Area basketball 3-1-21


Wessington Springs 60, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 34
FORESTBURG — The Wessington Springs Spartans built up a 12-point halftime lead and coasted to a victory in the season finale against the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks by a 60-34 score Friday night in Forestburg.

The Spartans finish the year at 16-4 behind 16 points and 10 rebounds from Jacob Messmer. Cooper Hainy added 13 points.

Tryce Slykhuis led Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (7-12) with 12 points. Brady Larson led the Blackhawks with four rebounds.

The Blackhawks host Mitchell Christian Monday night in Region 4B action. Wessington Springs will host a Region 3B game Tuesday night.

Wessington Springs         11 26 47 60
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket       6 14 24 34

Northwestern 67, Hitchcock-Tulare 49
TULARE — The Northwestern Wildcats closed out the season with a road victory over the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots in Tulare Friday night, 67-49.

Quintin Fischbach was dialed in from deep, nailing eight three-point baskets to score a game-high 24 points, leading Northwestern to an 8-9 record. Chase Neiber added 17 points.

The Patriots close the regular season at 4-14. TJ Salmen led Hitchcock-Tulare with 12 points.

The Patriots travel to Lake Preston Monday to open Region 3B action.

Northwestern     20 28 46 67
Hitchcock-Tulare       6 22 33 49

Northwestern (8-9): Sam Groft 2 0-1 5, Jace Haven 2 1-2 5, Chase Neiber 7 0-0 17, Chris Toennies 1 0-0 2, Jude Ortmeier 2 5-7 9, Nathan Melius 0 2-2 2, Quintin Fischbach 8 0-0 24, Fehi Faeolua 1 0-0 3. Totals: 23 8-12 67.

Hitchcock-Tulare (4-14): Jack Boomsma 1 0-1 2, Kyle Hamilton 1 4-5 6, Zach Gilbert 2 0-0 5, Alex Clark 1 2-2 4, Carter Binger 2 5-6 10, TJ Salmen 6 0-2 12, Jackson Maynard 3 1-3 7, Andy Brooker 1 0-0 3. Totals: 17 12-19 49.

Clark/Willow Lake 51, Arlington 44
ARLINGTON — Clark/Willow Lake closed the regular season with a 51-44 victory against Arlington on Friday.
The Cyclones, who are now 13-7, led 17-11 after the first quarter and led 30-22 at the half.

Trey Huber had 13 points to lead three players in double figures for Clark/Willow Lake. Renner Uecker and Kalab Marx added 11 points each.

Marx also had 14 rebounds to help the Cyclones to a 56-25 advantage on the boards. Marx tallied three assists, while Huber had a pair of steals.

Ryker Erstad had 17 points and three steals to lead Arlington. Chris Wallace added 11 points and had seven rebounds, while Mason Bunker had three assists.

Clark/Willow Lake will host Hamlin in the opening round of the Region 2A Tournament on Tuesday in Clark.  

Clark/Willow Lake     17  30  42  51
Arlington         11  22  31  44

Clark/Willow Lake (13-7): Renner Uecker 4 3-4 11; Kalab Marx 5 1-5 11; Tyler O’Neill 1 2-2 5; Trey Huber 5 1-3 13; Mitchell Larson 0 1-2 1; Brady Jordan 2 2-4 6; Noah Boykin 2 0-0 4. Totals: 19 10-20 51.

Arlington (8-12): Caden Letsche 2 0-1 5; Britt Carlson 1 0-0 2; Chris Wallace 5 1-3 11; Mason Bunker 3 0-0 6; Ryker Erstad 4 7-9 17; Jon Tawzer 1 1-1 3. Totals: 16 9-14 44.

Rebounds: CWL 56 (Marx 14); A 25 (Wallace 7). 3-point goals: CWL 3 (Huber 2, O’Neill 1); A 3 (Erstad 2, Letsche 1). Turnovers: CWL 11; A 8. Assists: CWL 6 (Marx 3); A 8 (Bunker 5). Steals: CWL 4 (Huber 2); A 5 (Erstad 3). Fouls: CWL 17; A 17 (Tawzer, out).

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