IRENE-WAKONDA ELIMINATES FA/MARION
The Freeman Academy/Marion boys were upset by Irene-Wakonda in the third round of the Region 4B Tournament Friday night, March 3. The second-seed Bearcats lost to the third-seed Eagles 62-52 and finish the season 13-9.
Irene-Wakonda takes an 11-11 record into Tuesday’s SoDak 16, where as the No. 16-seed will face No. 1 Lower Brule.
FAM fell behind early in Friday night’s game — Irene-Wakonda led 15-4 after the first quarter — but rallied to tie the game at 35 with 2 minutes left in the third on back-to-back three-points by Connor Epp and Maddox Kihne. But the Cardinals finished the quarter on a 9-0 run and held serve in the final frame to claim the win.
Epp and Kihne, both seniors, lead the Bearcats in scoring with 14 and 13 points while freshmen Jackson Donlan and Karter Weber put up 10 and 8.