Flandreau teams sweep Cardinals, Cougars and Pheasants
Senior Hayden Neises shoots from beyond the arc.
Three doubleheaders were played by the Fliers last week and three varsity victories were recorded from those contests.
The Flier girls now have a record of 9-0 and the boys stand at 8-4.
Tuesday, the Flier girls were to host Madison (make-up) while the boys team hosted Garretson for their lone game of the week.
Also this week the girls go to Garretson for the first two nights of the Big East Conference tourney as the number one seed. They’ll look to bring the BEC tourney trophy back to Flandreau for the second straight year.
They’ll face Parker at 6 p.m. on Thursday. A victory will match them on Friday with the winner of the McCook Central/Montrose vs. Garretson contest. Finals are Saturday afternoon in Beresford starting with the seventh-eighth place game at 12 noon.
Flandreau 67, Deuel 14
FLANDREAU – The Fliers put forth another dominated effort as they defeated the Cardinals on Tuesday, Jan. 16.
The Fliers led 23-8 at the end of the first quarter and took a 41-11 lead into halftime. Flandreau led 56-14 at the end of the third quarter and had an 11-0 advantage to close the game in the fourth quarter.
Lizzie Pavlis led Flandreau with a team-high 17 points and 10 rebounds to go with five assists. Lily Klein added 15 points and four steals for the Fliers. Sadie Iott had 12 points and Claire Sheppard had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Camdyn Peterreins and Graclyn Nielsen each had three points for the Cardinals.
In the JV game, Aly Schepel led the Fliers with 16 points in the 48-20 win. Madison Bushkofsky also scored 11 points and
Addy Hammer added nine.
Flandreau 60, McCook Central/Montrose 18
MONTROSE – Friday, Jan. 19, they soundly defeated the Fighting Cougars, 60-18, led by the three Flier seniors.
Lily Klein poured in 20 points, Lizzie Pavlis, 15 and Claire Sheppard, 13. Klein and Sheppard both gave away four of the 13 assists and Pavlis added six rebounds.
The Fliers were never threatened leading 20-6 after one, 37-9 at the half and 47-12 after three. Their field goal percentage was low at 36 percent, but the Fighting Cougars was lower at 19. Flandreau used its height and outrebounded the host, 37-24.
The Fliers sticky defense caused 32 MCM turnovers including 16 steals.
MCM was led by freshman Natalie Lueth with six points.
The JV team had a tough go at Montrose as the Fighting Cougars won, 28-13. Madison Bushkofsky scored six points.
Flandreau 66, Parker 21
FLANDREAU – The third win of the week came in an afternoon home game with Parker and was a 66-21 victory.
“The Parker game was a fun team win,” said Coach Megan Severtson.
“We shared the ball well, and as a result, we had four girls in double figures and a bunch of assists (18) as a team.”
Leading the Fliers were Claire Sheppard with 16 points and Lizzie Pavlis, Sadie Iott and Morgan Sheppard each making 12 points.
The Fliers took control from the beginning and led 17-9 after one, but really took off on a scoring spree in the middle two quarters dumping in 44 points while holding the Pheasants to nine.
The Flier girls shot 53 percent and held Parker to 22. Both teams were 50 percent from the charity stripe. Flandreau won the rebound battle, 33-22. Lily Klein brought down eight.
Claire and Morgan Sheppard led in the assists category giving out six and four respectively. In the steal department, Hannah Krull and Claire Sheppard each made four.
Parker committed 25 turnovers to the Fliers eight.
The JV team got back in the win column with a 33-19 victory over the Pheasants. Addy Hammer scored 11 points and Elodie Amdahl added eight counters.
The C team also won by a score of 31-17. Nora Hamilton led the Fliers with 14 points, Jazzalyn Kampeska made seven and Mikaila Polmateer, five.
Fliers 60, Deuel 42
Flandreau led 10-9 after one period and 26-18 by the half in the 18 point win over the Cardinals. After three periods of play, they outscored Deuel 19-10 and went on to pull away for the win.
“We played a nice game against Deuel, said Coach Brendan Sheppard.
“Our defense was excellent led by Xavier Bien and Kody Kneebone.”
Paul Parsley led the offensive effort dumping in 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Sophomore Luke Sheppard put in 11 points and made five assists. Alfie Henderson was also in double figures with 11 points.
Trey Maaland led the Cardinals with 14 points.
“We missed a few shots we should have made,” he said, “but other than that we limited our turnovers and shared the ball well. It was nice to score 60 points; we only made four 3-point shots.”
Flandreau shot 41 per cent from the field and 80 from the line while the Cardinal’s percentages were 30 and 57 respectively. Rebounds were even at 27 apiece.
The JV team won, 53-30 behind 17 points from Kaden Burshiem and 13 from Alex Poitra.
The C game was also won by the Fliers 34-24. Mason Brushbreaker scored 12, Tucker Hemmer, nine and Jadon Eng eight points.
Fliers 61, McCook Central/Montrose 38
SALEM – The Fliers scored in double figures each of the four quarters enroute to a 61-38 win over the Fighting Cougars.
“We struggled with foul trouble this game. Our fouling let MCM score quite a few points from the free throw line (12). Due to foul issues we had some different players get playing time and play well.”
After one period the Fliers led 16-8 and 30-21 at the half. They extended the lead to 46-31 after three quarters.
The Fliers shot a respectable 60 percent from the field but were only 2-of-7 from the line. MCM was held to 30 percent from the field but made 63 percent at the line.
Sophomore Luke Sheppard dumped in 21 points and made three assists. Paul Parsley connected on 16 points, had eight boards and gave out six assists.
Mason Sabers was the Cougars’ top scorer with 18 points.
Flandreau won the JV contest 37-28 behind 12 points from Alex Poitra and eight each from Kaden Burshiem and Micah Otto.
The C team was nicked by the Fighting Cougars, 39-36. Tucker Hemmer netted 10 points and Kenton James put in nine.
Flandreau 60, Parker 34
FLANDREAU – The Fliers doubled up on the Parker Pheasants in the second half out scoring them 38-19 to cruise to a 60-34 win.
“We had a slow start in the first half against Parker,” said Sheppard. After one, the score was knotted at seven while at the half the Fliers led 22-15.
“We missed quite a few perimeter shots and settled too much, instead of being aggressive. In the second half we did a better job of attacking the rim and scored 24 points in the 3rd quarter to grab control of the game.”
Flandreau shot 50 percent from the field and were 7-of-11 at the line for 64 percent. Parker shot 33 and 22 percentages respectively.
Luke Sheppard had the hot hand and scored 22 points and Paul Parsley made 10 points to go along with five rebounds.
The Fliers were generous in assists giving out 16, led by Parsley with four giveaways.
Flandreau’s JV team won decisively over Parker 46-14. Alex Poitra and Micah Otto each scored 11 points and Kody Kneebone added eight
Parker stopped the Flier C team 42-18. Mason Brushbreaker scored five and Tucker Hemmer, four.