by Steve Peterson
Spalding Catholic’s boys’ basketball team defeated West Sioux, 61-50, to start the 2012-2013 season for both teams.
Dominic Hirsch scored 18 points to lead the Falcons and Lee Tapper added 14. Logan Vlotho was next with eight points.
“It was a good effort but we had a lot of mental mistakes. They got a lot of second-chance points because we did not rebound well and they got transition baskets,” said West Sioux new Head Coach Jerome Hoegh, adding junior Hirsch is a good perimeter shooter.
Spalding Catholic led 22-8 in the first quarter; 31-17 at halftime and by 20 points in the third quarter.
“We got a lot of kids some playing time. We just have to do the little things well,” said Hoegh.
On Nov. 30, the Falcons lost to Remsen-St. Mary’s, 53-41. Kembi Kooi had 14 to lead the Falcons (0-2 record). For the Hawks, Matthew Wesselmann scored 25 points and Tyler Delperdang added 15.
Hoegh said the Falcon’s played very hard in the game.
The Falcons host Remsen Union following the girls’ game on Dec. 7 in War Eagle Conference play. The boys’ junior varsity and varsity host Alcester-Hudson, S.D., at 6:00 p.m. Dec. 8 in non-conference play.