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Sturgis earns win against Huron girls

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013

Huron’s Jacey Hupp handles the ball on the perimeter against a Sturgis defender during their game Saturday at Huron Arena. PHOTO BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN

HURON — Lynsey Prosser scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Sturgis Brown High School to a 53-37 win Saturday over the Huron Tigers in girls’ basketball action at Huron Arena.

The Tigers got out to an early lead, outscoring the Scoopers 18-16 in the first quarter. Sturgis would close the gap and took a two point lead, 28-26, into halftime. The Tigers hit 8-of-9 free throws in the first half and made four 3-pointers.

But Huron just couldn’t keep up with the Scoopers in the second half. Despite shooting just 20 percent from the field in the final two quarters, Sturgis used their defense to secure the win. They forced 28 Huron turnovers in the game and held the Tigers to just 11 points in the second half.

Prosser hit three shots from behind the 3-point arc and was 5-for-6 from the free throw line to finish with 26. Kahlie Peterson and Illianna Shuck each added eight points for the Scoopers. Peterson also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Tigers were led by senior guard Brittany Steffen who scored 11 points, including two 3-pointers. Jazmin Newton added seven points for the Tigers. Katelyn Allerdings scored six points and had a team-high eight rebounds. The Tigers shot well from 3-point land, hitting 40 percent (6-15) of their shots from behind the arc.

Huron will return to action Thursday as they host Yankton at Huron Arena.

In the freshman game Friday, Spearfish beat Huron 39-30. Cameron Schroder led Huron with 22 points. In the sophomore game Friday, Spearfish defeated Huron 53-39. Lexi Eckmann scored nine points, Taya Butterfield and Jacey Hupp scored eight apiece for the Tigers. The freshman game Saturday saw Sturgis beating Huron 47-24. Kaci Schimke scored 11, and Schoder added 10 for the Tigers. The sophomores beat Sturgis Saturday 48-25. Butterfield led Huron with 18 points, and Eckman added 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Sturgis 16 28 40 53

Huron 18 26 32 37

Spearfish (5-11): Brooke Ireland 1 0-0 3; Errin Short 2 0-0 6; Lynsey Prosser 9 5-6 26; Lia Meirose 0 2-6 2; Kahlie Peterson 2 4-4 8; Illianna Shuck 2 3-4 8. Totals: 16 14-20 53.

Huron (2-14): Brittany Steffen 2 5-5 11; MaKayla Goergen 1 0-0 2; Jazmin Newton 1 4-6 7; Katelyn Allerdings 2 2-2 6; Taya Butterfield 2 0-0 5; Bailey Rathjen 2 0-0 6. Totals: 14 11-16 43.

Rebounds: S 36 (Peterson 12, Meirose 11); H 40 (Allerdings 8). 3-point goals: S 7 (Prosser 3, Short 2); H 6 (Steffen 2, Rathjen 2). Turnovers: S 7; H 28. Assists: S 3; H 8 (Goergen 2, Sarah Carr 2). Steals: S 17; H 0. Fouls: S 14; H 18.

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

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