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Top seeds earn wins in 281 Conference boys’ tourney

Posted: Monday, Jan 14th, 2013


Wolsey-Wessington’s Lorenzo Williams goes up for a shot during a game against Wessington Springs in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Wolsey-Wessington gym. In the next photo, James Valley Christian’s Nathan Wedel eyes the basket while being guarded by Iroquois’ Roy Miller during their game in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Wolsey-Wessington gym. Next, Sanborn Central-Woonsocket’s Tyler Krueger goes up for a shot against Sunshine Bible Academy’s Brian LaDue during the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Wolsey-Wessington gym. And next, Hitchcock-Tulare’s Chase Bixler dribbles against defensive pressure by Highmore-Harrold’s Jarret Krause. PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN


WOLSEY — Top-seeded James Valley Christian had every player reach the scoring column during a 76-41 victory against No. 8 Iroquois in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament, which was held Saturday at the Wolsey-Wessington gym.

The Vikings, who improved to 7-0, built a 41-16 lead by the end of the opening half.

Adam Hofer had 15 points to lead JVC, while Leon Brondsema and Jayden Waldner each added nine points.

Andrew Ulvestad, Lincoln Witte and Nathan Wedel all had three rebounds for the Vikings. Hofer also had a team-high four steals and five assists.

Erik Wehlander finished with a game-high 25 points for Iroquois, which is now 0-7. He also had five rebounds.



Iroquois 11 16 27 41

James Valley Christian 24 41 65 76

Iroquois (0-7): Jordan Colungo 3 0-0 6; Erik Wehlander 10 2-5 25; Roy Miller 2 0-0 4; Cody Weed 2 2-2 6; Sean Sampson 0 0-2 0. Totals: 17 4-9 41.

James Valley Christian (7-0): Donnie Decker 3 0-0 6; Adam Hofer 7 0-0 15; Leon Brondsema 4 1-1 9; Nathan Wedel 2 0-1 4; Andrew Ulvestad 2 0-0 4; Alex Waldner 2 0-0 5; Caleb Stahl 2 0-0 4; Cole Glanzer 1 0-0 2; Ben Loewen 3 0-0 6; Tim Wager 3 0-0 6; Jayden Waldner 2 5-6 9; Kellen Hood 1 1-2 3; Lincoln Witte 1 1-2 3. Totals: 33 8-13 76.

Rebounds: I 23 (Wehlander 5, Colungo 5); JVC 19 (Ulvestad 3, Witte 3, Wedel 3). 3-point goals: I 3 (Wehlander 3); JVC 2 (Hofer 1, A. Waldner 1). Turnovers: I 7; JVC 9. Assists: I 15 (Wehlander, Colungo); JVC 18 (Hofer 5). Steals: I 6 (Wehlander, Weed, Miller); JVC 12 (Hofer 4). Fouls: I 12; JVC 6.



Wolsey-Wessington 84, Wessington Springs 24

WOLSEY — Playing on their home court, the No. 2 seed Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds trounced the No. 7 seed Wessington Springs 84-24 in the first round of the 281 Conference Tournament Saturday.

Wolsey-Wessington blew the game open early, outscoring Wessington Springs 34-6 in the first quarter. They extended the lead to 54-9 at halftime and didn’t let up in the second half as they outscored the Spartans 36-15 to claim the win.

The Warbirds were led by sophomore sensation Lorenzo Williams, who scored a game-high 29 points. Williams also had seven steals on the night and hit three 3-pointers. Senior Hayden Hooks scored 11 points and had seven assists.

Roy Lumpkin added 10 points for the Warbirds who improved to 8-0 on the season with the win.

Wessington Springs will play sixth-seeded Highmore-Harrold Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Huron Arena in the consolation semifnals.

Wolsey-Wessington will take on the No. 3-seed Hitchcock-Tulare Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Arena in the semifinals.

Wessington Springs 6 9 15 24

Wolsey-Wessington 34 54 70 84

Wessington Springs (1-7): Jevon Hohn 0 1-2 1; Braden Jones 4 0-0 8; Deion Sales 2 0-0 4; Zachery Paulson 0 1-2 1; Austin Messmer 1 1-2 3; Nicolas Paulson 1 0-0 2; Trenity Kenobbie

Wolsey-Wessington (8-0): Hayden Hooks 5 1-2 11; Lorenzo Williams 12 2-2 29; Alex Babcock 4 0-0 8; Roy Lumpkin 5 0-0 10; Ryan Sprecher 1 0-0 3; Ryne Johnson 0 1-2 1; Randy Neuharth 4 0-0 8; Jevin Scott 3 0-1 7; Hunter Johnson 1 0-0 2; Andrew McKown 1 0-0 3; Cole McGehee 1 0-0 2.

