The Sully Buttes Charger girls and boys both came away with key victories Thursday night in Onida against the Mobridge/Pollock Tigers in a full gym for Hall of Fame Induction night.
The Charger girls started with a 61-50 victory over the 11-3 Lady Tigers, matching their speed and defensive work. Sully Buttes led 33-21 at the half, and the Lady Tigers had to resort to fouling late in the game to try to slow down the clock. The Chargers kept up their attack with balanced scoring, with Stevie Wittler leading the way with 15 points, while Allyson Wittler and Tailynne Bradford each added 12 points. Lydia Hill finished with 11, and Addyson Chicoine had nine, to pace the 14-3 Charger girls. Mobridge/Pollock was led in scoring by Mariah Goehring with 16 points, and the Lady Tigers dropped to 11-4. Three starters for Mobridge Pollock fouled out of the game, in a rough-and-tumble contest.
The Sully Buttes Charger boys—losers of three straight-all on the road—came out and played physical ball against a rugged Tiger squad, and the result was a 52-40 Charger victory. Sully Buttes trailed 12-8 after one quarter, but rallied to a 26-23 halftime lead. A low scoring third quarter by both teams resulted in a face paced fourth quarter, where the Chargers outscored the Tigers 18-12 to push their record to 6-10. Dwight Kinney had a big night in the low post, as he scored 17 to pace the Charger boys. Landon Hepker ended his evening with 12 points, and Thomas Farries—who wasn’t expected to play—finished with ten. The Tigers leading scorer was Ashton Pfitzer(fit-zer) with 11 for the 7-5 Tigers.
Next up for Sully Buttes—the Charger girls are at the Warner Classic Saturday afternoon against the 13-2 Hamlin Chargers, a Class A powerhouse, while the Charger boys get a well deserved break and will play Tuesday at home against Sunshine Bible Academy in a girls-boys doubleheader. Saturday’s game is scheduled to air on Country 95.3FM, but next Tuesdays’ games will not be on the air.
Mark Senftner and Katelyn Lamb Pottorff were both inducted into the Sully Buttes Hall of Fame during halftime of the second game Thursday night.