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Turner girls edge Box Elder, 'Beeter boys & Girls blast Big Sandy, Harlem & H/L.P. Set to Resume Play

 

February 3, 2021

Turner senior Shyan Krass had a 26 point effort in the Tornadoes 55-47 win over Box Elder Friday night.

Only two schools were able to compete on the hardwood this past week and even then in a limited capacity. The Turner girls earned a hard fought win over the Box Elder Bears 55-47 Friday but were unable to play their Saturday contest against the Chester/J-I Hawks. The Sugarbeeter girls were in Big Sandy Saturday where they both earned one sided victories. The Turner boys were the only team to get both scheduled games in, falling in Box Elder Friday and at home Saturday to the Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks.

The Harlem and Hays/Lodge Pole programs were forced to shut down for the week do to Covid-19 restrictions. Both schools were set to resume practice February 1. The Thunderbirds remain back on schedule with three games on tap this week. The Harlem Wildcats and Lady Cats are unable to field a full squad until February 9 when they are expected to resume competition.

The Turner Tornadoes played the first contest of the week when they traveled to Box Elder on Friday night to take on the Bears. Senior Shyan Krass and sophomore Dakota Krass each knocked down a first quarter triple to help power the Tornadoes to a 14-10 advantage heading into the second quarter.

Shyan Krass buried another from beyond the arc and scored seven second quarter points to keep the offense rolling. The Bears however, turned in a strong showing in the second quarter, outscoring the Tornadoes 18-13 in the frame to lead 28-27 at the halftime break.

Turner would storm back in front with 15 points from the Krass sisters, 10 from Shyan and five more from Dakota to take 42-37 lead into the fourth quarter. Turner maintained the momentum down the stretch, getting nine more points from Dakota in the stanza to secure a hard fought 55-47 conference win over the Bears.

Shyan finished with a game high 26 points for the Tornadoes, scoring on ten field goals, with for coming from long range. Dakota finished the contest with 23 points including three from distance. Turners game Saturday with the Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks was postponed and a makeup date has yet to be announced.

The Chinook Sugarbeeters were in Big Sandy Saturday night looking to complete the season sweep of the Pioneers for both the boys and the girls.

In the girls game the 'Beeters found themselves at the charity stripe early and often. Chinook doubled up the Pioneers 12-6 in the opening eight minutes but with only a pair of baskets coming from the field. Chinook converted eight free throws in 15 attempts in the first quarter alone. Freshman Hallie Neibauer converted five of six from the line in the second quarter and 10 of 15 from the charity stripe in the half to power Chinook to a 38-16 halftime lead.

Sophomore Anna Terry tossed in seven third quarter points for the 'Beeters and they were well on their way to completing the season sweep, leading 56-25 heading into the final frame. Freshman Teagan Richman connected from downtown and score eight down the stretch, helping the 'Beeters cruise to a 66-33 win over the Pioneers. Neibauer led all scorers with 14 points in the win. Richman added 10, senior Jayden Miller scored nine as did Terry. Junior Allison Powell added eight to the balanced 'Beeter attack.

The Chinook Sugarbeeter boys and the Big Sandy Pioneers found themselves in a battle early on. The 'Beeters doubled up the Pioneers 104-52 in the first meeting between the two teams, but it was Big Sandy that started strong on their home court.

The offense was just a step out of sync and their defense was being whistled for fouls on the other end, providing a bit of a spark to the Pioneer attack. Senior Ethan MacLeod scored eight of the 'Beeters 12 first quarter points as they found themselves down 17-12 heading into the second quarter.

Chinook was able to right the ship before halftime, outscoring the Pioneers 20-5 to take a 32-22 halftime lead. The 'Beeters got their offense from all positions on the court. Senior Ethan Bell scored four, Senior Benton Elliot found his mark from beyond the arc and MacLeod added five more to his total.

The pace was slowed considerably coming out of the halftime break, with 17 fouls being called on both teams making it difficult for both sides to get any sort of rhythm offensively. The 'Beeters extended their lead to 15 heading into the final eight minutes of action with a 44-29 lead.

Benton Elliot knocked down two more from three point land and scored 10 points down the stretch igniting the 'Beeter offense. Junior Oskar Pula added seven more in the frame in a 25-13 fourth quarter burst that gave the 'Beeters a 69-42 road win over the Pioneers.

