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Mitchell boys fall to Sturgis

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STURGIS -- After trailing by as many as 10, the Mitchell boys' basketball team came back to within one point late in the third quarter.

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But after costly turnovers and a three-point basket at the buzzer by Sturgis, the momentum swung the other way.

The Scoopers went on the defeat the Kernels 66-54 in a nonconference game Friday in Sturgis.

"It was a tough loss for our kids, especially after coming back like we did," said Mitchell coach Tom Young, whose team dropped to 3-12 overall. "We had too many turnovers and didn't really play with the poise that I thought we were capable of."

The Scoopers (6-9) were led by Jacob Simmons, who had 28 points. Kellen Barden scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for a double-double and Jeremy Guttierez added 10 points for Sturgis, which shot 25-of-60 from the field.

Mitchell's Beau Brown scored a team-high 20 points and brought down a team-best nine rebounds, bringing him one shy of a double-double. Brown was he only Kernel in double-digit scoring figures. Cole Morgan chipped in with nine points.

The Kernels, who were outrebounded 35-30, shot 20-of-49 from the field and 10-of-17 from the free-throw line.

Mitchell turns around to play at Spearfish in another nonconference matchup at 2:45 p.m. today.

"Anytime you have a disappointing setback, it's a test of character in how you rebound from it," Young said. "I know Spearfish is going to be another tough game for us."

STURGIS 66

MITCHELL 54

Mitchell (3-12)

Parth Patel 0-0 0-0 0; Cole Morgan 4-12 1-2 9; Ben Prill 0-0 0-0 0; Jared Schmidt 2-3 1-3 6; Zach Moen 2-3 3-4 8; Ryker Kreutzfeldt 0-0 0-0 0; Ethan Jones 2-7 1-2 7; Derek Miller 1-4 0-0 2; Beau Brown 8-17 4-6 20; Neil Schlimgen 0-0 0-0 0; Trent Lizakowski 0-0 0-0 0; Jon Jamison 0-0 0-0 0; Evan Mastel 0-1 0-0 0; Josh Schmidt 1-2 0-0 2; Jaron Weich 0-0 0-0 0; Totals: 20-49 10-17 54.

Sturgis (6-9)

Kody Kracht 0-0 0-0 0; Jace Kuno 0-0 0-0 0; David Strain 0-0 0-0 0; Kadin Bestgen 0-1 0-1 0; Tanner Weaver 4-11 4-11 9; Jeremy Guttierez 4-9 4-9 10; Jacob Simmons 10-24 10-24 28; Matt Nelson 0-0 0-0 0; Jason Schneider 0-3 1-3 1; John Kashmitter 1-1 0-0 2; Bailey Ruff 0-0 0-0 0; James Beck 0-0 0-0 0; Kellen Barden 6-11 4-4 16; Totals: 25-60 11-13 66.

M 18 32 49 54

S 19 37 55 66

3-point goals: M 4-17 (Jared Schmidt 1, Moen 1, Jones 2), S 5-21 (Weaver 1, Simmons 4); Rebounds: M 30 (Brown 9), S 35 (Barden 14); Assists: M 4 (Morgan 2), S 14 (Scheider 8); Steals: M 11 (Moen 3) S 10 (Schneider 4); Turnovers: M 20, S 16; Personal fouls: 21.

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