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Both Hawk teams settle for seventh at DVC tourney

Posted: Monday, Jan 27th, 2014

Colman-Egan’s basketball teams were both in Dakota Valley Conference play last week and both took seventh place.


Monday vs. Arlington

Colman-Egan opened the Dakota Valley Conference with a loss to Arlington, 68-36. The Cardinals held a 31-18 half time lead and held it for the win.

Josh Giese scored 14 points and Ellis Howard added 11 marks.

For the Cardinals, Andrew King scored 11 points, gave out nine assists, had six rebounds and made five steals.

No other stats were available.

Friday vs. Dells St. Mary

Second round action paired the Hawks with Dells St. Marys, which found the Cardinals taking a six-point win, 63-57 to advance to the consolation round.

The Hawks held a 29-28 halftime lead.

Colman-Egan was topped by three players, Ellis Howard with 16, Bodee Groos with 13 and Trenton Hemmer with 12 points. Howard also pulled down 10 of the Hawks’ 45 rebounds. The Cardinals had 35 boards.

Cardinal Jared Scholten led all scorers with 25 points followed by Nathan Klein with 10 counters. Scholten also had six steals.

Saturday vs. ORR

Ellis Howard’s 18 points and five rebounds led the Hawks to a 69-54 win over the ORR Raiders in the 7th place game held Saturday afternoon at Colman.

The Hawks had three players in double figures. Following Howard’s effort, Kade Groos scored 14 and Josh Giese made 11 points as the Hawks led 39-22 at halftime.

The Hawks shot 46% from the field and 73% from the line.

Bodee Groos aided the offense with five assists - and made five steals - while Trenton Hemmer led the team with his seven assists.

ORR was led by a double-double from Josh Thurow who had 20 points and 14 rebounds. The Raiders shot 40% from the field and 59% from the line. They out rebounded the Hawks 37-31.

Other results from the DVC tourney were Elkton-Lake Benton crowned as champions with a 54-49 win over Deubrook, Arlington 63-58 over Lake Preston for third and Dell Rapids St. Mary’s 44-40 over Estelline for fifth.

This week the Hawks host Arlington on Thursday and then host Flandreau next Tuesday along with the girls’ teams.


Vs. Deubrook

First round action paired the Colman-Egan girls with the Class B 5th ranked Deubrook Dolphins. Deubrook had three players connect on double figure scoring to lead the attack and win 53-36.

Tori Nelsen’s 13 points, eight rebounds and four steals led Colman-Egan. Kyria Westover made nine points in the opening round game. Burgin Groos also made four steals. The Hawks were 10 of 40 from the field and 16 of 21 at the free throw line.

The Dolphins were topped by 17 points from Erica Koenig, 12 from Hannah Sheffield and 10 from Rachel Pettersen. From the field, they shot 38% and were 71% at the free throw stripe.


The second round matched the Hawks up with Oldham-Ramona-Rutland where the Hawks were defeated 70-64 despite four Colman-Egan girls shooting in double digits.

Both teams started out cool from the field scoring only a combined 12 points in the first quarter, but ORR busted out for 25 second period points and held a 30-26 led heading into the locker room. The third period was pretty evenly scored and then the Raiders hit another 25 fourth period points to edge the Hawks for the win.

For Colman-Egan, Tori Nelsen led the way with 26 points, Kyria Westover had 13, Burgin Groos had 11 and Hailey Harms added 10 points.

Groos also made four steals.

The Raiders were led by 23 points from Haley Hopf, 15 from Macy Hageman and 13 for Joie Spier.

Vs. Lake Preston

The third game of the week found the Hawks returning to their home court taking on the Lake Preston Divers and winning, 43-20, for 7th place.

Leading the way in the win were Tori Nelsen with 18 points and eight rebounds and Burgin Groos with 11 points and six rebounds. Kyria' Westover added five points and made four steals.

The Divers were led by Tara Scheidt who scored six points and pulled down five rebounds. Sam Bradfield made four points and swatted three blocks while Lexi Larson had four points and four rebounds.

In other results of the DVC tourney, Estelline took first over Dell Rapids St. Marys, 47-34. Third place went to Deubrook, 35-31 over Arlington.

The consolation went to Elkton-Lake Benton over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland, 56-44.

This week the Hawk girls were to be at Chester on Monday and host Arlington this Friday.

The Hawks boys host Arlington on Thursday and then host Flandreau next Tuesday along with the girls’ teams.

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