Lady Tigers put up fights, but come up short


By Jay Davis

Alexa Schaefbauer fights to get past Erin Colombe of Crow Creek on Friday at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium. The Lady Chieftains edged the Lady Tigers 39-36.

Alexa Schaefbauer fights to get past Erin Colombe of Crow Creek on Friday at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium. The Lady Chieftains edged the Lady Tigers 39-36.

The Lady Tigers continue to show improvement but dropped two more games, falling to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 59-35 in Eagle Butte on Saturday after getting nudged 39-36 by Crow Creek at home on Friday.

The Lady Tigers battled hard with the Braves in Eagle Butte, but the Braves pulled away bit by bit to win a 24-point game.
“In the first half we were playing with them,” said coach Ann LaMont. “Defensively we made them uncomfortable.”
The Lady Tigers played right with the taller Cheyenne-Eagle players for the most part, only to have the Braves use timely runs to widen the margin. Mobridge-Pollock was within two points at 11-9 when the Braves finished the first quarter on a 6-0 run. A 7-1 run late in the second quarter gave the Braves a 28-15 lead at the half. The Lady Tigers worked the deficit to inside double digits in the third quarter before the Braves took off on an 11-1 run to put the game out of reach.
“They really got on a run in the third quarter,” said LaMont.
Kaitlin Good Shield was hot early and finished with a team-leading 11 points, including three three-pointers. Chelsy Hoffman scored 10 points. Aundrea Kramer added six points and six rebounds. ReAnne Kohlus grabbed a game-high seven caroms.
Kaleb Shepherd led the Braves with 13 points and six rebounds. Kimmie LeCompte and Tiffany Shaving scored 10 points each.

Crow Creek
After leading for much of the first half, the Lady Tigers could not compete with the size of Crow Creek and came up three points short.
“There comes a point where you are just outsized,” said LaMont.
Despite struggling at the offensive end, and getting outrebounded 47-24, the Lady Tigers scratched and clawed their way into a competitive game.
Even while having to deal with six-footer, Jamie Marks, the Lady Tiger defense played a big part in the game coming down to the end.
“It was a total team defensive effort,” said LaMont. “Our defensive attitude was better. We were aggressive and forced turnovers late. We had our opportunities, we just couldn’t convert.”
Down 37-27 midway through the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers mounted a comeback attempt. The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Chieftains 9-2 the rest of the way, but could not hit the shots from the field or the free throw line needed to complete the comeback.
Hoffman led the Lady Tigers with 11 points, five rebounds and five steals. Kramer scored eight points. Alexa Schaefbauer scored seven points and picked off five steals. Kohlus added six points. Naomi Stroeder had seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
Marks dominated the inside with 16 points and 20 rebounds. Shanise Pease scored nine points and Megan Howe scored eight. Tori His Law added 10 rebounds.

Lady Midgets
The Lady Tigers host the 8-3 McLaughlin Lady Midgets on Thursday in another stiff test.
“They are a good team,” said LaMont. “Their three losses are two to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte and to Herreid-Selby Area in overtime.”
This will be the 64th meeting between the Lady Tigers and Lady Midgets. The Lady Tigers hold a 41-22 record overall, but the Lady Midgets have won two straight. They beat the Lady Tigers 63-37 in the regular season and 66-44 in the postseason last year.
St. Francis Indian comes to the “House on the Hill” Saturday as part of a Lady Tigers/Tigers doubleheader for the Big Bob Classic. The Lady Warriors are just 2-9 and have lost six in a row.
This is just the second meeting between the two squads. The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Warriors 75-36 during the 2004-05 season.
A busy five days concludes when Potter County comes to down on Monday. The Battlers are 9-1 and have won seven in a row since losing to Highmore-Harrold in December.
This is the 54th meeting between two teams that have been fighting it out since 1975. The Lady Tigers are 34-19 all-time against the Battlers but dropped a 54-38 game in Gettysburg last season.

Mobridge-Pollock (0-10)            9 15 26 35
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte (8-5)     17 28 43 59
Mobridge-Pollock: Chelsy Hoffman 3 4-6 10, Aundrea Kramer 3 0-0 6, Alexa Schaefbauer 1 2-5 4, ReAnne Kohlus 0 0-0 0, Kaitlin Good Shield 3 2-2 11, Naomi Stroeder 1 0-0 2, Lauren Henderson 0 2-2 2, Totals 11 10-16 35.
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte: Kimmie LeCompte 4 2-4 10, Tiauna Dupree 2 3-3 7, Tiffany Shaving 4 2-2 10, Kaleb Shepherd 4 3-7 13, K’Lona Lofton 3 0-0 6, D’Aryn Lends His Horse 0 0-2 0, Cassidy Hollow Horn 3 0-0 6, Tatum Mendoza 1 0-0 2, Jaylynn Eagle 1 2-2 4, Devon
Spoonhunter 0 1-2 1, Totals 15-22 59.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 3 (Good Shield 3); Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 0. Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 19 (Kohlus 7, Kramer 6); Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 28 (Shepherd 6). Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 14; Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 16. Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 27; Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 21.

Crow Creek (3-6) 4 19 28 39
Mobridge-Pollock (0-9) 11 19 24 36
Crow Creek: Rosilee Grey Owl 0 0-0 0, Erin Colombe 1 0-0 3, Shanise Pease 4 0-0 9, Chelsea Medicine Crow 1 0-0 2, Jamie Marks 7 2-4 16, Megan Howe 2 4-4 8, Tori His Law 0 1-4 1, Brianne Saul 0 0-2 0, Totals 15 7-16 39.
Mobridge-Pollock: Chelsea Hoffman 5 0-5 11, Aundrea Kramer 2 4-7 8, Alexa Schaefbauer 2 3-6 7, ReAnne Kohlus 1 4-4 6, Kaitlin Good Shield 1 0-0 2, Taylor Brekke 0 1-2 1, Naomi Stroeder 0 1-6 1, Totals 11 13-30 36.
3-point field goals: Crow Creek 2 (Colombe, Pease); Mobridge-Pollock 1 (Hoffman). Rebounds: Crow Creek 47 (Marks 20, His Law 10); Mobridge-Pollock 24 (Stroeder 7, Hoffman 5). Assists: Crow Creek 9 (His Law 3); Mobridge-Pollock 5 (Schaefbauer 2). Steals: Crow Creek 9 (His Law 3); Mobridge-Pollock 14 (Hoffman 5, Schaefbauer 5). Blocks: Crow Creek 2; Mobridge-Pollock 7 (Stroeder 2). Total fouls: Crow Creek 23 (Marks, Howe out); Mobridge-Pollock 14. Turnovers: Crow Creek 27; Mobridge-Pollock 13.

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