Governor Boys Hang with O’Gorman in First Half, Fall in SoDak 16

The Pierre Governor boys basketball team tried to hang around with O’Gorman as long as they could but the Knights were too much in the second half as they beat the Govs 71-41 in the SoDak 16 on Saturday ending the Governor season.

Pierre was held without a field goal in the first quarter but still was only down by nine at the end of the quarter, 12-3 and trailed 33-22 at the end of the half. However, four players in double figures for the Knights proved to be too much for the Governors in the second half as Pierre couldn’t get the stops they needed and the shots to fall in the loss. Lincoln Kienholz finished with 20 on the afternoon for Pierre.

For the Governors, seniors Houston Lunde, Bennett Dean, James Mikkonen and Denton Beck finish their careers with the Governor basketball team. O’Gorman advances to faces Harrisburg in the first round of the AA state tournament in two weeks in Rapid City.