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No. 5-ranked Tigers win against Scoopers

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013




STURGIS — Junior center Justin Decker poured in 20 points as the Huron Tigers beat Sturgis Brown easily, 63-40, Saturday at Sturgis. Decker hit six of his 10 shots from the field and was eight for 10 from the free-throw line on the night. Adam Zwanziger and Caleb Carr added 11 points apiece for the Tigers who move to 11-5 on the year with the win. Caleb Carr also had a team-high nine rebounds as Huron had a 24-16 advantage on the boards. The Tigers shot 67 percent from behind the 3-point line, hitting four of their six shots from behind the arc. Overall they shot 47 percent from the field.

Huron, ranked fifth in the latest Class AA poll, got out to an early lead. The Tigers held the Scoopers to just six points in the first quarter and led 34-22 at halftime. Huron scored 17 points in each of the first three quarters and outscored the Scoopers 12-8 in the final frame to secure the win.

Sturgis Brown was led by sophomore guard Jacob Simmons who scored 20 points on the night. He was the only Scooper to score in double figures.

The Tigers will travel to Yankton Friday to take on the 4-9 Bucks.



Huron 17 34 51 63

Sturgis 6 22 32 40

Huron (11-5): Houstyn Heinz 1 0-0 2; Josh Brooks 1 0-1 2; Will Carr 1 1-1 3; Alex Kopfmann 1 0-0 3; Lucas Morrison 0 5-6 5; Adam Zwanziger 4 2-2 11; Caleb Carr 4 2-2 11; Hayden Busch 1 0-0 3; Tre Henderson 1 1-2 3; Justin Decker 6 6-10 20. Totals: 20 19-24 63.

Sturgis Brown (6-10): Tanner Weaver 3 0-0 6; Jeremy Guttierez 1 4-5 6; Jacob Simmons 7 4-7 20; Jason Schneider 1 0-0 2; John Kashmitter 0 2-2 2; Kellen Barden 1 2-2 4. Totals: 13 12-16 40.



Friday’s boxscore

Huron 13 19 30 51

Spearfish 20 30 38 54

Huron: JP Noonan 5 1-1 14; Lucas Morrison 1 0-0 3; Adam Zwanziger 3 1-2 7; Caleb Carr 1 0-0 3; Justin Decker 7 3-3 17; Will Carr 2 0-1 4; Hayden Busch 1 0-0 3. Totals: 20 5-7 51.

Speafish: Ryan Olson 3 0-2 6; Blaine Bacon 6 1-2 13; Brandon Kemp 4 0-1 10; Ryan Couch 1 1-2 4; Dillon Orth 6 0-0 17; Zack Olson 2 0-0 4. Totals: 22 2-7 54.

Rebounds: H 29 (Decker 10); S 24 (Olson 5). 3-point goals: H 6 (Noonan 3, Morrison 1, C. Carr 1, Busch 1); S 8 (Orth 5, Kemp 2, Couch 1). Turnovers: H 14; S 14. Assists: H 9 (Zwanziger 4); S 15 (Couch 7). Steals: H 4; S 10 (Kemp 4). Fouls: H 26; S 15.



























For the complete article see the 02-03-2013 issue.

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