Area basketball 1-20-23


Hamlin 57, De Smet 55
HAYTI – The Hamlin Chargers nipped the third-ranked De Smet Bulldogs Tuesday 57-55 at Hamlin High School.

Easton Neuendorf bucketed 25 points and Brennan Kessler added 17 to lead the Chargers (5-2) to the victory. Both players nabbed four steals as the Chargers swarmed the Bulldogs to force 20 turnovers on the night.

De Smet falls to 7-2 despite a huge night from Damon Wilkinson, who had 25 points and pulled down 25 rebounds. George Jensen added 11 points.

The Bulldogs travel to Estelline tonight to play Estelline/Hendricks before battling Lower Brule as part of the Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace Saturday.

De Smet     18 33 45 55
Hamlin     19 36 49 57

De Smet (7-2): Kasen Janssen 1 3-3 5, George Jensen 2 7-8 11, Damon Wilkinson 11 3-7 25, Gannon Gruenhagen 1 0-0 3, Kadyn Fast 1 0-0 3, Thomas Aughenbaugh 1 0-0 3, Trace Van Regenmorter 2 0-0 5. Totals: 19 13-18 55.

Hamlin (5-2): Easton Neuendorf 11 1-2 25, Brennan Kessler 6 5-8 17, Dawson Noem 1 0-0 3, Tyson Stevenson 3 1-2 7, Jackson Wadsworth 1 0-1 3. Totals: 23 7-13 57.

FG: DS - 19/57 33%; H - 23/48 48%. 3-pt FG: DS - 4/21 (Gruenhagen, Fast, Aughenbaugh, Van Regenmorter); H - 4/17 (Neuendorf 2, Noem, Wedsworth). Rebounds: DS 45 (Wilkinson 25), H 18 (Kessler 6). Steals: DS 1, H 13 (Neuendorf, Kessler 4). Turnovers: DS 20, H 11. Fouls: DS 16, H 16 (VanMeeteren out).

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