Lady Tigers win three straight

By Jay Davis
The Lady Tigers won their third straight game with a 63-43 win over Gettysburg at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Monday.Katie Heil had the start of a big game with nine points in the first quarter as the Lady Tigers jumped out to a 17-12 lead. Michelle McClellan and Cass Ulmer scored six points each in the second quarter, helping the Tigers to push their lead to 32-22 at the half. The lead grew to 13 points after three quarters before the Lady Tigers pulled away for the 20-point win in the fourth quarter. 

With Gettysburg employing a man-to-man defense, Mobridge-Pollock used its inside game to score on short shots and draw foul after foul on the Battlers. Gettysburg committed 25 fouls, sending the Lady Tigers to the charity stripe 32 times. The Tigers connected on 21 of the 32 free throw attempts.

When Gettysburg was on offense, the Lady Tigers forced 25 turnovers while committing just 14. Fifteen of the Battlers’ turnovers came on steals by the Lady Tigers.

Heil led the Lady Tigers with a 22-point, 12-rebound, double-double. She added four steals and was perfect on eight attempts from the free throw line. Ulmer scored 16 points. Kady Pinney scored eight points, while McClellan and Keshia Milliken scored six points each. Milliken added a team-leading four assists.

Alli Lake led Gettysburg with 14 points. Sydney Logan scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds. Jessika Simon added eight points.


Belle Fourche

Except for another inexplicably low-scoring second quarter, the Lady Tigers controlled the game in beating Belle Fourche 49-33 on the Broncs’ home court on Saturday afternoon.

Mobridge-Pollock used an 8-4 run in the first quarter to open a 10-point, 17-7 lead before Belle Fourche scored the last basket of the quarter.

The Tigers went stone cold in the second quarter. They did not score until Steph Gemar hit a shot at the 2:22 mark. The Lady Tigers still led 21-16 before Bronc Maclyn Hauck hit a three-pointer to close the gap to two points at the half.

The Lady Tigers reassumed control in the third quarter, opening the half with a 12-3 run.

Ulmer scored six of the 12 points as the Lady Tigers moved ahead 33-22.

Leading 37-28 after three quarters, the Lady Tigers made sure the home team could not get any momentum by opening the final quarter with a 6-2 run.

Ulmer and Heil combined for 27 points to lead the Lady Tigers. Ulmer scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Heil knocked down 12 points. Aundrea Kramer and Milliken scored six points each.

Tessiah Sprague and Megan Boston combined for 16 points to lead Belle Fourche.



The Lady Tigers bid farewell to their four-game home losing streak with a 51-43 win over McLaughlin at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Thursday.Playing with a lineup depleted from injury and illness, the Lady Tigers needed time pull away from the Lady Midgets. McLaughlin led 27-24 at the half before the Lady Tigers tied the game in the third quarter and pulled ahead for the win in the fourth quarter.

With Kylee Kettering, Kady Pinney and Lauren Brekke all out, the Lady Tigers had just seven healthy varsity players, which forced junior varsity players to step up and play important minutes. While the unfamiliarity kept the Lady Tigers from taking early control of the game, it was the efforts of the young players that helped the team get over the hump and pull off the win.

“I really think that was the key,” said Konold. “Everybody contributed. They relished in their roles. That’s a coach’s dream.”

Keshia Milliken and Aundrea Kramer stepped into the starting lineup, while Steph Gemar, Chelsy Hoffman, Maranda Wagner and Krista Ulmer all played important varsity minutes for the first time. The sextet combined for seven points and eight rebounds to help keep things stabilized for Ulmer, Heil and McClellan.

Ulmer had a huge game with 27 points and 10 rebounds. She scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, hitting five of seven free throws down the stretch. Heil added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists. She scored eight points in the second quarter when the Lady Tigers were struggling for production.

Shayla Gayton led the Lady Midgets with 12 points. Shaunte Brownotter scored nine points and McKenna Vetter scored eight.



The Lady Tigers will take a much-deserved break over the next week with just one game left in January. The Lady Tigers and Tigers will travel en masse for a double header in Chamberlain on Friday.

Game times will be 4:30 p.m. for junior varsity games and 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for varsity games. Both JV games will tip off at 4:30. The girls will play in the Oacoma gym and the boys will play in the National Guard Armory. Both varsity games will be played in the Armory with the boys going first at 6:30 and the girls to follow.

