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Herreid/Selby Area downs Summit Eagles, 74-51, at Civic Arena in Aberdeen

Posted 2/04/13 (Mon)

By Jeff Kosters
The Herreid/Selby Area Wolverines traveled to Aberdeen last Tuesday evening to face an unfamiliar opponent in the Summit Eagles. Summit brought in a 7-6 overall record and was trying to avoid going on a three game skid; while Herreid/Selby Area was 6-6 and was trying to get back above the .500 mark.
The opening quarter was extremely competitive, with neither team having more than a three point cushion; as well as there being four lead changes in the quarter. Dakota Thorstenson and Cooper Schaefbauer would each score a handful, but Jake Steinocker and Trecy Zirbel would score eight and six respectively to give Summit a narrow 16-15 lead after one.
The second quarter would be much of the same, as there were five lead changes, and neither team would lead by more than four until a Brady Vander Vorst three pointer with less than a minute to play in the half would give the Wolverines a seven point cushion. Summit would hit a bucket at the buzzer to cut it to 38-33 at the half. The second quarter would see six three pointers – three coming from each team. Nick Larson, Cooper Schaefbauer and the aforementioned Vander Vorst would all connect from downtown; as well as Steinocker and Jacob Gapp, who would hit a pair of threes in the quarter.
Lane Rossow would hit a three pointer to start the second half and Thorstenson would follow it up with a bucket and the lead would grow to ten at 43-33. Gapp would answer with his third three pointer of the contest to cut it to seven, and following a Thorstenson free throw; he would hit another three pointer to cut the lead to five at 44-39 with just over five minutes to play in the third. James Rudebusch would hit his first and only bucket to cut it to three; and following another Thorstenson free throw, Zirbel would hit a three and the lead would be just one at 45-44 with three minutes to play. The Wolverines would finish the quarter on an 11-0 run on two buckets from Thorstenson, and one each from Schaefbauer, Larson (three pointer) and Kennedy Kosters; and the lead would balloon to a dozen at 56-44 following three quarters of play.
The domination would continue in the fourth quarter, as the Wolverines would outscore the Eagles 18-7 to pull away with a 74-51 victory. Larson led the Wolverines with a game high 25 points, with Thorstenson and Schaefbauer following with 19 and twelve respectively. Thorstenson pulled down 16 rebounds and had two steals; Larson nine rebounds, six assists and three steals; Vander Vorst and Schaefbauer four assists each; and Kosters and Rossow with two steals each.
Summit was led by Jake Steinocker’s 18 points; while Zirbel and Gapp added 15 and twelve respectively. The Eagles didn’t get to the free throw line until the fourth quarter, making three of their six attempts; while the Wolverines converted ten of their 14 attempts.


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