WW - 2-13 (Mehling 1, Hamilton 1). Rebounds PC - 41 (Simon 11); WW - Hamilton 7, Williams 6). Assists: PC - 11; WW - 7. TO: PC - 10; WW - 17. Steals: PC - 8; WW - 3. Fouls: PC - 13; WW - 20.

Clark-Willow Lake 60, Webster Area 24
CLARK — The Clark-Willow Lake Cyclones, top-rated in Class “B” boys’ basketball, pounded the Webster Area Bearcats 60-24 Friday night in non-conference basketball.
Bradyn Rusher scored 18 points to lead the Cyclones, who pushed their season mark to 8-1. Jacob Prouty added 15 points and passed out three assists, while Micah Burke scored 12 and had a game-high seven rebounds.
Kaleb Marx scored nine points and Devin Koslowski grabbed five rebounds for the Bearcats, who fall to 2-7.
Clark-Willow Lake will host Great Plains Lutheran on Monday in Clark.

Clark-Willow Lake (8-1): Micah Burke 4 4-4 12; Stone Burke 1 1-2 3; Grayson Florey 1 1-2 3; Jacob Prouty 5 2-2 15; Bradyn Rusher 6 5-6 18; Ntai Stevens 3 0-0 6; Sho Sunagawa 1 1-1 3. Totals 21 14-17 60.
Webster Area (2-7): Matt B;pcl 2 0-0 5; Jake Case 1 0-0 2; Jacob Hernandez 1 0-0 3; Devin Koslowski 1 0-0 2; Kaleb MArx 4 0-0 9; Braden Rithmiller 1 0-3 3. Totals: 10 0-3 24.

Girls
Potter County 65, Wolsey-Wessington 40
GETTYSBURG — The Potter County Lady Battlers had four players finish with double figures en route to the 65-40 win over the Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds in Class “B” girls’ basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
Karen Smith led the Battlers, now improved to 6-5 on the season, with 21 points, Jenna Robbennolt had 14, Kori Hansen landed 12 points, while Samantha Stethem added 11 more.
Lizzi Brandt and Cortney Sprecher led the Warbirds with eight points each, followed by Chantel Haider with seven more. WW dropped it’s season record to 3-8 after the loss.
The Lady Warbirds will take on the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders in Wolsey on Tuesday, while the Battlers will travel to Mobridge to take on the Mobridge-Pollock Lady Tigers on Monday.

Potter County     19 36 45 65
Wolsey-Wessington       9 12 31 40
Potter County (6-5): Karen Smith 7 3-3 21; Jenna Robbennolt 6 2-3 14; Kori Hansen 4 0-0 12; Samantha Stethem 4 2-2 11; Paige Worth 2 0-0 5; Dasia Reuer 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 7-8 65.
Wolsey-Wessington (3-8): Lizzi Brandt 4 0-0 8; Cortney Sprecher 2 2-2 8; Chantel Haider 3 0-0 7; Raquel Nelson 0 5-11 5; Kailen Krause 2 0-2 4; Ally Boomsma 2 0-2 4; Taylor Sprecher 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15 7-17 40.
FG: PC - 24-55 44%; WW - 15-59 25%. 3-pt FG: PC - 10-20 (Hansen 4, Smith 4, Worth 1, Stethem 1); WW - 3-7 (C. Sprecher 2, Haider 1). Rebounds: PC - 44 (Robbennolt 10, Stethem 6); WW - 37 (Nelson 7, T. Sprecher 6). Assists: PC - 18 (Stetem 6); WW - 11 (Haider 7). TO: PC - 17 (Stethem 6); WW - 20 (Haider 6, C. Sprecher 5). Steals: PC - 14 (Smith 6); WW - 12 (Nelson 3, Krause 3). Fouls: PC - 14; WW - 15.

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