The Lady Tigers and Cubs have played 10 times with the Lady Tigers holding a 6-4 edge. The series started in 1987, but the teams played sparingly until every-season match-ups began during the 2004-05 season. The Lady Tigers won a 71-40 game last year and have beaten the Cubs three straight times.

Gettysburg (5-8) 12 22 29 43

Mobridge-Pollock (9-4) 17 32 44 63

Gettysburg: Alli Lake 5 2-4 14, Sydney Logan 5 0-2 10, Taylor Cole 1 0-1 2, Brooke Kirby 1 0-0 2, Hallee Cronin 0 1-2 1, Samantha Kilian 2 0-0 4, Jessika Simon 4 0-0 8, Morgan Vander Vorst 1 0-0 2, Totals 19 3-9 43.

Mobridge-Pollock: Michelle McClellan 1 4-6 6, Cass Ulmer 7 2-2 16, Katie Heil 7 8-8 22, Aundrea Kramer 0 2-4 2, Keshia Milliken 2 2-3 6, Kady Pinney 3 2-5 8, Steph Gemar 0 1-2 1, Miranda Wagner 1 0-0 2, Krista Ulmer 0 0-2 0, Totals 21 21-32 63.

3-point field goals: Gettysburg 2 (Lake 2); Mobridge-Pollock 0. Rebounds: Gettysburg 16 (Logan 7); Mobridge-Pollock 26 (Heil 12). Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 13 (Milliken 4). Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 15 (Heil 4). Total fouls: Gettysburg 25; Mobridge-Pollock 18. Turnovers: Gettysburg 25; Mobridge-Pollock 14. JV Game: Mobridge-Pollock 33-17.


Mobridge-Pollock (8-4) 17 21 37 49

Belle Fourche (1-11) 9 19 28 33

Mobridge-Pollock: Michelle McClellan 1 2-2 4, Cass Ulmer 6 2-3 15, Katie Heil 5 2-3 12, Aundrea Kramer 3 0-0 6, Keshia Milliken 3 0-0 6, Kady Pinney 1 0-0 2, Steph Gemar 2 0-0 4, Totals 21 6-8 49.

Belle Fourche: Tessiah Sprague 4 0-0 9, Megan Boston 2 3-4 7, Maclyn Hauck 1 2 0-0 5, Liz Day 2 0-1 4, Taylor Grubbrud 1 1-1 3, Fehrin Ward 1 0-0 2, Madison Huffman 1 0-0 2, Caitlyn Dowling 0 1-1 1, Totals 13 5-7 33.

3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 1 (Ulmer); Belle Fourche 2 (Sprague, Hauck). Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 22 (Ulmer 7); Belle Fourche 17. Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 14 (Ulmer 3, Heil 3); Belle Fourche 1. Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 16 (Ulmer 5, McClellan 4); Belle Fourche 5. Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 10; Belle Fourche 13. Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 12; Belle Fourche 25.


McLaughlin (6-5) 13 27 34 43

Mobridge-Pollock (7-4) 14 24 34 51

McLaughlin: Shayla Gayton 4 2-4 12, Shaunte Brownotter 2 3-4 9, Celina Brownotter 1 4-5 6, McKenna Vetter 3 2-3 8, Jayda Foster 2 0-0 6, Bobbi Jamerson 0 2-2 2, Totals 12 13-18 43.

Mobridge-Pollock: Michelle McClellan 1 0-8 2, Cass Ulmer 11 5-7 27, Katie Heil 6 1-4 13, Keshia Milliken 2 0-0 4, Aundrea Kramer 0 0-0 0, Steph Gemar 1 0-0 2, Chelsy Hoffman 0 1-2 1, Totals 22 7-21 51.

3-point field goals: McLaughlin 6 (Gayton 2, S. Brownotter 2, Foster 2). Rebounds: McLaughlin 25; Mobridge-Pollock 28 (Ulmer 10, Heil 6). Assists: Mobridge-Pollock (Ulmer 10, Heil 6). Total fouls: McLaughlin 18 (S. Brownotter out); Mobridge-Pollock 11. Turnovers: McLaughlin 15; Mobridge-Pollock 11. JV Game: Mobridge-Pollock 26-19.

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