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Wolsey-Wessington girls, Wessington Springs boys finish seventh in 281

Posted: Monday, Jan 21st, 2013


Wolsey-Wessington’s Brittany Bergquist puts up a shot against Iroquois defenders Amber Jacobs, left, Haley DeJong, middle, and Kelsey Blue during the seventh-place game of the 281 Conference Tournament on Thursday at Huron Arena. PHOTO BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN


HURON —Wolsey-Wessington claimed seventh place in the girls’ 281 Conference Tournament with a 37-25 win over Iroquois Thursday at Huron Arena.

Wolsey-Wessington took an early lead, 8-4, at the end of the first quarter and led 17-8 at the half. Iroquois made a run in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Warbirds 12-8 in the final frame, but it wasn’t enough.

Meagan Eggleston led Wolsey-Wessington in scoring with 10 points. She also had five assists. Brittany Berquist and Bailey Zerfoss scored eight points apiece for Wolsey-Wessington.

Iroquois’ Kelsey Blue led all scorers with 16 points.

Wolsey-Wessington returns to action Saturday as they host Corsica-Stickney at 6:30 p.m. Iroquois will host Highmore-Harrold Jan. 25.



Iroquois 4 8 13 25

Wolsey-Wessington 8 17 29 37

Iroquois (0-10): Kelsey Blue 5 5-6 16; Haley DeJong 1 0-0 2; Allison Bich 0 3-4 3; Ashlynne Gross 2 0-0 4. Totals: 8 8-10 25.

Wolsey-Wessington (3-8): Lexi McGillvrey 0 1-2 1; Meagan Eggleston 4 2-4 10; Brittany Bergquist 2 4-9 8; Bailey Zerfoss 4 0-0 8; Kallie Carey 1 0-0 2; Cydnee Davis 3 0-0 6; Cortney Wuestewald 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15 7-15 37.

Rebounds: I 15 (Bich 4, Jacobs 4); WW 21 (Bergquist 10). 3-point goals: I 1 (Blue 1); WW 1 (Zerfoss 1). Turnovers: I 26; WW 19. Assists: I 7; WW 11 (Eggleston 5). Steals: I 9 (Gross 3); WW 7 (McGillvrey 5). Fouls: I 9; WW 9.



Wessington Springs 65, Iroquois 50

HURON — A pair of juniors scored a combined 36 points to lead Wessington Springs to a 65-50 win over Iroquois in the seventh-place game Thursday at the boys’ 281 Conference Tournament held at Huron Arena.

Junior Jevon Hohn led all scorers with 19 points on the night. Fellow junior Braden Jones added 17 for the Spartans who improved to 2-8 on the season. Jones added a team-high eight rebounds.

It was a battle through the first three quarters. The Spartans only led by one at the end of the first quarter, 11-10, and extended the lead to just three at the end of the half, 23-20. The Chiefs kept it close in the third quarter, with each team scoring 19 points, led by Jordon Colungo who scored seven of his 11. But Wessington Springs would open it up in the fourth quarter, scoring 20 points as a team and holding Iroquois to just eight in the final frame to secure the win.

Cody Weed led Iroquois with 15 points. Roy Miller added 10 in the loss.

Iroquois will head to Estelline Jan. 22 while Wessington Springs hosts Redfield-Doland Saturday.



Iroquois 10 23 42 50

Wessington Springs 11 26 45 65

Iroquois (0-8): Chase Decker 1 0-0 3; Cody Weed 6 0-1 15; Jordon Colungo 5 0-0 11; Erik Wehlander 4 0-3 8; Roy Miller 5 0-1 10; Blake Keating 1 1-2 3; Michael Hofhenke 0 0-2 0. Totals: 22 1-9 50.

Wessington Springs (2-8): Jevon Hohn 7 3-5 19; Braden Jones 6 3-4 17; Jake Krohmer 1 0-0 2; Zac Paulson 1 0-0 2; Austin Messmer 3 0-0 8; Nic Paulson 2 0-0 4; Deion Sails 1 0-0 2; Trinity Kenobbie 1 2-2 4; Blake Messmer 3 1-2 7. Totals: 25 8-13 65.

Rebounds: I 27 (Wehlander 12); WS 34 (Jones 8). 3-point goals: I 4 (Weed 2, Colungo 1, Decker 1); WS 4 (Hohn 2, A. Messmer 2). Turnovers: I 15; WS 7. Assists: I 11 (Colungo 5); WS 10 (Jones 3, Sails 3). Steals: I na (Weed 2); WS 12 (Jones 6). Fouls: I 14; WS 16.

For the complete article see the 01-18-2013 issue.

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