Tiospa Zina opens Region 1A with win

The Tiospa Zina Wambdi opened up the Region 1A Tournament with a 74-47 win over the Webster Area Bearcats on Monday, Mar. 2, at the Ben Reifel Gym in Sisseton.
Tiospa Zina took a 24-12 lead after the first quarter and never looked back as they cruised to a 74-47 victory.
Bruce Gunderson had 21 points and 5 rebounds to pace the Wambdi. Kobe Carlson chipped in with 16 points, Jarrod Appenay added 12 points, and Austin Shepherd had 11 points.
Braden Rithmiller connected for 18 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Bearcats. Jordan Bauer and Noah Thurston added 8 points each.
TIOSPA ZINA 74
Bruce Gunderson 7 3-4 21; Dion Iyarpeya 2 2-4 7; Gabe Desrosiers Jr. 1 0-0 2; Jarrod Appenay 4 3-3 12; Austin Shepherd 5 0-0 11; Kobe Carlson 7 1-1 16; Calvin Max Jr. 0 1-2 1; Jesse Abraham 1 0-0 2; Jack Crawford 1 0-0 2. Totals 28 10-14 74.
WEBSTER AREA 47
Mason Roerig 1 0-1 2; Jordan Bauer 3 0-0 8; Noah Thurston 3 1-2 8; Marcus Block 1 0-0 2; Riley Reetz 1 0-1 2; Braden Rithmiller 4 8-10 18; Chandler Day 0 1-2 1; Ty Dunse 1 0-0 2; Glenn VanSipe 2 0-0 4. Totals 16 10-16 47.
Tiospa Zina ..........24 42 58 74
Webster Area .......12 17 27 47

3-Point Field Goals -- Tiospa Zina 8 (Bruce Gunderson 4; Jarrod Appenay 1, Kobe Carlson 1, Austin Shepherd 1, Dion Iyarpeya 1); Webster Area 5 (Jordan Bauer 2, Braden Rithmiller 2, Noah Thurston 1).
Total Fouls -- Tiospa Zina 17; Webster Area 14.
Fouled Out -- None.
Rebounds -- Tiospa Zina 13 (Bruce Gunderson 5); Webster Area 35 (Braden Rithmiller 9).
Turnovers -- Tiospa Zina 12; Webster Area 22.

Bruce Gunderson

GUNDERSON THREE-POINTER -- Tiospa Zina’s Bruce Gunderson hits a 3-pointer during the opening game of the Region 1A Tournament on Monday, Mar. 2, at the Ben Reifel Gym. Tiospa Zina defeated Webster Area 74-47. ~ Courier Photo

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