Rebounds: WS, 22 (Jones 6); WW, 23 (Neuharth 5). Steals: WS, 0; WW, 17 (Williams 7, Hooks 5). Assists: WS, 6; WW, 25 (Hooks 7, Lumpkin 6). Turnovers: WS, 22; WW, 7. Team Fouls: WS, 10; WW, 15. 3pt. FG: WS, 0; WW, 6 (Williams 3).



Hitchcock-Tulare 68, Highmore-Harrold 28

WOLSEY — Third-seeded Hitchcock-Tulare outscored No. 6 Highmore-Harrold 20-4 in the second quarter en route to a 68-28 victory in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Wolsey-Wessington gym.

Trent Hofer scored 13 of his game-high 18 points for the Patriots in the first half. Chase Bixler had a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 13 points, while Dan Marshall added 10 points.

Hofer also had team-high totals with nine rebounds, five steals and five assists.

Jordan Houdek had eight points to lead the Pirates. Hadley Hamlin had five points, while Hayden Houdek and Brandon Big Eagle each had four points.

Hitchcock-Tulare, which improved to 6-2, will face second-seeded Wolsey-Wessington in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Huron Arena. Highmore-Harrold (0-8) will play Wessington Springs in the consolation semifinals at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Huron Arena.



Highmore-Harrold 8 12 17 28

Hitchcock-Tulare 18 38 54 68

Highmore-Harrold (0-8): Colin Weidenbach 1 0-1 2; Hadley Hamlin 1 3-4 5; Cole Oakley 1 0-0 2; Hayden Houdek 2 0-0 4; Jordan Houdek 4 0-0 8; Ben Peterson 0 0-1 0; Brandon Big Eagle 0 4-5 4; Jarret Krause 1 0-0 3. Totals: 10 7-11 28.

Hitchcock-Tulare (6-2): Trent Hofer 5 7-10 18; Landon Gatzke 3 1-1 8; Landon Bushong 2 1-2 5; Dan Marshall 4 2-2 10; Clay Jens 3 0-0 6; Chase Bixler 5 0-0 13; Tyle Oechsle 1 0-0 2; Grayson Binger 1 0-0 2; Boston Knippling 1 0-0 2; Eli Hofer 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26 11-15 68.

Rebounds: HH 26 (J. Houdek 5); HT 38 (Trevor Hofer 9). 3-point goals: HH 1 (Krause 1); HT 5 (Bixler 3, Gatzke 1, Trent Hofer 1). Turnovers: HH 23; HT 11. Assists: HH 8 (Weidenbach 4); HT 16 (Trent Hofer 5). Steals: HH 5 (H. Hamlin 5); HT 14 (Trent Hofer 5). Fouls: HH 12; HT 16.



Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 75, SBA 59

WOLSEY — Fourth-seeded Sanborn Central-Woonsocket recorded a 75-59 victory against No. 5 Sunshine Bible Academy in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Tyler Krueger, connnected on four 3-pointers en route to 20 points for the Blackhawks. Nick Miller added 16 points and had a team-high nine rebounds, while Davion Brooks added 12 points.

Brady Brockel had a game-high 24 points for the Crusaders, while Drew McClain added 13 points.

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket, which improved to 8-1, will face top-seeded James Valley Christian in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Huron Arena. JVC is responsible for the lone loss of the season for the Blackhawks.

SBA, which is now 1-6, will face Iroquois in the consolation semifinals at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Huron Arena.



Sunshine Bible Academy 12 27 42 59

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 23 41 64 75

Sunshine Bible Academy (1-6): Brady Brockel 12 0-0 24; Daniel Pedersen 1 2-2 4; Brian LaDue 2 3-4 8; Drew McClain 5 0-0 13’ Jaden Brockel 2 0-0 6; Chibueze Egeruoh 2 0-1 4. Totals: 24 5-7 59

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (8-1): Tyler Krueger 8 0-1 20; Todd Stekl 1 0-0 2; Nick Miller 8 0-0 16; Davion Brooks 4 4-7 12; Drew Hinker 3 2-3 8; Jaedyn Ford 1 0-0 2; Joe Davis 1 0-0 2; Tucker Kingsbury 2 3-6 7; Brady Tiede 3 0-0 6. Totals: 31 9-17 75.

Rebounds: SBA 31 (B. Brockel 13); SCW 27 (Miller 9). 3-point goals: SBA 6 (McClain 3, J. Brockel 2, LaDue 1); SCW 4 (Krueger 4). Turnovers: SBA 15; SCW 11. Assists: SBA 16 (J. Brockel 5); SCW 27 (Stekl 5, Miller 5, Krueger 5). Steals: SBA 6 (B. Brockel 2, J. Brockel 2); SCW 8 (Miller 2). Fouls: SBA 17; SCW 8.















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