Blackhawks earn a trip to the SoDak 16

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket boys basketball team soars past the Elks and Beavers

The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Boys’ Basketball team members who won a spot in the SoDak 16 and will be working together to potentially earn a berth in the State B Basketball Tournament are pictured back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Matt Henriksen, Philip Hines, Tater Moody, Head Coach Rod Weber, Noah Dickson, Cayden Slykhuis, Malachi Bruce, Austin Schmit, Sawyer Senska and Assistant Coach Rick Olsen; middle row: Kadin Schlenker, Clay Olinger, Andrew Lindgren, Tryce Slykhuis, Alex Wormstadt, Spens Schlicht, Trey Ulmer and Mason Moody; front row: team managers Payton Uecker, Landon Jensen and Bryce Larson.

In Region 4B play last week, the Blackhawk boys’ basketball team won both games they played and earned themselves a spot in the SoDak 16 Tournament. Their first game was played in Woonsocket on Tuesday, Feb. 26 against Elkton-Lake Benton. The game was very physical, but the Blackhawks proved to be the tougher of the two teams, as they came up with the victory and a final score of 56-46.

The final game of the Region 4B Tournament for the Blackhawks was played in the Corn Palace in Mitchell on Friday, March 1 against the Hanson Beavers. The first time these two teams met this season was on Jan. 22 in Woonsocket and ended in a victory for the Blackhawks with a final score 58-40. The Hanson Beavers came into the Region finals game with a record of 17-4, while SCW went into the game with a record of 13-8. Hanson was prepared to avenge their regular season loss to the Blackhawks, but the SCW boys proved to be the better team once again, with a final score of 55-48 and earned an opportunity for the Blackhawks to play in the SoDak 16 and fight for a chance to move on to the State B Tournament.

…Read details about the game and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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