Winner High School boys basketball team punched its ticket to the Region 6A championship with a 61-39 victory over Miller Saturday in Winner.
The Warriors played Cheyenne-Eagle Butte in the region championship March 10 in Pierre. Complete results and pictures of the championship game will be in next week’s Winner Advocate. The March 11 issue was printed before the game started on Tuesday.
The Winner Armory on Saturday was packed with Winner and Miller fans.
The Warriors jumped to an early lead and never looked back. Winner led 9-0 in the first quarter and on the heals of two free throws by Brendan Harter took a 13-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. At the half, Winner led 27-13.
“We are proud of our student athletes for coming out ready to play and getting after it on the defensive end,” said coach Brett Gardner.
He said Sam Naasz, Lattrel Terkildsen, Nick Hossle, Cameron Kuil and the rest of the team did an outstanding job on Miller’s two big scorers. Winner was able to play all 14 players who suited up.
Nathan Galbraith and Brendan Harter both scored 15 points with Sam Naasz, 11; Nick Hossle, 7; Terkildsen, 5 and Devon Leiferman, 4.
Galbraith pulled down 11 rebounds followed by Harter, 8; Naasz,7 and Leiferman, 4.