The Sully Buttes Charger girls and boys got back into action Friday night against Potter County in Gettysburg, and finished with a victory—Charger girls 61-34, and a loss—Charger boys fall 72-57 to the Battlers before a full gym.
The Charger girls came out first, and worked and worked the low post with Lydia Hill having a huge night, finishing with 28 points—her highest point total of the season, while Stevie Wittler added 12 as the only two players in double figures for the Chargers. Potter County’s’ Ashlee Kaup and Tyler Simon each had 12 points to lead the Lady Battlers. Sully Buttes led 18-3 after one quarter, and 36-13 at the half, and pushed their record to 12-3, while Potter County slips to 6-8.
The Charger boys faced a ranked Battler squad that boasts six seniors, all of whom can score to complement their fast paced, frenetic pressure defensive game plan. But Sully Buttes never folded, and trailed 37-30 at the half, but were outscored 35-27 in the second half.
Leading the way for Potter County was Grant Luikens, who finished with 30 points. Luikens didn’t score in the fourth quarter, but fellow senior Drake Bassett did, and ended his night with 20 points, and Cooper Logan added ten for the 12-1 Battlers.
The Chargers were led in scoring by Marshall Wittler, who drained four three pointers to finish with 16 points, Thomas Farries added two more to score 14, and Dwight Kinney hit one trey, and had 13 points for the 5-8 Chargers.
Next up for Sully Buttes; the Charger boys will be in Langford Monday night to take on the Langford Area Lions, then Tuesday are back on the road to take on Region 2B foe Herreid Selby Area in Selby.
The Charger girls are at home for a girls/boys doubleheader Thursday against Mobridge Pollock, and will be in Warner Saturday against Class A powerhouse Hamlin.