HSBB: Arrow boys snap five game losing streak, girls hold off Yankton in OT

1-14-22
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YANKTON, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — A 16 point night from Reese Stark would help the Watertown boys basketball team snap a five-game losing streak as the Arrows would escape Yankton with a 48-46 win.

Stark would notch the 16 points on seven of 13 shooting from the field. Drew Norberg added 10 points and a steal, Evan Hamre and Devon Lewis each added six.

Leading 20-14 at the half, Watertown would see yet another third-quarter collapse as the Bucks would outscore the Arrows 20-13 in that quarter. Watertown would just have enough in the fourth to keep Yankton at bay.

The Arrows would shoot 40 percent from the field and out-rebound the Bucks 36-23.

Down 35-30 going into the final frame, the Watertown girls would outscore Yankton 15-10, tie the game at the end of regulation at 45  and win their second overtime game of the season 55-52 over the Gazelles.

It was a team effort by the purple and gold with nine players getting into the scoring collum. Jaida Young turned it on in the second half with a 16 point performance on five of 12 shooting from the field, grabbed nine boards, and dished one assist. Jade Lund would add 10 off the bench and knocked down three threes, Miranda Falconer added eight, Kendall Paulson with six, and Maddy Rohde with five.

There were seven ties and 11 lead changes in the game.

Coach Pat McClemens on the win:

Both Watertown teams (girls 6-1, boys 2-5) will come home for a doubleheader with Sioux Falls Christian Saturday night. Coach McClemens previews the girls side of the game:

5:30 for the girls, 7 p.m. for the boys. Brent Nathaniel will have coverage on 950 KWAT and GoWatertown.net/Arrows

JV Boys
Watertown 51, Yankton 48
Dylon Rawdon – 13

JV Girls
Watertown 49, Yankton 45
Addi Johnston – 14

Sophomore Boys
Watertown 54, Yankton 40
Caden Beauchamp – 13

Sophomore Girls
Watertown 48, Yankton 31
Emma Hendricks – 11 pts