The Stanley County Lady Buffaloes trailed by as many as 12 in the second half to the Chamberlain Cubs, but were able to tie the game midway in the fourth quarter before falling 63-53 in the season opening game.
Stanley County had just a short lived lead in the first quarter before Chamberlain took over and led the rest of the way as they took a 15-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and 33-25 lead at the half. The Cubs had just a seven point lead after the third but did lead as many as 12.
Mya Knippling led all scorers as she paced the Cubs with a remarkable 36 points. Knippling, the 6’1 senior used her size to her advantage powering the Cubs to a win. Stanley County’s Mattie Duffy was not to be outdone though, as she scored a team high 25 points including a game tying three late in the fourth quarter at 51-51. Knippling scored the next five straight points to as the Cubs finished the night with a 12-2 run. Stanley County shot well from the free throw line on the night as they finished 15-25.
The Lady Buffaloes will be at home on Friday as they welcome in the Lyman Raiders as part of a boys and girls doubleheader. Games begin at 4:00 with the JV contests at the Parkview Auditorium in Ft. Pierre