Area high school basketball: Freeman girls beat Scotland for District 9B championship
FREEMAN — No. 1 seed Freeman Flyers defeated the No. 2 seed Scotland Highlanders in the District 9B girls’ basketball championship game 51-31 Friday.
Erika Sage led the Flyers with 13 points, followed by Nicole Saarie with 12 and Taylor Hermsen with eight points in the win. Cailey Roth pulled down seven rebounds and Shelby Jensen added five. The Flyers shot 49 percent from the field and 52 percent from the line and had 22 team rebounds and 15 turnovers.
The Highlanders were led in scoring by Carley Skorepa with 16 points and eight rebounds. Amber Alvey added six points and four rebounds, Jessica Thum recorded six points and Shelby VanDriel had three assists in their loss. Scotland shot 17 percent from the field and 59 percent from the free-throw line and had 23 team rebounds and 18 turnovers.
The Freeman Flyers (15-7) will meet Gayville-Volin in Region 5B action on Thursday in Tea for a spot in the Class B state tournament. Scotland ends its season 8-14.
Burke/South Central 51, Avon 49
Sierra Votaw led the Burke/South Central Cougars to a 51-49 upset win over in the District 12B championship game at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
Votaw had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, followed by Micaela Frank with 15 points in the win. The Cougars shot 43 percent from the field and 77 percent from the line, while the Pirates shot 29 percent from the field and 62 percent from the free-throw line.
Chesney Nagel scored a game-high 23 points and had nine rebounds, while Ariana Oorlog recorded 13 points in the loss against the Cougars.
Burke/South Central (13-9) will play Kimball/White Lake in Region 6B action on March 8 in the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Avon ends its season 17-5.
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A 12 26 39 49
Chamberlain 83, Stanley County 32
FORT PIERRE — Skyler Bertram and Reuben Estes each drained seven 3-pointers to help the Chamberlain boys’ basketball team beat Stanley County 83-32 Friday.
Bertram finished with a game-high 29 points, while Estes added 26 points for the Cubs, who were 32-of-63 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. Cody Medicine Eagle added 15 rebounds for Chamberlain (15-5), which heads into the Region 6A tournament.
Stanley County was led by Blake Onken, who scored 10 points. Colten Dragest added seven rebounds for SC, which shot 15-of-56 from the field and 1-of-3 from the free-throw line.
SC (1-18) plays Kadoka Area in the first round of the District 13B boys’ basketball tournament Monday in Murdo.
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SC 9 19 23 32
White River 78, Lyman 32
PRESHO — The White River Tigers defeated the Lyman Raiders 78-32 in high school boys’ basketball action Friday.
The Tigers had three players in double digits. Justin Prue scored a team-best 20 points, Tavis Burbank had 14 and Christian Barlette added 10 points. White River was 31-of-66 from the field and 7-of-7 from the free-throw line, while the Raiders shot 10-of-24 from the field and 12-of-30 from the line.
The Raiders were led in scoring by Eric Terca with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Trey Mundlien had 14 points in the loss.
White River ended regular season play with a record of 16-4, while Lyman ended their regular season 6-14. Both team begin the postseason next week.
W 22 42 65 78
L 4 15 22 32
McCook Central/Montrose 46, Baltic 29
MONTROSE — The McCook Central/Montrose boys’ basketball team defeated the Baltic Bulldogs 46-29 Friday at Montrose.
Tim Gassman led the MCM Fighting Cougars with 12 points and four assists, followed by Matthew Fee with nine points and 13 rebounds. The Cougars shot 17-of-54 from the field and 15-of-25 from the free-throw line and had 38 rebounds and 10 turnovers, while the Bulldogs shot 10-of-47 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line and had 28 rebounds and nine turnovers.
Nate Stadem scored 10 points and Kyler Johnson added eight points in the loss, while Austin Row and Andrew Mork each had six rebounds for the Bulldogs.
MCM ended regular-season play with a record of 11-9, while Baltic ended their regular season 5-15. Both teams begin the postseason next week.
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B 7 11 19 29
Winner 78, Crow Creek 46
WINNER — The Winner boys’ basketball team defeated the Crow Creek Chieftains 78-46 to end regular season play Friday.
Brendan Harter led the Warriors with 21 points, Sam Naasz had 14 points and Nathan Galbraith recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Winner shot 35-of-59 from the field and 5-of-9 from the free-throw line and had 40 team rebounds and 15 turnovers.
Crow Creek’s top scorer was Devon Drapeaux with 16 points and Trent Stepp with 13. The Chieftains had 16 rebounds and 13 turnovers and shot 32 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free-throw line.
Winner ended regular-season play with a record of 7-13, while Crow Creek ended their season 4-16. Both teams begin the postseason next week.
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C 10 20 34 46