Hanson Girls Classic roundup: Howard, Freeman earn victories
In a battle of Region 4B foes to open the Hanson Classic Saturday, Howard pulled away in the second half to take down Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 47-37 at the Corn Palace.
Howard (4-4): Hilary Albrecht scored 21 points to lead all scorers for the Tigers. Josie Erickson had 12 points and Citori Rentz had seven points and eight rebounds, as Howard shot 35 percent but made 15-of-21 free throws. Up next: The Tigers host Hanson on Monday in Howard.
SCW (5-4): Tesa Jensen scored 10 points for the Blackhawks, while Megan Poyer tallied nine points and seven rebounds for SCW, which shot 33 percent in the loss. Up next: Sanborn Central/Woonsocket will play in the 281 Conference semifinals on Monday in Huron.
SCW 6 17 21 37
H 10 22 41 47Freeman 65, Timber Lake 41
Freeman (5-2): Ashley Glanzer had 16 points for the Flyers, while Emily Miller scored 12 off the bench and Josie Fuhrmann added 10 points for Freeman, which earned its third straight win shooting 48 percent in the win and held a 33-24 advantage in rebounds. Up next: Freeman plays at Parker on Thursday.
Timber Lake (7-2): Lorenda Long scored 11 points for the Panthers, while Loryn Schoelerman scored nine points. The Panthers shot 37 percent from the field and were 12-for-21 on free throws. Up next: Timber Lake hosts Sully Buttes on Tuesday.
F 15 33 53 65
TL 10 21 33 41Ethan 51, Madison 34
A tough defensive effort led the way for Ethan at the Hanson Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace.
Ethan (8-2): Karly Gustafson scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace the Rustlers. Adaya Plastow had nine points off the bench, while Jessica Bartscher had eight points for Ethan, which shot 33 percent but had 16 steals. The Rustlers also had a 41-37 edge in rebounding, aided by 15 offensive rebounds. Up next: Winners of three straight, the Rustlers head to Menno Tuesday to face the Wolves.
Madison (3-7): The Bulldogs committed 29 turnovers and shot 20 percent (8-for-40), converting 14-for-20 free throws. Anna Theophilus had 14 points and Maddie Gerry added six points. Nicole Brown pulled down 10 rebounds. Up next: The Bulldogs host Sioux Falls Christian on Friday.
E 12 28 40 51
M 7 18 28 34Tripp-Delmont/Armour 54, Dell Rapids 46
Outscoring the Quarriers 27-16 in the second half, Tripp-Delmont/Armour rallied past Dell Rapids for a girls basketball victory at the Hanson Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace.
TDA (8-2): Mattilynn Reiner scored 18 points and snared 14 rebounds. Kianna Payer scoed 12 points, with Erica Koster adding nine points and Brooklyn Brouwer scoring eight. The Nighthawks shot 45 percent and made 10-of-13 free throws. Up next: TDA hosts Mitchell Christian on Thursday in Tripp.
Dell Rapids (7-3): Jayda Knuppe had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Quarriers, while Aspen Hansen scored nine points. Dell Rapids shot 48 percent in the first half but was held to just 23 percent in the second half, scoring only two points in the final eight minutes. Up next: Dell Rapids heads to Hartford to play West Central on Tuesday.
TDA 13 27 47 54
DR 19 30 44 46Belle Fourche 54, Flandreau 49
A late push from Flandreau in the second half wasn’t enough, as Belle Fourche kept its perfect record intact Saturday at the Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace.
Belle Fourche (11-0): Shayla Howell paced the Broncs with 19 points, buoyed by a 11-for-14 effort at the free throw line. Mandee Williamson had 12 points, as Belle Fourche shot 46 percent in the win. Up next: The Broncs host Douglas Tuesday.
Flandreau (7-3): Kathy Parsley had 16 points to lead the Fliers, while Hannah Parsley scored 14 points. The Fliers had 19 turnovers but shot 71 percent in the second half to get back in the game late. Up next: Flandreau hosts Deuel on Tuesday.
F 10 22 36 49
BF 20 35 46 54St. Thomas More 46, Warner 44
Aislinn Duffy’s basket with less than 5 seconds left lifted St. Thomas More to a win in the Hanson Classic finale Saturday at the Corn Palace.
STM (10-1): Balance carried the day for the Cavaliers, as four players scored in double figures. Duffy scored 11 points, tallied seven rebounds and dished five assists, while Jayden Bies, Klaire Kirsch and Alex Kandolin each scored 10 points. STM shot 37 percent in the victory. Up next: The Cavaliers will visit Lead-Deadwood on Tuesday.
Warner (7-3): Laurie Rogers had a game-high 21 points and pulled down six rebounds. Ashley Fischbach scored seven points and Peyton Ellingson had six points and seven rebounds for the Monarchs, who shot 44 percent but were 10-for-17 on free throws.
Up next: Warner travels to Wilmot on Thursday.
W 9 19 29 44
STM 11 22 32 46