Ryann Barry would drop in 30 points in a career high as the Pierre Governors would defeat the Lincoln Patriots 59-41 on Thursday night at home.
Pierre would go down 5-0 and 8-3 early in the first quarter but would use a 11-3 run to close out the quarter to lead 14-11 at the break and would never trail again. Pierre opened up a 30-15 lead at half time as Barry would score 13 points in the quarter to outscore the Patriots herself 13-4. Barry would hit for another 16 points in the second half as she couldn’t miss from beyond the arc hitting six three’s in the game. Remi Price and Reese Terwilliger would add in 11 and 10 respectively for the unbeaten Govs. Pierre controlled the glass and frustrated the Patriots into 10 first half turnovers to open up the separation needed for the win and improve to 6-0. Charity Lemeir would have 14 points to lead the way for Lincoln as they drop to 2-4.
The Governor boys would drop a 72-62 decision to Sioux Falls Lincoln on the road Thursday night in its first loss of the season.
Jackson Edman, Benjamin Heisler, Carson Ahartz and Jacob Mayer would all lead the way in double figures for the Govs as Edman had a team high 16 points while Heisler would add 14, Ahartz with 12 and Mayer with 10. The number two and three teams in the media poll played a tough battle with the Governors trying to overcome a 17 point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Pierre will face the Washington Warriors with the girls on the road and the boys at home on Saturday. Tip-off is at 3:00 in Sioux Falls and 4:00 in Pierre.