Cossacks top Cougars in matchup of 13-1 teams


SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Valley beat Viborg-Hurley 66-51 in the Dakota Schooler’s Classic on Saturday night at the Sanford Pentagon.

The Cossacks improved to 14-1, while the Cougars dropped to 13-2.

Sioux Valley led 17-14 after a quarter and pushed the margin to 40-28 at halftime. It was 56-45 through three.

Max Nielson led the way with 20 points, four steals, four rebounds and three assists.

Kelton Vincent added 17 points.

Oliver Vincent contributed nine points, Parker Puetz seven, reserve Hayden Ruesink six and Ryan Schuster five. Schuster, who blocked three shots, and Puetz both corralled seven boards, while Oliver Vincent dished out seven dimes.

The Cossacks shot 53.7 percent from the field and limited the Cougars to 38.8 percent.

Viborg-Hurley’s Grant Mikkelsen posted a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Brandon Brandrient also scored 14 points and Gradee Sherman added 10 and seven boards off the bench.

Sioux Valley is host to Deuel in the back end of a doubleheader Tuesday at 8 p.m.

SIOUX VALLEY 66, VIBORG-HURLEY 51

Viborg-Hurley (13-2)

Chase Mason 1-6 2-3 4, Brandon Brandrient 5-7 1-2 14, Ayden Spielman 0-0 0-0 0, Justin Harms 0-2 0-0 0, Grant Mikkelsen 6-9 2-4 14, Shane Anderson 1-4 1-2 3, Carter Gust 0-0 0-0 0, Angel Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Eli Boomgarden 2-7 1-1 6, Gradee Sherman 4-13 2-4 10, Blake Shroedemeier 0-0 0-0 0, Calvin Rasmussen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-49 9-16 51.

Sioux Valley (14-1)

Parker Puetz 3-5 0-0 7, Max Nielson 9-18 1-2 20, Kelton Vincent 7-14 0-0 17, Oliver Vincent 4-5 0-0 9, Ryan Schuster 2-3 1-3 5, Patrick Carey 0-0 0-0 0, Lane VanderWal 1-5 0-0 2, Colby Gatzke 0-0 0-0 0, Jaxton Schiller 0-1 0-0 0, Hayden Ruesink 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 29-54 2-5 66.

Viborg-Hurley 14  14  17    6    51

Sioux Valley   17  23  16  10  –  66

3-point goals – VH 4-14 (Brandrient 3-4, Boomgarden 1-5, Anderson 0-1, Mason 0-4), SV 6-21 (K. Vincent 3-5, O. Vincent 1-2, Puetz 1-3, Nielson 1-6, Schuster 0-1, Schiller 0-1, VanderWal 0-3). Rebounds – VH 31 (Mikkelsen 10), SV 26 (Puetz, Schuster 7). Assists – VH 10 (Mason, Mikkelsen, Boomgarden, Sherman 2), SV 16 (O. Vincent 7). Steals – VH 3 (Mason, Harms, Shroedemeier 1), SV 11 (Nielson 4). Blocks – VH 1 (Sherman 1), SV 4 (Schuster 3). Turnovers – VH 16, SV 7. Total fouls – VH 9, SV 16. Fouled out – none. Technical fouls – K. Vincent.

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