Charger Girls, Boys Earn Split in Timber Lake

Charger Girls, Boys Earn Split in Timber Lake

The Sully Buttes Charger girls got back on the winning track Tuesday night by rolling past the Timber Lake Panthers 58-34, thanks to a quick, smothering defense while the Charger boys and Timber Lake raced up and down the court with the Panthers hitting a game winning three point shot at the buzzer to snatch a 66-65 victory in the nightcap.

The Charger girls came out hustling and were aggressive on both ends of the court with Olivia Olson stealing the ball continuously in the first half, and ended her night with a 13 point performance. Stevie Wittler added 19 points to push the Chargers record to 5-6, while Timber Lake was led by freshman Jaylee Scholerman with 8 points for the 3-7 Panthers. 

In the boys game both teams kept a fast pace and pushed the ball for fast break points. Sully Buttes led 40-36 at the half, and 57-52 after three. The Chargers however missed four of six shots from the free throw line down the stretch allowing the Panthers to stay within striking distance. Senior Gracen Hansen caught an inbounds pass on the right side, pulled up and hit the shot as time expired to help push the Panthers record above 500 to 5-4. Timber Lake was led by senior Tristan Dupris 32 points, while Hansen ended his and the Chargers night with 12 points, for the only two players in double figures.

Sully Buttes was led in scoring by Wesley Wittlers’ 20 points and Gavin Colson added 17 for the 3-5 Chargers.

Next up is a girls home contest Thursday against the Stanley County Lady Buffs, while the Charger boys will be in Ft. Pierre Tuesday to take on the Stanley County Buffs.