Sharks, Spartans win 281 consolation titles

Photos by Mike Carroll/Plainsman The Wessington Springs Spartan mascot gets the Spartan fanbase - in this case the school’s girls’ basketball players - fired up during the fifth-place boys’ game Thursday at Huron Arena. It worked as the Spartan boys’ team captured the consolation championship, while the girls’ team suited up later in the day to tangle with Wolsey-Wessington for the girls’ 281 Conference tournament title.

Iroquois/Lake Preston 70, Hitchcock-Tulare 51
The Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks took control early, withstood a rally by the Hitchcock-Tulare Lady Patriots, then motored away with a spurt early in the second half en route to a 70-51 win to take the fifth-place consolation championship in the girls’ 281 Conference basketball tournament Thursday afternoon.

Adison Moore torched the twines for 34 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out five assists to pace the Sharks. Hadlee Holt added 20 points and had eight boards for I/LP (5-6).

For the Lady Pats, Katelyn Schroeder had 18 points and eight rebounds, while Gracyn Bixler added 13 points and Isabel Gilbert contributed 10 points and had 12 rebounds.

The Lady Patriots, 4-4, host  Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in Hitchcock on Saturday, while I/LP play at Castlewood on Friday.

Iroquois/Lake Preston     25 41 58 70
Hitchcock-Tulare     12 33 41 51

Iroquois/Lake Preston (5-6): Adison Moore 11 6-11 34; Ava Malone 2 0-2 4; Anna Decker 1 2-2 4; Becca Bich 1 0-0 3; Hadlee Holt 6 8-15 20; Faith Steffensen 2 1-3 5. Totals: 23 17-33 70.

Hitchcock-Tulare (4-4): Isabel Gilbert 4 2-2 10; Cambree Hockman 2 2-3 7; Gracyn Bixler 4 4-8 13; Katelyn Schroeder 7 3-6 18; Regan Lutter 0 1-2 1; Emmerie Arthurs 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 12-23 51.

FG: ILP - 23-54 43%; HT - 18-63 29%. 3-pt FG: ILP - 7-16 (Moore 6, Bich); HT - 3-13 (Hockman, Bixler, Schroeder). Rebounds: ILP - 29 (Holt 8, Moore 8); HT - 37 (Gilbert 12, Schroeder 8). Turnovers: ILP - 10; HT - 19. Assists: ILP - 15 (Moore 5); HT - 8 (Schroeder 3). Fouls: ILP - 15; HT - 24 (Rebecca Huizenga out).

Fifth-place boys

Wessington Springs 82, Iroquois/Lake Preston 42
HURON – Ryder Michalek led a balanced scoring attack with 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wessington Springs Spartans to an 82-42 victory over the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks in the fifth place game at the 281 Conference Tournament Thursday at Huron Arena.

The Spartans moved to 4-5 behind 15 points each from Blake Larson and Parker Graff. Brock Krueger had nine points, four steals and 10 assists for Wessington Springs.

The Sharks fall to 6-4. Josh McMasters and Tobias Arbeiter each tallied 12 points for Iroquois/Lake Preston while Logan Peskey added 10 points. Peskey and Riley Casper each had six rebounds.

The Sharks travel to Wolsey-Wessington Saturday while the Spartans will host Andes Central/Dakota Christian Tuesday.

Iroquois/Lake Preston       8 22 39 42
Wessington Springs     16 37 68 82

Iroquois/Lake Preston (6-4): Josh McMasters 4 0-0 12, Logan Peskey 2 5-8 10, Jake Larsen 0 1-2 1, Riley Casper 1 4-4 7, Tobias Arbeiter 5 2-3 12, Weston Woodcock 0 0-2 0, Jonah Denison 0 0-2 0, Garrett Kruger 0 0-1 0. Totals: 12 12-22 42.

