'Cats cool off late in 54-53 loss to Rapid City Stevens

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RAPID CITY – Brookings didn’t make a field goal in the final 4 1/2 minutes as Rapid City Stevens rallied for a 54-53 victory in a Class AA State Boys’ Basketball Tournament consolation semifinal on Friday afternoon at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center’s Barnett Arena.

Brennan Carlson’s bucket in the paint with 4:33 remaining put the Bobcats on top 52-45.

Cooper Bowman canned a 3-pointer for the Raiders with 3:50 to go.

Josh Mohs scored Brookings’ final point, going 1-of-2 at the free-throw line with 1:58 to go to make it 53-48.

The Bobcats ate up clock on each of their possessions down the stretch, but couldn’t convert a clinching basket.

Mason Archambault, who paced the Raiders with 21 points, drove in for a layup with 1:20 left and later made 2-of-2 free throws to pull Stevens within 53-52 with 29 seconds showing on the clock.

Mohs missed the front end of a one-and-one with 19 seconds to play.

Following a timeout, the Raiders worked the ball down low to Will Moore. The 6-foot-4 junior dropped in a short, contested shot to put the Raiders ahead 54-53 with 3.7 seconds to play.

Carter Holm’s desperation 3-point attempt as time expired was off the mark.

“We came out, we played loose today,” said BHS coach Travis Engebretson. “I think parts of that were good in the fact that we knocked down some perimeter shots, but at the same time we had some costly turnovers that just were uncharacteristic – just bad passes and not being aggressive with the basketball.”

Stevens (10-of-22) and Brookings (9-of-21) combined for 19 treys on 43 attempts.

The Bobcats shot 42.2 percent (19-of-45) overall and committed 14 turnovers.

Carlson and Holm both scored seven points as Brookings led 17-13 after a quarter. It led by as many as eight points – 13-5 – in the period.

The Raiders rallied for a 28-26 halftime advantage.

The third stanza ended with a 3-point flurry – Archambault tied it at 39 with a trey with 3:17 to go; Devin Coughlin buried a corner 3 on the other end; Jacob Martin answered with 2:14 left for the Raiders; and Mohs put Brookings on top 45-42 with 1:53 to play.

Also for Stevens, Bowman went 5-of-7 from deep for 15 points.

The Raiders (17-6) take on Huron in the fifth-place game today at 12:45 p.m. today in Barnett Arena.

Holm led Brookings with 21 points, hitting four 3-pointers, while dishing out four assists and grabbing four rebounds.

Carlson had 14 points and four boards. Mohs totaled 11 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Bobcats (19-6) face eighth-seeded Harrisburg (12-14) for seventh place today at 12:45 in the Ice Arena.

“I don’t know what to think about that yet; I have to recollect my thoughts and take it from there,” Engebretson said when asked about the finale. “Obviously, I want these kids to bounce back because I don’t want this to be the end for them with the great season that we’ve had.

“(Thursday)’s game was against a good opponent; today’s game was against a great opponent. I’m proud of the kids once again for coming out and playing hard. It’s tough to bounce back after you have kind of taken away from you like we did (Thursday).

“We’ll just have to see what happens (Saturday).”

 

RAPID CITY STEVENS 54, BROOKINGS 53

Rapid City Stevens (17-6)

Hawky Cummings 0-1 0-0 0, Mason Archambault 6-14 5-6 21, Cooper Bowman 5-7 0-0 15, Jacob Martin 2-9 0-0 5, Jordan Lawrence 1-4 0-0 2, Andrew Cottier 0-1 0-0 0, Connor King 2-6 0-0 4, Will Moore 2-2 3-4 7, Gib Elder 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-46 8-10 54.

Brookings (19-6)

Josh Mohs 3-5 4-7 11, Carter Holm 8-13 0-0 21, Jameson Meyer 0-4 0-0 0, Brennan Carlson 6-13 0-1 14, Devin Coughlin 2-5 0-0 5, Sam Wilber 0-1 2-2 2, Drew Cole 0-3 0-0 0, Ryan Argust 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-45 6-10 53.

R.C. Stevens               13 15 14 12 – 54

Brookings                   17   9 19   8 – 53

3-point goals – RCS 10-22 (Bowman 5-7, Archambault 4-9, Martin 1-6), B 9-21 (Holm 5-8, Carlson 2-3, Mohs 1-3, Coughlin 1-3, Wilber 0-1, Argust 0-1, Cole 0-2). Rebounds – RCS 27 (Martin 6), B 29 (Mohs 6). Assists – RCS 10 (Martin 4), B 14 (Mohs 5). Steals – RCS 10 (Bowman 4), B 7 (Mohs 2). Blocks – RCS 1 (Archambault 1), B 3 (Mohs, Holm, Cole 1). Turnovers – RCS 13, B 14. Total fouls – RCS 14, B 10. Fouled out – None.

