9-2 Sugarbeeters Cruise by Big Sandy 74-42, Improve to 7-1 in District 9C
January 26, 2022
The Chinook Sugarbeeters continued their torrid start to the season adding another lopsided win over a conference for Thursday night. The Sugarbeeters completed the season sweep of the Big Sandy Pioneers with a sound 74-42 win to improve to 7-1 in District 9C play and 9-2 overall.
The Sugarbeeters have played very well this season on both ends of the court and kept up their intensity Thursday against the Pioneers.
Chinook opened the contest on fire getting scoring from all over the court. Freshman Alexus Seymour has proven to be an effective threat from the perimeter and knocked down a pair of three-point buckets early on.
Seymour scored eight first quarter points while sophomore Britton Elliot added six of her own. The Sugarbeeters were highly efficient from the charity stripe connecting on nine of eleven attempts. Chinooks efficient start led to a 23-9 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Sophomore Hallie Neibauer continued her outstanding play Friday night against the Pioneers scoring 10 first half points, including six in the second quarter to lead the 'Beeter attack.
Junior Bree Swanson added a long ball to the 'Beeter tally in quarter number two. Chinook scored 15 points in the frame to extend their lead to 38-20 by the break.
The 'Beeters have maintained their intensity through all four quarters all season long and a big lead Thursday against the Pioneers wasn't going to change that.
Chinook started the second half with the same intensity and fire they began the game with. Seymour added a couple more long balls to start the third, both off passes from sophomore Mya Berreth around the perimeter.
Neibauer finished off the fast break with a strong move across the key scoring the basket while drawing the foul. Neibauer knocked down the free throw to give the 'Beeters a 49-20 lead with just under six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Chinook closed out the third strong. Berreth scored on a short jumper, Neibauer finished with seven in the quarter and freshman Hannah Schoen got in on the action, converting both her attempts from the free throw line.
Chinook began the fourth quarter with a comfortable 57-24 advantage and didn't waste the opportunity to get some valuable experience down the stretch. All eleven players dressed saw action with nine different players finding the scoring column.
Schoen added seven points to her total in the fourth quarter to lead the offense. Swanson scored five points the final eight minutes, including her second from distance. Neibauer added a three-point bucket and senior Allison Powell scored off an offensive rebound. When the final horn sounded the Sugarbeeters had secured an impressive 74-42 conference win.
Neibauer once again led the 'Beeter attack with 20 points in the contest. Seymour connected four times from distance and scored 14 for the 'Beeters. Swanson finished with 10 in the contest while Schoen added nine to the 'Beeter total.
Chinook continued to shoot lights out from the charity strip, connecting on fifteen of eighteen attempts in the win.
The Sugarbeeters improved to 9-2 overall following the win and strengthened their hold on second place in the conference, improving to 7-1 on the season.
Chinook was hoping to get an opportunity on Saturday night to avenge that one conference loss with the Box Elder Bears scheduled to come to town. Covid protocols forced the Bears to postpone the contest to a later date.
The 'Beeters will host Box Elder on Tuesday, February 1 with the girls varsity contest set to tip off at 5:00 p.m.
The 'Beeters had played a good game with the Bears in their first meeting back in December, but fell in the end. Chinook is a young team that has grown over the course of the season and is looking forward to evening the season record with the Bears.
Chinook will host Chester/J-I this Friday and then hit the road on Saturday to take on the Thunderbirds in Hays.