Sully Buttes ends Wolverines’ season

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By Jay Davis

Kendra Thorstenson of Herreid-Selby Area puts up a shot over Chloe Lamb of Sully Buttes. Thorstenson’s basket gave the Wolverines a 12-9 lead. Sully Buttes rallied to beat Herreid-Selby Area 53-42 in the Region 3B championship game in Gettysburg on Thursday.

Kendra Thorstenson of Herreid-Selby Area puts up a shot over Chloe Lamb of Sully Buttes. Thorstenson’s basket gave the Wolverines a 12-9 lead. Sully Buttes rallied to beat Herreid-Selby Area 53-42 in the Region 3B championship game in Gettysburg on Thursday.

Defending state runner-up Sully Buttes got ahead and then hit free throws down the stretch to defeat Herreid-Selby Area 53-42 in the Region 3B championship game in Gettysburg on Thursday.
Sully Buttes led 32-30 at the start of the fourth quarter. With a lead established early in the quarter, the Chargers started going to the free throw line. By game’s end the region champs had knocked down 14 charity shots. Chloe Lamb did a lot of the damage, hitting seven of eight free throws.
Karlea Stahl led Sully Buttes with a game-high 20 points and was eight of nine from the free throw line and grabbed a game-high six rebounds. Lamb finished with eight of nine free throws and scored 12 points. Remi Wientjes used six-of-eight free throw shooting to score 13 points.
The Wolverines end their season with a 21-2 record, falling to Sully Buttes in the region championship for the second straight year. Shauni Schwartz led the Wolverines with 12 points, five rebounds and four steals. Taylor Madden scored eight points and dished three assists. McKenzie Frank scored eight points and Jana Thorstenson scored six.

Herreid-Selby Area (21-2)     9 24 30 42
Sully Buttes (20-3)                9 24 32 53
Herreid-Selby Area: Abbey Fjeldheim 1 1-2 4, McKenzie Frank 2 3-3 8, Kendra Thorstenson 1 0-0 2, Taylor Madden 3 0-0 8, Shauni Schwartz 3 6-6 12, Haylee Biel 1 0-0 2, Jana Thorstenson 3 0-0 6, Totals 14 10-11 42.
Sully Buttes: Karlea Stahl 6 8-9 20, Macey Chambers 0 0-0 0, Kayla Nelson 0 1-2 1, Chloe Lamb 2 8-9 12, Remi Wientjes 3 6-8 13, Katie Stier 0 1-2 1, Racquel Wientjes 3 0-0 6, Totals 14 24-30 53.
3-point field goals: Herreid-Selby Area 4 (Madden 2, Fjeldheim, Frank); Sully Buttes 1 (Remi Wientjes). Rebounds: Herreid-Selby Area 19 (Madden 5, Schwartz 5, Biel 5); Sully Buttes 19 (Stahl 6). Assists: Herreid-Selby Area 9 (Madden 3); Sully Buttes 3 (Nelson 2). Steals: Herreid-Selby Area 4 (Schwartz 4); Sully Buttes 5 (Nelson 2). Total fouls: Herreid-Selby Area 22; Sully Buttes 16. Turnovers: Herreid-Selby Area 15; Sully Buttes 3.

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