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2018-02-08 / Sports

Pine Ridge Dominates Last Three Opponents 211-91

GIRLS BASKETBALL
BY TOM CRASH
LCT CORRESPONDENT


Kiera Bagola putting up her left hand jumper over Kaylee Wells. Photo by Jerry Matthews. Kiera Bagola putting up her left hand jumper over Kaylee Wells. Photo by Jerry Matthews.

PINE RIDGE - The Lady Thorpes warmed up for this year’s LNI champs Crow Creek with a 63-21 win over St. Francis and a 66-21 win over Bennett County; Saturday, Pine Ridge hosted Crow Creek, opening with an 18-14 lead after one and building on it each quarter to finish a dominant win 82-49 over the Lady Chieftains.

Crow Creek opened the season with 10 straight wins and this year’s Lakota Nation Invitational Championship but have fallen on hard times, losing four of their last six games.

Kateri Weston opened the first quarter with a three, Duka Thompson helped with a trey and a deuce while Mati Anderson, Kiera Bagola and Moriah Morrisette, all helped with twos and Pine Ridge was up 18-14 after one. Crow Creek’s Sarah Hunter hit a deuce and a trey, Kaylee Wells had a pair of twos and Marveen Ross helped with a two and a free throw to keep the game close. In the second, Weston added two threes and a two, Duka had her second three and Anderson another two and a free throw and the Lady Thorpes pushed their lead to 38-23 at the half.


Taysha Big Crow puts up the Free Throw Line Jump Shot. Photo By Jerry Matthews. Taysha Big Crow puts up the Free Throw Line Jump Shot. Photo By Jerry Matthews. Ross lit up the nets with nine third quarter points but Weston knocked down her fourth three of the game along with a two and a couple of free throws while both Anderson and Taysha Big Crow chipped in seven points each and Pine Ridge pushed their lead to 62-41 after three. Weston hit two more threes in the fourth, Jazmine Thompson and Marsha Janis helped with a three a piece as the Lady Thorpes outscored Crow Creek in the fourth 20-8 to polish off an 82-49 win.

Weston finished with six threes and 26 points, 2 steals, 2 assists and 5 rebounds, Anderson had 12, Big Crow 11 points with 10 rebounds and Jazmine Thompson with 10 points. Ross led Crow Creek with 19 points, Wells chipped in 12 points.


Matilda Anderson with the 3 point shot. Photo By Jerry Matthews. Matilda Anderson with the 3 point shot. Photo By Jerry Matthews. Pine Ridge is now 12- 4, they sit second behind Winner in Region 7A, they travel to Little Wound on Thursday and play Parkston in the DWU Classic on Friday in Mitchell. Crow Creek is 12-4 now, they are #1 in Region 6A, they travel to Eagle Butte on Friday and host Lower Brule on Tuesday.

Red Cloud Continues To Improve

PINE RIDGE/SIOUX FALLS - Thursday, Red Cloud had a small 16-13 lead over Custer after one but behind Tori Glazer and McKenzie Becker, Custer led at the half and after three but junior Emonee Pourier’s 11 fourth quarter points helped Red Cloud come from behind in the fourth to win 68-62.

Aaliyah Provost opened with a two, freshman Stevi Fallis helped with a two and a three while Pourier, Sharissa Haas and Taylor Albers all contributed twos for the Lady Saders 16-13 first quarter lead. Glazer had 13 second quarter points and Becker helped by hitting her second and third threes in the game and two free throws to lead Custer to a 38-31 halftime lead.

Fallis and Pourier both dropped in five third quarter points while Jasmine Derby and Provost chipped in four each as Red Cloud cut the lead to four, down 53-49 after three. For Custer, Glazer had two twos and Becker added her fourth three and a deuce to help Custer stay in the lead. Glazer added six more points in the fourth on three twos and Becker put down her fifth three but Pourier’s 11 fourth quarter points and Provost’s pair of twos turned the tide and Red Cloud had a fourth quarter come from behind 68-62 win.

Glazer finished with a career game, 29 points and 24 rebounds and Becker had five threes and 19 points but Red Cloud’s balanced scoring won the day, Provost finished with 17 points, Pourier had 16 points, 3 steals, 4 blocks, 4 assists and 6 rebounds, Derby had 12 points and 16 rebounds and Fallis had 12 points, 1 steal, 3 assists and 6 rebounds.

