Play begins in 281 Conference girls’ basketball tournament

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WOLSEY — All eight of the girls’ basketball teams in the 281 Conference opened play at this year’s conference tournament in Wolsey. Here is a synopsis of Friday’s games.

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 72, Iroquois 17
The Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Blackhawks girls’ basketball team opened defense of its 281 Conference Tournament title Friday afternoon, with a 72-17 win over the Iroquois Lady Chiefs.
Megan Poyer led the Blackhawks with 18 points, while Abby Doering added 14 points and led SC-W with five rebounds.
Katie Dubro scored 10 points and had four rebounds to lead Iroquois. Kaitlyn Maas also had four rebounds for the Lady Chiefs.
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket moves to the championship semifinals Monday at Huron Arena, where they will take on Wolsey-Wessington. Iroquois will play Wessington Springs in the consolation semifinals on Monday.

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 24  39  54  72
Iroquois                      3  13  15  17
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (5-3): Megan Poyer 8 2-2 18; Sarah Morgan 1 1-2 3; Madi Moody 0 1-2 1; Tristan Ziebart 2 0-1 4; Abby Doering 5 4-6 14; Abby Vermeulen 2 0-0 4; Tesa Jensen 3 2-2 8; Alissa Ball 1 0-0 2; Taryn Ziebart 0 1-2 1; Erica Howard 1 0-0 2; Kaylee White 3 2-3 8; Mariah Jost 2 0-0 4; Taylor Lindsey 1 0-0 3. Totals: 29 13-20 72.
Iroquois (0-10): Allie Diehl 1 0-0 3; Kaitlyn Maas 2 0-2 4; Katie Dubro 4 2-4 10. Totals: 7 2-6 17.
FG: SCW - 29-56 51%; I - 7-31 23%. 3-pt FG: SCW - 1-7 (Lindsey); I - 1-10 (Diehl). Rebounds: SCW - 29 (Vermeulen 5, Howard 4); I - 12 (Maas 4, Dubro 4). TO: SCW - 16; I - 26. Assists: SCW - 14 (Ziebart 4); I - 2. Fouls: SCW - 6; I - 12.

Wolsey-Wessington 64, Wessington Springs 53
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds sprinted to a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and never let up, earning a 64-53 win over the Wessington Springs Lady Spartans in the first round of the 281 Conference Tournament on Friday.
Kailen Krause led a trio of Lady Warbirds in double figures, with 18 points. Chantel Haider added 15 and claimed seven rebounds, while Taylor Sprecher chipped in 13 points, as W-W moves to 2-6 and will face top-seeded Sanborn Central-Woonsocket in the semifinals on Monday.
Grace Gran scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Lady Spartans, who also have a record of 2-6. Chasity Vissia chipped in 10 points for Wessington Springs, who will face Iroquois in the consolation semifinals on Monday afternoon.

Wolsey-Wessington     20  35  52  64
Wessington Springs     11  19  33  53
Wolsey-Wessington (2-6): Taylor Sprecher 5 3-4 13; Chantel Haider 5 5-6 15; Raquel Nelson 3 0-0 6; Kailen Krause 5 8-10 18; Lizzi Brandt 3 0-0 6; Ally Boomsma 1 0-0 2; Brynn Haider 2 0-0 4. Totals: 24 16-22 64.
Wessington Springs (2-6): Sierra Swenson 0 1-2 1; Chasity Vissia 4 1-2 10; Makayla Dornbusch 3 1-3 7; Cadee Schelske 3 0-0 8; Grace Gran 7 6-7 20; Piper Jones 0 2-2 2; Angie Paulson 0 3-4 3; Abby VonEye 0 2-2 2. Totals 17 16-22 53.

FG: WS - 17-54 32%; WW - 24-68 35%. 3-pt FG: WS - 3-7 (Schelske 2, Vissia 1); WW - 0-3. Rebounds: WS - 21 (Gran 7); WW - 31 (C. Haider 7). TO: WS - 18; WW - 17. Assists: WS - 11; WW - 14. Fouls: WS - 16; WW - 19 (Nelson out).

