Tigers cruise past ‘Cats, 62-37

Troy Maroney/Register Ryan Treiber knocks down a 3-pointer during the third quarter of the Bobcats' 62-37 Eastern South Dakota Conference loss to Harrisburg on Tuesday night at Bob Jostad Gynasium.

BROOKINGS – Discombobulated could be an apt description of the Bobcats right now.

The ‘Cats looked out of sync in a 62-37 Eastern South Dakota Conference loss to Harrisburg on Tuesday night at Bob Jostad Gymnasium.

Brookings made as many shots from the floor as it did foul shots – 11 – and only four of those were from beyond the arc out of 27 attempts.

Overall, the Bobcats converted on just 24 percent of their shots – 11-of-45 – while the Tigers finished 24-of-47 from the floor for 51 percent to even their record at 3-3 and 2-2 versus ESD teams.

“Just struggling right now; we talk about the game plan and what we have to do – being aggressive on the offensive end – and right now, we’re shooting too many 3-pointers; when those aren’t falling, that’s way too many,” said BHS head coach Travis Engebretson. “We just need to just be better on the offensive end in terms of being aggressive and not settling for those 3-point shots, and obviously, it’s really affecting us on the defensive end because the energy and effort that we were playing with a few games ago is gone on the defensive end and I really feel that we could be a good defensive team.

“The practices over break were a little stale – that’s on me – at the same time, the kids have to bring it every day. Fortunately, we have a little time between now and next Thursday with Washington – hopefully, the guys bring it in practice and we can get better.”

After a pair of Ryan Treiber free throws tied the game at 10-10 midway through the first quarter, Trevor Woodall scored to give the Bobcats a two-point lead with less than 3 minutes to play in the first.

But the Tigers closed on an 8-1 run for an 18-13 edge after the first eight minutes, and then, scored the first five points of the second quarter to go up by double digits at 23-13.

Eric Sell’s basket cut the margin to eight points, but Harrisburg went on a 7-0 run over the next 3 minutes to double up the ‘Cats, 30-15, on the way to a 30-17 halftime lead.

Harrisburg scored the first five points of the second half to push their advantage to 18 less than a minute in and still led by 16 points, 43-27, at the end of three.

The Tigers’ lead reached 28 points twice over the final eight minutes before Woodall’s old-fashioned three-point play inside of a minute provided for the final margin.

Woodall, Sell and Drew Cole each scored nine points to lead the Bobcats, who dropped to 2-6 overall and 2-5 against ESD opponents. Cole and Sell pulled down five rebounds apiece as Harrisburg won the battle on the glass, 35-26.

Blair Slaughter posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards for the Tigers, while Nick Hoyt added 13 points and Brayden Phipps chipped in with 10.

The Bobcats play host to the Warriors on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Bob Jostad.

HARRISBURG 62, BROOKINGS 37

Harrisburg (3-3, 2-2 ESD)

Blair Slaughter 4-8 5-6 13, Cale Murphy 2-5 0-0 5, Brayden Phipps 5-8 0-0 10, Nick Hoyt 5-11 2-3 13, Adam Erickson 1-3 0-0 3, Payton Marquardt 2-3 0-0 6, Nick Feldman 2-5 0-0 5, Sam Christensen 0-0 0-0 0, Isaac Brower 3-4 0-0 7, Brady Schultz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-47 7-9 62.

Brookings (2-6, 2-5 ESD)

Eric Sell 3-6 2-4 9, Drew Cole 2-8 4-4 9, Jay Wilber 0-5 0-1 0, Trevor Woodall 3-8 3-3 9, Trent Broksieck 1-7 0-0 3, Parker Beers 1-3 0-0 2, Parker Rykhus 0-1 0-0 0, Carson Gullickson 0-3 0-0 0, Ryan Treiber 1-3 2-2 5, Theo Burns 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 11-45 11-14 37.

Harrisburg 18  12  13  19    62

Brookings 13    4  10  10    37

3-point goals – H 7-18 (Murphy 1-2, Hoyt 1-6, Erickson 1-3, Marquardt 2-3, Feldman 1-3, Brower 1-1); B 4-27 (Sell 1-2, Cole 1-6, Wilber 0-5, Woodall 0-3, Broksieck 1-6, Beers 0-2, Gullickson 0-1, Treiber 1-2). Rebounds – H 35 (Slaughter 10); B 26 (Sell 5, Cole 5). Assists – H 11 (Erickson 3); B 6 (Cole 2, Wilber 2). Steals – H 5 (Hoyt 3); B 5 (Cole 2). Blocks – H 2 (Phipps 2); B 1 (Cole). Turnovers – H 11; B 13. Total fouls – H 16; B 11. Fouled out – None.

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