Warner wins consolation championship in Class B State Tournament

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN Laurie Rogers of Warner heads for the basket during the consolation title game against White River on Saturday at Huron Arena. In the next photo, Bailey Hammrich of Ipswich handles the ball against defensive pressure by Waverly-South Shore’s Erin Comes during the seventh-place game of the Class B State Girls’ Basketball Tournament on Saturday. And next, All-Tournament Team — Front row, from left: Courtney Menning of Corsica-Stickney; Rynn Osthus of De Smet; Kristen Poppen of De Smet; Camryn Logan of Ethan; and Karly Gustafson of Ethan. Back row: Kamryn Heinz of Ipswich; Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River; Emily Kranz of Waverly-South Shore; Laurie Rogers of Warner; Ashley Fischbach of Warner; Hannah Eberts of Freeman; and Avery Broughton of Corsica-Stickney.

HURON — Warner rallied in the final quarter to secure the consolation championship of the Class B State Girls’ Basketball Tournament with a 54-48 victory against White River on Saturday at Huron Arena.
After trailing 34-30 heading into the final quarter, the fourth-seeded Monarchs outscored White River 24-14 in the final eight minutes of play to secure the win.
Ashley Fischbach and Laurie Rogers finished with 19 and 18 points, respectively, to lead Warner, which ends the season at 23-3. Keely Fischbach and Sydney Leidholt added nine and eight points, respectively.
Rogers had had nine rebounds and three blocks for the Monarchs. Leidholt and Ashley Fischbach each had four assists, while Leidholt also had three steals.
Caelyn Valandra-Prue led seventh-seeded White River with 15 points, while Remedy Morrison added 14 points.
Nellie Leader Charge snagged eight rebounds for the Lady Tigers, who ended the season at 19-6.

White River     10  21  34  48
Warner           6  20  30  54
White River (19-6): Deija DeMarrias 0-0 0-0 0, Nellie Leader Charge 1-6 0-0 2, Caelyn Valandra-Prue 3-8 9-9 15, Kaylee Wells 2-9 2-4 7, Remedy Morrison 6-14 0-0 14, Trinity White Hat 2-7 0-0 6, Tia Bear Heels 1-1 0-0 2, Gabby Iron Heart 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 16-48 11-13 48
Warner (23-3): Laura Ochsner 0-4 0-0 0, Sydney Leidholt 3-12 2-7 8, Keeley Fischbach 4-9 0-0 9, Ashley Fischbach 5-8 4-8 19, Summer Scepaniak 0-1 0-0 0, Laurie Rogers 6-10 6-9 18. Totals 18-44 12-24 54.
FG%: White River .333, Warner .409. 3-pt FG:White River 5-18 (Valandra-Prue 0-2, Wells 1-3, Morrison 2-7, White Hat 2-6), Warner 6-18 (Ochsner 0-4, Leidholt 0-1, Fischbach 1-4, Fischbach 5-8, Scepaniak 0-1). Rebounds: White River 33 (Leader Charge 8), Warner 33 (Rogers 17). Fouls White River 23, Warner 12. Fouled out: Wells . Technical: none. Assists: White River 10 (Valandra-Prue 3), Warner 10 (Leidholt 4, Fischbach 4). Steals: White River 6 (Morrison 2), Warner 7 (Leidholt 3). Blocked shots: White River 3 (Wells 3), Warner 4 (Rogers 3). Turnovers: White River 9, Warner 9.

Seventh-place
Ipswich 52, Waverly-South Shore 49
HURON — A 3-pointer by sophomore Halle Heinz with eight seconds left on the clock lifted sixth-seeded Ipswich to a 52-49 victory over Waverly-South Shore in the seventh-place game of the Class B State Girls’ Basketball Tournament on Saturday at Huron Arena.
The two teams battled back and forth during much of the contest. Waverly-South Shore held a 17-16 advantage at the end of the opening quarter, but the Lady Tigers carried a 26-23 lead into the second half.
Ipswich would lead 36-30 heading into the final quarter, but could not put the Coyotes away until the final seconds.
Halle Heinz would finish with a game-high 21 points to lead the Lady Tigers, who ended the season at 19-5. Kamryn Heinz had 17 points, while Abigail Grabowska added 12 points.
Kamryn Heinz also had 11 rebounds to help Ipswich to a 32-28 edge on the boards. Ashley Steger and Kamryn Heinz each had a pair of assists.
Waverly-South Shore, which upset Faith in the SoDak 16 to reach the state tournament, was led by Ali Kranz and Emily Kranz with 17 and 16 points, respectively. Carly Heuer added nine points.
Emily Kranz, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, had 15 rebounds for the Coyotes, who finished the season at 15-10. Payton Comes had four assists, while Ali Kranz had a pair of steals.

Ipswich         16  26  36  52
Waverly-South Shore     17  23  30  49
Ipswich (19-5): Halle Heinz 6-10 4-4 21, Aleah Steger 0-2 0-1 0, Tessa Kilber 0-2 0-0 0, Bailey Hammrich 1-1 0-0 2, Kamryn Heinz 3-13 10-10 17, Abigail Grabowska 5-12 0-1 12, Chesney Olivier 0-0 0-0 0, Halie Feldman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-41 14-16 52.
Waverly-South Shore (15-10): Breanna Breske 0-0 0-0 0, Ali Kranz 7-15 1-6 17, Brooklyn Kranz 0-4 1-5 1, Lydia Schroeder 0-0 0-0 0, Erin Comes 1-6 0-0 3, Payton Comes 1-4 1-3 3, Emily Kranz 7-12 2-2 16, Carly Heuer 3-5 0-0 9, Sara Thyen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-46 5-16 49.
FG%: Ipswich .366, Waverly-South Shore .413. 3-pt FG:Ipswich 8-20 (Heinz 5-7, Kilber 0-1, Heinz 1-7, Grabowska 2-4, Feldman 0-1), Waverly-South Shore 6-21 (Kranz 2-5, Kranz 0-4, Comes 1-5, Comes 0-2, Heuer 3-5). Rebounds: Ipswich 32 (Heinz 11), Waverly-South Shore 28 (Kranz 15). Fouls Ipswich 16, Waverly-South Shore 16. Fouled out: Olivier . Technical: none. Assists: Ipswich 8 (Steger 2, Heinz 2), Waverly-South Shore 12 (Comes 4). Steals: Ipswich 3 (Steger 1, Heinz 1, Feldman 1), Waverly-South Shore 4 (Kranz 2). Blocked shots: Ipswich 0, Waverly-South Shore 3 (Kranz 3). Turnovers: Ipswich 11, Waverly-South Shore 10. Attendance: 0.

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN Laurie Rogers of Warner heads for the basket during the consolation title game against White River on Saturday at Huron Arena. In the next photo, Bailey Hammrich of Ipswich handles the ball against defensive pressure by Waverly-South Shore’s Erin Comes during the seventh-place game of the Class B State Girls’ Basketball Tournament on Saturday. And next, All-Tournament Team — Front row, from left: Courtney Menning of Corsica-Stickney; Rynn Osthus of De Smet; Kristen Poppen of De Smet; Camryn Logan of Ethan; and Karly Gustafson of Ethan. Back row: Kamryn Heinz of Ipswich; Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River; Emily Kranz of Waverly-South Shore; Laurie Rogers of Warner; Ashley Fischbach of Warner; Hannah Eberts of Freeman; and Avery Broughton of Corsica-Stickney.


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