Lynx boys bow to Watertown
January 23. 2014 1:24PM
Two familiar squads met Tuesday night in Eastern South Dakota Conference action, and it was Watertown securing a 50-46 road win, putting an end to Brandon Valley’ three-game win streak. The loss evens the team’s record at 4-4.
Lynx assistant coach Bill Freking said the game was a typical battle between the two squads.
“It was a good ESD contest,” Freking said. “It was one of those games where both teams were playing good basketball.”
The Lynx opened with a layup from Devan West at 7:35 left in the first quarter that was quickly forgotten after the Arrows went on an 8-0 run following a Nate Davis jumper with 4:18 remaining.
The run catapulted Watertown to an 11-10 advantage at the end of the quarter.
Brandon Valley’s Jacob Adams gave the Lynx the lead back at 12-11 at 7:25 left in the second quarter. The Arrows went on another 8-0 run to regain the lead following a Jesse Poppen 3-pointer with 4:14 remaining.
Watertown held the lead until Adams hit a layup with 46 seconds left to tie the game and Nic Peterson scored a layup of his own with three seconds remaining to give Brandon Valley the 24-22 halftime edge.
The teams went back-and-forth in the third quarter before Poppen hit another 3-pointer with 3 seconds remaining to give Watertown a 39-38 lead.
The fourth quarter began as a defensive struggle with each team preventing a score for nearly 3 minutes. Peterson ended the scoring drought with a 3-pointer to give the Lynx a 41-39 advantage at the 5:04 mark.
Watertown’s Logan Gabriel hit a trey of his own to give the Arrows a 44-41 lead with 1:59 remaining.
Lynx head coach Brent Deckert summed up Tuesday’s game as “Fun and physical.”
“(But) we just weren’t able to get consecutive scores throughout the game,” he said.
Both teams shot 40 percent from the field, with the Lynx hitting on 18-of-45, and Watertown collecting on 16-of-40.
Brandon Valley had limited opportunities at the charity stripe, converting 4-of-8, while the Arrows went 8-for-11.
The Lynx were led by a trio of seniors. Adams had 17, followed by nine from Peterson and eight from Devan West.
For Watertown, Poppen had 22 points and Davis contributed 18.
The Arrows had the advantage on the boards, 23-17. Brandon Valley’s effort was led by Adams, West and Derek Johnson, all who had four. Jordan Terronez hauled in seven for Watertown; Marcus Gravatt had five.
The Lynx had the advantage in steals, 7-4. Four of Brandon Valley’s steals were by Adams.
Brandon Valley had 13 turnovers; Watertown had 15.
BV 10 24 38 46
Watertown 11 22 38 50
Brandon Valley: Nic Peterson 3 1 0-0 9; Devan West 2 0 4-6 8; Jacob Adams 4 3 0-2 17; Derek Johnson 0 1 0-0 3; Kevin Petersen 1 0 0-0 2; Dominic Nealy 0 0 0-0 0; Ryan Immeker 0 0 0-0 0; Austin Trevino 0 1 0-0 3; Peter Choudek 2 0 0-0 4; Drew Reinschmidt 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 6 4-8 46.