Looking much crisper and faster than the night before, the Sully Buttes Charger girls started strong, and kept the Herreid Selby Area Wolverines at arms length the rest of the way, to earn a 49-31 victory in Region 6B girls playoff basketball action Saturday night in Onida.
Jumping out to a 24-7 lead after the first quarter, the Wolverines clamped down in the second to outscore Sully Buttes 11-4 to go in down 28-18 at the half.
The Chargers responded with a strong third quarter, and-despite going 7 of 18 from the foul line, crashed the boards, and turned the Wolverines turnovers into points.
Leading the way in scoring was Stevie Wittler, who had a strong first half-scoring 10 at the break-and finished with 13 points. Lydia Hill and Allyson Wittler each added 11 points for the 19-3 Chargers. The Wolverines finished the season at 11-11, and were led in scoring by Jada Rossow, scoring 12 points.
A leaky ceiling vent from melting snow caused some concern for Sully Buttes, as the leak was on the court, four feet out in front of the Chargers bench. Sully Buttes had a JV player swab the court with a towel when the action was not in front of that bench.
The Chargers will now advance to the SoDak 16, playing Thursday against an opponent still to be determined along with the location.