Tigers split last two regular season games

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By Jay Davis

Mitch Heumiller is fouled by Nathan Galbraith of Winner after picking off a pass. Heumiller scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as the Tigers defeated the Warriors 59-52 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.

Mitch Heumiller is fouled by Nathan Galbraith of Winner after picking off a pass. Heumiller scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as the Tigers defeated the Warriors 59-52 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.

The Tigers raised their winning streak to six games with a 59-52 victory over Winner at home on Friday, but could not pull off the road upset and closed the regular season with a 68-47 loss to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte in Eagle Butte on Monday.

Braves
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte used an 8-0 first-quarter run and a 9-0 second-quarter run to open a gap in the score and hold on to defeat the Tigers in the regular season finale.
The teams were going back and forth until the Braves’ scoring streak gave them an 18-11 lead after one quarter. Their 9-0 run in the second quarter turned a nine-point game into an 18-point game.
“We were outrebounded 18 to eight in the first half,” said coach Tim Frederick. “We knew we had to stop (Xavier) Norris and (Creighton) LeBeau, but we weren’t strong enough inside to match up.”
Frederick added that it was the role players for the Braves who made the difference.
“The credit goes to their other kids,” said Frederick. “They stepped up.”
Jeffrie Shaving and Hoss Rave combined for 12 points in the first quarter. Kamden Rousseau Clown came off the bench to score seven points in the second quarter.
The Tigers spent the second half trying to claw their way back into the game. They cut the lead to 12 points late in the third quarter and again early in the fourth quarter, but could not get a run going to threaten the Braves.
Despite the loss, Frederick liked the way the Tigers played most of the night.
“Our kids, playing in that environment, did a pretty good job,” said Frederick.
Mitch Heumiller kept the Tigers in it as long as he could with 10 points in the first half and led the Tigers with 17 points. Preston Frederick followed with 10 points. Reece Wientjes scored six points and pulled down a team-leading eight rebounds. Jason Hill added eight points.
After the Tigers slowed the Braves’ “big two” early, the duo came on to lead their team. Norris led the Braves with a 16-point, 10-rebound double double. LeBeau scored a game-high 19 points. Shaving added eight points.

Warriors
The Tigers survived a rough-and-tumble game with Winner, pulling out a 59-52 win at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday.
“It was fun to win a game where you have to grind it out,” said Frederick. “I’m extremely proud of our kids defensively.”
The Tigers trailed 44-42 early in the fourth quarter. They tied the game on a pair of free throws by Heumiller and took the lead on a charity shot by Hill. When Hill missed his second shot, Noah Chase came up with the offensive rebound. The second chance turned into Mason Keller burying a three-pointer that gave the Tigers a 48-44 lead with 3:20 to play.
Winner cut the lead to three on a conventional three-point play by Brendan Harter and had a chance to take the lead after the Tigers failed to score. But Heumiller picked off a pass and scored a fast-break layup to give the Tigers a 50-47 lead at the 2:30 mark. He made the lead 52-47 with two free throws one minute later.
Winner kept trying to come back and closed to within two points at 52-50 with 32 seconds left, but the Warriors were forced to foul. Heumiller made them pay by hitting four more three throws to push the lead to 57-51 with 17 seconds to play. After helping get the rally started with his offensive rebound, Chase finished things off with two free throws with 4.2 seconds left and the Tigers came away with the seven-point win.
Heumiller led a balanced Tiger offense with 19 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter. Keller hit four three-pointers and scored 16 points. Hill registered a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Harter and Nathan Galbraith scored 12 points each to lead Winner. Nick Hossle scored 10 points and Devon Leiferman scored nine.

Rematch
The Tigers and Warriors will have a rematch of Friday’s exciting game on Tuesday. Winner will come back to Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium for the opening round of the Region 6A tournament. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Mobridge-Pollock (11-9) 11 22 36 47
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte (17-3) 18 39 50 68
Mobridge-Pollock: Preston Frederick 4 0-0 10, Mitch Heumiller 6 2-2 17, Reece Wientjes 3 0-0 6, Jason Hill 4 0-0 8, Mason Keller 0 1-2 1, Noah Chase 1 1-2 3, Tanner Jerome 1 0-0 2, Totals 21 4-6 47.
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte: Xavier Norris 7 2-2 16, Jeffrie Shaving 4 0-0 8, Nevada Lawrence 1 0-0 2, Creighton LeBeau 7 2-2 19, Hoss Rave 2 0-0 6, Kamden Rousseau Clown 4 2-2 11, East Lee 1 0-0 3, Rardy Anderson 1 0-0 3, Totals 27 6-8 68.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 5 (Heumiller 3, Frederick 2); Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 8 (LeBeau 3, Rave 2, Clown-Rousseau, Lee, Anderson). Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 18 (Wientjes 8); Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 34 (Norris 10). Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 6; Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 7. Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 9; Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 7. Blocks: Mobridge-Pollock 1; Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 2. Total fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 10; Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 11 (LeBeau out). Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 19; Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 14. JV Game: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 52-36.

Winner (6-13) 9 20 41 52
Mobridge-Pollock (11-8) 12 27 40 59
Winner: Nick Hossle 4 1-2 10, Nathan Galbraith 4 1-1 12, Devon Leiferman 3 0-0 9, Sam Naasz 2 1-2 5, Brendan Harter 4 3-5 12, Lattrel Terklidsen 1 0-0 3, Nate Farley 0 1-2 1, Totals 18 7-12 52.
Mobridge-Pollock: Preston Frederick 2 1-2 7, Mitch Heumiller 5 8-8 19, Reece Wientjes 0 1-2 1, Jason Hill 6 2-3 14, Mason Keller 6 0-0 16, Noah Chase 0 2-2 2, Totals 19 14-17 59.
3-point field goals: Winner 8 (Galbraith 3, Leiferman 3, Hossle, Terklidsen); Mobridge-Pollock 7 (Keller 4, Frederick 2, Heumiller). Rebounds: Winner 27 (Naasz 6); Mobridge-Pollock 28 (Hill 14). Assists: Winner 9; Mobridge-Pollock 11 (Heumiller 4). Steals: Winner 5; Mobridge-Pollock 7 (Hill 4); Blocks: Winner 1; Mobridge-Pollock 5 (Hill 3, Heumiller 2). Total fouls: Winner 18 (Galbraith out); Mobridge-Pollock 13. Turnovers: Winner 13; Mobridge-Pollock 14. JV Game: Winner won.

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