BROOKINGS — Tuesday's matchup between the Bobcats and Kernels didn't turn out to be a typical Eastern South Dakota contest that fans have been used to watching over the years. Mitchell came out running and gunning as the teams combined for 39 first-quarter points, but a late second-quarter surge helped Brookings come out with a 77-66 win in the end. "The 11-0 run to finish the half by the Bobcats really gave them momentum, and confidence to play an up-and-down style," Mitchell head coach Erik Skoglund said.
BROOKINGS — Brookings spotted Mitchell early leads in all three sets, but the Kernels couldn't ever hang on as the Bobcats rallied for a straight-set Eastern South Dakota Conference sweep on Thursday at the BHS Auxiliary Gymnasium. The Bobcats won by set scores of 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 to improve to 3-7 and 2-7 ESD as the Kernels fell to 1-10 and 0-9 in the conference. "We had more mental errors and physical errors than they did, and that's probably why it was so close," said Mitchell head coach Deb Thill.