Chamberlain, Winner win region titles for state tourney berthsFORT PIERRE — Chamberlain defeated Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 62-52 after a game tied a halftime to win the Region 6A championship Tuesday and earn a spot in the Class A state tournament. Chamberlain last went to the state tournament in 2008, the last of three consecutive years the Cubs made it to the tournament.
By: Sports staff , The Daily Republic
FORT PIERRE — Chamberlain defeated Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 62-52 after a game tied a halftime to win the Region 6A championship Tuesday and earn a spot in the Class A state tournament.
Chamberlain last went to the state tournament in 2008, the last of three consecutive years the Cubs made it to the tournament.
“We’ve had a couple year break,” Chamberlain coach Allan Bertram said. “We’ve been talking on the bus what a great feeling it is for our kids and for our community to know our hard work.
“We have such a gutsy group of kids. They never give up, and they work so hard.
“We’ve had a lot of nice teams in Chamberlain and this team really cares about each other.”
Chamberlain was led in scoring by Colton Anderson with 17 points. Tyson Langdeau scored 13 points. Skyler Bertram scored 10 points. Anderson and Gage Basting each had eight rebounds.
Bertram added “We have five seniors that do so many good things for us. Gage (Basting) and Skyler (Bertram) contribute so much to our team. Dalton (Andera) had a phenomenal game for us tonight. It’s a true team effort.”
The Cubs shot 14-of-21 form the free-throw line and 23-of-48 from the field. Chamberlain grabbed 35 team rebounds and turned the ball over 20 times.
J’Den Shaving scored 19 points for Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. Chris Dupris scored 14 points. Xavier Norris scored 13 points.
The Braves shot 20-of-50 from the field and 7-of-12 from the free-throw line. The team had 27 rebounds and 19 turnovers.
Chamberlain is 20-3 and will play in the state tournament March 15-17 in Sioux Falls. Cheyenne-Eagle Butte ends its season at 14-8.
C 7 29 46 62
CEB 14 29 42 52
Winner 61, Pine Ridge 52
MISSION — Winner is the Region 7A championship with its 61-52 over Pine Ridge Tuesday.
“We’re really happy,” said coach Jim Drake. “A key in the game is we were down 10 in first half and our second group came in and got us within 1 at halftime from momentum and confidence. Our starters finished the game.”
Kyle Mathis scored 27 points and had eight rebounds for Winner. Donovan Brother of All scored 10 points.
“Obviously our seniors gave us good leadership,” said Drake “We had a good team effort obviously but I thought a couple senior guys stepped us for us, Kyle Mathis and Donovan (Brother of All) showed good leadership.”
Winner shot 19-of-45 from the field and 22-of-39 from the free-throw line. The Warriors grabbed 25 rebounds as a team and turned the ball over 12 times.
Pine Ridge was led by Jeff Lebeau with 17 points. Delane Ten Fingers scored 10 points.
Pine Ridge shot 20-of-46 from the field and 9-of-18 from the free-throw line. The Thorpes grabbed 32 rebounds and had 26 turnovers.
Winner is 19-4 and will be in the Class A State Tournament March 15-17 in Sioux Falls. Pine Ridge finished its season at 13-9.
W 11 25 40 61
PR 16 26 38 52
Viborg/Hurley 38, Canistota 29
TEA — Viborg/Hurley earned a trip to the Class B state tournament Tuesday with a 38-29 win over Canistota to win the Region 4B championship.
Trevor Jacobsen scored 13 points for the Cougars. Andrew Hora and Dennis DeNeui each grabbed nine rebounds.
Viborg/Hurley made 13-of-43 field goal attempts and 8-of-21 free throws. The team got 37 rebounds and committed nine turnovers.
Jason Van Winkle scored nine points and had 13 rebounds for the Hawks. Canistota shot 12-of-50 from the field and 2-of-9 from the free-throw line. The Hawks grabbed 36 rebounds as a team and turned the ball over 12 times.
Viborg/Hurley is 21-2 this season and will play in the state tournament March 15-17 in Aberdeen. Canistota ends its season with a 19-4 record.
VH 5 12 27 38
C 4 11 19 29