Blackhawks back at the B's
MADISON--With a dynamic player like Myah Selland on its team, the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket girls basketball team is destined for big things. The future South Dakota State University Jackrabbit was her usual self in the Blackhawks' 51-38 Region ...
MADISON-With a dynamic player like Myah Selland on its team, the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket girls basketball team is destined for big things.
The future South Dakota State University Jackrabbit was her usual self in the Blackhawks' 51-38 Region 3B win over De Smet on Friday. Selland finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.
But just like she has all season, Selland also got some help and the Blackhawks (21-1) will play in another state tournament as a result.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket will face New Underwood in the first round of the Class B state girls tournament on March 9-11 at the Huron Arena in Huron.
Megan Poyer nailed four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, while Maddie Vermeulen tossed in 11 points off the bench on Friday. Abby Doering added seven points in the win.
"Megan Poyer stepped up and hit some big shots in the second half and Maddie Vermeulen kind of carried us in the first half and Myah was just her stellar self," SCW co-coach Tim McCain said. "I thought we did a good job of figuring out what they were doing and they were kind of shading Myah all over. Our kids did a good job of finding people open."
Poyer was on the receiving end of some wide open looks as the Blackhawks pulled away in the third quarter.
"This isn't her only good game of the year, but she played great tonight," Selland said about Poyer. "She hit shots when we needed it and I can't say enough about her."
Selland spotted Poyer for a couple of 3-pointers late in the third quarter. Tristan Ziebert also nailed a triple to beat the third quarter buzzer to put SCW ahead 45-29.
Poyer said it's big for the team when other players can hit shots while Selland is facing double teams.
"It is a good thing because they are not going to be able to get to everybody," Poyer said. "Because it is not going to be one person. Everybody is shooting the ball well."
SCW maintained a comfortable margin in the fourth quarter to secure another spot in the state tournament. The Blackhawks are making their fourth trip in the last five seasons.
"It doesn't get old," McCain said. "We are looking forward to it."
SCW still had fits with the Bulldogs (19-3) in the first half. They were quicker on the glass initially as the Blackhawks were getting outrebounded early on.
"That was the first thing we said in the locker room," Selland said about getting out-rebounded. "I think we did a much better job of that in the second half."
SCW also started hitting some shots as it pulled away for the win. The Blackhawks hit five 3-pointers, compared to one by the Bulldogs.
"We didn't shoot the ball very well in the first half," Poyer said. "Then we came out and we wanted it. We shot the ball really well."
The Blackhawks shot their way to another state tournament.
"We are super excited," Selland said. "We are going to go in and hopefully make some noise."
De Smet (19-3): Kristen Poppen 3 3-6 9, Shannon Poppen 6 7-9 19, Gianna Janssen 2 3-4 7, Raegan Burke 1 0-0 3. Totals 12-39 13-20 38.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (21-1): Megan Poyer 4 2-4 14, Tristan Ziebert 1 0-1 3, Abby Doering 2 3-4 7, Myah Selland 5 6-7 16, Maddie Vermeulen 3 5-6 11. Totals 15-43 16-22 51.
D 8 14 29 38
SCW 9 25 45 51
3-point field goals: D 1 (Burke 1); SCW 5 (Poyer 4, Ziebart 1). Rebounds: D 31 (Poppen 6); SCW 33 (Selland 13). Assists: D 8 (Wilkinson 3); SCW 9 (Poyer 3). Turnovers: D 11; SCW 12. Total fouls: D 17; SCW 19.