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Platte-Geddes tops Wagner for 10A title

(Photo courtesy of Denelle Dvorak) Platte's Richard Sternberg puts up a shot during a game against Wagner in the District 10A championship Saturday in Platte. Also pictured is Wagner's Trent Greger (11).

PLATTE -- Platte-Geddes defeated Wagner 52-35 in the boys' District 10A championship game Saturday.

Platte-Geddes head coach Frank Cutler said it was a tight contest until late in the game, when his team was able to break away for the win.

"It was fairly close early, we didn't bump it up until late in the third quarter," Cutler said.

"I thought we made some free throws down the stretch, offensively we did a nice job executing on offense," he said. "We didn't shoot great but we made shots down the stretch when we needed to."

Cutler said more importantly his team did a nice job on defense, holding some of Wagner's key players to single-digits.

"We held Jack Robinson to six points and Noah St. Pierre only had eight points," Cutler said.

"Wagner did not shoot very well from the field, but hopefully some of that was our good defense," he said.

Platte-Geddes was led in scoring by Dillon Werkmeister and Matthew Randall, who each had 13 points. Richard Sternberg added 10 points.

PG shot 14-of-39 from the field 16-of-25 from the free-throw line. Sternberg had five steals.

PG had 25 rebounds. Randall led the team with five.

PG had 16 total turnovers.

Wagner was led in scoring by Branson Tolliver, who had 15 points.

Wagner shot 11-of-58 from the field and went 10-of-15 from the free-throw line.

Wagner grabbed 19 rebounds, Jack Robinson lead the team with eight

Wagner had 19 total turnovers.

PG is 16-6 with the win and plays Tri-Valley Tuesday in Parkston at 7 p.m. for the Region 5A championship game. Wagner ended its season at 11-11.

PG 11 19 30 52

Wagner 4 11 20 35

Wolsey-Wessington 53,

James Valley Christian 47

HURON -- Wolsey-Wessington defeated James Valley Christian 53-47 on Saturday in the boys' District 9B championship game.

Wolsey-Wessington was led in scoring by Bo Much, who scored 16 points. Jalen Boomsma added 14 points and Ryan Sprecher had 10 points.

Wolsey-Wessington shot 18-of-31 from the field and had 23 rebounds. Sprecher led the team in rebounding with seven and Hayden Hooks grabbed five. Wolsey Wessington had eight turnovers.

James Valley Christian was led in scoring by Nathan Wedel, who had a game-high 18 points. Andrew Ulvestad and Adam Hofer added 11 points each.

James Valley Christian shot 13-of-32 from the field and had 14 turnovers. Ulvestad led the team in rebounding with five. Alex Waldner, Hofer and Wedel each grabbed four rebounds.

Wolsey-Wessington improves to 19-3 on the season and will play Mount Vernon in the boys' Region 5B game today.

James Valley Christian ended its season at 17-5.

Canistota 60, Bridgewater-Emery 46

MARION-- Number-one seed Canistota defeated No. two seed Bridgewater Emery 60-46 in the boys' 7B District championship game on Saturday.

Canistota head coach Pat Jolley said that it was a close, well-played game.

"It was closer than the final score," Jolley said. "At one point the score was 45-42, but then (Canistota) went on a 15-4 run to end the game."

Jolley said rebounding played a big part in the ballgame, and ultimately helped Canistota come up with the win.

Canistota next faces off against Viborg/Hurley in the Region 4B championship game. Jolley said his team is going to have to play some good defense if it wants to be successful.

"(Viborg/Hurley) has got so many weapons," Jolley said.

"(Viborg/Hurley) has some good shooters and they've got a lot of size. They're good at the perimeter and they're a tough team to defend."

Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Tea.

Canistota was led by Jason Van Winkle, who had a double-double for the game, scoring 25 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Cody Bunger added 12 points.

Canistota shot 24-of-48 from the field and went 9-of-19 from the free-throw line.

Canistota had 39 rebounds and 16 turnovers

Alex Robertson had eight assists and five steals. Cody Bunger had seven assists.

Bridgewater-Emery was led in scoring by Clayton Dye, who had 14 points. Terry Weber added 11 points.

BWE shot 17-of-49 from the field and went 9-of-15 from the free-throw line.

BWE had 21 rebounds, Weber grabbed seven boards. BWE had 13 turnovers

BWE ended its season at 14-7.

C 14 29 45 60

BWE 12 20 40 46

Chamberlain 50, Miller 48

CROW CREEK-- Chamberlain defeated Miller 50-48 in the boys' District 12A championship game on Saturday.

Chamberlain head coach Allan Bertram said it was a very close game, with multiple lead changes but good defense gave Chamberlain the final edge.

"We were up by two at halftime, 27-25, and Miller came back and took the lead in the third quarter," Bertram said.

"The biggest thing was we had to contain (Darin) Peterka," he said. "He had 12 points in the third quarter and we were able to hold (Miller) to only four points in the fourth quarter. We buckled down defensively and held on to win."

Chamberlain was led in scoring by Tyson Langdeau, who scored 17 points. Colton Anderson added 14 points.

Chamberlain shot 15-of-40 from the field and went 14-of-23 from the free-throw line. Chamberlain had 21 rebounds; Langdeau led the team with six rebounds

Traxton Priebe had six assists. Chamberlain had 17 turnovers.

Miller was led by Peterka, who finished with 26 points. Joey Vrooman added 11 points.

Miller shot 18-of-42 from the field and went 7-of-16 from the free-throw line. Miller had 21 total rebounds, Peterka had seven rebounds. Miller had 20 turnovers

Chamberlain improves to 19-3 on the season and plays Cheyenne Eagle Butte on Tuesday in Fort Pierre for the Region 6A championship game.

Miller ended its season at 17-4.

C 9 27 36 50

M 16 25 42 48

Winner, Todd County