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December 27, 2013

Toppers win first game of season

BISMARCK — The Schlarman boys basketball team had been working hard to get its first win of the season and on Thursday, the Hilltoppers were able to get that win.

Gannon Hughes had 15 points as Schlarman defeated Watseka 59-53 at the BSN Classic to give first-year coach Jason Henton his first career win.

Chris Kuchefski had 12 points for the Hilltoppers, who was tied up with the Warriors at 42-42 at halftime and was up 42-40 after the third quarter before pulling away in the fourth.

Ben Watson had 10 points while Michael Simmons had nine and Sam Jones added five.

In the Hilltoppers’ second game of the day, they lost to North Vermillion 55-41 as Simmons had 11 points, Kuchefski had 10, D’Angelo Davis had nine and Hughes added seven points.

Cody Wright had 20 points for the Falcons, who had a 29-20 halftime lead, while Brayden Woodard had 11, Jacob Earl had 10 and Devon Sams added six.

Host Bismarck-Henning beat Oakwood 62-45 as Dylan Allen had 14 points, while Andy Bott had 12, Chase Connelly added 10 and Logan Reifsteck and Dustyn Ingram each had eight.

Parker Lee had 11 points for the Comets, who were down 30-18 at halftime but was outscored 22-15 in the third quarter, while Skyler Slade had eight, Brian Rice had seven and Kyle Girton added six.

The Blue Devils would later go on to beat Judah Christian 63-46 to go 2-0 for the day. Allen had 27 points while Wilde Garowski had 10, Bott had nine and Connelly added eight.

Oakwood would lose later to Watseka 58-43 as Lee had 13 points, Slade had eight and Lee Mascari added six.

The Falcons, who won the Banks of the Wabash Tournament earlier this month, got a good start to this tournament with a 60-52 win over Judah Christian.

Earl had 21 points for the Falcons, who was only up 29-28 at halftime before outscoring Judah Christian 18-6 in the third, while Wright had 17, Woodard had 11 and Sams added six.

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