Huron Holiday Classic wraps up with seven boys' matchups

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HURON — The boys teams took to the court Saturday in the Huron Holiday Classic at Huron Arena, with multiple Heartland teams featured among the victors.

(Article photos by Craig Wollman)

Crazy Horse 63, Mitchell Christian 45
The Crazy Horse Chiefs opened the game strong and finished strong to kick off the boys’ day of games at the Huron Holiday Classic on Saturday with a 63-45 victory over the Mitchell Christian Golden Eagles at Huron Arena.

After jumping out to an 8-0 lead to open the game, Crazy Horse saw the lead disappear and the Golden Eagles even take a 24-19 lead into half, but the Chiefs outscored Mitchell Christian 44-21 in the second half for the win.

The Chiefs move to 4-3 behind 30 points from Richard Pumpkin Seed. Donnie Ghost Dog added 13 points and Devaughn Between had 12 points.

Noah Iron Horse topped the Chiefs with 11 rebounds.

The Golden Eagles fell to 0-4 despite 33 oints and 17 rebounds from Aiden Lieber.

Mitchell Christian     10 24 35 45
Crazy Horse     12 19 42 63

Mitchell Christian (0-4): Joseph Tegethoff 1 1-2 4, Luke Mentel 2 2-3 7, Syver Enga 1 0-0 2, Aiden Lieber 15 3-7 33. Totals: 19 6-12 45.

Crazy Horse (4-3): Donnie Ghost Dog 5 1-3 13, Devaughn Between 5 0-0 12, Richard Pumpkin Seed 10 3-5 30, Noah Iron Horse 4 0-0 8. Totals: 24 4-8 63.

FG: MC - 19/43 44%; CH 24/66 36%. 3-pt FG: MC - 1/10 (Mentel); CH - 11/36 (Pumpkin Seed 7, Ghost Dog 2, Between 2). Rebounds: MC 30 (Lieber 17), CH 32 (Iron Horse 11). Steals: MC 14 (Lieber 4), CH 26 (Pumpkin Seed 8). Turnovers: MC 27, CH 15. Fouls: MC 9, CH 16.


Griffin Musser of Clark/Willow Lake puts up a shot during a Huron Holiday Classic game against Chamberlain on Saturday at Huron Arena.

Lyman 62, Langford Area 31
The Lyman Raiders jumped out early and kept pushing for a 62-31 victory over the Landford Area Lions Saturday at the Huron Holiday Classic.

The win moves the Raiders to 2-2 while the Lions fall to 0-7.

Lyman put three players into double-figure scoring in a balanced scoring effort that saw 10 players tally a point. Jonas Zirpel and MJ Diehm each had 13 points to lead the Raiders, while Dawsen Volmer had 10 points.

The Lions were led by Rennan Bruns with 10 points. Kalen Godel grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for Langford.

Langford       2 14 26 31
Lyman     13 26 43 62

Langford Area (0-7): Jacob Samson 4 1-4 9, Rennan Bruns 3 2-4 10, Kalen Godel 1 1-4 3, Caleb Mertz 0 1-2 1, Dylan Harmon 2 2-5 6, Ryder Smith 1 0-2 2. Totals: 11 7-21 31.

Lyman (2-2): Aksel Ehlers 2 0-0 5, Carter Jones 1 0-0 3, Conway Collins 0 1-2 1, Jonas Zirpel 4 4-5 13, Dawson Volmer 3 4-5 10, Canyon Garnos 1 0-0 3, Wiley Elmood 0 1-2 1, Jake Millard 0 2-2 2, MJ Diehm 3 6-7 13, Cole Kieffer 4 1-7 9. Totals: 19 19-30 62.

FG: LA - 11/41 27%; L - 19/38 50%. 3-pt FG: LA - 2/18 (Bruns 2); L - 5/18 (Ehlers, Jones, Zirpel, Diehm, Garnos). Rebounds: LA 23 (Godel 9), L 27 (Seaboy 6). Fouls: LA 25 (Samson out), L 20. Technical fouls: Lyman - team.


Cody Slykhuis of Sanborn Central/Woonsocket puts up a shot against a Lower Brule defender during their game in the Huron Holiday Classic on Saturday at Huron Arena.

Lower Brule 55, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 49
The Lower Brule Sioux started slow, trailing 12-5 after one quarter, but a press defense and fast-paced offense put up a 27-15 second quarter, taking a lead into halftime and holding on for a 55-49 victory over the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks Saturday at the Huron Holiday Classic.

