Jaguars beat WiLdKats for District 10B championshipExperience matters and it showed Saturday at the Corn Palace as the Corsica/Stickney girls’ basketball team hit key fourth-quarter free throws to defeat Kimball/White Lake 54-43 and claim the District 10B championship. The Jaguars made 14-of-20 fourth quarter free throws to pull out the win and raise their record to 13-8.
By: OWEN REITZEL, The Daily Republic
Experience matters and it showed Saturday at the Corn Palace as the Corsica/Stickney girls’ basketball team hit key fourth-quarter free throws to defeat Kimball/White Lake 54-43 and claim the District 10B championship.
The Jaguars made 14-of-20 fourth quarter free throws to pull out the win and raise their record to 13-8.
C/S coach Lorisa Broughton said the fact that her players had been in such situations before was a factor in the win.
“I think a little bit of it was the experience we’ve had playing in these (types) of games,” said Broughton of her team’s fourth quarter.
“We had three girls out there that have been in a district championship game and I really think that experience helped us out tonight,” she said. “We are not a good free-throw-shooting team. We’ve been working on that and it was nice to see that we picked that up a bit.”
Missy Johnson led the Jaguars with 15 points followed by Cassie Bamberg with 12 points and Hope Menning with 10 points.
Each team had 11 first-half turnovers as the defenses controlled the action.
The WiLdKats held a 10-7 lead in the opening period, but the Jaguars’ Cassie Bamberg hit a 3-point basket at the buzzer to knot the contest at 10 going into the second quarter.
K/WL’s Maria Nightingale hit a shot to open the period but the Jaguars went on a 6-0 run to take a 16-12 lead.
The WiLdKats tied the game at 16 but C/S got a basket from Hope Menning, a free throw from Bamberg and a three-point play from Johnson to close out the half with a 22-16 lead.
The teams played on even terms in the third quarter with C/S holding a seven-point lead twice at 29-22 and 32-25.
But with 3:16 left in the period, K/WL got a three-point hoop from Jill Jandreau and a basket and two free throws from Jazmyn Hinker to tie the game at 32.
Micayla Bamberg hit a basket with a minute left to give the Jaguars a 34-32 lead at the end of the third quarter.
C/S looked to take control of the contest to open the final stanza with a 10-4 run and a 44-36 advantage with 2:37 left in the game, holding the WiLdKats to just four free throws.
K/WL made one final run with Ali Haines hitting the WiLdKats’ first field goal of the quarter and Jandreau nailing a three-point basket to cut the lead to 46-43.
But that’s as close as the WiLdKats would come as the Jaguars closed the game out at the free throw line to earn the win.
“(Kimball/White Lake’s) defense was quite good in the first half,” Broughton said.
“Our girls had to make some adjustments and we weren’t doing that. After we made the adjustments we cut down on the turnovers.
C/S was 17-of-31 for 55 percent from the field and 19-of-29 for 66 percent from the free throw line.
The Jaguars pulled down 21 rebounds and turned the ball over 18 times.
“It was a little bit of nerves,” said K/WL coach Brooks Hermsen of her team’s start. “This was the first district championship game for most the girls on our team versus Corsica/Stickney who knows what it takes to win these types of games. In these types of games its one possession at a time and it’s about composure.”
Jandreau paced K/WL with 12 points and Anne Knippling scored 11 points.
The WiLdKats (15-6) were 14-of-31 for 45 percent from the floor and 10-of-13 for 77 percent from the free throw line.
C/S will take on Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Friday at the Corn Palace.
K/WL 10 16 32 43
C/S 10 22 34 54
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 59,
James Valley Christian 36
HURON — Sanborn Central-Woonsocket defeated James Valley Christian 59-36 on Saturday in girls’ District 9B championship game.
Sanborn Central- Woonsocket was led in scoring by Marissa Weber, who scored 21 points. Shelby Selland added 18 points. Rachel Selland led the team in rebounds with nine, Shelby Selland grabbed seven rebounds and Marissa Weber had six. Sanborn Central-Woonsocket shot 19-of-41 from the field and went 5-of-8 from the free-throw line.
James Valley Christian was led in scoring by Hannah Loban and Sarah Wedel, who each scored 11 points. Jaclyn Loban added nine points. James Valley Christian shot 11-of-17 from the free-throw line.