Highmore-Harrold 67, James Valley Christian 19
The Highmore-Harrold Pirates overpowered the James Valley Christian Lady Vikngs 67-19 in the opening round of 281 Conference girls’ basketball tournament.
Rebecca Buchholz scored 16 points and added six rebounds to the stat sheet to lead the Pirates, who are now 7-3 on the season. Halle Kroeplin added 14 points and Brianna Beckler also had six rebounds.
James Valley Christian got five points each from Alanna Hood and Karilyn Wieting, as it falls to 2-7 on the season. Elizabeth Mendel and Avery Shumaker each had four rebounds for the Lady Vikings.
H-H will move into the championship semifinals to face Hitchcock-Tulare, while JVC will take on Sunshine Bible in the consolation semifinals. Semifinal action takes place Monday at Huron Arena.

Highmore-Harrold     14 34 47 67
James Valley Christian   5 12 16 19
Highmore-Harrold (7-3): Halle Kroeplin 5 2-4 14; Rebecca Buchholz 6 22 16; Brianna Beckler 1 1-2 4; Zoe Tvedt 4 1-1 9; Madison Bollweg 2 0-0 4; Natalie Leisinger 1 0-0 2; Taylor Chavez 1 0-0 3; Oakley Jandreau 4 0-0 9; Halle Tvedt 3 0-0 6. Totals: 27 6-9 67.
James Valley Christian (2-7): Avery Shumaker 1 1-4 3; Alanna Hood 2 1-3 5; Rebekah Williams 1 0-1 2; Karilyn Wieting 2 1-2 5; Josalyn Wipf 1 0-0 2; Brenna Held 1 0-0 2. Totals: 8 3-10 19.
FG: HH - 27-57 47%; JVC - 7-37 19%. 3-pt FG: HH - 7-18 (Kroeplin 2, Buchholz 2, Beckler, CHavez and Jandreau); JVC - 0. Rebounds: HH - 31 (Buchholz and Beckler 6); JVC - 22  (Elizabeth Mendl and Shumaker 4). TO: HH - 11; JVC - 26. Fouls: HH - 14; JVC - 8.

Hitchcock-Tulare 53, Sunshine Bible Academy 22

The Hitchcock-Tulare Lady Patriots clamped down on the defensive end of the court Friday, en route to defeating the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders 53-22 in the final game of the opening round at the 281 Conference girls’ basketball tournament.
Elizabeth Salmen scored 21 points for the Lady Patriots, to lead all scorers in the game, as Hitchcock-Tulare moves to 5-4 with the win. Tyler Schone and Dannyn Peterson each chipped in 10 points. Dawsyn Otto had nine rebounds and Schone claimed six boards.
Susan Wilken scored 10 points for the Crusaders, now 3-5 on the season. Lindsey Wilken had eight points and seven rebounds.
Hitchcock-Tulare will play Highmore-Harrold in the championship semifinals Monday night at Huron Arena, while SBA moves into the consolation semifinals against James Valley Christian Monday afternoon.

Hitchcock-Tulare          13 27 41 53
Sunshine Bible Academy    5 11 17 22
Hitchcock-Tulare (5-4): Dawsyn Otto 1 0-1 2; Elizabeth Salmen 7 5-8 21; Ally Binger 1 0-0 2; Baylee Enander 0 2-2 2; Tyler Schone 5 0-0 10; Dannyn Peterson 5 0-0 10; Ashley Masat 2 2-2 6. Totals: 21 9-13 53.
Sunshine Bible Academy (3-5): Cassidy Clark 0 0-2 0; Susan Wilken 4 2-2 10; Lindsey Wilken 4 0-1 8; Beth Konechne 1 0-0 2; Shariah Brockel 0 1-2 1; Savanna Roghair 0 1-2 1. Totals 9 4-9 22.
FG: HT - 22-50 43%; SBA - 9-49 19%. 3-pt FG: HT - 2-4 (Salmen); SBA - 0-9. Rebounds: HT - 27 (Otto 9); SBA - 34 ( L. Wilken 7). TO: HT - 12; SBA - 21. Fouls: HT - 12; SBA - 14.



















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