Tigers top Warriors for third straight win

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By Jay Davis

Reece Wientjes goes high for a rebound with teammate Tyler Villbrandt and Dustin Northrop of Ipswich also competing for the ball. The Tigers defeated Ipswich 62-36 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.

Reece Wientjes goes high for a rebound with teammate Tyler Villbrandt and Dustin Northrop of Ipswich also competing for the ball. The Tigers defeated Ipswich 62-36 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.

The Tigers won their third game in five days with a 67-42 win over Standing Rock in Ft. Yates, N.D., on Tuesday.
The Tigers jumped out quickly with an 8-0 run to start the game. Standing Rock fought back to get within one, but the Tigers scored seven straight and led 17-11 after one quarter. Jason Hill was hot early with 12 points in the first quarter.
The Tigers led 19-15 when Mitch Heumiller got hot in the second quarter. Heumiller scored seven points as the Tigers finished the second quarter on a 16-4 run to take a 35-19 halftime lead.
Hill and Heumiller both heated up in third quarter. Heumiller scored 11 points and Hill scored eight as the Tigers put the game away with a 25-point outburst the first eight minutes of the second half.
Hill finished with a game-high 23 points. Heumiller was right behind with four three-pointers and 21 points. Preston Frederick hit three treys for nine points. Noah Chase added eight points.
John Hodgkiss and Michael Many Horses scored eight points each to lead the Warriors. Torian Fox added seven points.

Todd County
After a back-and-forth first half, the Tigers took over after halftime and posted a 70-51 win over Todd County in Mission on Saturday.
“It was the first game of the season where the kids were moving the ball they way they are capable,” said coach Tim Frederick. “It was a great team effort.”
The first half went like this. The Tigers started the game with a 6-1 run. The Falcons answered with a 17-4 run only to have the Tigers take off on a 12-0 run, which the Falcons answered with a 12-2 run.
The Tigers answered back with the game’s deciding run. Noah Chase started things by hitting a three and then picking off a pass for a lay-up right before the halftime buzzer. After the intermission, the Tigers kept the pressure on as Frederick, Heumiller and Mason Keller all hit three-pointers as part of an 11-2 run to start the third quarter. Totaled, it was a 16-2 run that gave the Tigers a 40-32 lead. The closest Todd County came after that was six points at 47-41, but the Tigers answered that with four straight points. Leading 51-42 to start the fourth quarter, the Tigers squelched any thoughts Todd County had of coming back by starting the final eight minutes with a 6-2 run. The Falcons did not score consecutive baskets in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers got offense from across the board. Frederick and Keller scored 18 points each with a mixture of inside and outside scoring. Hill tossed in 16 points, while Heumiller and Chase scored five points each and Reece Wientjes added four.
“It makes a world of difference when you are finishing inside,” said Frederick.
Shane Witt led Todd County with 16 points. Matt Dunham scored 10, but the team’s leading scorers, Matt Hammer and Joe Claremont, were held to a combined 15 points.
“Preston and Mason did a great job defending their scorers,” said Frederick. “The defense had lots of energy. It led to some excellent defense.”
The Tiger defense forced 19 turnovers, while the offense committed just seven.

Ipswich
The Tigers got out early with a 10-2 run and never looked back, beating Ipswich 62-36 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.
“We got to play a lot of kids,” said Frederick, “knowing we had a long road trip the next day.”
The Tigers took advantage of their quick start to lead 22-6 at the half. Ipswich rallied a bit in the second quarter with a 13-9 run, but the Tigers still led 31-19 at the intermission.
“I have to give Ipswich credit,” said Frederick. “They did a good job running their offense.”
The Tigers added to their lead and held a 17-point, 47-30 lead at the end of the third quarter before putting Ipswich away with a 23-6 run in the fourth quarter.
Hill led a balanced offense with 15 points and seven rebounds. Heumiller and Frederick combined for seven three-pointers, while scoring 14 and 11 points, respectively. Keller added nine points and six boards.
Cassius Pond led Ipswich with 13 points, but scored just three in the second half. Daniel Baer and Dustin Northrop added six points each.

