Wessington Springs, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket to meet for 281 girls' title

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WOLSEY — The Wessington Springs Spartans will play for the 281 Conference Tournament title Thursday evening, after they posted a 41-39, come-from-behind win over the James Valley Christian Lady Vikings Tuesday afternoon at the Wolsey-Wessington High School Gymnasium.

The Spartans twin towers of 5-foot, 11-inch Carissa Scheel and 6-2 Avery Orth scored 19 and 11 points, respectively, to lead Wessington Springs (7-2) into the title game against Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Thursday at Huron Arena.

Addison Bartholow led the Lady Vikes, who fall to 6-4, with 14 points while Alexa Goertz added 11. JVC will play Iroquois/Lake Preston for third place Thursday, also at Huron Arena.

James Valley Christian   11 19 31 39
Wessington Springs       10 16 33 41

JAMES VALLEY CHRISTIAN (6-4): Rhayonna Hood 0 1-2 1; Addyson Knight 3 0-0 7; Alexa Goertz 3 4-8 11; Kaylie Robinson 2 0-0 5; Addision Bartholow 3 5-6 14; Lainey Goertz 0 1-2 1. Totals: 11 11-18 39.

WESSINGTON SPRINGS (7-2): Avery Orth 5 3-3 13; Raylee Fagerhaug 1 0-0 2; Carissa Scheel 8 3-4 19; Kerstynn Heim 2 1-2 5; Addy Orth 1 0-0 2.  Totals 17 7-9 41.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 44, Iroquois/Lake Preston 40
WOLSEY — The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks pulled away in the final period to earn a 44-40 win over the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks and a ticket to Thursday evening’s girls’ 281 Conference Tournament championship game.

The Blackhawks will face Wessington Springs for all the marbles in the tournament, while Iroquois/Lake Preston will take on James Valley Christian for third place.

Liz Boschee led the Blackhawks with 20 points - and scored 10 of SCW’s 11 fourth quarter points - and also had 10 rebounds to propel SCW, now 8-2, into the title match.

The Sharks got 20 points from Adison Moore and nine each from Faith Steffensen and Hadlee Holt. Holt added 15 rebounds and Kera Dubro had 10 boards. ILP falls to 7-4.

Sanborn Cent/Woon      13 22 33 44
Iroquois/Lake Preston   11 22 32 40

SANBORN CENTRAL/WOONSOCKET (8-2): Jaycee Baruth 3 0-1 6; Kenna Oschner 3 0-0 7; Liz Boschee 6 8-11 20; Kam Oschner 2 1-4 6; Kara Wormstadt 0 1-4 1; Kali Hofer 2 0-2 4. Totals: 16 10-22 44.

IROQUOIS/LAKE PRESTON (7-4): Adison Moore 6 7-8 20; Kera Dubro 1 0-0 2; Faith Steffensen 3 3-4 9, Hadlee Holt 4 1-3 9. Totals: 14 11-15 40.

FG: SCW - 16-51 28%; ILP - 15-61 24%. 3-pt FG: SCW - 2-10 (Kenna Oschner, Kam Oschner); ILP - 1-10 (Moore). REB: SCW - 33 (Boschee 10); ILP - 32 (Holt 15, Dubro 10). TO: SCW - 13; ILP - 15.

Highmore-Harrold 54, Sunshine Bible 26
HURON - The Highmore-Harrold Pirates jumped out to a 15-5 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to a 54-26 win Tuesday over Sunshine Bible Academy in consolation action in the 281 Conference Girls’ Tournament, played at the JVC gym.

The Pirates (5-5) were led by Kendall Cermak and Jada Baloun with 14 points. Baloun and April Fallis each grabbed six rebounds to pace the team.

Sunshine Bible falls to 1-7. Abby Hinman and Betra Amare each scored six points to lead the Crusaders.

Sunshine Bible Academy             5 13 19 26
Highmore-Harrold            15 30 43 54

Sunshine Bible Academy (1-7): Abby Hinman 3 0-0 6, Brielle Jeffrey 2 0-0 4, Anna Van Zee 1 0-0 2, Betra Amare 2 0-0 6, Sadie Konechne 1 2-2 4, Breanna Thieman 2 0-0 4. Totals: 11 2-2 26

Highmore-Harrold (5-5): Autumn Fallis 0 3-6 3, April Fallis 0 3-4 3, Kendall Cermak 4 2-2 14, Jada Baloun 7 2-2 14, Addison McDonnell 3 0-0 7, Callie Chavez 4 1-2 9, Jaylynn Knox 1 0-0 2, Rebecca Milbrandt 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19 11-16 54.

FG: SBA - 11/46 24%; HH - 19/41 46%. 3-pt FG: SBA 2/12 (Amare 2); HH 5/10 (Cermak 4, McDonnell). Rebounds: SBA 30 (Hinman, Jeffery 4), HH 31 (Baloun, ApFallis 6). Steals: SBA 11, HH 10. Assists: SBA 7, HH 18. Turnovers: SBA 19, HH 9. Fouls: SBA 17 (Jeffrey out), HH 4.

Wolsey-Wessington 47, Hitchcock-Tulare 44
URON — The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds outscored the Hitchcock-Tulare Lady Patriots 12-8 in the fourth quarter to post a come-from-behind 47-77 win in the consolation semifinals of the girls’ 281 Conference Tournament Tuesday afternoon at the James Valley Christian Gymnasium.

Lainey Uttecht scored 23 points and Payton Kemnitz added 16 for the Lady ‘Birds, who improve to 4-7 with the win and will face Highmore-Harrold for the consolation championship on Thursday at Huron Arena.

Shae  Uttecht claimed six rebounds for Wolsey-Wessington.

Cambree Hoekman led the Lady Pats iwth 16 points while Katelyn Schroeder chipped in 12 points and had a game-high 11 rebounds. Hitchcock-Tulare, which falls to 2-8, will play Sunshine Bible Academy Thursday morning in the seventh-place game.

Wolsey-Wessington 12 22 35 47
Hitchcock-Tulare 13 27 36 44

WOLSEY-WESSINGTON (4-7): Payton Kemnitz 6 3-10 16; Shae Uttecht 0 2-4 2; Macy Washechek 0 0-2 0; Kendal Uttecht 1 0-2 2; Lainey Uttecht 8 2-2 23; Maria Nelson 1 0-0 2; Kenli Hooks 1 0-1 2. Totals: 17 7-21 47.

HITCHCOCK-TULARE (2-8): Katelyn Schroeder 5 0-0 12; Isabel Gilbert 2 0-1 5; Gracyn Bixler 1 3-4 5; Rebecca Huizenga 1 1-2 3; Cambree Hoekman 5 5-6 18. Totals: 14 11-13 44.