Wins at Kadoka Shootout end fifth and sixth grade boys' basketball season
Both Philip fifth and sixth grade teams won their divisions at the first Kadoka Shootout Basketball Tournament held Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, at the Kadoka Auditorium.
In this last tournament of the season, the Philip fifth graders first defeated Crazy Horse 33 to 13. Jacob Kammerer earned 16 points, Blake Hackerott - 15 and Joseph One Skunk - two. The Scotties then beat the Kadoka Kougars 41 to 21, with Hackerott leading with 13. Garrett Snook and Kammerer each earned eight, One Skunk - four, Brock Hanson - two and Ben Stangle dropped in six. In the championship game versus Wall, Philip ousted the Eagles 41 to 9; Ben Stangle - 14, Hackerott - 13, Kammerer - eight and Snook - six.
The Philip sixth grade played first against Crazy Horse. Philip won 50 to 35, with the help of 17 points from Nelson Holman, 15 by Brody Jones, 10 from Tristen Rush, six by Paul Guptill and four by Blake Martinez. In their second game, Philip defeated Kadoka. After being down 10 to 19 at halftime, Philip bounced back to take the win 40 to 29. Leading the Scottie scoring was Holman with 16, Rush and Jones each had eight, Martinez had six and Paul Guptill chipped in two points. In the championship game against Takini, Philip won 41 to 29. Rush led the scoring for the Scotties with 15, Martinez - 10, Holman - eight, Jones - four and Guptill and Kammerer each had two.
Hackerott for the fifth grade and Holman for the sixth grade won the free throw contest held between games on Saturday. Voted on by the referees, the Sportsmanship Award went to the Kadoka fifth grade and to the Philip sixth grade. Holman was named tournament Most Valuable Player. Coaches for the Philip teams were Scott Kennedy, D.J. Rush and Jeff Jones.