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Wagner’s Ali Kuca, left, protects the ball from Sioux Falls Christian’s Karissa VanSurksum, right, during the first game of the Hanson Girls’ Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. (Aaron Saunders/Republic)

Hanson Classic roundup: Beavers, Rustlers win, Blackhawks handed first loss

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Hanson Classic roundup: Beavers, Rustlers win, Blackhawks handed first loss
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

By OWEN REITZEL 

The Daily Republic

The Hanson Beavers were looking for a signature win and they got it with a 51-35 win over No. 5 Summit Eagles at the Hanson Girls’ Corn Palace Classic Saturday.

“With what that school (Summit) has done over the last several years if you can play with them you can play with anybody,” said Hanson coach Jim Bridge. “We’re pretty excited and it’s a big win for us.”

It looked good early for Summit as the Eagles raced to a 9-3 advantage with 4:21 left in the opening quarter.

But the Beavers closed out the period with a 10-2 run and a 13-11 lead led by Kynedi Cheeseman who scored nine of her game-high 19 points in the opening quarter.

“I was getting into it and I was getting the whole team into it,” said Cheeseman of her first-quarter play. “Summit is one of the best teams in the state and we kept our head in it and we had to play tough.”

Hanson built its lead to 30-11 in the second quarter.

But Summit closed out the half with an 11-0 run and went into the locker room trailing 30-22.

“The first half was the worst half we played all year,” said Summit coach Mark Amdahl. “Going into halftime and only down by eight, I was optimistic. I told the kids as bad as we played we were only down eight.”

The Eagles pulled even closer at 30-25 to open the second half on a 3-point basket by Kalissa Pereboom.

But Hanson got a three-point shot from Sydney Dodd and a basket from Cheeseman leading to take a 35-25 advantage. The Beavers built the lead to 43-30 going into the final stanza.

“I liked our composure,” said Bridge. “We had a couple of stretches where things didn’t go so well. We missed some shots and let them back into the game. But they worked through it.”

The Eagles got to within 43-32 but that’s as close as they’d get.

Hanson (10-1) was 19-of-38 for 50 percent from the floor and 10-of-12 for the Beavers 83 percent from the free throw line.

The Beavers outrebounded the Eagles 23-19 and committed 16 turnovers.

Hanson put a solid press on for most of the contest, causing 23 turnovers, and it was new to Amdahl’s team.

“That is the first team this year that put pressure on us, “said Amdahl. “We practiced it but you can’t mimic what good team like Hanson does,”

Karissa Chamley led Summit with 11 points and Nicolette Kneeland woho pulled down nine rebounds.

The Eagles (9-1) were 11-of-28 for 39 percent from the field and 10-of-14 for 71 percent from the free throw line.

Summit hosts Waverly-South Shore Monday and Hanson will travel to Howard on Monday.

“I liked our composure,” said Bridge. “We had a couple of stretches where things didn’t go so well. We missed some shots and let them back into the game. But they worked through it.”

The Eagles got to within 43-32 but that’s as close as they’d get.

Hanson (10-1) was 19-of-38 for 50 percent from the floor and 10-of-12 for the Beavers 83 percent from the free throw line.

The Beavers outrebounded the Eagles 23-19 and committed 16 turnovers.

Hanson put a solid press on for most of the contest, causing 23 turnovers, and it was new to Amdahl’s team.

“That is the first team this year that put pressure on us, “said Amdahl. “We practiced it but you can’t mimic what good team like Hanson does,”

Karissa Chamley led Summit with 11 points and Nicolette Kneeland woho pulled down nine rebounds.

The Eagles (9-1) were 11-of-28 for 39 percent from the field and 10-of-14 for 71 percent from the free throw line.

Summit hosts Waverly-South Shore Monday and Hanson will travel to Howard on Monday.

First loss for Blackhawks

The No. 2 Warner Monarchs jumped out to an 11 point halftime lead and held on to defeat No. 3 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 50-40 at the Hanson Girls’ Corn Palace Classic Saturday.

The Monarchs led 8-7 with 2:46 left in the first quarter when they went on a 5-2 run to take a 13-9 lead going into the second period.

Warner opened the second quarter getting three-point baskets from Kaitlyn Boesl and Ashley Rozell, with Carly Rozell adding a basket to give the Monarchs a 21-9 lead.

The Blackhawks battled back to within 21-14 on a three-pointer by Morgan Selland. But senior standout Shelby Selland picked up her third foul with five minutes remaining until halftime and was forced to sit the rest of the half.

With Shelby Selland out, Warner outscored SC/W 6-2 and took a 27-16 lead into halftime.

“When you take a caliber player and she’s (Shelby Selland) sitting on the bench it changes the momentum of the game,” said Blackhawk co-coach Tim McCain. “We have to learn to play a little bit smarter when we’re in foul trouble.”

