De Smet wins in Region 2B over Deubrook

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HURON — The three-time defending Class B champion De Smet Bulldogs took another step at a repeat title Friday night, running away from the Deubrook Area Dolphins 64-33 in a Region 2B matchup at Huron Arena, and advancing to next Tuesday’s SoDak 16 round.

De Smet exploded out of the blocks, taking a 23-10 lead after the first quarter, and outscored the Dolphins 37-19 in the second half to improve to 19-3 on the season.

Tom Aughenbaugh scored 15 points and Kadyn Fast added 14 to lead a balanced Bulldog scoring effort, that saw three other players score at lead eight points. Trace Van Regenmorter had eight rebounds to lead De Smet.

Colton Trooien scored 13 points to lead Deubrook Area, which ends the season with a record of 11-11. Jacob Jorenby added 12 for the Dolphins.

De Smet will take on Timber Lake in the SoDak 16 round of play on Tuesday, with the site to be determined.

Deubrook Area 10 14 24 33
De Smet 23 29 47 64

DEUBROOK AREA (11-11): Jacob Jorenby 6 0-2 12; Gavin Landmark 1 1-3 3; Landen Johnson 1 0-0 2; Colton Tooien 6 0-2 13; Braxton Bednarek 1 0-0 3. Totals: 15 1-7 33.

DE SMET (19-3): Tom Aughenbaugh 6 1-2 15; Trace Van Regenmorter 3 2-2 8; Kadyn Fast 5 2-2 17; Britt Carlson 4 0-0 9; George Jensen 3 0-0 7; Tristan Olson 1 0-0 3; Grant Wilkinson 4 0-0 8. Totals: 26 5-6 64.

FG: DA - 15-42 36%; D - 26-52 50%. 3-pt FG: DA - 2-17 (Trooien, Bednarek); D - 7-23 (Augenbaugh 2, Fast 2, Carlson, Jensen, Olson). REB: DA - 21 (JP Rogness 4); D - 34 (Van Regenmorter 8). TO: DA - 12; D - 5. Assists: DA - 1; D - 7 (Fast 4). Fouls: DA - 10; D - 9.