Colman-Egan’s boys basketball team came home with the championship title at the Dakota Valley Conference Tourney. The finals were held in Elkton last Saturday.
Colman-Egan 60, Arlington 55
The Hawks built a 17-point lead in the first half, but had to rally to overcome an Arlington second-half rally to win the DVC title.
Colman-Egan led 22-11 after 8 minutes and 35-22 at halftime before the Cardinals started their comeback. Arlington outscored the Hawks 17-6 in the third quarter and then went up by three points early in the fourth following a bench technical on the Colman-Egan bench. But CE used a 14-8 free-throw advantage to regain control down the stretch for the five-point win.
Kade Groos scored 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Hawks, who improved to 7-4 on the season. Keith Crisp contributed 12 points before fouling out as Bodee Groos chipped in with 10 points, four assists and three steals. Dalton Voelker ended up with eight points and five boards, to go along with a pair of takeaways and two dimes.
Will Parry tallied a game-high 25 points for Arlington, which dropped to 7-4. Scott Sampson added eight points and three assists as Trey Ramstad finished with six points and seven rebounds.
On Thursday, Colman-Egan plays host to Deubrook while the Cardinals welcome Lake Preston to Arlington.
Colman-Egan 70, Dell Rapids St. Mary 47
The Hawks built a 10-point lead after a quarter – 18-8 – and continued to build on it as they pushed their advantage to 38-22 at halftime and 51-35 at the end of three quarters.
Bodee Groos and Dalton Voelker posted double-doubles as Groos dropped 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Voelker notched 10 markers and 13 boards. Keith Crisp also went off for 22 points as Colman-Egan improved to 6-4.
Luke Brown’s 16 points led the Cardinals, who fell to 6-4. Connor Libis added 14 points.
Colman-Egan 59, Elkton-Lake Benton 39
The Hawks jumped out to a 15-6 lead after a quarter; led 25-16 at halftime; and then, outscored Elkton-Lake Benton 24-8 in the third to put the game away.
The Elks did hold a 15-10 scoring edge in the final frame, but it was too little, too late as Colman-Egan improved to 5-4.
Dalton Voelker posted a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks while Bodee Groos just missed a double-double with 21 points and nine boards as Colman-Egan connected on 24-of-50 from the field, including 7-of-12 from beyond the arc (58 percent).
Matthew Nibbe’s 13 points and nine rebounds led ELB, which fell to 2-7. Devin Sopko added nine points and a pair of steals for the Elks.