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Philp Scotties beat Lower Brule Sioux 87-77

The Philip Scotties boys' basketball team traveled to White River on Saturday, January 9, to compete against the Lower Brule Sioux in the White River Classic Basketball Tournament.

Philip 13 20 22 32 = 87

L. Brule 11 11 22 25 = 77

"We were tired coming off the Jones County game, and it showed for a half," said Philip head coach Michael Baer. "We fought back to take a lead at half, then held it through the third quarter. We made a nice run to start the fourth by picking up our defense. Lower Brule got hot from the three point line and made it close at the end. We had a total team effort with six players scoring double digits, and by shooting 75 percent from the free throw line."

Philip scorers: Brandon O'Dea - 24, Jeff O'Connell - 16, Rob Williamson - 14, Jordan Hauk and Caleb Clements - 11 each, Casey Cvach - 10, Colin Van Lint- 1.

Philip two point percentage - 49 (30 of 61). Philip three point percentage - 33 (1 of 3). Leaders: Williamson - 1. Philip free throw percentage - 75 (24 of 32).

Philip rebounds - 30. Leaders: Cvach - 8, Hauk - 7, Clements - 6, O'Connell - 4, Williamson and Hook - 2 each, O'Dea - 1.

Philip assists - 18. Leaders: O'Connell - 6, Hauk and Cvach - 3 each, Williamson and Clements - 2 each, Van Lint and Hook - 1 each.

Philip steals - 15. Leaders: Cvach - 7, Williamson - 3, Hauk and Clements - 2, O'Dea - 1.

Philip turnovers - 22. Team fouls - 11.

Opponent's statistics were not available.

The Philip Scotties will next compete in the Jones County invitational in Murdo, Thursday, through Saturday, January 14 through 16.