Crusaders fall to Lower Brule

Posted February 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm


The Sunshine Bible Crusaders played their first game in their new gymnasium February 8, in a game with the Lower Brule Sioux. The Sioux spoiled the special occasion by defeating the Crusaders by the close score of 54-52.

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The Sioux opened the game with a lead of 18-11 after the first period. The Crusaders battled back in the second quarter to take the lead by one at 30-29 at halftime. The Sioux regained the lead after the third period, with a score of 44-39 going into the fourth quarter. The Crusaders again battled back in the fourth but couldn’t overcome the deficit, and fell 54-52.

The Crusaders were led by Brian LaDue with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jaden Brockel added four assists, while Daniel Pedersen added a team-leading five steals.

Latrell LaRoche led the Sioux with 16 points. Thomas Eagle Thunder added 15 points and a team high 11 rebounds.

STATS

SBA 11 30 39 52

LOWER BRULE 18 29 44 54

SBA

Brady Brockel 4 1-2 9, Brian LaDue 5 4-8 15, Daniel Pedersen 1 1-4 3, Jaden Brockel 2 2-4 6, Drew McClain 4 1-4 11, Chibueze Egeruoh 4 0-1 8,

LOWER BRULE

Latrell LaRoche 7 0-1 16, Thomas EagleThunder 6 1-2 15, Dale LaRoche 1 0-0 3, Lawrence Flute Jr. 4 2-5 11, Braden LaRoche 1 0-2 2, Jayton Blacklance 3 1-2 7

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JADEN BROCKEL puts up a free throw in the boys’ basketball game Friday, Feb. 8 in the first action in SBA’s new gymnasium. Brockel scored six points in the Crusaders’ 54-52 loss to Lower Brule

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