Back-to-back
The Tigers will play the rare Monday and Tuesday back-to-back games this week.
On Monday they travel to Onida to face Sully Buttes in a game postponed from Jan. 3. On Tuesday, Stanley County comes to the Bridge City.
The Tigers and Sully Buttes first started playing back during the 1933-34 season when Mobridge beat Onida 33-21. The Tigers took a 40-20 lead in the all-times series after beating the Chargers 61-53 last season. The home team has won the last six games.
Even though the Tigers and Buffaloes started playing during the 1935-36 season when Mobridge beat Ft. Pierre 35-12, the teams are meeting for just the 38th time on Monday. The Tigers hold a 26-9 lead in the series and have won the last matchups, including winning 76-44 and 60-53 last season.

Mobridge-Pollock (8-8) 17 35 60 67
Standing Rock 11 19 31 42
Mobridge-Pollock: Preston Frederick 3 0-0 9, Mitch Heumiller 8 1-2 21, Jason Hill 9 5-7 23, Mason Keller 2 0-0 4, Reece Wientjes 0 0-0 0, Noah Chase 3 1-1 8, Gary Wollman 1 0-0 2, Totals 26 7-10 67.
Standing Rock: Scottie Gates 1 4-6 6, Saunders Young Bird 1 0-0 3, John Hodgkiss 4 0-2 8, Michael Many Horses 3 0-0 8, Darian Steele 2 0-0 4, Torian Fox 3 0-0 7, Solomon Garter 2 2-5 6, Totals 16 6-13 42.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 8 (Heumiller 4, Frederick 3, Chase); Standing Rock 4 (Many Horses 2, Young Bird, Fox). Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 38; Standing Rock 23. Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 16; Standing Rock 12. Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 16; Standing Rock 19. JV Game: Standing Rock 77-60.

Mobridge-Pollock (7-8) 12 29 51 70
Todd County (6-10) 16 30 42 51
Mobridge-Pollock: Preston Frederick 6 2-2 18, Mitch Heumiller 2 0-1 5, Jason Hill 6 4-6 16, Mason Keller 7 1-2 18, Reece Wientjes1 2-2 4, Noah Chase 2 0-0 5, Jordan Bachmeier 1 0-0 2, Eric Looyenga 1 0-0 2, Totals 26 9-13 70.
Todd County: Shane Witt 6 0-0 16, Austin Hammer 3 0-0 6, Tavian Snead 0 2-2 2, Joe Clairmont 4 1-2 9, Sean Stinson 2 2-2 6, Matt Dunham 4 2-2 10, Gabe Red Kettle 0 0-1 0, Chuck Spotted Elk 1 0-0 2, Totals 20 7-9 51.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 9 (Frederick 4, Keller 3, Heumiller, Chase); Todd County 4 (Witt 4). Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 22 (Keller 8, Hill 6); Todd County 22. Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 16 (Heumiller 4, Frederick 3, Keller 3); Todd County 1 Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 9 (Keller 3); Todd County 1. Blocks: Mobridge-Pollock 4 (Hill 3); Todd County 2. Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 9; Todd County 11. Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 7; Todd County 19.

Ipswich (3-13) 6 19 30 36
Mobridge-Pollock (6-8) 22 31 47 62
Ipswich: Daniel Baer 2 1-2 6, Blake Heinz 0 0-0 0, Dustin Northrop 2 0-0 6, Mason Weitgrefe 1 1-4 4, Cassius Pond 6 1-3 13, Luke Voss 1 1-1 3, Trenton Steger 1 0-0 2, Jacob Baer 1 0-0 2, Totals 14 4-10 36.
Mobridge-Pollock: Preston Frederick 4 0-0 11, Mitch Heumiller 5 0-0 14, Jason Hill 7 1-1 15, Mason Keller 4 1-2 9, Reece Wientjes 0 0-0 0, Noah Chase 2 0-0 6, Tanner Jerome 2 0-0 5, Jordan Bachmeier 1 0-0 2, Totals 25 2-3 62.
3-point field goals: Ipswich 4 (Northrup 2, D. Baer, Weitgrefe); Mobridge-Pollock 10 (Heumiller 4, Frederick 3, Chase 2, Jerome). Rebounds: Ipswich 11; Mobridge-Pollock 28 (Hill 7, Keller 6). Assists: Ipswich 7 (Wietgrefe 3); Mobridge-Pollock 8 (Heumiller 4). Steals: Ipswich 8; Mobridge-Pollock 9 (Keller 3). Blocks: Total fouls: Ipswich 8; Mobridge-Pollock 15. Turnovers: Ipswich 17; Mobridge-Pollock 13. JV Game: Mobridge-Pollock 49-24

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