The win moves the Sioux to 3-4 while the Blackhawks drop to 3-2.

Quentin McBride Jr. led the Sioux with 26 points and six rebounds, nailing six three-point shots as part of his day. Lane Gray pitched in 14 points and Elliott LaRoche added 13 for Lower Brule.

The Blackhawks were led by Jeff Boschee with 19 points and seven rebounds. Payton Uecker chipped in 11 points and Cody Slykhuis 10 for SCW.

The Blackhawks are on the road Tuesday at Bridgewater-Emery.

Sanborn Cent/Woon     12 27 39 49
Lower Brule       5 32 42 55

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (3-2): Jeff Boschee 8 2-2 19, McCoy Schulz 1 1-2 3, Cody Slykhuis 5 0-2 10, Bryce Larson 1 0-0 2, Payton Uecker 4 0-0 11, Landon Jensen 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21 3-8 49.

Lower Brule (3-4): Lane Gray 6 1-1 14, Elliot LaRoche 5 1-4 13, Quentin McBride Jr 10 0-2 26, Marley Carpenter 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 2-7 55.

FG: SCW - 21/49 43%; LB - 22/47 47%. 3-pt FG: SCW - 4/16 (Uecker 3, Boschee); LB - 9/25 (McBride 6, LaRoche 2, Gray). Rebounds: SCW 29 (Boschee, Moody 7), LB 18 (McBride 6). Fouls: SCW 12, LB 12 (Staples out).


Aaron Zemlicka of Clark/Willow Lake puts up a shot against a Chamberlain defender during their Huron Holiday Classic game on Saturday at Huron Arena.

Clark/Willow Lake 62, Chamberlain 47
The Clark/Willow Lake Cyclones jumped out to a big 21-7 lead after one quarter and held on against a tenacious Chamberlain Cubs team for a 62-47 victory.

The Cyclones move to 3-2 behind a balanced scoring effort led by 14 points each from Bo Begeman and Jack Helkenn. Emmerson Larson added 12 points and Sullivan Felberg put in 10 points off the bench for Clark/Willow Lake.

Helkenn led CWL with six rebounds.

Dakota Munger led all scorers with 16 points for the Cubs. Cruz Soulek scored 13 points and Breckyn Harmon added 12 points for Chamberlain.

The Cyclones travel to Groton Friday.

Chamberlain       7 20 33 47
Clark/Willow Lake     21 35 45 62

Chamberlain (0-5): Josiah Vaa 1 0-0 3, Riddick Big Eagle 1 0-0 2, Sawyer Bonovan 0 1-2 1, Cruz Soulek 6 1-2 13, Dakota Munger 5 5-6 16, Breckyn Harmon 6 0-0 12. Totals: 19 7-10 47.

Clark/Willow Lake (3-2): Emmerson Larson 4 2-2 12, Bo Begeman 6 0-1 14, Aaron Zemlicka 2 0-0 4, Griffin Musser 4 0-1 8, Jack Helkenn 6 1-3 14, Sullivan Felberg 4 1-2 10. Totals: 26 4-9 62.

FG: C - 19/44 43%; CWL - 26/48 54%. 3-pt FG: C - 2/13 (Vaa, Munger); CWL - 6/16 (Larson, 2, Begeman 2, Helkenn, Felberg). Rebounds: C 16 (Soulek 4), CWL 23 (Helkenn 6). Fouls: C 11, CWL 13.

Faulkton Area 55, Burke 53
A nip and tuck game throughout was fittingly decided at the very last second, as Gian DiMaria of the Faulkton Area Trojans stole a pass and made a layup with just enough time for the Burke Cougars to launch a three-quarter court shot that came surprisingly close to going in, leaving the Trojans with a 55-53 victory Saturday in the Huron Holiday Classic.

The win moves the Trojans to 4-2 while Burke drops to 1-5.

The Trojans were led by a monster effort from Lane Cotton, with 34 points and six rebounds. DiMaria chipped in eight points.

Quinten Bull paced the Cougars with 16 points and seven rebounds. Sam Steele added 12 and Reed Benter chipped in 10 for Burke.

Burke         8 23 34 53
Faulkton Area     8 19 38 55

Burke (1-5): Reed Benter 4 0-0 10, Bryce Bartling 2 0-0 6, Jayder Schonebaum 2 0-0 6, Sam Steele 5 0-0 12, Dawson York 1 1-2 3, Quinten Bull 7 1-2 16. Totals: 21 2-4 53.

