Cole Shoenrock, 5’8” Colman-Egan junior drives to the basket at the 20th annual Michael Entringer Scholarship Classic Saturday in Brookings. Photo by Kevin Maiers Colman-Egan's Trenton Hemmer attempts a 3-pointer during the Hawks' 54-46 victory over Deuel Hemmer earned game MVP honors after scoring 18 points. Photo by Sean Welsh, Brookings Register
Flandreau's Guy Zephier (12) goes up for a bucket past Arlington's Luke Weber. Zephier received MVP honors for his performance.
Photo by Sean Welsh, Brookings Register
The 20th annual Michael J. Entringer Scholarship Classic was held Saturday in Brookings. Flandreau and Colman-Egan were among the 16 teams from Region 2 participating and both came home with a victory.
The first win of the season for the Hawks came against Class A Deuel, 54-46 in an afternoon contest.
Down by one at the half, 22-21, the Hawks pumped in 33 second half points to the Cardinals’ 24 to pull off the win.
Lone Hawk senior Trenton Hemmer led the team with his 18 point performance followed by an 11 point effort from 8th grader Bodee Groos. The team shot a respectable 40% from the field and hit half of their free throws. Josh Giese and Keith Crittenden were leaders off the glass pulling down six rebounds each. Also helping in the win was Kade Groos with three steals and seven points.
The Hawks were edged in the rebound battle 36 to 35 but committed fewer turnovers, 15 to 17 for the Cardinals who are now 0-4 on the year.
Colman-Egan will be in doubleheader action with the girls’ team on both Friday and Saturday of this week when they host Baltic and Estelline.
Four Fliers were in double figures in the scorebook to lead their Flandreau team to a 65-52 win over Class B Arlington. The Fliers led at all quarter stops and held a 31-23 half time lead.
Guy Zephier, Jr. led his team in three categories dumping in 21 points, along with six assists and five steals. His steals were the most by a single player in the Classic as were the four blocks by Flier Ted Slattery.
Others in double digits were Geno Taylor Burshiem with 15 points, Tim Parsley with 12 and Slattery with 10 counters. Both Parsley and Slattery gave out three assists.
The Fliers shot 55% in field goal shooting and 65% from the free throw line.
Topping all scorers in the game was junior Cardinal, Andrew King with 22 points. Alex Heuer put in 11 points and had three assists and King also pulled down 10 rebounds. The Cardinals shot a cool 28% from the field and 58% from the charity line and pulled down a huge number of rebounds, 42. They did commit 16 turnovers compared to the Fliers’ 13.
Arlington falls to 2-1 on the year as the Fliers’ climb to 3-0.
In other action at the Classic, Chester defeated Estelline, 41-34, Dells St. Marys won over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland, 65-45, DeSmet defeated Lake Preston, 58-42, Garretson beat Castlewood, 48-38, Madison topped Deubrook, 78-37, Elkton Lake-Benton won over Hamlin, 54-43 and Sioux Valley edged Dell Rapids, 59-52.
Next for the Fliers is a doubleheader with the girls teams hosting Castlewood on Saturday. The boys will be in the Big East Conference Tourney next week and will play Garretson at the Baltic gym, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. The finals are Jan. 11 at Salem.