Wessington Springs (4-5): Blake Larson 5 4-5 15, Parker Graff 5 0-0 15, Ryder Michalek 12 5-6 29, Brock Krueger 4 1-1 9, Colby Flowers 3 2-6 8, Sam Poncelow 2 0-0 4, Luke Larson 0 2-2 2. Totals: 31 14-20 82.


Kera Dubro of Iroquois/Lake Preston handles the ball against Jessica Godfrey of Hitchcock-Tulare during the girls’ consolation title game of the 281 Conference Tournament on Thursday at Huron Arena.

Seventh-place girls

Highmore-Harrold 50, Sunshine Bible Academy 22
The Highmore-Harrold Pirates salvaged seventh place in the 281 Conference girls’ basketball tournament Thursday morning, via a 50-22 win over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders.

Kendall Cermak was the lone double figure scorer for the Pirates, who put eight players in the scorebook, netting 14 points in the contest. Autumn Fallis claimed a game-high nine rebounds.

The Crusaders got seven points and eight rebounds from Sadie Konechne.

Highmore-Harrold (2-8) hosts Wolsey-Wessington Thursday, while SBA (0-9) hosts Lyman on Saturday.

Sunshine Bible Academy 9 14 19 22
Highmore-Harrold 16 32 35 50

Sunshine Bible (0-9): Abby Hinman 1 0-0 2; Lydia Lo 1 0-0 2; Betra amare 2 1-2 5; Sadie Konechne 2 3-3 7; Brielle Jeffery 2 0-0 6. Totals: 8 4-5 22.

Highmore-Harrold (2-8): Kendal Cermak 5 3-4 14; Kennidey Effling 0 2-2 2; Reghan Wescott 2 0-0 6; Brooke Palmer 3 0-0 6; April Fallis 2 1-1 6; Addison McDonnell 2 2-4 7; Jada Baloun 2 0-1 4; Elle Stagg 2 0-0 5. Totals: 18 8-14 50.

FG: HH - 18-40 45%; SBA - 8-55 15%. Rebounds: HH - 38 (Autumn Fallis 9, Effling 6); SBA - 38 (Konechne 8, Amare 7). Turnovers: HH - 14; SBA - 20. Fouls: HH - 8; SBA - 17.

Seventh-place boys

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 52, Sunshine Bible Academy 25
HURON – The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks took seventh place in the boys’ 281 Conference Tournament with a 52-25 victory over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders Thursday at Huron Arena.

Jeff Boschee led the Blackhawks (3-5) with 16 points. Hayden Beigh had seven points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists.

Daniel Gerbracht led the Crusaders (0-7) with 13 points and six rebounds.

SBA hosts Lyman Saturday. The Blackhawks host Hanson on Tuesday in Forestburg.

Sunshine Bible Acad 10 13 20 25
Sanborn Cent/Woon   14 22 39 52
Sunshine Bible Academy (0-7): Daniel Gerbracht 6 1-2 13, Nolan Triebwasser 0 3-4 3, Anthony Mitchell 0 1-2 1, Tanner Fox 1 0-0 2, Jensen Wipf 3 0-0 6. Totals: 10 5-8 25.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (3-5): Toby Kneen 1 1-2 3, Jeff Boschee 6 3-4 16, Hayden Beigh 3 1-1 7, Bryce Larson 3 0-0 6, Payton Uecker 1 0-0 2, Brady Larson 2 1-2 5, Evan Easton 1 0-0 2, Mike Hoffman 1 0-3 2, Landon Jensen 1 1-1 3. Totals: 22 7-13 52.

FG: SBA - 10/42 24%; SCW - 22/60 37%. 3-pt FG: SBA 0/4, SCW 1/2 (Boschee). Rebounds: SBA 27 (Gerbracht 6), SCW 37 (Uecker, Beigh 6). Steals: SBA 11 (PJones, Gerbracht 4), SCW 14 (Beigh, BdLarson 3). Assists: SBA 7 (Watson 3), SCW 9 (BcLarson, Beigh 3). Turnovers: SBA 21, SCW 18. Fouls: SBA 10, SCW 13.

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