Highmore/Harrold squads playing some good basketball - 281 Tourney in full swing

Oakley Jandreau had 22 points and 15 rebounds in a Friday night win over Wessington Springs. At right, Jharett Bloomenrader is part of a Pirates squad that is 5-3 and sitting as the No. 2 seed in Region 2B

By Rich Winter

Well, with both Sully Buttes programs not being ‘quite’ as strong as a year ago, there are a bunch of teams in Region 2B that are battling for region honors, and perhaps, a run to the Round-of-16.

A big win last night for Mike Ring’s Lady Pirates….who improved to 5-4 on the season…

Highmore-Harrold (5-4): Oakley Jandreau racked up 22 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double, while Taylor Chavez tallied 13 points and Grace Knox finished with 12. Halle Tvedt pitched in nine boards. The Pirates play Hitchcock-Tulare in the 281 Conference tournament Monday in Huron.

That Hitchcock-Tulare game should be a dandy as the Lady Patriots are 3-5…someone is going on to the finals of the 281 tournament.

Region 2B

Herreid/Selby Area 44.125 7-1

Faulkton Area 43.750 6-2

Ipswich 43.250 6-2

Sully Buttes 42.750 5-3

Potter County 40.500 4-4

Edmunds Central 39.857 3-4

Highmore-Harrold 39.667 5-4

Eureka/Bowdle38.125 1-7

Leola/Frederick Area 38.111 1-8

Sunshine Bible Academy 36.500 2-6

School Spirit alive and well at Highmore/Harrold

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Justin Bonnichsen’s Pirates are also having a solid season…Highmore/Harrold had a monstrous win on Thursday with a 77-64 win over a 6-3 Herreid/Selby Area team.

Only losses on the year to 8-2 Jones County, Kimball/White Lake 6-2 and 7-1 Sully Buttes. First game of the 281 tournament today against Hitchcock/Tulare….Keep an eye on this team…Big, deep and senior laden.

Region 2B standings:

Sully Buttes 45.250 7-1

Highmore-Harrold 43.875 5-3

Potter County 43.333 6-3

Leola/Frederick Area 42.429 5-2

Ipswich 41.556 6-3

Herreid/Selby Area 41.444 6-3

Faulkton Area 40.2505-3

Edmunds Central 39.0003-3

Sunshine Bible Academy 35.857 1-6

Eureka/Bowdle34.2860-7