The Sully Buttes Charger girls basketball team defeated the Philip Lady Scotties 59-41 Tuesday night in Onida—with both teams looking for the ice tub afterwards.
Both teams came out physical, with aggressive defense and low post offensive attempts, but the big difference was junior Lydia Hill. Hill finished with 20 points in the paint, and was disruptive on the defensive end, blocking shots and wrestling rebounds. Stevie Wittler handled the backcourt duties and ended her night with fifteen points.
For Philip, senior Copper Lurz showed why she’s a talent every time she touches the ball, as she scored 14 points to lead all Lady Scotties, and Ember Gabriel tallied ten points for Philip, who slips to 2-4 on the season.
The game took its’ toll on both teams, as starters Calleigh Chicoine for Sully Buttes, and Lurz for the Lady Scotties suffered contact injuries and did not return to the lineup.
The 6-1 Chargers will have to recover quickly, as they travel to Highmore Friday night to take on the 4-2 Highmore Harrold Pirates, and on Saturday, will be in the Redfield Holiday Classic, facing off against Class A team Florence Henry—5-0 as of Wednesday.