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Lady Tigers top Cavaliers 37-34

By Jay Davis

Life on the road seems to suit the Lady Tigers. After three straight losses in the friendly confines of their home gym, the Lady Tigers defeated Aberdeen Roncalli 37-34 in Aberdeen on Tuesday.
“Bottom line, we came out and played as a team,” said coach Lindsey Kramer. “Everyone contributed and that was big for us. I’m proud of our effort. Aberdeen Roncalli is a scrappy team and we adjusted well to taking it to them in our press breaker.”
All was not well early on when the Cavaliers hit their first three shots and took a 6-0 lead. The Lady Tigers answered with back-to-back Kaitlin Good Shield threes and a battle was brewing.
“Kaitlin found her rhythm early and hit some big shots for us against their zone to get us back in the game after being down 6-0,” said Kramer.
Roncalli went on a 9-2 run to take a 15-8 lead, but then Naomi Stroeder scored on an offensive rebound and Good Shield hit two more threes to give the Lady Tigers their first lead at 16-15. The game stayed close until late in the third quarter. With the game tied at 25-25, Stroeder and Grace Wollman scored back-to-back to give the Lady Tigers a four-point lead with eight minutes to play. The duo started the fourth quarter with a basket each as the lead jumped to eight.
Roncalli tried for a comeback late in the game. The Lady Tigers had a 37-30 lead with 2:39 to play, but it became tenuous when Roncalli scored four straight points and got the ball back down by three with 16 seconds left. Roncalli had three shots late, all from inside the arc. The Lady Tigers thwarted the late rally attempts and held on for the road win.
“We’re 3-0 on the road,” said Kramer. “We have to keep it going on Friday.”
Stroeder and Good Shield led the Lady Tigers with 12 points each. Wollman added six points, all in the second half.
Even though the two Lady Tiger bigs combined for 18 points, it was their effort on the other end that had Kramer talking.
“Best defensive game Naomi and Grace have had all year in our zone,” said Kramer. “The way they were shifting as the ball was being reversed caused a lot of tipped passes and steals.”
Kramer added that the guards did their job too.
“Taylor Brekke and Sam Good Shield came off the bench and did what they were asked to do and did it well. They both handled the press really well,” said Kramer. “Alexa Schaefbauer did a really good job in the second half getting our posts the ball. She had some big assists for us when they were needed.”

Home losses
The Lady Tigers suffered a fourth-quarter horror show at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym the last five days, losing to McLaughlin 60-58 on Thursday, Herreid-Selby Area 52-48 on Saturday and Potter County 39-36 on Monday.
In all three games, the Lady Tigers were in position to win after three quarters.
Coach Lindsey Kramer said the Lady Tigers are trying to hard to not make mistakes and that is leading to the letdowns at crucial times.
“We have to start playing as a team,” said Kramer. “Nobody wants to make a mistake. We’re leaving girls stranded. We can’t be afraid to make those mistakes.”
The Lady Tigers led the Battlers 33-30 with 4:51 left in the fourth quarter, but then Alyssa Haberer scored seven straight points to give the Battlers a 37-34 lead. The only Lady Tiger point during the 7-1 run was an Alexa Schaefbauer free throw. The Lady Tigers cut the lead to 39-36 and forced a Battler turnover late but turned the ball right back and lost the four-point game.
“Our defense was good,” said Kramer. “Holding a team to 40 points should be enough to win.”
Haberer led Potter County with 18 points. Karen Smith and Samantha Stethem combined for 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Schaefbauer led the Lady Tigers with 13 points. Kaitlin Good Shield scored eight points, while Lauren Henderson and Naomi Stroeder scored six points each. Grace Wollman pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Lady Tigers led Herreid-Selby Area 48-47 with 1:46 to play, but the game turned on an oddity of a play. The Wolverines took a 49-48 lead on two Rachel Fiedler free throws with 1:17 left. After the Lady Tigers failed to score, it looked like the Wolverines had been stopped when they shot an air ball, but Charlie Tisdall picked the ball out of the air, backed off behind the three-point line and swished the game-clinching shot with 13 seconds left to play.
Tisdall was a one-girl wrecking crew on the night with five three-pointers and a game-high 26 points. Courtney Anderson scored 12 points. Fiedler finished with eight points and four rebounds.
The Lady Tigers were balanced with Henderson scoring 12, Schaefbauer 11, Wollman 10 and Stroeder seven. Stroeder had a game-high 12 rebounds.
After playing to a 45-45 tie after three quarters with McLaughlin, the Lady Tigers fell behind early in the fourth quarter. McLaughlin led by as much as 58-51 before the Lady Tigers fought back to get within two points on a Henderson basket with 40 seconds to play. The Lady Tigers defended McLaughlin and forced a shot clock violation with 4.5 seconds left, but could not get off a game-tying shot.
Tiara Flying Horse led McLaughlin and all scorers with 26 points, including 12 points from the free throw line. Tariq Brownotter, Jayda Bad Horse and Shania Jamerson contributed eight points each. Flying Horse led in rebounding with seven caroms.
Kaitlin Good Shield torched the nets with six three-pointers and led the Lady Tigers with 22 points. Schaefbauer scored 12, while Stroeder and Wollman scored eight each. Stroeder and Wollman worked the boards for nine and eight rebounds, respectively.
“We’re beating ourselves right now,” said Kramer. “The only team that has really taken it to us is Sully Buttes. We’re in a slump. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and a lot of leadership to break out of it.”

