Spearfish collected a 74-40 win over Belle Fourche in boys basketball action Thursday at Ed Petranek Armory.

Eleven players reached the scoring column for the Spartans. Dillon Orth canned 16. Brandon Kemp and Mason Kaitfors netted 11 each and Ryan Olson added 10. Orth drained four three-pointers and Kemp connected on two shots from beyond the three-point arc.

The Broncs took an early 4-0 advantage on baskets by Nathan Lange and Jordan Mitchell. Spearfish answered with a 13-3 run, including a pair of treys by Orth. The Spartans led 17-9 after one quarter.

The visitors upped the lead to 34-22 at the half.

“Our defensive pressure in the second half resulted in a 22-6 run to blow open the game,” said Spearfish coach Erik Skoglund. “We are sharing the ball and getting it to the open player.”

Mitchell led Belle Fourche with 14 points.

“Our first half was a giant improvement over the last time we played Spearfish,” said Belle Fourche coach Nick Redden. “We had more patience on offense.”

Spearfish 17-17-22-18--74

Belle Fourche 9-13-6-12--40

Spearfish -- Dillon Orth 4 4-6 16, Brandon Kemp 4 1-3 11, Mason Kaitfors 5 1-2 11, Ryan Olson 5 0-0 10, Ryan Couch 2 4-5 8, Blaine Bacon 4 0-0 8, Payne Davis 1 0-0 2, Cole Richards 1 0-0 2, Drew Kaitfors 1 0-1 2, Zack Olson 1 0-2 2, Devon Braun 1 0-0 2, Michael Deichert 0 0-2 0.

Totals -- 29 field goals, 10 for 21 at the free throw line, 74 points.

Belle Fourche -- Jordan Mitchell 6 2-2 14, Nathan Lange 3 0-0 7, Chance Wilder 2 0-0 5, Levi Grubb 0 4-4 4, Trevor Nicholas 0 3-6 3, Thomas Green 1 0-0 2, Ryan Nelson 0 2-2 2, Bryson Westland 1 0-2 2, Bryce Kudlock 0 1-2 1, Austin Westland 0 0-0 0, Breck Young 0 0-1 0.

Totals -- 13 field goals, 12 for 19 at the free throw line, 40 points.

Three-point goals -- SHS 6 (Orth 4, Kemp 2). BFHS 2 (Lange, Wilder 1).

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