FORT PIERRE The Chamberlain Cubs jerseys punched their ticket to the State A Tournament Tuesday night with a victory over the Cheyenne Eagle Butte Braves jerseys.
The Cubs jerseys (20 3) defeated the Braves jerseys (13 9) by a score of 62 52 in the Region 6A championship in high school boys’ basketball.
Chamberlain trailed most of the first half, but was able to play its game in the second half and pull out a victory in a game that remained unsettled into the final minutes.
Chris Dupris took control of the game early by scoring five of the Braves jerseys’ first nine points and setting their offensive tone with his slashing moves to the basket.
started out really shaky in the first quarter. I think the atmosphere really got to the kids and the nerves really showed. We turned the basketball over way too much in the first half, Chamberlain coach Allan Bertram said.
The Braves jerseys went on a 12 point run lasting into the second quarter and stretched their lead to double digits. About two minutes into the second period, Chamberlain began to show signs of life as Colton Anderson scored six straight to close the gap. J’Den Shaving made sure the Braves jerseys also kept pace, knocking down a couple of three pointers.
The Cubs jerseys continued to whittle away at the Braves jerseys’ lead and finally caught them at the end of the half with the score tied at 29 29.
finally settled down in the last part of the second quarter and really looked like we were capable of playing. When we went into the half and it was tied, we felt very fortunate because of the way we played and we knew we were a much better basketball team than what we showed, Bertram said.
The two teams continued to cheap mlb majestic jerseys pummel each other in the third, as neither team led by more than four points. Chamberlain did shut off the easy baskets the Braves jerseys found in the first half.
kids came out with a lot of composure and took care of the basketball and really defended extremely well in the second half. That’s just what this team has done all year. So we’re extremely proud of them and it’s a great win for our kids, Bertram said.
When Chamberlain stepped up its defense in the third, the Braves jerseys countered by ramping up their offense. Xavier Norris worked to get some shots and Dyson Lends His Horse and Ty Garreau stepped up to hit big field goals and pull the Braves jerseys to within four at the end of the third quarter.
The game remained a two possession game until midway through the fourth quarter, when Chamberlain went up by nine. Tyson Langdeau’s ball handling and clutch free throws salted away the victory for the Cubs jerseys.
Anderson led the Cubs jerseys with 17 points followed by Langdeau with 13 and Skyler Bertram with 10. The Braves jerseys’ Shaving led all scorers with 19 followed by Chris Dupris with 14 and Norris with 13.
The Cubs jerseys now advance to the State A tournament in Sioux Falls March 15 17.
probably going to be a two or three seed. We’re on a 12 or 13 game win streak right now and it’s just a matter of us playing like we’re capable of playing. We’ve hung our hat on the defensive side of basketball all year and it’s something we’ve got to continue up in Sioux Falls, Bertram said.
Tuesday night’s contest against Cheyenne Eagle Butte will go a long way towards helping the Cubs jerseys prepare for the big show.
going to face some great teams, we know that. The one thing we always tell our kids is the one thing you can control is how hard you play and how well you play defense, and so that’s something we got to take care of in Sioux Falls, Bertram said.