After five games in six days, the Lady Tigers get to slow things down for a bit. Their only games this week are at Chamberlain on Friday and home for Miller on Monday.
The Lady Tigers and Cubs are meeting for the 15th time on Friday. The series started in 1987. The Cubs have owned the series for four years, including a 49-43 win in Mobridge last season, and lead the series 8-6.
The Cubs are 7-4 on the season and have won four straight, including a 55-49 win over Miller on Thursday.
The Lady Tigers and Rustlers have been playing since 1977 with most games going the way of the Rustlers. Miller leads the Lady Tigers 26-17 entering the 44th meeting. Last season the Lady Tigers stopped a four-game losing streak in the series by beating the Rustlers 61-40 in Miller.
The Rustlers are struggling through a 0-10 season. McLaughlin beat Miller 51-59 on Saturday in the Rustlers’ last outing.

Mobridge-Pollock (6-7) 8 21 29 37
Aberdeen Roncalli (8-5) 11 21 25 34
Mobridge-Pollock: Lauren Henderson 1 0-0 2, Grace Wollman 3 0-0 5, Naomi Stroeder 6 0-1 12, Kaitlin Good Shield 4 0-0 12, Alexa Schaefbauer 0 0-0 0, Taylor Brekke 1 0-0 3, Sam Good Shield 1 0-0 2, Totals 16 0-1 37.
Aberdeen Roncalli: Grace Imbery 4 0-0 9, Jami Ewart 3 4-4 10, Megan Streier 2 0-0 5, Taylor Morgan 2 0-0 4, Kennedy Lorenz 0 2-2 2, Mariah Winegar 2 0-0 4, Totals 13 6-6 34.
3-point field goals: Mobridge-Pollock 5 (K. Good Shield 4, Brekke); Aberdeen Roncalli 2 (Imbery, Streier). Rebounds: Mobridge-Pollock 18 (Stroeder 9); Aberdeen Roncalli 20 (Winegar 8). Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 5 (Schaefbauer 4); Aberdeen Roncalli 7. Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 8 (Wollman 2); Aberdeen Roncalli 9 (Ewart 2). Fouls: Mobridge-Pollock 10; Aberdeen Roncalli 11. Turnovers: Mobridge-Pollock 18; Aberdeen Roncalli 11.

