S.D. Prep Basketball: Christian & Washington Boys Grind Wins; OG Girls Comeback Road Win
Tuesday night Sioux Falls Christian boys started the night as the new top-ranked Class A team in S.D. and down to Dell Rapids 10-2. However the Chargers started the second half with a 15-2 blitz and beat the Quarriers 50-38.
It was the second win for SFC over Dells in five days. The Chargers claimed the Big Sioux Conference title over the weekend and now a 10-0 start with a nice blend of seniors and juniors. The Chargers have six seniors and seven juniors that all believe in wins over stats.
"I think it helps to have a lot of seniors. The leadership aspect of being able to stay calm under pressure and getting the job done," said senior guard Carson Long told KELO-Land Sports.
Warriors' first year coach Craig Nelson changed his lineup Saturday against Huron and saw more things to like about his bunch even in a loss to the Tigers, "we went smaller in hopes to be able to get the ball in the hoop. We have had such a terrible time shooting."
Tuesday Washington found a team that also has scoring issues this season and found 42-35 win over O'Gorman.
Knights had a 22-11 lead but went over 12 minutes without scoring.
Thursday night, Washington hosts Lincoln on ESPN 99-1.
Well, while doing this game last night high above the gym floor at Lincoln, it appeared that Lincoln would win it's first intra-city clash of the season. They lost in December to Roosevelt and Washington in back-to-back games.
Lincoln built a 38-24 lead in the 3rd quarter but was outscored 23-7 in the last 11 minutes of the game and O'Gorman earned a hard-fought 47-45 victory. O'Gorman scored the last 10 points of the game.
It was O'Gorman's fourth game in six days, snapping a two-game losing streak.
The loss ends a three-game winning streak for the Patriots.
Coming up, we will provide coverage of the Lincoln-Yankton girls basketball game Saturday aftternoon at 3:30 on ESPN 99-1.
Other high school basketball notes from Tuesday
# 4 Brandon Valley suffered a 46-44 loss to unranked Mitchell.
Class B #2 Canistota lead Gayville-Volin 58-7 at the half and cruised to a 92-22 victory.