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Mitchell junior Jaron Weich attempts to get around Huron senior Tate Sporrer during the second half of an Eastern South Dakota Conference boys’ basketball game Thursday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. (Brooke Cersosimo/Republic)
Mitchell junior Jaron Weich attempts to get around Huron senior Tate Sporrer during the second half of an Eastern South Dakota Conference boys’ basketball game Thursday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. (Brooke Cersosimo/Republic)

No. 1 Huron tops Mitchell boys

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

The No. 1 Huron Tigers controlled the game from the tipoff Thursday.

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'“They were just better players all around and we couldn’t stop any of their players,” Mitchell boys’ basketball head coach Erik Skoglund said. “We never went on any runs and they took us completely out of our ball game.”

The Kernels scored a season low Thursday, falling to rival Huron 74-40 in an Eastern South Dakota Conference game at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Huron, which shot 48 percent from the field, held the Kernels (1-9, 1-5 ESD) to 19 points through the third quarter. Mitchell trailed 17-11 at the end of the opening quarter but Huron (8-1, 6-1 ESD) outscored the Kernels 36-8 in the next two quarters.

“They got to every loose ball and their length and athleticism stalled our aggressiveness,” said Skoglund, whose team was outrebounded 37-15. “They really threw it inside and got (Justin) Decker involved.”

Decker, who will play with the University of South Dakota in the fall, recorded game highs with 20 points and nine rebounds. Huron’s Will Carr and Caleb Carr also scored in double figures with 12 and 11 points.

After dropping its first game of the season to Watertown Jan. 10, Huron coach Tim Buddenhagen said Thursday’s performance is what he’s been looking for from his team.

“We struggled there for a while and we’re working on communicating,” Buddenhagen said. “Erik does a good job with slips and the transition game and we were worried about that coming in, but our players did a good job cutting those off and controlling the ball under the basket.”

No Kernel scored in double figures with junior Beau Brown leading the way with nine. Connor Morgan had seven points with two threes and Carter Brewster added seven for Mitchell, which shot 37 percent from the field.

“We’ve got a lot of soul searching to do in this locker room,” Skoglund said. “We didn’t do the things that we’re in control of like attitude and effort, and for the first time all year, it’s something we’re really discouraged about from our players.”

The Kernels have a quick turnaround as they travel to play at Watertown at 7 tonight. Huron travels to play an undefeated Pierre team Tuesday in conference action.

Mitchell 40

Huron 74

Mitchell (1-9, 1-5 ESD)

Jaron Weich 2-5 0-1 4; Derek Miller 0-4 1-2 1; Beau Brown 3-5 2-4 9; Neil Schlimgen 2-4 0-0 4; Kanin Nelson 1-7 2-2 4; Noah Thompson 0-0 0-0 0; Tyler Houwman 0-0 0-0 0; Connor Morgan 2-4 1-2 7; Ben Miller 0-1 0-0 0; Carter Brewster 2-4 2-2 7; Ethan Jones 1-3 0-0 2; Keegan Soukup 0-0 0-0 0; Jon Jamison 0-0 0-0 0; Tyler Larson 1-1 0-0 2; Alex Hartman 0-0 0-0 0; Totals: 14-38 8-13 40.

Huron (8-1, 6-1 ESD)

J.P. Noonan 0-4 0-0 0; Will Carr 5-5 0-0 12; Lucas Morrison 2-5 2-2 6; Caleb Carr 4-8 2-2 11; Justin Decker 8-13 4-6 20; Houstyn Heinz 0-0 0-0 0; Kaison Theis 0-2 0-0 0; Mason Stahly 0-1 0-1 0; Carter Botherton 1-1 0-0 2; Tre Henderson 4-7 1-1 9; Peyton Carr 0-0 0-0 0; Trey Moeding 0-2 2-2 2; Hayden Busch 1-4 4-4 6; Sam Carr 0-0 0-0 0; Tate Sporrer 1-2 1-1 3; Totals: 26-54 19-22 74.

M 11 15 19 40

H 17 31 53 74

3-point goals: M 4-16 (Brown, Morgan 2, Brewster), H 3-17 (W. Carr 2, C. Carr); Rebounds: M 15 (Miller 2); H 37 (Decker 9); Assists: M 3, H 5 (Noonan 4); Steals: M 6 (Miller 3), H 18 (Noonan 6); Turnovers: M 24, H 16; Personal fouls: M 18, H 17; Technical fouls: None.

Subvarsity games were canceled.

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