In two tightly contested games, the Sully Buttes Chargers picked up a win and a loss, and gave it all they had in the process. The Charger girls pulled close late, but free throws by the Herreid Selby Area Wolverines pushed the final score to 43-34 in the first game of the doubleheader. The Chargers trailed by as much as 13, and were down 21-12 at the half. But Sully Buttes kept chipping away at the Wolverine lead in the second half, and used pressure defense to get possession of the ball. The Chargers trailed 35-32 in the fourth, but the Wolverines got to the free throw line—and hit seven of 12 shots to seal the victory, and push their record to 15-2. The Chargers fell to 8-9 on the year, with three games remaining—all on the road: at the Warner Classic Saturday against Wilmot, next Tuesday at Sunshine Bible Academy, and at Faulkton. The Wolverines showed up in the current weeks’ Class B rankings as an Honorable Mention.
Leading the way in scoring for Herreid Selby Area was 6’4” senior Rylee Rossow, who scored 16 points, while the Chargers were led by Lydia Hill, who had 12 points.
In the nightcap, the Charger boys pulled off a 52-51 victory over a talented Herreid Selby Area squad. The Chargers trailed the first half, and went in at the break down 28-26. In the third quarter, Rafe Wientjes found his offensive game after scoring one point in the first half, and finished with 13 points, and Landon Hepker also hit big shots and was the leading scorer with 15 points, as Sully Buttes took the lead after three quarters by the score of 37-36. In a see saw back and forth final quarter, the Chargers took the lead with less than a minute, and held on as time ran out on the Wolverines. Tray Hettick led HSA with 20 points.
The Chargers up their season mark to 8-9, while HSA fell to 8-7. The Charger boys also have three games remaining, with the next two on the road—at Faulkton, at Warner against Region 2B opponent Lower Brule, and finish at home against North Central.