This late in the basketball season a win or a loss can play a hand in your post season positioning, and in Sully Buttes’ case….it did.
The Charger girls worked extremely hard, and left it all out on the floor, but came up on the short end of a 53-47 loss to a deep and talented Faulkton Area squad. The Chargers played attack all night, and didn’t slow down an inch, but came up short in the low post position, as Peyton Melius dominated down low, scoring 14 points, as did fellow low post player Kayla Senn. Outside, guard Isabel Aesoph led with 15 points. The scrappy Chargers were led by Stevie Wittler, who ended her night with 19 points, while Allyson Wittler added eleven.
With the Chargers loss, their record stands at 10-10 to end the regular season, and good enough for fifth place in Region 2B. That means they’ll have to travel to Ipswich next Tuesday to take on the Tigers, a team they lost to by the score of 52-47 in the very first game of the season, on December 8th. The Trojans are now also at 13-7-same as Ipswich, but move past the Tigers by percentage points.
The Charger boys had a different outcome; they couldn’t find any offense at all, and were rolled 62-36 by the now 8-11 Trojans. Sully Buttes trailed 18-3 after one quarter, and never threatened after that. The Trojans hit nine three point shots, and used perimeter pressure to stifle the Chargers. Bennett Cassens—who had seven treys—ended with 23 points, while three players scored in double figures. The Chargers were led by Garrett Petersen, who totaled 10 points.
The Sully Buttes boys now fall to 8-10 on the year, and have two games left in the regular season; against Region 2 opponent Lower Brule in Warner Saturday afternoon, and at home against North Central next Friday.