 

• Huron 63, Harrisburg 52

Tye Evers tallied 17 points and eight rebounds as Huron upended Harrisburg in a matchup of Tigers.

Huron was up 13-10 after a quarter, 28-24 at halftime and 44-33 through three.

Cole Korkow added 16 points and Clay Korkow 10. Hyland Heinz finished with nine points and five rebounds.

Harrisburg got 15 points from Nick Hoyt and 10 by Justis Clayton. Wil Johnson added nine points and eight rebounds.

 

Semifinals

• S.F. O’Gorman 64, S.F. Lincoln 44

Matt Cartwright scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as the top-seeded Knights rolled to the victory.

O’Gorman led 15-7 after a quarter, 27-12 at halftime and 44-27 through three.

JP Costello added 18 points and Joey Messler 10.

The Knights shot 54.5 percent (24-of-44) from the field.

Alex Glanzer led the Patriots with 13 points. Diang Gatluak and Simon Higgason added 10 points apiece.

 

• Aberdeen Central 58, Pierre 52

The Golden Eagles took control early and then held on down the stretch.

Aberdeen Central opened up a 14-3 lead after a quarter and pushed the margin to 28-8 at halftime as Pierre went just 2-of-23 from the field in the first 16 minutes.

The Golden Eagles led by as many as 25 points in the third. The margin was 41-20 heading to the fourth, and they scored first in the final period to go up 43-20.

A 23-3 run pulled the Governors within 46-43 with 2:16 to go; however, that would be as close as Pierre would get.

The Governors cut the deficit to three twice more, once on a Hunter Jockheck trey with 37 seconds to play. However, Cole Bergan answered with a three-point play.

Brad Dean hit a 3 for Pierre, but Bergan’s two free thwos with 16 seconds left made it 57-52 and all but sealed the deal.

Christian Goetz had 13 points, Bergan 11, Brandon Kusler nine, Cannon Hannigan and Andrew Bergan seven apiece, Collin Stoebner and Jonah Dohrer both four, and Nate Rook three in the win.

For Pierre, Dean ended up with 25 points and Peyton Zabel 16 to go with nine boards.

 

GIRLS' TOURNAMENT

Top-seeded Harrisburg and the upset-minded Sioux Falls O’Gorman Lady Knights will face off for the Class AA girls’ state title on Saturday night.

 

Semifinals

• Harrisburg 49, R.C. Central 44

The Tigers grabbed the lead in the third quarter and held off the upset-minded Cobblers

Central was up 8-7 after a quarter and 20-17 at halftime. Harrisburg went ahead 36-29 through three.

The Cobblers twice pulled within three points in the final stanza, but couldn’t get any closer.

Sydney Halling scored 27 points in the win. She added eight rebounds.

Jeniah Ugofsky added 11 points.

RCC shot 36.4 (14-of-47) percent and Harrisburg managed just 36.4 percent (!6-of-44) shooting. The Tigers committed just six turnovers to the Cobblers’ 12 and held a 36-33 rebound edge.

Central got 11 points form Maddison Sullivan. Abby Johnson and Michelle Johnson added nine points apiece, and Mya Jones eight.

 

• S.F. O’Gorman 47, Aberdeen Central 34

The seventh-seeded Lady Knight continued their postseason run with a win over the defending-champion Golden Eagles.

O’Gorman was up 8-4 after a quarter, 18-7 at halftime and 33-16 through three.

Ashley Beacom, who had five rebounds, and Sebastion Akoi put in 15 points apiece. Emma Ronsiek chipped in with 10 markers and seven boards.

OG shot 40.5 percent (15-of-37) from the field and held Aberdeen Central to 21.2 percent (11-of-52).

Golden Eagles junior Paiton Burckhard had a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds.

 

Consolation semifinals

• R.C. Stevens 71, Pierre 55

The Raiders (16-7) dominated the first three quarters to post the win. They were up 13-8 after a quarter, 36-20 at halftime and 55-29 through three.

Kyah Watson had 14 points, Emma Burns 12 and Elizabeth Schaefer 11. Mya Hendry grabbed 14 points as she and Julia Haefs both scored eight points.

For Pierre (10-15), Emily Mikkelsen finished with 13 points and Mack Rath 11.

 

• S.F. Roosevelt 49, Brandon Valley 43

The second-seeded Rough Riders got 16 points from reserve Tatum Kooima en route to the win.

Roosevelt was up 13-12 after a quarter, 30-18 at halftime and 36-30 through three.

For the third-seeded Lynx (19-5), Trinity Law had 10 points.

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