PHOTO OF THE DAY: WINNING TIME
With its win over Lower Brule at the DWU Culver’s Classic at the Corn Palace on Saturday, the Freeman High School boys basketball team is now guaranteed its first winning season in more than a decade. The Flyers beat the Sioux 55-51 to improve to 12-5 on the season, which means that even if they lose their final three regular season games and their first contest in region play — all highly unlikely — they would finish 12-9.
The last time the FHS boys finished with more wins than losses was the campaign of 2012-13, when they went 12-9.
Freeman’s win over Lower Brule (9-8) wasn’t easy, however. Trailing by double digits at halftime, the Sioux stormed back in the fourth period to tie the game at 51-51 before the Flyers finished it off with four unanswered points.
Sophomore Tate Sorensen, who was named the game’s MVP, finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and four steals while sophomore Luke Peters had 11 rebounds and three assists. Eighth grader Tayden Kerrigan added six rebounds and two assists while senior Rocky Ammann had two steals and two blocked shots.
Freeman finishes its regular season at home on Tuesday against Ethan (14-3), at Gayville-Volin (8-8) on Thursday and at Chester Area (8-9) on Saturday.
Region 4B play will be held the final week of February; the Flyers are currently seeded second behind Viborg-Hurley.