THE HARRISBURG TIMES
Tigers Lead the Pack in Boys Basketball joanne vermulm
The boys basketball team could not have chosen a more fitting motto for this season: “Culture Wins,” meaning everyone from the student body sitting on the bleachers, to the players supporting the team from the sidelines are an integral part to the success of the season.
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Blair Slaughter makes a break for the basket against Pierre on December 12th.
SDHSAA Basketball AA Rankings* Boys Basketball
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Brookings on December 15th, pushing each team’s record to 2-0. The varsity won 61-35 and were paced by Brady Van Holland’s 18 points and Ace Zorr’s 11 rebounds. The Tigers out rebounded the Bobcats 38-26. Blair Slaughter added 8 points and both Nick Hoyt and Hunter Headlee handed Coach Langerock says “More out 4 assists each. The JV squad importantly than worrying about came out on top 68-48 with Cale any record or standings, we will Murphy leading the way with 15 continue to focus and communicate points. Blair Slaughter and Nick only on the next opponent and the Feldman added 14 points as well. progress our team needs to make The sophomores hung on to win on both ends of the floor. Our by a score of 60-48 with Payton attention to details and the ability Metzger leading the way again to enjoy the progress will be vital with 19 points. The 9th grade A team won by a score 67-51 with to success.” Will Allen The Tigers chipping in 12 s t a r t e d Support Tiger Hoops Club points. The 9th the season grade B team against Pierre by donating whenever won 67-17 and with a 5-0 your team or athletes win, were lead in record on the score or make a play! scoring Tristan night. Varsity Jansma with wins 74-30 Visit 12 and Jaxon led by Chase Hunter with 11. http://bit.ly/TigerHoops Altenburg The Brookings with 17, game also B r a d y included a boys basketball alumni VanHolland and Blair Slaughter with 1. Eleven players scored recognition night. The coaching points and eight different players staff wanted to recognize all the made at least one 3-pointer, former players that represented setting a new school record with the program over the years. It was 12 against Pierre on Tuesday important to them to continue to night. The new record breaks the remind our community that we are previous team record of 11 set by all one program, young and old alike. the 2013-2014 squad. The coaching staff believe the team This season, the team started has plenty to work on to improve up the Tiger Hoops Win Club, but are very happy with the start, which is a great place to get especially on the defensive end. program information, schedules, JV won 73-54. Sophomore: Won records, stats, and all things 56-35, led by Payton Metzger TIGER HOOPS. It will also with 18 points. Freshman A- 80- provide information for all the 39--- 11 players scored points teams in the HS program and their led by Braydon Phipps with 15. progress during the season. The donation for this program access Freshman B- Won 64-24. will go toward the development The Tigers took on the 1-1 of opportunities for all our year Brookings Bobcats December long program needs. This includes 15th at home. Brookings came in camps, gear, team meals, and off a ESD road win at Huron on program equipment needed for Tuesday night while the Tigers the skill development in the off hoped to go 2-0 in the ESD and season. at home to start the season, which Portions of this article from they did. https://givestep.com/cause/tigerTigers again went 5-0 against hoops-win-club