Jamin Arend's last-second half-court heave bounced off the rim, giving Breckenridge (Minn.) a 79-77 win over Class B No. 1 Bridgewater-Emery on Friday at the Corn Palace.
The Huskies needed a comeback to force overtime, though, as they erased an eight-point halftime deficit during the Hoop City Classic. Breckenridge also missed a potential game-winning corner 3-pointer as time expired to send the game to overtime.
Sawyer Schultz was limited to three points in the first half as he picked up three fouls. However, he started to gain momentum after the break, finishing with 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting. Carter Dye also recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Jonah Hofer (19) and Arend (13) also contributed offensively. The Huskies went 11 of 27 from deep.
For the Cowboys, North Dakota State signee Noah Christensen poured in a game-high 33 points, along with 12 rebounds and three assists. Jacob Marsh and Justin Marsh both had 12 points, too.
Bridgewater-Emery (4-1) plays Mitchell Christian at 6:30 p.m. today at the Corn Palace. Breckenridge (3-2) takes on Sioux Falls Christian at 3:30 p.m. today at the Sanford Pentagon.
DeLaSalle 63, Mountain Brook 62
DeLaSalle's Tyrell Terry poured in 38 points on Friday at the Corn Palace, but Andrew Irvin ended up being the hero. Irvin drilled a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give DeLaSalle (Minn.) an upset win over USA Today's No. 16 Mountain Brook (Ala.) in the Hoop City Classic.
"We prepared strong this morning and played a strong Findlay Prep team yesterday," DeLaSalle coach Travis Bledsoe said. "So we figured we would have a chance as long as we took care of our business defensively and battled on the rebounds."
The Islanders forced 14 turnovers and held Mountain Brook to 5-for-15 shooting from 3-point range. Irvin had seven points and four rebound. Terry, who scored 27 points in the first half, went 11-for-20 from the field and 14-for-17 from the free-throw line.
"(Terry is) a great teammate, great leader," Irvin said. "I'm kind of his backup point guard, kind of his (shooting guard). He's a great role model and I look up to him. He's awesome."
Mountain Brook's Trendon Watford (18), Jones (17) and Lior Berman all scored in double figures, while Watford also grabbed 10 rebounds. Paulie Stramaglia dished out a team-high seven assists.
DeLaSalle (4-2) plays Yankton at 8 p.m. today at the Sanford Pentagon. Mountain Brook (14-3) faces Mitchell at 5 p.m. today at the Corn Palace.
Yankton 72, Dominican 52
Yankton super sophomore Matthew Mors tossed in 22 points and Class AA No. 1 Yankton rolled to a win over Dominican (Wis.) on Friday at the Hoop City Classic.
Mors finished 8 for 17 from the field, hit three 3-pointers, collected six rebounds and dished out five assists. Cole Sawatzke netted 15 points. Rex Ryken finished with 11 points for the Bucks, who led 38-23 at halftime. Yankton hit 13 3-pointers in the win.
Bo Bennett finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Dominican. Jack Robertson added 14 points. Alex Antetokounmpo had four points and five rebounds.
Yankton plays DeLaSalle at 8 p.m. today at the Sanford Pentagon. Dominican plays Sioux Falls Washington at 2 p.m. at the Sanford Pentagon.
Two games called off Friday
A pair of early games at the Corn Palace were cancelled due to weather, tweaking again a busy schedule of games for the four-day event.
With Mitchell getting more than 11 inches of snow making travel difficult, organizers had to cancel a game between the Harrisburg and Hutchinson (Minn.) girls basketball teams, and did the same for a boys contest between Coronado (Nev.) and Sioux Falls Washington. In the case of Harrisburg, they were already a last-minute fill-in after Thursday's weather forced changes to the Friday and Saturday games.
Coronado 81, Dominican 69
Jaden Hardy led Coronado (Nev.) out of the Corn Palace with a win over Dominican (Wis.) to kick off the Hoop City Classic on Thursday.
After a slow first half, the five-star sophomore shooting guard scored 18 of his 28 points after the break, breaking a 38-38 halftime tie to give the Cougars a double-digit win. He also added 10 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals. Jhaylon Martinez also had 16 points and seven rebounds.
Dominican still managed to stay close in the second half, though. It used 19 points and eight rebounds from Delone Austin. Eferin Burns put in 12 points, while Alex Antetokounmpo had seven points and eight rebounds.
Coronado plays Sioux Falls Washington at 2 p.m. today. Dominican takes on Yankton at 8 p.m. today.
Findlay Prep 78, DeLaSalle 68
PJ Fuller and Tyrell Terry both had a highlight-filled day at the Corn Palace, but it was Findlay Prep's Fuller who had the final one.
A breakaway tomahawk jam shook the rim and gave the Pilots a 14-point lead with 2:30 to play, leading to a win on Thursday in the Hoop City Classic.
"It felt really good, getting a dunk always gets me going," said Fuller, a TCU commit. "I wish I would have gotten one earlier to get me going even faster, but next game I need to just get going faster without the dunk." He scored 17 of his team-high 21 points in the final 14 minutes, saying he got his thoughts together after Findlay Prep coach Rodney Haddix told him, "it's time to wake up, it's time to start leading your team." Fuller also had 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Haddix also challenged Taryn Todd, who scored 14 points, in the second half to slow down Terry. Todd responded by holding Terry to six second-half points after the Stanford signee dropped 24 points before the break. DeLaSalle held a 37-33 lead at the half, as a result.
Blaise Beauchamp recorded 20 points and eight boards for Findlay Prep, too. Terry finished with 30 points and recorded his 1,000th career point in the game. Jamison Battle had 22 points and eight rebounds for DeLaSalle.
The Pilots play USA today's No. 1 La Lumiere at 9:30 p.m. today. The Islanders take on USA today's No. 16 Mountain Brook at 3:30 p.m. today.
"I know (La Lumiere) is going to come out and play hard, so we got to come out and play harder," Fuller said. "I know they're going to come out and try to punch us in the mouth, but when they do, we just gotta take it and we got to punch them back."
Mountain Brook 94, Lower Brule 35
Mountain Brook started fast and never slowed down, scoring a classic-record 63 points in the first half. The Spartans scored the first seven points of the game, then took first-half leads of 26-8, 52-19 and 63-21 at the half.
Mountain Brook set four classic records in its win-points in a half (63), offensive rebounds (31), assists (21) and steals (31)-and tied two records-made field goals (38), made 3-pointers (11). It came two rebounds away from setting the rebound record, too, finishing with 52 boards.
"It's our first time out here in South Dakota, so we wanted to put on a show for the fans and get the win,"Mountain Brook's five-star forward Trendon Watford said.
Due to its early lead, Mountain Brook was able to dig deep into its bench. Watford only needed to score nine points, while Colby Jones added 14. Holt Bashinsky (18), Lior Berman (15) and Carter Sobera (10) all scored in double-figures, too, and Jones, Bashinsky and Grant Griffen all had four steals.
Lower Brule struggled with the Spartans' press, leading to 33 turnovers. Brian Laroche Jr., had a team-high 11 points.