IPSWICH — The Sully Buttes Charger girls’ basketball team traveled to Ipswich Tuesday night for the first game of the season, but what resulted was a 67-33 schooling by the veteran Chargers over the young Tigers.
Using pressure defense, the Chargers kept the heat on Ipswich, and Stevie Wittler showed she has no ill effects from a summer back surgery as she scored 28 points to lead Sully Buttes, while cousin Ally Wittler added thirteen, and fellow junior Calleigh Chicoine finished with ten points on the night.
The Chargers led 22-10 after one quarter, and 35-21 at the half. The Chargers outscored Ipswich 32-12 in the second half. The mercy rule was implemented midway through the second half and a continuous clock let the game wind down at a fast pace.
Kaitlyn Bierman and Quincy Olivier each scored 11 points for the 0-1 Tigers, and will now travel to Hitchcock Tulare for a Saturday contest. The 1-0 Chargers will have parents night Friday night at the gym in Onida, as they’ll host the North Central Thunder .