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Philip Area wrestlers cruise at 4B regionals

Philip Area wrestlers cruise at 4B regionals

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The Philip Area wrestling team dominated the rest of the field on its way to earning the team title at the Region 4B tournament in Fort Pierre on Saturday.

The Scotties led the way with a team score of 302 points, while Custer was second with 196 and Lyman took third with 120.

Mobridge-Pollock was fourth with 100, followed by Hot Springs (92), Harding County (82), Stanley County (81.5), Bennett County and Hill City tied for eighth with 80 apiece and Lead-Deadwood closed out the top 10 with 73.

The Scotties had 11 wrestlers qualify for the state tournament, with nine of those earning first-place finishes on Saturday.

Kipp Cordes kicked off the day with a victory at 106 pounds, Jace Blasius took the top spot at 113, Ryker Peterson was first at 120 and Jadyn Coller led at 126.

Thane Simons continued the trend for Philip at 132 pounds, followed by Blair Blasius at 145, McCoy Peterson at 152, Burk Blasius at 160, Jesse Hostutler at 182 and Cody Donnelly at 195.

Other qualifiers for the Scotties include Gage Ravellette, who was fourth at 138, and Parker Snyder, who earned second at 170.

The other first-place winners include Chase VanDerBoom of Newell at 138, Caleb Rickenbach (170) and Marcus Harkless (220), both of Hot Springs and Aiden Schoenhard of Mobridge-Pollock at 285.

Boys Basketball

RAPID CITY STEVENS 69, DOUGLAS 61: The Raiders started to pull away in the third and held on in the fourth to earn a tough victory over the Patriots on Saturday.

After taking a 28-23 advantage into the half, Stevens outscored Douglas 21-12 in the third to extend its lead to 14.

The Patriots cut the lead to six in the fourth but couldn’t get over the hump as the Raiders held on.

Kaden Lemer paced Stevens with 17 points, Charles Christensen added 14 points and Jordan Eberlein finished with 12.

Kolin Ray led Douglas with 20 points, Darrell Knight added 17 points and pulled in 11 boards, and Kyle Shields finished with 13 points.

Rapid City Stevens (8-8) will play Sturgis on Thursday, while the Patriots (6-10) will play the Scoopers on Tuesday.

CUSTER 60, HOT SPRINGS 44: The Wildcats picked up their fourth straight win with a victory over Hot Springs on Saturday.

Gage Tennyson led Custer with 17 points, while Jace Kelley chipped in with 17.

The Bison were led by Haedyn Haas, who scored 17 points and Braden Grill, who added 14.

The Wildcats (11-8) will play at Hill City on Monday, while the Bison (6-12) are at Edgemont Monday.

FAITH 71, RAPID CITY CHRISTIAN 69: Tyson Selby scored the game winner as Faith edged the Comets Saturday night at Hart Ranch.

Jess Harper led the way for the Longhorns with 35 points, Selby added 14 points and Borbin Mackben finished with 10.

Mitch Heidecker paced the Comets with 19 points and 10 boards, Sam Schlabach added 13 points and Presley Myers finished with 11.

Faith (14-5) will host Wall on Friday, while Rapid City Christian, 14-5, host Hot Springs Friday.

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