Hinton’s boys’ basketball team led by 10 points at halftime and doubled the lead in the second half as the West Sioux squad suffered from a cold shooting night in a 66-47 War Eagle Conference loss at home Jan. 14.
West Sioux had a 4-7 overall record after the loss. Hinton had an 8-4 record.
Sophomore Justin Negaard was the Falcons’ leading scorer with 13 points. He made 5-of-8 all field goal tries and 2-of-3 from three-point range and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line. He shared leading rebounder honors with six.
Junior Devan Miller was next with nine points on 4-of-9 all field goal tries, 1-of-2 at the free-throw line and had a pair of rebounds.
Porter Hummel had seven points.
Kezden Blankenship shared top rebounding honors with six and scored four points. He also had four assists.
Logan Jurgensmeier led the Blackhawks with 19 points and Jay Small tallied 13.
“Offensively we saw some positives and defensively in the half-court we made them take some bad shots buy they ad a ton of offensive rebounds and second chance points and layups off steals,” said West Sioux Coach Jerome Hoegh.
Blankenship; 4 points, 0-of-2 all field goal attempts, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, 4-of-4 free throw attempts, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot.
Hummel: 7 points, 2-of-10 all field goal attempts, 1-of-8 three-point field goal attempts, 2-of-5 free throw attempts, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist.
Mitch Schlumbohm: 0-of-2 all field goal attempts, 3 assists and 1 steal.
Negaard: 13 points, 5-of-8 all field goal attempts, 2-of-3 three-point field goal attempts, 1-of-2 free throw attempts, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 styeal.
Dominic Hirsch: 4 points, 2-of-7 all field goal attempts, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, and 3 rebounds.
Gabe Topete: 0-of-1 field goal attempt, and 2 rebounds.
Tucker Vander Feen: 0-of-1 field goal attempt.
Issac Topete: 5 points, 2-of-2 all field goal attempts, 1-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, and 1 steal.
Miller: 9 points, 4-of-9 all field goal attempts, 1-of-2 free throw attempts, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot.
Dalton Waterman: 5 points, 2-of-2 all field hoal attempts, 1-of-2 free throw attempts, and 1 rebound.
WS team totals 47 points, 17-of-44 all field goal attempts, 4-of-14 three-point field goal attempts, 9-of-15 free throw attempts, 26 rebounds, 9 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocked shots.
Jan. 24: the Falcons host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn of Hartley; Jan. 28: host South O’Brien of Paullina; Jan. 31, at Remsen-St. Mary’s; Feb. 4 at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn of Marcus; Feb. 11: at Gehlen Catholic of Le Mars. All are 6 p.m. starts for the girls games and are girls-boys doubleheaders.
The boys’ final regular season games are a junior varsity and varisty doubleheader with Akron-Westfield, at home at 6 p.m., on Feb. 14.
Jan. 17 game
West Sioux lost to South O’Brien, 59-52, in Paullina Jan. 17 in a WEC clash.
Hummel had 21 points to lead the Falcons, who had a 4-8 record after the loss.
Bret Puhrmann netted 29 for the Wolverines, who had a 6-7 record.
“We were down by seven points in the second half, fought back for a one-point lead then had three consecutive possesions in which we failed to score and they hit two three-pointers. Then we had to foul and they made all their fourth quarter free throws,” said Hoegh.
Following Hummel was Blankenship with nine points and Negaard had seven points and 10 rebounds.