Faulkton Area (4-2): Gian DiMaria 4 0-0 8, Carter Hall 1 1-2 3, Spencer Melius 2 1-2 6, Carter Deiter 2 0-0 4, Layne Cotton 15 3-4 34, Trey Machtemes 0 0-2 0. Totals: 24 5-10 55.

FG: B - 21/41 51%; FA - 24/55 44%. 3-pt FG: B - 9/19 (Benter 2, Bartling 2, Steele 2, Schonebaum 2, Bull); FA - 2/20 (Melius, Cotton). Rebounds: B 25 (Bull 7), FA 22 (Cotton 6). Fouls: B 9, FA 9.


Blake Larson of Wessington Springs goes to the basket during a game against Jones County in the Huron Holiday Classic on Saturday at Huron Arena.

Wessington Springs 67, Jones County 27
The Wessington Springs Spartans exploded out of the gate with a pressing defense that fueled a 24-point edge at half en route to a 67-27 victory over the Jones County Coyotes at the Huron Holiday Classic.

The Spartans move to 4-1 with a balanced attack that saw five players score at least eight points, led by Parker Graff with 24 and Colby Flowers with 14. Flowers led Wessington Springs with nine rebounds.

Jones County falls to 4-2. Jace Nix and Gunnar Whitney each had five points to lead the Coyotes.

The Spartans will travel to Ethan Friday.

Wessington Springs     17 39 56 67
Jones County       9 15 20 27

Wessington Springs (4-1): Karter Mebius 4 0-0 8, Blake Larson 3 1-2 8, Parker Graff 9 1-1 24, Brock Krueger 1 0-0 2, Colby Flowers 7 0-1 14, Ryder Michalek 4 0-0 8, Luke Larson 1 0-0 3. Totals: 29 2-4 67.

Jones County (4-2): Bryer Kinsley 1 1-2 3, Jace Nix 2 0-1 5, Adrik Schoon 2 0-2 4, Jett Nix 2 0-0 4, Kaden Kinsley 1 0-0 2, Asa Best 2 0-0 4, Gunnar Whitney 2 1-2 5. Totals: 12 2-7 27.

FG: WS - 29/52 56%; JC - 12/42 29%. 3-pt FG: WS - 7/13 (Graff 5, BLarson, LLarson); JC - 1/6 (JaNix). Rebounds: WS 34 (Flowers 9), JC 19 (Whitney 5). Fouls: WS 9, JC 6.


James Valley Christian’s Ethan Bartholow shoots over Luke Koepsell of Howard during their game Saturday in the Huron Holiday Classic at Huron Arena.

Howard 70, James Valley Christian 52
The Howard Tigers came out firing in the first quarter and never looked back, taking a 70-52 victory over the James Valley Christian Vikings in the finale of the Huron Holiday Classic on Saturday.

The Tigers used the long ball to open things on a positive note, hitting five three-point baskets in the first quarter, but when the deep balls stopped falling for Howard, JVC couldn’t take advantage and went into half trailing by ten, never really getting back into the game in the second half.

Howard moved to 5-1 behind 21 points from Luke Koepsell. Kolt Koepsell added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers and Colby Claussen and Taiden Hoyer each had 11 points.

Dax Frandsen scored 12 points to lead JVC while Jerrad Wallman scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

JVC hosts Wolsey-Wessington on Thursday.

Howard         21 37 56 70
James Valley Christian 14 27 39 52

Howard (5-1): Carson Hinker 3 0-0 6, Colby Claussen 4 0-0 11, Logan Mentele 1 0-0 3, Lucas Feldhaus 0 0-2 0, Taiden Hoyer 4 0-0 11, Luke Koepsell 8 2-9 21, Kolt Koepsell 4 6-10 15, Austin Severson 1 0-0 3. Totals: 25 8-21 70.

James Valley Christian (1-2): Gavin Waldner 3 1-2 7, Dax Frandsen 6 0-0 12, Ethan Bartholow 1 1-2 3, Isaac Korell 2 2-2 8, Huntley Steele 1 0-0 3, Davis Chase 3 3-4 9, Jerrad Wallman 4 1-2 10. Totals: 20 8-12 52.

FG: H - 25/51 49%; JVC - 20/37 54%. 3-pt FG: H - 12/26 (Claussen 3, Hoyer 3, LKoepsell 3, Mentele, KKoepsell, Severson); JVC - 4/10 (Korell 2, Wallman, Steele). Rebounds: H 21 (KKoepsell 7), JVC 23 (Wallman 9). Fouls: H 11, JVC 19.