It was one in the win column for the girls—61-40, and one decisive loss for the boys—67-33, as the Sully Buttes Chargers hosted Lyman Tuesday night in Onida.
The Charger girls got things started, but faced stiff competition against an up and coming Raider squad. Sully Buttes led 35-23 at the half, and outscored the Raiders 26-17 in the second half. Lydia Hill showed more skills in the low post position once again to lead the Chargers in scoring—tallying 17 points, but six foot eighth grader Mak Scott tried to keep up, finishing with twelve for Lyman. The Raiders Skyler Volmer led the way for the red and black, with 15 points. Tailynne Bradford came alive with a pair of three point shots and had 15 points for Sully Buttes-her highest point total this season.
The Sully Buttes Charger boys on the other hand faced a fast veteran Raider team that made it to the state tournament last season, and returned almost all their starters. At the half, the Raiders led 36-15, and held off the Chargers by outscoring them 21-18 in the second half. The Raider defense clamped down hard on Sully Buttes, with Marshall Wittler the only Charger in double figures, ending with ten points. The Raiders had three players in double figures—six foot seven senior Toby Estes with 25, and Stockton McClanahan and Colton Collins each scoring fifteen. The Raiders play an up tempo style, and pulled away with the win, and the continuous clock was enacted midway through the third quarter to help speed things up.
Next up for the 3-0 Charger girls is a road contest Friday at Selby, against a talented Herreid Selby Area team, while the 0-1 Charger boys will again be at home Saturday afternoon, and will face another buzzsaw known as the Winner Warriors, a Class A power. Both games will be on Country 95.3, pierrecountry.com and on YouTube at Country 95.3 Sports with DT Meyer, the vice of the Sully Buttes Chargers on the call.