At the Warner Classic, the Sully Buttes Charger girls scored in spurts and withstood a Lower Brule run, and held on the win 42-40 early Saturday afternoon, while up Hwy 281 at Aberdeen Christian School the Charger boys were holding on tight and in the second half the Knights pushed it in gear from behind the arc and down low, as Aberdeen Christian would cruise to a 78-54 win.
The girls led 24-20 at the half after leading by as many as nine points and in the second half got outscored 20-18 but came away with a win to push their record to 9-9 with two games at home remaining.
Stevie Wittler once again led with 18 points, while Payge Bakker had a big night in the low post scoring 17, and was seven of nine from the free throw line.
Lower Brule’s Lael Middletent was the Lady Sioux top scorer with 12 as the loss dropped their mark to 7-11 on the season.
The Chargers faced a tall starting lineup, and couldn’t keep up, with 6’4″ senior Joey Johnson dominated the post for 34 points. The Chargers leading scorer was Gavin Colson who finished with 24 points for the 6-10 Chargers while Aberdeen Christian ups its record to 11-4 with 10 straight wins.
Tuesday the Chargers have another doubleheader, this time at home against Sunshine Bible Academy.