Potter County (8-5) 7 15 26 39
Mobridge-Pollock (5-7) 9 15 27 36
Potter County: Megan Schrempp 1 2-2 4, Tierney Donovan 1 0-0 2, Alyssa Haberer 5 8-12 18, Karen Smith 1 3-4, 5, Samantha Stethem 1 3-4 5, Sierra Weiseler 1 0-0 2, Kori Hansen 0 1-2 1, Totals 11 17-24 39.
Mobridge-Pollock: Lauren Henderson 3 0-0 6, Grace Wollman 1 1-2 3, Naomi Stroeder 2 2-2 6, Kaitlin Good Shield 3 2-3 8, Alexa Schaefbauer 6 1-4 13, Totals 15 4-8 36.
3-point field goals: Potter County 0; Mobridge-Pollock 2 (Good Shield 2). Rebounds: Potter County 23 (Stethem 6, Smith 5); Mobridge-Pollock 23 (Wollman 10, Henderson 5). Assists: Mobridge-Pollock 8 (Stroeder 3). Steals: Mobridge-Pollock 12 (Good Shield 4). Fouls: Potter County 12; Mobridge-Pollock 16. Turnovers: Potter County 23; Mobridge-Pollock 17.
JV Game: Mobridge-Pollock 36-34.

Herreid-Selby Area (6-5) 7 21 38 42
Mobridge-Pollock (5-6) 10 30 40 48
Herreid-Selby Area: Kara Thorstenson 1 0-0 2, Grace Goehring 1 1-2 3, Courtney Anderson 4 4-8 12, Maddie Schumacher 0 1-2 1, Charlie Tisdall 8 5-6 26, Rachel Fiedler 1 6-8 8, Totals 15 17-26 52.
Mobridge-Pollock: Lauren Henderson 5 2-2 12, Grace Wollman 5 0-0 10, Naomi Stroeder 3 1-2 7, Kaitlin Good Shield 2 1-2 5, Alexa Schaefbauer 4 1-2 11, Sam Good Shield 0 1-2 1, ReAnne Kohlus 1 0-0 2, Totals 20 6-10 48.
3-point field goals: Herreid-Selby Area 5 (Tisdall 5); Mobridge-Pollock 2 (Schaefbauer 2). Rebounds: Herreid-Selby Area 19 (Thorstenson 5, Fiedler 4); Mobridge-Pollock 37 (Stroeder 12, Wollman 7). Assists: Herreid-Selby Area 8 (Goehring 4); Mobridge-Pollock. Steals: Herreid-Selby Area 10 (Anderson 4); Mobridge-Pollock. Blocks: Herreid-Selby Area 1; Mobridge-Pollock. Fouls: Herreid-Selby Area 17 (Anderson out); Mobridge-Pollock 21 (Schaefbauer out). Turnovers: Herreid-Selby Area 8; Mobridge-Pollock 17.

McLaughlin (9-3) 18 29 45 60
Mobridge-Pollock (5-5) 12 25 45 58
McLaughlin: Tiara Flying Horse 7 12-16 26, Kiara Schmeichel 2 1-3 6, Tariq Brownotter 3 1-1 8, Jayda Bad Horse 3 2-4 8, Shania Jamerson 3 2-5 8, Talyn Carry Moccasin 1 0-0 3, Tyrel Thompson 0 1-2 1, Totals 19 19-31 60.
Mobridge-Pollock: Lauren Henderson 2 0-0 4, Grace Wollman 3 2-6 8, Naomi Stroeder 4 0-2 8, Kaitlin Good Shield 8 0-1 22, Alexa Schaefbauer 5 0-2 12, Sam Good Shield 1 0-0 2, ReAnne Kohlus 1 0-0 2, Totals 24 2-11 58.
3-point field goals: McLaughlin 3 (Schmeichel, Brownotter, Carry Moccasin); Mobridge-Pollock 8 (K. Good Shield 6, Schaefbauer 2). Rebounds: McLaughlin 24 (Flying Horse 7, Jamerson 6); Mobridge-Pollock 32 (Stroeder 9, Wollman 8, S. Good Shield 5). Fouls: McLaughlin 14 (Jamerson out); Mobridge-Pollock 20. Turnovers: McLaughlin 13; Mobridge-Pollock 14.
JV Game: McLaughlin 38-24.



Taylor Brekke plays tight defense on Tiara Flying Horse of McLaughlin at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym on Thursday. Flying Horse scored 26 points to lead McLaughlin to a 60-58 win over the Lady Tigers.

Taylor Brekke plays tight defense on Tiara Flying Horse of McLaughlin at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym on Thursday. Flying Horse scored 26 points to lead McLaughlin to a 60-58 win over the Lady Tigers.