The Terry team finished their season Saturday morning, in a heartbreaking loss against the Hysham Pirates. The back and forth action found the Terriers trailing early on, but by halftime the hometown team only trailed by one point. Terriers led for a good portion of the second half, but in the remaining three minutes, due in part to missed lay-ups and free-throws the Pirates took over their lead and never let go.
“We worked extremely hard,” Head Coach Casey Klasna said. “I was pretty proud of their efforts.”
The majority of on-court time was played by three freshmen, one sophomore and one senior, Klasna pointed out, noting the Terrier team still has much more experience to look forward to gaining, in upcoming seasons.
“Hysham is an experienced team,” Klasna noted.
In a game that saw junior player Taylor Pisk injured from a dislocated shoulder and fellow junior teammate Tanner Stickel fouled out in the third quarter, there were few shortages of intense moments.
Hysham’s ability to hit three-pointers at key moments of the game, proved to be a winning advantage over the Terry team.
Stomping and cheering the crowd of purple and white Terrier fans, including the girls’ team, which had just earlier won their match-up against the Melstone team, let their presence be known.
Hysham came away with a 58 - 49 victory.
Terry 12 22 31 47
Ekalaka 14 25 37 51
Scoring for Terry: Trevor Pisk 11, Weston Luedtke 5, Jerett Freiboth 7, Mike Poucher 19, Tanner Stickel 5.
Terry 20 24 12 17 73
Custer 3 9 13 10 35
Scoring for Terry: Trayton Schroeber 1, Kyle Tusler 2, Trevor Pisk 9, Talon Mack 10, Luedtke 23, Freiboth 12, Poucher 6, Stickel 3, Taylor Pisk 7
Plevna 6 13 15 17 51
Terry 15 7 12 20 54
Scoring for Terry: Trevor Pisk 6, Luedtke 1, Freiboth 12, Poucher 13, Stickel 14, Taylor Pisk 8.
Terry 11 13 17 8 49
Hysham 20 6 11 21 58
Scoring for Terry: Trevor Pisk 10, Freiboth 17, Poucher 11, Stickel 9, Taylor Pisk 2
District 4C Boys Basketball Tourney, Glendive, MT
Players of the game
1 Trevor Saylor, Jordan Forrest Moore, Custer
2 Levi Kono, Plevna Nolan Parry, Rosebud
3 Cody Cole, Ekalaka Mike Poucher, Terry
4 Abram Half, N. Cheyenne Lane Morales, Hysham
5 Garrett Balock, Melstone Richard Hageman, Jordan
6 Travis Bertelsen, Wibaux Levi Kono, Plevna
7 Forrest Moore, Custer Weston Luedtke, Terry
8 Austin Whitewoman, NC Jordan Stirling, Rosebud
9 Ches Meyer, Ekalaka Tyler Wilson, Melstone
10 Travis Bertelsen, Wibaux Tait Hollowell, Hysham
11 Tanner Stickel, Terry Reid Medearis, Plevna
12 Abram Half, N. Cheyenne Trevor Murnion, Jordan
13 Abram Half, N. Cheyenne Cody Cole, Ekalaka
14 Trevor Pisk, Terry Jeff Morales, Hysham
15 Abram Half, N. Cheyenne Lane Morales, Hysham
16 Tyler Wilson, Melstone Jeremiah Garneau, Wibaux
All Tournament teams
MVP Travis Bertelsen, Wibaux
2 Lane Morales, Hysham
3 Abram Half, Northern Cheyenne
4 Garrett Balock, Melstone
5 Cody Cole, Ekalaka
1 Tyler Wilson, Melstone
2 Levi Kono, Plevna
3 Jeremiah Garneau, Wibaux
4 Mike Poucher, Terry
5 Trevor Murnion, Jordan