Colome 57, Dakota Christian 53 (2OT)
CORSICA — Colome defeated Dakota Christian 57-53 in double overtime in boys’ District 12B action on Saturday. Colome was led in scoring by Terrance Kinzer, who had 15 points. Cohl Ratermann added 13 points and Jordan Nelson had 12. Colome shot 15-of-52 from the field and went 15-of-20 from the free-throw line. Kinzer grabbed six of Colome’s 25 rebounds. Colome had 16 total turnovers.
Dakota Christian was led in scoring by Jake Spoelstra, who had 19 points. Darren Fallis and Carter Dykstra each added 11 points. Michael Buitenbos had 10 points. Dykstra and Spoelstra added nine and seven rebounds, respectively.
Dakota Christian shot 21-of-48 from the field and went 9-of-13 from the free-throw line. Dakota Christian had 32 total rebounds and 21 total turnovers.
Colome moves to 8-11 with the win and plays Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Monday at the Corn Palace. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. Dakota Christian ended its season at 8-13.
DC 11 27 31 38 OT 47 2OT 53
C 13 24 29 38 OT 47 2OT 57
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket, 84, Iroquois 15
HURON — Sanborn Central-Woonsocket defeated Iroquois 84-15 in boys’ District 9B action on Saturday.
Nick Miller led Sanborn Central-Woonsocket in scoring with a game-high 18 points. Davion Brooks added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Jaedyn Ford had 11 points. Sanborn Central Woonsocket shot 35-of-38 from the field and had 42 total rebounds. Sanborn Central-Woonsocket had 13 total rebounds.
Iroquois was led in scoring by Jordon Colungo, who had six points. Chase Decker added five points and Erik Wehlander had three points and seven rebounds. Roy Miller had five rebounds. Iroquois had 15 total rebounds and 29 turnovers.
Iroquois ended its season at 0-20. Sanborn Central-Woonsocket moves to 9-12 with the win and plays Wolsey-Wessington on Tuesday at the Huron Arena in a boys’ District 9B semifinal game.
SBCW 28 44 70 84
I 4 9 12 15
Menno 40, Scotland 25
MENNO — Menno defeated Scotland 40-25 in boys’ District 11B action on Saturday. Menno was led by Austin Herrboldt, who had a double-double for the game scoring10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Menno shot 11-of-29 from the field (38 percent) and went 12-of-20 from the free-throw line (60 percent). Menno had 32 total rebounds and 17 total turnovers.
Scotland was led by Kyle Gall, who scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds. Scotland shot 5-of-12 from the field (42 percent) and went 5-of-18 from the free-throw line (28 percent). Scotland had 28 total rebounds and 25 total turnovers.
Scotland ended its season with a 1-20 record. Menno moves to 8-13 with the win and plays Hanson on Tuesday at the Corn Palace for a boys’ District 11B semifinal game.
M 5 13 30 40
S 4 7 15 25
Freeman 75 Freeman Academy 33
TEA—Freeman defeated Freeman Academy 75-33 in boys’ District 7B action on Saturday.
Freeman was led in scoring by Jordan Reinhart, who had 24 points. Sean Becker added 18 and Caleb Lang and Cole Paulson each had 10 points.
Freeman shot 28-of-63 and went 14-of-23 from the free-throw line.
Freeman had 40 total rebounds, Becker had 11 rebounds. Freeman had 20 turnovers
Freeman plays Canistota in Tea for its next action on Tuesday. Freeman Academy was led in scoring by Noah Yoder, who had 13 points.
Freeman Academy shot 14-of-51 from the field and went 3-of-17 from the free-throw line.
Freeman Academy had 31 total rebounds. Adam Unruh led the team in rebounding with 10 rebounds. Freeman Academy had 33 total turnovers.
F 17 37 63 75
FA 7 13 22 33
Bridgewater-Emery 63, Marion 26
TEA— Bridgewater-Emery defeated Marion in boys’ District 7B action on Saturday.
BWE was led in scoring by Jacob Schweitzer, who had 18 points. Clayton Dye added 12 points and Steven Whistler had 10 points.
BWE shot 27-of-57 from the field and went 5-of-10 from the free-throw line.
BWE had 30 total rebounds, Whistler grabbed six rebounds. Seth Wethor had six assists for the game. BWE had nine total turnovers.
14-7 BWE and will play Parker on Tuesday night at Tea. 8 game.
Marion was led in scoring by Nick Gortmaker, who had 11 points and five rebounds. Seth Wethor had six assists for the game.
Marion shot 11-of-28 from the field and went 3-of-6 from the free-throw line.
Marion had 13 total rebounds and 17 total turnovers. Marion ended its season at 1-20.
BWE 13 35 55 63
M 9 14 18 26