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Chester Area clips Corsica-Stickney

A disastrous second quarter by Corsica-Stickney gave the Chester Area Flyers a 60-44 win at the 34th annual boys Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.

Corsica-Stickney's Eli Van Roekel, right, drives to the basket as Chester Area's Levi DeVries, left, defends him during a high school boys basketball game at the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. (Eric Mayer/Republic)
Corsica-Stickney's Eli Van Roekel, right, drives to the basket as Chester Area's Levi DeVries, left, defends him during a high school boys basketball game at the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. (Eric Mayer/Republic)

A disastrous second quarter by Corsica-Stickney gave the Chester Area Flyers a 60-44 win at the 34th annual boys Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.

The Jaguars took a 13-12 into the second quarter, only to see Chester outscore C-S in the period 17-6 and take a 29-19 lead into intermission.

Jaguars coach Mike Tuschen said it was a lack of execution that caused his team's downfall.

"It was our offensive execution," Tuschen said. "We just had six points in the second quarter and we just got to standing (around). They obviously have some size but you can't stop being aggressive and quit attacking."

Unfortunately for C-S the offensive woes continued into the third quarter. The Jaguars put up only seven points, while the Flyers poured in 14 points and took a 43-26 lead after three quarters.

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Chester coach Eric Knight said his team, ranked fifth in Class B, had to get use to the Corn Palace first.

"When we come here to the Corn Palace we know it's not the easiest place in the world to shoot," Knight stated. "So we tried to work it inside out first. We weren't able to hit some shots early but our defensive energy was turned up in the second quarter."

Devon Eppard led Chester with 15 points followed by Jacob Schoeberl with 14 points and Austin Eppard chipped in 10 points

The Flyers (9-3) were 23-of-49 for 47 percent from the floor and 10-of-14 for 71 percent from the free throw line.

Chester pulled down 37 rebounds and committed 13 turnovers.

"I was just disappointed offensively," Tuschen said. "We just didn't come to play today. We were flat offensively and defensively they (Chester) were getting to the paint and we didn't stop any penetration."

Clayton Menning led C-S with 10 points and Cordel Menning grabbed seven rebounds.

The Jaguars (8-2) were 17-of-50 from the field for 34 percent and 5-of-11 for 46 percent from the free throw line.

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C-S had 29 rebounds and turned the ball over 10 times.

The Jaguars recently lost junior Landon Bruinsma to a broken leg which was a big loss according to Tuschen.

"He was our sixth man and was one of our more consistent three-point shooters," Tuschen. "Plus he can defend and he has some athleticism. He'll be missed. Everybody has to step up now and bring more to the team."

C-S will travel to Menno on Friday, while Chester will host Colman-Egan on Monday.

CA 12 29 46 60

C-S 13 19 26 44

Scoring:

Corsica-Stickney: Kyle Menning 2, Eli Van Roekel 8, Clayton Menning 10, Hunter Johnson 2, Cordel Mening 6, Bruce Plamp 2, Landon DeBore 5, Reed Baan Hofman 2, Blake Moke 4, Jaden Brase 3.

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Chester Area: Jacob Schoeberl 14, Devin Eppard 15, Josh Anderson 3, Haden Ewoldt 4, Jesse Kreutzfeldt 8, Kaleb Eich 3, Austin Eppard 10, Levi DeVries 9.

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