Braves throttle Tigers


By Jay Davis

Mason Keller beats Wyatt Knight of Cheyenne-Eagle Butte to the basket for two of his team-high 11 points. The Braves dealt the Tigers a 71-35 defeat at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Tuesday.

Mason Keller beats Wyatt Knight of Cheyenne-Eagle Butte to the basket for two of his team-high 11 points. The Braves dealt the Tigers a 71-35 defeat at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Tuesday.

The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Braves came to Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Tuesday touted as one of the best teams in the state. The proof was in the pudding as the Braves left the gym after handing the Tigers a 71-35 defeat.
“That was one of the most dominating performances I’ve seen in five or six years,” said coach Tim Frederick. “As great as they can shoot, they look to pass first. When you have players like that who are committed to playing team basketball, they are going to be tough to beat.”
After the Braves moved out to a 12-4 lead after one quarter, the Tigers scored first in the second quarter to cut the lead to 12-6. That was the beginning of the end as the Braves ripped off the game’s next 20 points to open a 32-6 lead. The Tigers ended the quarter on an 8-3 run, but still trailed by 21 points at the half.
To make sure the Tigers did not get the idea they would have a run of their own and make the game close, the Braves used a 13-0 run in the third quarter to turn a 21-point 44-23 lead into a 59-23 washout.
The Braves got contributions across the board. Creighton LeBeau hit four three-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points.
Xavier Norris scored 16 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Jeffrey Shaving scored 12 points, while adding three assists and three steals. Kamden Rousseau Clown scored all nine of his points during the second quarter run.
Mason Keller led the Tigers with 11 points. Mitch Heumiller scored five points, grabbed six rebounds and dished three assists. Noah Chase scored six points and Ethan Kettering scored four.

After a tightly-contested first quarter, Chamberlain went on a 10-0 run early in the second quarter and ran away with a 73-47 win over the Tigers in Chamberlain on Friday.
“We actually played pretty well for three quarters,” said Frederick. “We just had that bad second quarter. We didn’t execute like we needed to.”
The Tigers and Cubs matched wits in the first quarter. Preston Frederick hit three three-pointers for the Tigers, but the Cubs scored late to tie the game at 18-18.
The Tigers led 21-20 early in the second quarter when the Cubs went on their run. The Cubs’ leading scorer, Skyler Bertram, lit it up with all 10 Chamberlain points.
“You’re not going to hold the Bertram kid down for four quarters,” said Frederick.
The Cubs finished the half on an 8-0 run and led 39-24 at the half.
The Tigers fought to cut lead to inside double digits at 48-39 with 2:30 left in the third quarter, but the Cubs answered with the last eight points of the quarter and the Tigers never threatened in the fourth quarter.
“They are a pretty good team,” said Frederick. “But it all comes down to we weren’t executing offensively.”
Heumiller led the Tigers with 14 points and seven rebounds. Frederick hit five three-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points. Hill scored eight points and Keller scored seven.
Bertram led the Cubs with a game-high 27 points, including five three-pointers. Reuben Estes hit four treys and scored 14 points. Hudson Priebe added 11 points and six rebounds.

The Tigers will try to stop their four-game losing streak on Friday when they host 3-11 Ipswich.
This will be the 99th meeting between the Tigers and Ipswich. The Tigers hold a 66-32 record in the all-time series that began during the 1921-22 season. The games have gone all Mobridge in the 2000s. The Tigers have won the last five and 12 of the last 13. Mobridge-Pollock won a 71-64 game in Ipswich last year.
On Saturday the Tigers will make the long trip to play Todd County. The Falcons are just 6-9 but beat McLaughlin and Stanley County in their last two outings.
This will be the 39th meeting between the Tigers and Falcons. The Tigers hold a 22-16 edge in the series that dates back to the 1969-70 season. The Tigers have won four of the last five, including a 70-62 win in Mobridge last season.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte (13-2) 12 35 57 71
Mobridge-Pollock (5-8) 4 14 23 35
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte: Hoss Rave 1 0-0 3, Creighton LeBeau 6 4-4 20, Jeffrey Shaving 5 2-2 12, Xavier Norris 7 0-0 16, Wyatt Knight 0 0-0 0, Kamden Rousseau Clown 2 4-7 9, East Lee 2 0-0 5, Derrick Marrow 3 0-0 6, Totals 26 10-13 71.
Mobridge-Pollock: Preston Frederick 1 0-0 2, Mitch Heumiller 2 0-0 5, Reece Wientjes 2 1-1 5, Jason Hill 0 2-2 2, Mason Keller 5 0-0 11, Ethan Kettering 2 0-0, Noah Chase 2 0-0 6, Totals 14 3-6 35.
3-point field goals: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 9 (LeBeau 4, Norris 2, Rave, Rousseau Clown, Lee). Rebounds: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 30 (Norris 8); Mobridge-Pollock 20 (Heumiller 6). Assists: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 12 (Shaving 3, Rousseau Clown 3); Mobridge-Pollock 8 (Heumiller 3). Steals: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 10 (Shaving 3, Norris 3); Mobridge-Pollock 2. Total fouls: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 12; Mobridge-Pollock 9. Turnovers: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 8; Mobridge-Pollock 18. JV Game: Mobridge-Pollock 49-43. C Game: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 39-35 OT.

Mobridge-Pollock (5-7) 18 24 39 47
Chamberlain (10-3) 18 39 56 73
Mobridge-Pollock: Jason Hill 3 2-2 8, Preston Frederick 5 0-0 15, Mason Keller 3 0-0 7, Reece Wientjes 0 1-2 1, Mitch Heumiller 7 0-0 14, Tyler Villbrandt 0 0-2 0, Gary Wollman 0 2-2 2, Totals 18 5-8 47.
Chamberlain: Skyler Bertram 10 2-3 27, Reuben Estes 5 0-0 14, Tiegen Priebe 3 0-0 6, Hudson Priebe 4 3-5 11, Chris Schwartz 1 4-6 6, Cody Medicine Eagle 1 0-0 2, Seth Friesz 2 0-1 4, Parker Evans 1 1-1 3, Totals 27 10-16 73.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 6 (Frederick 5, Keller); Chamberlain 9 (Bertram 5, Estes 4). Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 21 (Heumiller 7, Wientjes 4); Chamberlain 25 (H. Priebe 6, Friesz 6). Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 5; Chamberlain 11 (Estes 5). Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 8 (Keller 3, Wientjes 3); Chamberlain 6. Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 15; Chamberlain 15. Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 17; Chamberlain 10.

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