Low Post Height and Outside Shooting Helps Pirates Down Chargers
The Highmore Harrold Pirates girls basketball team used hot outside shooting, and some solid low post play to propel them to a 52-46 win over Sully Buttes Friday at the Hyde County Auditorium in Highmore.
The Pirates drilled eight three point shots for the game to help them take the lead early, and keep the young Chargers at arm’s length. Grace Knox had a good night, finishing with fifteen points, while Courtney Moser added twelve—all from behind the arc. Low post player Letha Jessen was also in double figures—finishing with ten points.
For the Chargers, Kendra Kleven once again led the way in scoring, with 17 points, while freshman Ally Wittler added thirteen.
Both teams struggled from the free throw line, with Sully Buttes going four out of ten, while Highmore Harrold was 2 of twelve.
Next up for the Chargers-now 2-3- is a Saturday girls/boys doubleheader against James Valley Christian, while the Pirates are gearing up for the 281 Tournament next Thursday through Saturday.
Chargers Sweep James Valley Christian in Hoops Play Saturday
Both the young Sully Buttes girls and boys basketball teams used lessons they learned from earlier in the week to help cruise to victories Saturday over James Valley Christian.
The Charger girls had better low post play against the Lady Vikings to take a 49-31 win over JVC. Junior Jill Hofer finished the night with her biggest offensive game of the year, with 16 points, while Kendra Kleven held true to her leading scorer billing, finishing with 20 points on the night. The Chargers are now 3-3 on the year, while James Valley Christian slips to 3-5.
The Charger boys used balanced scoring to pick up a 63-35 victory over the winless Viking boys. Nick Wittler led the way with 18 points, Grant Johnson added 15, and Jett Lamb had ten points, and was integral on both ends for rebounding. The Charger boys are now at 5-1, while James Valley Christian is at 0-6.
Next up for both the Sully Buttes basketball teams is a doubleheader Thursday against Miller and on Saturday will take yet another shot at competing in the Parkston Classic on Saturday, against Class B powerhouse Viborg-Hurley. The classic was originally to be played on Monday, December 30th, and was re-scheduled to Tuesday, December 31st, with both games called due to weather.