Lady Tigers take Ipswich deep into fourth quarter

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By Jay Davis

Alexa Schaefbauer hustles to break up a fastbreak attempt by Angela Heinz of Ipswich. The Tigers took Ipswich into the fourth quarter before dropping a 49-38 game at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.

Alexa Schaefbauer hustles to break up a fastbreak attempt by Angela Heinz of Ipswich. The Tigers took Ipswich into the fourth quarter before dropping a 49-38 game at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.

The Lady Tigers pushed Ipswich to the limit before dropping a 49-38 game at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.
“Friday was a night we put everything together that we have been working on in practice,” said coach Ann LaMont. “We had good ball movement and were getting good shots. Defensively were took their posts out. Part of that was our guards pressuring their guards so they were not getting good looks.”
Playing solid defense and hitting timely shots helped the Lady Tigers stay ahead of 12-4 Ipswich for most of the first three quarters. The Lady Tigers led 9-6 after one quarter, 15-14 at the half and 26-25 after three quarters.
While the Mobridge-Pollock defense was still keeping Ipswich from scoring from the field, the girls were committing fouls and Ipswich spent the entire fourth quarter at the free throw line. Ipswich outscored the Lady Tigers 24-12 over the last eight minutes, scoring 16 points from the charity stripe. By game’s end, Ipswich had taken 43 free throw shots compared to just eight for the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers did not go down easy in the fourth quarter. After falling behind 32-26, they rallied to get the deficit down to one point at 34-33. They stayed close and trailed just 41-38 with 1:55 to play, but Ipswich hit eight free throws the rest of the way to pull off the road win.
“The final score was not indicative of how well and how hard the girls played,” said LaMont. “We were the team that was frustrating somebody instead of the team being frustrated.”
Kaitlin Good Shield hit three three-pointers, including two in the fourth quarter, and led a balanced Lady Tigers with nine points. Aundrea Kramer scored eight points and pulled down a game-leading nine rebounds. ReAnne Kohlus scored six points and grabbed seven boards. Alexa Schaefbauer added six points.
Macy Gauer led Ipswich with 11 points, including nine points and five of five free throw shooting in the fourth quarter. Tara Heinz scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds. Angela Heinz and Rachel Severson added seven points each.

Todd County
The Lady Tigers were overmatched in Mission on Saturday, as they were defeated 70-23 by Todd County.
With a frontcourt that stood 5’11”, 5’10” and 5’10”, the Lady Falcons were too much up front for the Lady Tigers to contend with, especially after a hard-fought game the night before.
“They are a very good team,” said LaMont. “They are big and they are deep. And they don’t miss.”
The Lady Tigers played with the Falcons early in the game. They were within four points until late in the first quarter when the Falcons scored four points to open a 22-14 lead. The second quarter was a different story. The Falcons started the quarter on a 9-4 run and then peeled off 10 straight points to take a 41-18 halftime lead. A 12-0 run in the third quarter put an end to any thoughts of the Lady Tigers getting back into the ballgame.
The Mobridge-Pollock offense struggled with only Hoffman and Kramer hitting more than one field goal. Hoffman scored five points and Kramer scored four.
Erin Grimshaw led Todd County with 19 points. Allison Cox scored 11 and Katie LaPointe scored 10.

Stanley County
The Lady Tigers are setting their sights on 4-11 Stanley County. The Lady Buffaloes come to Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium for a Friday night matchup.
“We’re looking forward to Friday,” said LaMont.
Stanley County edged the Lady Tigers 40-37 in Ft. Pierre last season. Before that, the Lady Tigers had beaten the Lady Buffaloes five straight times.
The Lady Tigers and Lady Buffaloes will be squaring off for the 31st time on Friday. Stanley County holds a 16-14 edge in the all-time series that dated back to 1990.
On Monday, the Lady Tigers host Standing Rock. The team is looking for a repeat of last season. The Lady Tigers beat the Warriors 58-56 last season in Ft. Yates.  The win gave the Lady Tigers a two-game win streak against the Warriors and a 14-10 lead in the all-time series.

Mobridge-Pollock (0-16)         14 18 21 23
Todd County (16-3)                  22 41 57 70
Mobridge-Pollock: Chelsy Hoffman 2 0-1 5, Kaitlin Good Shield 1 0-0 3, Aundrea Kramer 2 0-0 4, Alexa Schaefbauer 1 0-0 2, ReAnne Kohlus 1 0-0 2, Taylor Brekke 1 1-2 3, Sam Good Shield 1 0-2 2, Lauren Henderson 1 0-0 2, Totals 10 1-5 23.
Todd County: Kelsey Sharkey 2 0-0 4, Caitlin Jensen 4 0-0 8, Erin Grimshaw 9 1-3 19, Allison Cox 4 0-0 11, Stevie Lone Dog 3 0-0 6, Katie LaPointe 5 0-0 10, Shaylen Geurue 1 0-0 2, Raven Patton 2 2-2 6, Oskate One Star 1 0-0 3, Totals 31 3-5 70.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 2 (Hoffman, K. Good Shield); Todd County 4 (Cox 3, One Star). Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 20; Todd County 35. Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 7; Todd County 14. Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 29; Todd County 12.

Ipswich (12-4)                           9 14 25 49
Mobridge-Pollock (0-15)           6 15 26 38
Ipswich: Angela Heinz 1 5-8 7, Macy Gauer 3 5-5 11, Tara Heinz 3 3-10 9, Rachel Severson 2 3-4 7, Emily Grabowska 0 0-0 0, Elizabeth Grabowska 2 2-2 6, Autumn Pitz 0 5-8 5, Kristi Pond 0 3-4 3, Heather Fuhrmann 0 1-2 1, Totals 11 27-43 49.
Mobridge-Pollock: Chelsy Hoffman 1 0-0 3, Kaitlin Good Shield 3 0-0 9, Aundrea Kramer 3 2-2 8, Alexa Schaefbauer 2 2-3 6, ReAnne Kohlus 3 0-1 6, Taylor Brekke 1 0-0 2, Sam Good Shield 1 0-2 2, Totals 14 4-8 36.
3-point field goals: Ipswich 0; Mobridge-Pollock 4 (K. Good Shield 3, Hoffman). Rebounds: Ipswich 28 (T. Heinz 8); Mobridge-Pollock 27 (Kramer 9, Kohlus 7). Total fouls: Ipswich 8; Mobridge-Pollock 25 (Brekke out). Turnovers: Ipswich 18; Mobridge-Pollock 25. JV Game: Ipswich 33-27.

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