Double headers were on tap last week

Freshman Xavier Bien pulls up for a three-pointer.

The Flandreau basketball teams participated in three doubleheaders over the past week playing at Deuel on Tuesday, hosting McCook Central/Montrose Friday and traveling for a day game to Parker, Saturday.
The Flier girls, now 7-4, swept all three opponents while the boys team finished 1-2 and fell to 4-5 on the year.
This week the girls host the first two nights of the Big East Conference tournament and will see a rematch with Parker in the Thursday opening round game, approximately 7:30 pm. Season passes are not honored for the conference tourney. Finals are Saturday in Volga.
The boys were to be in Garretson Tuesday night and then head to Beresford Thursday for a make-up game with the Watchdogs.

GIRLS
Flandreau 61, Deuel 22
CLEAR LAKE – The Fliers dominated in the first quarter and didn’t look back. They led 23-2 after the first and then took a 39-10 lead into halftime. Flandreau would lead 61-22 at the end of the third and they called the game.  
“This was a nice team win against Deuel. It was fun seeing a number of different girls hit shots. Sadie Iott really got us going in the first quarter – scoring off our defense and being aggressive in the half court.”
Flandreau shot 46% from the field but only 40% from the charity stripe. They swiped down 37 rebounds to Deuel’s 16 and made only five turnovers to the Cardinal’s 18.
Claire Sheppard led the Fliers with 13 points and seven boards. Sadie Iott had 12 points and Lily Klein and Hannah Krull each had eight points. Klein and Iott both pulled down five rebounds.
The JV team won 39-21 behind balanced scoring from Grace Krull with nine, Morgan Sheppard and Hannah Krull with seven each and six points from Josie Hamilton.

Flandreau 50, MC/M 32
FLANDREAU – The Flier girls were never threatened in the win over MC/M. The score was tied three times in the first quarter but the Fliers never let the Cougars take the lead.
 “We were really happy with how we played against MCM,” said Head Coach Megan Severtson.
“There was a little bit of a rough patch in the second quarter, but thanks to a strong defensive effort in the second half we were able to take a big lead and maintain it. I thought a number of girls played really well for us, but Sadie Iott’s play stood out again. She provided a spark that our team fed off of for most of the 3rd and 4th quarter.”
Iott finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead Flandreau. Claire Sheppard had 12 points. Lily Klein had 11 points and five rebounds.  
 The JV girls won, 29-21. Grace Krull made 10 points and Addy Hammer had eight.

Flandreau 63, Parker 22
PARKER – The Fliers had no trouble with the winless Pheasants Saturday afternoon in a 41 point blowout shooting a 51 field goal percentage with only seven turnovers to Parker’s 25.
Claire Sheppard hit for 17 points and Lizzie Pavlis had 14 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists. Sadie Iott made 14 counters. Lily Klein swiped four steals and gave out four assists.
The JV team also won their third game of the week in a 25-20 contest. Morgan Sheppard hit nine points and Ella Hoffman netted seven.

BOYS
Deuel 56, Flandreau 43
CLEAR LAKE – The Cardinals put together a good second and third quarter and that proved to be the difference on Tuesday night. The two teams each scored seven points in the first quarter. Deuel then outscored Flandreau 17-8 in the second quarter and would extend its lead to 40-25 by the end of the third. The Fliers won the fourth quarter by two points but that wasn’t enough.
“We played a senior-laden Deuel team,” said Coach Brendan Sheppard.
“We had a few costly turnovers that gave them some easy points.”
Flandreau was led by Paul Parsley who had 13 points and four assists. Luke Sheppard had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists and Alfie Henderson had 12 points.
Deuel was led by Dravyn Carson who had 16 points. Gavin Benck had 14 points and Braydon Simon had 10 points.
In double overtime, the Cardinals outlasted the Fliers in the JV game, 55-48. Jon Schrader led the Fliers with 15 points and Kody Kneebone added 11.
The C team also fell at Deuel, 37-32. Jon Burshiem scored 11 and Kaden Burshiem scored seven.

MC/M 48, Flandreau 45
FLANDREAU – A last second heave from half court lifted the McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars over the Fliers last Friday evening.
At the start of the fourth quarter, the Fliers led by eight points, but the Cougars rattled off seven unanswered points to narrow the lead. From then on, the lead was back and forth until Xavier Bien hit a long ball to put the Fliers up 47-45.
Mason Sabers, a Cougar sophomore, from in front of the scorer’s table, launched a buzzer beater and banked it in for the visiting team to win, 48-47.
“We played okay, but hurt ourselves in many areas that could have made the difference,” said Sheppard.
“Second half turnovers led to some transition layups and going 6 of 15 from the free throw line as a team didn’t help.”
Parsley topped the Flier scoring with 15 points and also pulled down seven rebounds. Henderson connected on 11 points and Sheppard had eight points and six rebounds.
Flandreau won the JV contest, 41-28 with Micah Otto netting 14 and Kaden Burshiem, eight.

Flandreau 50, Parker 40
PARKER – The Fliers were again led in scoring by Parsley as he dumped in 15 points in the 50-40 win over the Pheasants.
“Finished off a busy week with a win in Parker,” said Sheppard.
“It is fun to see the team make progress and make some great passes.  We had a few lapses in the final few minutes that made the score closer.”
Parsley also garnered eight rebounds and five assists and Sheppard knotted 13 points, 10 boards and four steals.
Henderson put in 12 points for the Fliers.
“We exhibited great energy and hustle on the defensive end led by Tanner Reed and Jon Schrader.”
The JV team stopped the Pheasants, 38-21 behind 11 points from Schrader and eight from Kneebone while the C team also won, 34-20. Jadon Eng scored eight and Kaden Burshiem seven points.

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