Sisseton advances to Semifinals

The Sisseton Redmen boys basketball team took on the Sioux Valley Cossacks on Thursday, March 20, in the final game of day one of the State A Tournament in the Sioux Falls Arena. The Sisseton boys brought home the 50-37 victory. This is the last year the tournament will be held in the Sioux Falls Arena.
Sisseton jumped out to a 10-0 lead with two free throws by Jordan Cornelius to open up the scoring. A three pointer by Brayden Tasa and another by Jordan Cornelius, as well as a field goal by Cornelius, completed the 10 points. Sioux Valley made a run and cut the lead to 12-8 at the end of the first quarter. Sioux Valley tied the game up at 12-12 five minutes into the second quarter and then took the lead 14-12. Cornelius hit back to back field goals and one free throw, making it a 17-14 lead for the Redmen. Sisseton went to the free throw line and made 5 out of 6 and Sioux Valley made a three pointer making it 22-17 to close out the half.
Sisseton opened up the third quarter by scoring 8 unanswered points to take a 30-17 lead with 4:20 left in the quarter. Sioux Valley would not go away; they cut the lead to 37-30 at the end of the period. Brayden Tasa hit a lay-up to open up the score for the fourth quarter. Matthew Nieland, Jordan Cornelius, and Ethan Kranhold made their free throws down the stretch to secure the victory for the Redmen 50-37.
Jordan Cornelius had 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks and 1 steal to lead the Redmen. Wyatt Youngblom had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Brayden Tasa had 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals, and Matthew Nieland added 7 points.
Sioux Valley’s Tate Vincent had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal to lead the Cossacks. Spencer Hanson had 8 points, 6 rebounds and 1 steal.
SISSETON 50
Ethan Kranhold 0 3-7 3; Jordan Cornelius 5 12-13 23; Brayden Tasa 2 0-0 5; Dominic White 1 0-0 2; Wyatt Youngblom 3 4-4 10; Matthew Nieland 1 5-6 7. Totals 12 24-30 50.
SIOUX VALLEY 37
Jake Larson 2 0-0 5; Collin Kramer 2 2-2 7; Tayt Vincent 5 0-0 12; Kyler Krogh 1 0-0 2; Spencer Hanson 3 1-2 8;Trevor Lundin 1 0-0 3. Totals 14 3-4 37.
Sisseton .................12 22 37 50
Sioux Valley ...........8 17 30 37

3-Point Field Goals -- Sisseton 2 (Jordan Cornelius, Brayden Tasa); Sioux Valley 6 (Tayt Vincent 2, Jake Larson 1, Collin Kramer 1, Spencer Hanson 1, Trevor Lundin 1).
Total Fouls -- Sisseton 7; Sioux Valley 22.
Fouled Out -- Sioux Valley (Jake Larson).
Rebounds -- Sisseton 31 (Jordan Cornelius 7, Wyatt Youngblom 7, Brayden Tasa 6); Sioux Valley 31 (Spencer Hanson 6).
Turnovers -- Sisseton 12; Sioux Valley 11.

Wyatt Youngblom

YOUNGBLOM SINKS TWO -- Sisseton senior Wyatt Youngblom scores two of his 10 points in the Redmen’s first game of the State A Boys Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Mar. 20, at the Sioux Falls Arena. Sisseton came out on top of Sioux Valley 50-37. Youngblom was named to the All Tournament Team on Saturday, Mar. 22. ~ Courier Photo

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