Warner got a three-point shot from Ashley Rozell to match its biggest lead of the game at 30-18 early in the third period.

But SC/W slowly crept back into the game and Morgan Selland’s three-point basket at the end of the third period closed the deficit to 35-30 going into the final quarter.

The Blackhawks got the contest to within two at 35-33 on a three-pointer from Marissa Weber.

But Shelby Selland picked up her fourth foul and was again forced to go to the bench.

The Monarchs took full advantage and put the contest away with a 15-7 run to close out the game.

“We knew that they were going to make a run and we had to withstand their punches and try to throw a couple of our own back,” said Warner coach Stewart Bohle. “We were able to handle some adversity and not panic down the stretch.”

Miranda Ristau led Warner with 17 points and eight rebounds followed by Ashley Rozell with 14 points and four assists.

The Monarchs (7-2) were 16-of-47 for 34 percent from the floor and 13-of-20 for 65 percent from the free throw.

Warner held a 37-27 rebounding advantage and they turned the ball over 16 times.

“We were working hard and being aggressive and getting things done on the offensive end,” said McCain. “We had opportunities in the fourth quarter.”

The Blackhawks (7-1) were led by Shelby Selland with 15 points and Weber with nine points.

SC/W was 16-of-44 for 36 percent from the field and 3-of-7 for 43 percent from the free throw line,

The Blackhawks committed 18 turnovers.

Warner will travel to Wilmot Friday while SC/W will be in action tonight at the Highway 281 Conference Tournament.

Tri-Valley 59, Chamberlain 50

The Tri-Valley girls’ basketball team beat Chamberlain 59-50 Saturday at the Hanson Girls’ Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Emma Johnson led the way for Tri-Valley with 14 points. Maggie Heiberger and Sammy Kasowski chipped in with 11 points.

Tri-Valley was 18-of-51 from the field and 9-of-20 from free-throw line.

Kennedy Wagner led the way for Chamberlain with 23 points and seven assists. Shelby Schnindler chipped in with 12 points and seven rebounds.

The Cubs were 17-of-52 from the field and 11-of-14 from the free-throw.

Chamberlain (7-3) plays Gregory Tuesday in Gregory, while Tri-Valley (9-1) plays Dakota Valley Friday in Colton.

TV 15 23 38 59 C 7 21 36 50

Ethan 53, Highmore-Harrold 40

Three players scored in double figures to help the Ethan girls’ basketball team beat Highmore-Harrold 53-40 Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Ellie Hohn led the way with 13 points, while Kacey Bartscher had 11 points. Darbi Gustafson added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the double-double.

The Rustlers were 18-of-38 from the field and 27 rebounds.

Highmore-Harrold was led by McKenzee Zilverberg, who had 19 points. Tyann Hamlin chipped in with 10 points.

Highmore-Harrold was 16-of-43 from the field and 4-of-11 from the free-throw line.

Ethan (7-3) plays Menno today in Menno, while HH (9-2) plays Wessington Springs today in Huron.

HH 12 19 31 40 E 9 32 41 53

Wagner 58, Sioux Falls Christian 48

Ali Kuca recorded a double-double to help the Wagner girls’ basketball team beat Sioux Falls Christian 58-48 Saturday.

Kuca tallied 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Emily Brunsing chipped in with 11 points.

The Red Raiders were 19-of-38 from the field and 19-of-28 from the free-throw line.

Kara Roth led the way for SF Christian with 17 points. Kiley Olson chipped in with 10 points. SF Christian was 20-of-63 from the field.

Wagner (4-6) hosts O’Neil, (Neb.) today in Wagner, while SF Christian (2-8) hosts Garretson Tuesday in Sioux Falls.

SFC 11 17 30 48 W 13 25 52 58

De Smet 34, Sully Buttes 28

The De Smet girls’ basketball team topped Sully Buttes 34-28 in a battle of unbeaten teams at the Hanson Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

De Smet’s (10-0) Kelli Aughenbaugh was the only player to score in double figures, finishing with 10 points. Maria Huntimer pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds, while Grayson Gruenhagen added nine points in the win.

SB got a team-high nine points and seven rebounds from Remi Wientjez, while Chloe Lamb added eight points.

De Smet plays Hamlin Tuesday in De Smet, while SB (9-1) plays Eureka/Bowdle Tuesday in Onida.

DS 9 17 26 34 SB 11 12 16 28

Crofton (Neb.) 55, St. Thomas More 39

The St. Thomas More girls’ basketball team lost for the first time this season, falling to Crofton (Neb.) in the Hanson Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Crofton was led by Quinn Wragge with 20 points, while Allison Arens added 13 in the win.

The Cavaliers got a team-high nine points from Alezys Swedlind, while Ciara Duffy and Moira Duffy each added eight points.

STM (10-1) plays Lead-Deadwood Tuesday in Lead.

C 8 26 36 55 STM 11 25 31 39 

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