Lady Rustlers lose after Spartans’ fourth-quarter push

Posted February 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm


The Miller Rustlers’ basketball teams hosted the Wessington Springs Spartans on Thursday. Jan. 7 in double-header action.

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The night opened with a Rustlers’ 51-45 loss in the varsity girls’ contest. The Rustlers were able to take the early lead after the first quarter, 13-12. The Rustlers extended their lead with 11 points while the Spartans were only able to muster nine points, making the score 24-21 at halftime. The Spartans took the lead in the third period with 13 points while the Rustlers scored nine, making the score 34-33 in favor of the Spartans heading into the fourth period.

A strong fourth period helped to extend the lead for the Spartans to six, to make the final score 51-45.

The Rustlers lost the rebound battle inside with the Spartans pulling down 29 rebounds to the Rustlers’ 26. The Rustlers won the turnover battle, forcing the Spartans into 25 while committing just 19 turnovers themselves.

Jansen Hunter led scoring for the Rustlers, with 20 points and securing nine rebounds. Jamie Mentzer knocked down 10 points while dishing out a team leading six assists and pulling in five rebounds. Kristen Peterka scored three points with four rebounds.

The Spartans were led by Sheyanne Brodkorb with 20 points, with Devin Tebay scoring eight points.

GIRLS’ VARSITY STATS

MILLER 13 24 33 45

WESSINGTON SPRINGS 12 21 34 51

MILLER

Jamie Mentzer 4 2-4 10, Kristen Peterka 1 1-4 3, Jansen Hunter 7 6-12 20, Denae Schlechter 2 2-4 6, Annie Fulton 2 0-0 4, Kristi Steptoe 1 0-0 2

W. Springs

Sheyanne Brodkorb 7 6-8 20, Morgan Tebay 1 4-4 6, Cassidy Musick 1 3-6 6, Shyanne Kopfmann 2 0-3 4, Devin Tebay 2 4-8 8, Maddie Gran 2 3-6 7

GIRLS’ JV

MILLER 7 23 30 44

WESSINGTON SPRINGS 2 12 16 22

MILLER

Kristi Steptoe 2 1-2 3, DJ Alverson 5 0-2 10, Rilea Mielke 1 0-0 2, Megan Fiala 0 1-2 1, Shae Knox 6 0-0 12, Shaly Werdel 1 0-0 2, Taica Blasdell 1 0-0 2, Kallie Ruhnke 6 0-0 12

W. Springs

Haley Bruckner 2 0-0 4, Maurina Parks 1 0-0 2, Jaycee Hohn 2 0-2 4, Maddie Gran 1 0-0 2, Lexi Olinger 1 0-0 2, Tallie HEIM 2 0-0 4, Cadee Schoeke 1 2-2 4

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Photo by Dawn Joy | The Miller Press

Triple threat. Jansen Hunter, Kristen Peterka and Jamie Mentzer defend against a Spartan player.

Photo by Dawn Joy | The Miller Press

Shae Knox guards a Spartan player stride for stride during the Junior Varsity game against Wessington Springs.

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