The Sully Buttes Charger girls finished their regular season the way they started it; with a victory. The Charger girls knocked off Faulkton Area 62-37 in the first game of the twin bill, and finished the regular season at 16-4. Sully Buttes jumped out to a 24-12 lead after one quarter, and 36-24 at the half. Sully Buttes had three players in double figures—Stevie Wittler with 20, Ally Wittler had 18, and Lydia Hill finished with 12 points. Faulkton was led by senior Isabel Aesoph(ay-sup) who scored 17 points, and was the only player in double figures for the 11-9 Trojans.
Sully Buttes will now await regular season play through the final weekend, and will host their first post season game Tuesday night.
The Charger boys faced a different situation; a veteran, athletic Trojan boys team, and while Sully Buttes tried to keep close, the Trojans used their depth and finished with a 57-42 victory to end their regular season with a 15-5 mark, good for third in the competitive Region 2B.
The Chargers trailed 30-24 at the end of the first half, and were outscored 27-18 in the second half. Sully Buttes was led in scoring by Landon Hepker, who finished with 14 points before fouling out with just over two minutes remaining. He joined fellow starter Jesse Schall on the bench after he fouled out two minutes before that.
The Chargers fell to 7-11, and with two games remaining on the regular season schedule, must win out for any hope of changing their post season position. The Chargers play Saturday afternoon at the Warner Classic against Waverly/South Shore. A 3:30 tipoff is scheduled. Faulkton Area was led by senior Hunter Neiderbaumer with 15 points, and sophomore Layne Cotton finished with 14. The Trojans have a senior heavy team, and hope to make a run at the top two teams in Region 2B;The Lower Brule Sioux, and the Potter County Battlers, who are currently ranked numbers four and five in the latest Class B boys basketball poll.