Divers drop Redhawks


ESTELLINE – Trailing by a point after the first quarter, Lake Preston put up 15 points in the second to post a 29-21 lead at halftime en route to a 56-42 Dakota Valley Conference boys’ basketball win over the Redhawks on Friday night.

The Divers were down, 15-14, before rallying in the second frame.

Paydon Casper scored a game-high 25 points and Carter Malone added eight.

Lake Preston, 1-5 on the season and 1-3 in the DVC,  held a 44-31 edge in rebounds as Casper narrowly missed a double-double with nine rebounds.

Marcus Hausman finished with 15 points while Riley Benning had 10 points for the Redhawks, 1-5 and 0-4.

The Divers travel to Sioux Falls to face Redfield/Doland tonight while the Redhawks head to Watertown to take on Great Plains Lutheran on Tuesday.

LAKE PRESTON 56, ESTELLINE/HENDRICKS 42

Lake Preston (1-5, 1-3 DVC)

Carter Malone 3-13 1-2 8, Jasper Denison 2-6 0-0 4, Paydon Casper 9-18 6-11 25, Byron Bumann 2-5 0-0 4, Logan Williams 1-3 3-3 5, Tate Larson 3-10 0-0 6, Rhett McMasters 1-5 0-0 2, Nichoas Curd 0-0 0-0 0, Jarrett Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Austin Strande 1-1 0-0 2, Colby Olson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-61 10-16 56.

Estelline,Hendricks (1-5, 0-4 DVC)

Zach Loomis 1-5 0-0 3, Riley Benning 4-14 0-0 10, Harrison Wegner 0-2 1-2 1, Marcis Hausman 6-15 2-6 14, Mason Bury 0-2 3-6 3, Justin Buschenfeld 0-0 0-0 0, Dawson Bury 1-1 2-2 4, Spencer Lutz 1-1 0-1 3, Jacoby Flegel 2-5 0-0 4, John Moore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-45 8-17 42.

Lake Preston 14  15  10  17    56

Estelline/Hendricks 15    6    9  12    42

3-point goals – LP 2-15 (Malone 1-3, Denison 0-2, Casper 1-2, Bumann 0-2, Larson 0-2, McMasters 0-4); EH 4-21 (Loomis 1-5, Benning 2-8, Hausman 0-2, M. Bury 0-2, Lutz 1-1, Flegel 0-3). Rebounds – LP 44 (Casper 9); EH 31 (Hausman 8). Assists – LP 4 (Casper 2); EH 5 (Hausman 2). Steals – LP 8 (Malone 3); EH 5 (Benning, Wegner, Hausman, Lutz). Blocks – LP 1 (McMasters); EH 0. Turnovers – LP 8; EH 14. Total fouls – LP 16; EH 13. Fouled out – Denison.

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