SH Wrestling, Basketball Briefs

THOMPSON QUALIFIES FOR DISTRICT WRESTLING: Trevor Thompson survived to wrestle another day in Manson on Saturday.

South Hamilton’s 195-pound sophomore navigated his way through a consolation bout and a wrestleback at a Class 1A sectional tournament, as he advanced to this Saturday’s district in Lake Mills.

Following a semifinal loss, Thompson earned a wrestleback on the strength of a 5-0 win over Manson-Northwest Webster’s Carson Peterson. With a spot in the district on the line, he knocked off GT-RA’s Blake Miller, 5-3. Miller pinned Thompson at the Lynn Moody Invite in Pocahontas last weekend.

“We’re really pleased for Trevor and it validates the hard work he’s put in this year,” South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie said.

Lane Swenson (152) fell in the wrestleback round, 6-4 to GT-RA’s Lucas Hoffman, and settled for third.

Class 1A Sectional Tournament

Saturday at Manson

Team Standings

1. Emmetsburg 2901⁄2; 2. GT-RA 222; 3. Eagle Grove 1671⁄2; 4. Manson-Northwest Webster 1171⁄2; 5. South Hamilton 102; 6. North Union 49; 7. West Bend-Mallard 451⁄2; 8. St. Edmond 34.

South Hamilton Results

120 — Alan Gandara 0-2, 4th. 126 — Kaelen Miller 0-1, 5th. 132 — Jose Galdeano 1-1, 5th. 145 — Michael Delegard 0-1, 5th. 152 — Lane Swenson 2-2, 3rd. 160 — Brent Greenfield 2-1, 5th. 170 — Landon Stolee 1-1, 5th. 182 — Nathan Wilson 1-2, 4th. 195 — Trevor Thompson 2-1, 2nd. 220 — Colton Willis 1-1, 5th. 285 — Zach Larson 0-2, 4th.

SH GIRLS RALLY FOR WIN: Second-half defensive adjustments propelled the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to a fourth straight victory Friday night in Monroe.

After getting torched for 22 second-quarter points and falling behind 33-24 at the break, the Hawks allowed just 14 more points the rest of way and rallied to knock off Prairie City-Monroe, 50-47.

PCM (7-11, 5-7 HOIC) registered just two points in the third quarter. South Hamilton, which trailed by 11 points early in the third, moved in front for good in the fourth period.

“I thought it was a big win for our girls’ confidence,” South Hamilton head coach Mark Henderson said. “The girls didn’t give up.”

Rylee Woodall, Breanne Diersen and Sydney Friest all scored 12 points for the Hawks. They combined to rattle in six of the team’s eight 3-point baskets. Emma Lewis knocked down two and notched seven points.

Celeste Wagaman produced eight points to pace the Mustangs. South Hamilton limited Regan Freland to just five points, all of which came at the free throw line. Freland ranks second in the Heart of Iowa Conference in scoring at better than 16 points per game.

South Hamilton 50, PCM 47

Friday at PCM

South Hamilton (7-11, 5-7 HOIC) — Rylee Woodall 4 2-2 12, Emma Lewis 2 1-4 7, Breanne Diersen 4 2-4 12, Brookelyn George 0 4-5 4, Aneesa Balderas 0 0-0 0, Hailey Diersen 1 1-2 4, Kaylee Oskvig 0 0-0 0, Sydney Friest 4 2-2 12, Caleigh Hewitt 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 12-19 50.

PCM (7-11, 5-7 HOIC) — Sierra Foster 1 4-4 6, Cameron Wignall 2 0-0 6, Alexis Kuecker 1 0-2 3, Emma George 3 0-0 6, Celeste Wagaman 3 1-2 8, Lilli Baird 1 0-0 2, Morgan DeHaai 0 0-0 0, Regan Freland 0 5-6 5, Kate McCarthy 2 1-2 5, Mackenzie Bussan 2 2-6 6. Totals: 15 13-22 47.

S. Hamilton 12 12 10 16 — 50

PCM 11 22 2 12 — 47

3-point field goals — SH 8 (Woodall 2, Lewis 2, B. Diersen 2, Friest 2); PCM 4 (Wignall 2, Kuecker, Wagaman). Team fouls — SH 19, PCM 19. Fouled out — SH: Balderas.

HILL SCORES 29 IN WIN: Conner Hill did the job at the offensive end and Quinton Grove worked his magic on defense, as they led sixth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton to a 67-53 win over Prairie City-Monroe Friday night in Monroe.

Hill poured in 29 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter when the Hawks outscored PCM 27-14 to pull away. The senior went 7 of 8 at the free throw line down the stretch.

Grove blanketed Mustangs’ leading scorer Reed Worth, who made just 1 of 13 shots and scored four points. Worth averages 18.5 points per game, but in two outings against the Hawks he scored just 12 total points on 3 of 24 shooting with Grove in his ear.

“Quinton played a heck of a game,” South Hamilton head coach Nathan Hill said.

Logan Peters (14 points) and Cade Balvanz (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Hawks. Andrew Van Ryswyk led PCM with 23 points.

South Hamilton 67, PCM 53

Friday at Monroe

South Hamilton (16-1, 11-1 HOIC) 

— Aaron Hegland 1 0-0 3, Cole Berg 1 3-3 5, Sam Lewis 0 0-0 0, Doran Lutjen 0 0-0 0, Logan Peters 4 5-8 14, Quinton Grove 2 0-0 6, Conner Hill 9 7-8 29, Cade Balvanz 5 0-0 10. Totals: 22 15-19 67.

PCM (9-7, 8-3 HOIC) — Sage Burn 0 0-0 0, Jason Stafford 3 0-0 7, Reed Worth 1 2-4 4, Gatlin Boell 5 3-3 13, Grant Landgrebe 0 0-0 0, Andrew Van Ryswyk 7 8-8 23, Isaac Telfer 2 0-1 4, Derek Brown 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19 13-16 53.

S. Hamilton 12 17 11 27 — 67

PCM 11 13 15 14 — 53

3-point field goals — SH 8 (Hill 4, Grove 2, Peters, Hegland); PCM 2 (Stafford, Van Ryswyk). Rebounds — SH 24 (Berg 6, Grove 6). Steals — SH 6 (Hill 3). Assists — SH 15 (Grove 4). Turnovers — SH 9. Team fouls — SH 16, PCM 16. Fouled out — none.

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