MacLeod led the 'Beeter attack with 14 points while Pula and Benton Elliot each scored 13. Bell added 12 to the offensive attack and senior Reese Elliot finished with nine in the win.

The Turner Tornado boys continue to battle for 32 minutes each and every time they step on the court. That effort though has netted them just one win on the season and this past weekend they absorbed another couple of tough losses.

The Tornadoes have scored a ton of points by comparison, but they give up a lot as well and Friday nights contest in Box Elder was a prime example. The Tornadoes scored 19 first quarter points getting six points from senior Shane Kimmel, six more from sophomore Ryan Doyle and five from senior Austin Welsh. The Bears scored 25 in the frame to lead by six heading into the second quarter.

Turner continued to put up points adding 22 in the second with Kimmel scoring 11 in the frame. The Bears scored 23 and extended their lead to seven, 48-41 by intermission. Box Elder was just to much for the Tornadoes to keep up with down the stretch, outscoring Turner 46-26 after halftime to secure a 94-67 win. Kimmel led the way for the Tornadoes with 29 points in a valiant effort while Welsh finished with 23 in the loss.

Saturday the Tornadoes welcomed the Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks to town, looking to pick up win number two. The visiting Hawks opened up an eight point advantage, 18-10 at the end of the first quarter and took a 10 point halftime lead, 29-19. Chester/J-I extended their advantage to 47-29 by the end of the third quarter.

Turner cut six points off the deficit down the stretch but in the end the Hawks would clip the Tornadoes 58-46. Welsh and Kimmel again led the Turner attack with each scoring 23 points in the contest.

District tournaments are just a couple weeks away and post season positioning down the stretch is on everyones mind. The Harlem boys, Chinook boys and Turner girls look to earn high seeds and a strong finish could mean a top seed. The Hays/Lodge Pole and Chinook girls can both potentially host a first round game if they were able to move into the top four while the Lady Cats look to finish strong as well. The Hays/Lodge Pole and Turner boys still have hopes for a strong post season, but will have to pull off a few upsets along the way.

Girls Basketball

Turner 55 Box Elder 47

Turner 14 13 15 13 - 55

Box Elder 10 18 9 10 - 47

Turner - Dakota Krass 8 4-4 23, Emma Billmayer 0 0-3 0, Cassidy Grabofsky 0 0-0 0, Brandy Calvert 1 0-1 2, Brooke Reed 2 0-0 4, Shyan Krass 10 2-3 26, Hannah Richman 0 0-0 0, Meridian Snider 0 0-0 0, Katie Kimmel 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 21 6-11 55.

Box Elder - Angela Gopher 2 0-0 5, Kendra Gopher 0 0-0 0, Mariah Arkinson 0 2-2 2, Brielle Sunchild 0 0-0 0, Kyla Momberg 5 7-8 17, Breanna Bacon 4 2-4 10, Neferti Standing Rock 1 1-2 3, Makeela Kelly 3 0-0 8, Taleigh Sunchild 0 0-0 0, Abria Small Boy 0 2-2 2, Ariel Gopher 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 15 14-18 47.

Three Point Field Goals - Turner 7 (Shyan Krass 4, Dakota Krass 3), Box Elder 3 (Makeela Kelly 2, Angela Gopher 1) ; Team Fouls - Turner 16, Box Elder 16; Fouled Out - Turner, Brooke Reed.

Chinook 66 Big Sandy 33

Chinook 12 26 18 10 - 66

Big Sandy 6 10 9 8 - 33

Chinook - Jade Cecrle 1 2-4 5, Bree Swanson 3 0-0 6, Britton Elliot 0 0-0 0, Torin Cecrle 0 0-0 0, Anna Terry 4 1-2 9, Hallie Neibauer 2 10-15 14, Jayden Miller 4 1-2 9, Teagan Richman 3 3-4 10, Jenna Liddle 0 0-0 0, Mya Berreth 2 1-2 5, Allison Powell 4 0-2 8. Team Totals 23 18-32 66.

Big Sandy - Angie Sant 0 0-0 0, Jaycee Worrell 1 0-0 2, Justine Bauman 2 0-2 4, Mattie Gasvoda 0 0-1 0, Lainey Terry 2 0-0 4, Amy Gasvoda 4 1-2 9, Alex Worrell 0 0-0 0, Daisey LaBuda 0 0-0 0, Jennie Sant 0 0-0 0, Eva Wagoner 2 0-0 5, Madison Terry 4 0-0 9. Team Totals 15 1-5 33.

