Playing in their first game in just short of two weeks, the Sully Buttes Charger boys basketball team lost to the veteran, 8-1 Timber Lake Panthers Monday night in Timber Lake by the final of 64-47.
The Chargers trailed 13-5 at the half, and had numerous turnovers, as the senior led Panthers pressured Sully Buttes with stout defense, and a fast paced tempo to control the game from the start. The Chargers fall to 3-5 on the season, after winning three straight to start 2022.
Sully Buttes was led in scoring by Dwight Kinney, who finished with ten points, while Landon Hepker and eighth grader Wesley Wittler both finished with eight points.
Timber Lake, who boasts seven seniors on their roster were led in scoring by Hank Kraft, who tallied 21 points, while Chazz Gabe added 17.
The Sully Buttes boys will get no break as they travel to Ft. Pierre to take on another veteran, defensive minded squad in Stanley County, who boasts an 8-2 mark on the season. The Chargers losses have come against teams with a total of 34-14 overall record. Sully Buttes missed a stretch of games last week due to illness, and not enough players to field a team.