JVC girls third in 281

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HURON - The James Valley Christian Lady Vikings jumped out to a 17-7 lead after the first period and never let the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks back into the game, claiming third place in the 281 Conference girls’ tournament with a 61-46 victory Thursday at Huron Arena.

The Lady Vikings move to 7-4 behind 20 points and nine rebounds from Kaylie Robinson. Alexa Goertz added 14 points and Addison Bartholow chipped in 13.

Addyson Knight also had nine rebounds for JVC.

The Sharks fell to 7-5 despite three players in double figures. Addison Moore led I/LP with 13 points and Kera Dubro and Becca Bich each had 11.

JVC will host Miller Thursday while the Sharks will host Castlewood at Lake Preston Friday.

Iroquois/Lake Preston      7 23 35 46
James Valley Christian   17 34 50 61

Iroquois/Lake Preston (7-5): Addison Moore 5 2-2 13, Chenoa Harris 1 2-2 4, Kera Dubro 4 0-0 11, Becca Bich 4 0-0 11, Hadlee Holt 3 0-0 7. Totals: 17 4-4 46.

James Valley Christian (7-4): Addyson Knight 2 3-4 8, Lainey Goertz 1 0-0 2, Rhayonna Hood 0 4-8 4, Kaylie Robinson 7 2-2 20, Addison Bartholow 4 3-6 13, Alexa Goertz 6 0-0 14. Totals: 20 12-20 61.

3-pt FG: ILP 8 (Dubro 3, Bich 3, Moore, Holt); JVC 9/21 (Robinson 4, AGoertz 2, Bartholow 2, Knight). Rebounds: ILP na, JVC 41 (Robinson, Knight 9). Turnovers: ILP 13, JVC 10. Fouls: ILP 17, JVC 11.


Kenli Hooks of Wolsey-Wessington puts up a shot against Jada Baloun of Highmore-Harrold during the girls’ consolation title game of the 281 Conference Tournament on Thursday at Huron Arena.

5th place girls - Wolsey-Wessington 52, Highmore-Harrold 47
HURON – After finding themselves down by 10 in the second half, the Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds battled back to take a late lead, but the Highmore-Harrold Pirates rebounded to force overtime. The Lady Warbirds then outscored the Pirates 7-2 in the extra period to win 52-47.

Wolsey-Wessington (5-7) was led by Lainey Uttecht with 23 points and Shae Uttecht. with 12 The two combined to score 23 of Wolsey-Wessington’s 27 points in the fourth quarter and overtime periods. Shae led Lady Warbird rebounders with six.

The Pirates fall to 5-6. Eighth-grader Jada Baloun led H-H with 17 points. Addison McDonnell chipped in 10 points. Kendall Cermak topped the Pirates with six rebounds.

The Lady Warbirds will host Sunshine Bible Academy Tuesday while the Pirates are off until they travel to Wolsey on Thursday.

Wolsey-Wessington     7 17 25 45 52
Highmore-Harrold    6 18 30 45 47

Wolsey-Wessington (5-7): Payton Kemnitz 0 1-4 1, Shae Uttecht 3 6-6 12, Macy Washechek 1 2-4 4, Kendal Uttecht 3 2-2 8, Lainey Uttecht 7 2-4 23, Maria Nelson 0 2-2 2, Kenli Hooks 1 0-2 2. Totals: 15 16-24 52.

Highmore-Harrold (5-6): Autumn Fallis 3 2-2 8, April Fallis 1 2-2 4, Kendall Cermak 3 0-0 8, Addison McDonnell 4 1-2 10, Jada Baloun 8 1-1 17. Totals: 19 6-7 47.

3-pt FG: WW 6 (LUttecht 6), HH 3 (Cermak 2, McDonnell). Rebounds: WW 17 (SUttecht 6), HH 23 (Cermak 6). Assists: WW 9, HH 16. Steals: WW 10 (SUttecht 3), HH 2 (AuFallis, McDonnell). Turnovers: WW 10, HH 18. Fouls: WW 14, HH 18 (Baloun, AuFallis out).


Hitchcock-Tulare’s Cambree Hoekman dribbles on the perimeter during the girls’ seventh-place game against Sunshine Bible Academy in the 281 Conference Tournament on Thursday at Huron Arena.

7th place girls - Hitchcock-Tulare 59, Sunshine Bible Academy 24
HURON – The Hitchcock-Tulare Lady Patriots used a 19-4 second quarter to take control of the game, en route to a 49-24 victory over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders to claim seventh place in the 281 Conference girls’ tournament Thursday at Huron Arena.

The Lady Patriots move to 3-7 while SBA falls to 1-8.

Katelyn Schroeder led the way for H-T with 23 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, and three assists.

The Crusaders had three players with five points to lead scoring as Annaliese VanZee, Betra Amare, and Breanna Thieman each reached the mark. VanZee nabbed eight rebounds and Amare ripped away seven steals to lead SBA.

Hitchcock-Tulare will host Redfield and SBA travels to Wolsey-Wessington on Tuesday.

Sunshine Bible Academy 6 10 18 24
Hitchcock-Tulare       12 31 42 49

Sunshine Bible Academy (1-8): Abby Hinman 2 0-0 4, Annaliese VanZee 2 1-6 5, Betra Amare 2 0-0 5, Sadie Konechne 1 1-2 3, Lydia Lo 1 0-2 2, Breanna Thieman 2 0-0 5. Totals: 10 2-10 24.

Hitchcock-Tulare (3-7): Katelyn Schroeder 8 4-8 23, Isabel Gilbert 2 0-0 4, Gracyn Bixler 0 1-2 1, Rebecca Huizenga 2 3-5 7, Cambree Hoekman 3 0-0 8, Emmerie Arthurs 2 1-2 5, Tess Bixler 0 1-2 1, Olivia Knox 0 0-2 0. Totals: 17 10-21 49.

FG: SBA - 10/48 21%; HT - 17/46 37%. 3-pt FG: SBA 2/14 (Amare, Thieman); HT 5/14 (Schroeder 3, Hoekman 2). Rebounds: SBA 26 (VanZee 8), HT 26 (Schroeder 10). Assists: SBA 8 (Hinman 4), HT 11 (Schroeder 3). Steals: SBA 11 (Amare 7), HT 10 (Schroeder 5). Turnovers: SBA 20, HT 11. Fouls: SBA 19, HT 12.