Three Point Field Goals - Chinook 2 (Jade Cecrle 1, Teagan Richman 1), Big Sandy 2 (Eva Wagoner 1, Madison Terry 1); Team Fouls - Chinook 11, Big Sandy 22; Fouled Out - Big Sandy, E. Wagoner.

Boys Basketball

Chinook 69 Big Sandy 42

Chinook 12 20 12 25 - 69

Big Sandy 17 5 7 13 - 42

Chinook - Levi Jensen 0 0-0 0, Ethan Bell 6 0-0 12, Damon Hannum 0 1-4 1, Flint Annis 0 0-0 0, Braden Eoff 0 0-0 0, Benton Elliot 5 0-0 13, Toby Niederegger 1 2-2 4, Reese Elliot 3 3-6 9, Ethan MacLeod 7 0-1 14, Oskar Pula 6 1-4 13, Jackson Nordboe 0 3-4 3. Team Totals 28 10-21 69.

Big Sandy - Severin Heimbinger 0 0-0 0, Rusty Gasvoda 2 2 1-3 5, Lane DeMontiney 5 4-6 15, Kody Strutz 1 2-4 4, Braydon Cline 3 1-2 8, Wylee Snapp 1 2-2 4, Cooper Taylor 0 0-0 0, Ryder Galbavy 1 0-0 2, Kade Strutz 1 2-4 4. Team Totals 13 12-21 42.

Three Point Field Goals - Chinook 3 (Benton Elliot 3), Big Sandy 2 (Lane DeMontiney 1, Braydon Cline1); Team Fouls - Chinook 24, Big Sandy 20; Fouled Out - Chinook, Ethan Bell.

Box Elder 94 Turner 67

Turner 19 22 11 15 - 67

Box Elder 25 23 23 23 - 94

Turner - Shay Humphreys 0 0-0 0, Austin Welsh 9 1-5 23, Tate Beck 0 0-0 0, Shane Kimmel 10 7-9 29, Caleb Zellmer 0 0-0 0, Charlie Calvert 1 2-2 4, Trent Billmayer 0 0-0 0, Carson Maloney 0 2-4 2, Ryan Doyle 3 1-1 9, JR Brown 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 24 13-23 67.

Box Elder - Jayden Jillot 8 0-0 17, Gabe Saddler 8 3-4 19, Malique Rossette 10 4-6 25, Kayden Duran 2 8-8 12, Tyus LaMere 3 0-0 6, Gyme Kell III 1 0-0 3, Elkin Big Knife 0 0-0 0, Morris Meyers 0 0-0 0, Theron Oats Jr. 1 0-0 2, Jayden Gopher 4 1-2 10, King Ragged Robe 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 37 16-20 94.

Chinook freshman Hallie Neibauer led her team with 14 points in the 'Beeters 66-33 win over Big Sandy Saturday.

Three Point Field Goals - Turner 9 (Austin Welsh 4, Shane Kimmel 2, Ryan Doyle 2), Box Elder 4 (Jayden Gopher 1, Jayden Jillot 1, Malique Rossette 1); Team Fouls - Turner 16, Box Elder 27; Fouled Out - Box Elder, Kadyn Duran.

Chester/J-I 58 Turner 46

Chester/J-I 18 11 18 11 - 58

Turner 10 9 10 17 - 46

Chester/J-I - Bryce Ghekiere 2, Braden Mattson 4, Kyle Harmon 9, Jordan Bender 0, Bryce Kammerzell 25, Blake Harmon 4, Trevin Grammer 2, Kealy Haaland 20. Team Totals - N/A 66.

Turner - Shay Humphreys 1 0-0 3, Austin Welsh 7 5-9 23, Tate Beck 0 0-0 0, Shane Kimmel 10 3-5 23, Caleb Zellmer 0 0-0 0, Charlie Calvert 1 0-0 2, Trent Billmayer 0 1-2 1, Carson Maloney 0 0-0 0, Ryan Doyle 1 0-0 3, Trever Kimmel 2 0-0 6. Team Totals 20 9-16 61.

Three Point Field Goals - Turner 7 (Austin Welsh 4, Trever Kimmel 2, Shay Humphreys 1), Big Sandy 0 (0); Team Fouls - Turner 14, Big Sandy 19; Fouled Out - None

 
 

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