Saturday morning, at 8am central, Red Cloud defeated Mount Vernon-Plankinton 50-44 at the Pentagon Classic in Sioux Falls. The Lady Saders are 12-4; they sit fourth in Region 7A, they host St. Thomas More on Friday and travel to Hot Springs on Saturday.

Oelrichs Reels Off Four Straight

OELRICHS - Last week was an excellent week for Oelrichs, 65-32 over Bison, 67-28 over Minatare and 71- 45 over Edgemont.

Ariana Titus came off the bench with a game high 17 points to lead the Lady Tigers over Bison. Memoree Eagle Louse helped with 13 and Kyla Crow chipped in 12.

“Kyla Crow has really become a force in Region 7B,” said Oelrichs Head coach, Dale Pine Jr., “she is averaging double digit scoring in our past six games, that’s the reason we’re 5-1 over that span.”

With balanced scoring, three in double digit points, Oelrichs took out Minatare 67-28. Natasha Swiftwater led the way with 13 points, Memoree Eagle Louse chipped in 12 and Kyla Crow helped with 11.

More balanced scoring helped Oelrichs grab a 71-45 win over Edgemont. Ariana Titus came off the bench with a game high 17 points, Kyla Crow finished with 14, Natasha Swiftwater added 11 and Memoree Eagle Louse chipped in 10.

“We are starting to see better ball movement, we’re coming together as a team,” said Pine, “the last time we played Edgemont, we were lucky to pull out a win, this time we knew we had to come out with energy, everyone had to be aggressive. Our JV won and finished the season 7-6, there’s a lot of talent coming up in the program and it’s exciting to look ahead to the rest of the season and to the future of the program.”

Oelrichs is 10-7 currently, they play in the Dakota Plains Invitational Thursday and Friday in Santee and travel to Wall Feb. 13.

RECENT SCORES
Lower Brule 66-38 Crazy Horse
RC Christian 45-31 Bennett County
Tea Area 43-17 Flandreau Indian
Tiospaye Topa 70-37 Takini
Andes Central/Dakota Christian 60-34 Marty
Clark/Willow Lake 63-42 Tiospa Zina
Dupree 57-48 Harding County
Pine Ridge 82-49 Crow Creek
Red Cloud 50-44 Mount Vernon-Plankinton

Todd County 56-46 Chamberlain
McLaughlin 51-36 St. Francis
Winner 63-57 Crow Creek
Lead-Deadwood 48-33 Bennett
County
Red Cloud 68-62 Custer
Pine Ridge 63-21 St. Francis
Todd County 94-25 Stanley County
Winner 65-41 CEB
Crazy Horse 72-30 Takini
Oelrichs 71-45 Edgemont
Timber a Lake 57-40 Dupree
Tiospaye Topa 63-47 Edmunds
Central
Lower Brule 77-61 White River
Todd County 71-22 Mobridge-
Pollock
Pine Ridge 66-21 Bennett County
Tiospa Zina 45-39 Groton Area
Lower Brule 52-52 OT Highmore-
Harrold
Wall 57-50 White River
Oelrichs 62-30 Minatare
Dupree 70-31 Takini
Tiospa Zina 54-24 Flandreau Indian
Tripp-Delmont/Armour 71-44
Marty

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, FEB. 8
Pine Ridge at Little Wound
Tiospa Zina at Deuel
Stanley County at White River
McIntosh at Wakpala
Oelrichs/Flandreau Indian at Dak.
Plains in Santee
FRIDAY, FEB. 9
St. Thomas More at Red Cloud
Pine Ridge vs Parkston at DWU
Classic
Crow Creek at CEB
McLaughlin at Winner
Bennett County at New Underwood
Wessington Springs at Lower Brule
Tiospaye Topa at Crazy Horse
Dupree at Wall
Oelrichs/Flandreau Indian at DPI
SATURDAY, FEB. 10
Little Wound vs. Sully Buttes at
Warner Classic
Red Cloud at Hot Springs
Miller at Todd County
Marty at Takini
CEB at St. Francis
Crazy Horse at Bison
MONDAY, FEB. 12
White River at St. Francis
Lower Brule at Crow Creek
CEB at Pine Ridge
Crazy Horse at RC Christian
Flandreau Indian at Centerville
TUESDAY, FEB. 13
Little Wound at Todd County
Oelrichs at Wall
Freeman Academy/Marion at
Flandreau Indian
White River at Jones County
Edmunds Central at Wakpala
Lemmon at McLaughlin

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