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C-EB girls split two conference games, still on top of region

Ryia LeBeau drives to the basket and goes up for two as Chamberlain’s Dawson Munger (34) and Laurel Ketelhut attempt to defend. LeBeau finished with 11 points in the contest.Photo by Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

Ryia LeBeau drives to the basket and goes up for two as Chamberlain’s Dawson Munger (34) and Laurel Ketelhut attempt to defend. LeBeau finished with 11 points in the contest.Photo by Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

The C-EB Braves girls basketball team faced down two region foes this past weekend, splitting the games with one win and one loss.

The win came on Monday afternoon against the Chamberlain Lady Cubs in a holiday make up game that was originally scheduled for January 9. The Braves took down Chamberlain 57-52.

The loss came on Saturday at the hands of C-EB’s old rival, the Lady Tigers of Mobridge-Pollock. C-EB previously bested the Lady Tigers by eight points, winning 44-36 on December 10. Saturday was Mobridge’s turn as they came out on top by eight, 60-52.With the two games, C-EB moves to 10-2 on the season and is still sitting in first place in Region 6A.


The Lady Cubs came to Eagle Butte sitting on a 5-3 record and in fourth place in Region 6A.

After trailing the Lady Cubs 8 to 10 after the first quarter, Dawnee Keckler and Gabby Norris each hit a three to help spark a 15-11 scoring run in the second quarter to give C-EB a two point advantage at halftime.

In the third quarter, Chamberlain tied the game at 32-32 with two minutes left in the quarter. C-EB increased their lead to three points with an 8-5 scoring run to close the quarter at 40-37.

Chamberlain cut the lead to one point to start the fourth quarter before Norris hit a three to push C-EB’s lead back to four points. The Lady Cubs came at the Braves but C-EB was able to find the basket to null the Chamberlain attack. As time expired the Braves walked away with their 10th win of the season.

C-EB senior Tahnee Shaving led the team on the inside with 15 points and dominated the boards with 16 rebounds. Dawnee Keckler and Ryia LeBeau each finished with 11 points. Chamberlain’s Dawson Munger led all scorers with 25 points and Paige Reuer finished with 12 points.

The Braves will be on the road for their next four games, starting with Standing Rock on Thursday and Kyle on Saturday, January 23. The girls will have a week off and will play Stanley County in Ft. Pierre the following Saturday on January 30 and Winner on February 6.  The Braves will next play at home on February 12 hosting Crow Creek.

C-EB 8 23 40 57
Chamberlain 10 21 37 52

C-EB: Dawnee Keckler 5 0-5 11, Ryia LeBeau 5 0-0 11, K’Dyn Newbrough 0 2-2 2, Gabby Norris 3 0-0 8, Bailey Fast Horse 0 2-2 2, Tahnee Shaving 7 1-2 15, Mary Garter 2 0-0 5, Tommy Jo Hawk Eagle 0 1-2 1, Eunice Straight Head 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 6-8 57.
Chamberlain: Sierra Kenobbie 1 0-4 3, Dawson Munger 9 5-6 25, Alayna Daly 3 1-6 7, Paige Reuer 4 4-6 12, Brenna Comfert 1 0-0 2, Avary Long 1 1-2 3. Totals 19 11-24 52.

3-point field goals: C-EB 5 (Norris 2, Keckler, LeBeau, Mary Garter); Chamberlain 3 (Munger 2, Kenobbie). Rebounds: C-EB 25 (Shaving 16, Keckler 4, Norris 2, LeBeau 2, Straight Head); Chamberlain 32 (Munger 11, Reuer 5, Ketelhut 4, Daly 4, Long 4, Comfert 3, Kenobbie). Total Fouls: C-EB 18; Chamberlain 14.


With two rival teams you never know what’s going to happen when they meet. After defeating the Lady Tigers at home on December 10, the C-EB Braves hosted Mobridge-Pollock on Saturday.  In true rival fashion, the Lady Tigers defeated C-EB 60-52, setting the stage for a possible rubber match come regions in February.

After C-EB jumped out to a 5-0 lead after a three by Dawnee Shaving and a basket down low by Tahnee Shaving, the Lady Tigers fired back on a 9-0 run to take a four point lead half way through the first quarter.

A basket by Mary Garter and a three-point play by Eunice Straight Head gave the lead back to the  Braves at 10-9. Alexius Schaefbauer scored back to back field goals to give the Lady Tigers a one point lead at the end of the quarter.

Mobridge opened their lead to four points before Straight Head and Shaving brought the Braves back to within one point at 18-19 with 4:29 left in the half. For the rest of the quarter, both teams went tit for tat on the scoreboard before Lauren Henderson opened a three point lead for the Tigers as C-EB trailed 26-29.  A three by Spirit Grass with 21 seconds left in the half tied the game at 29.

After the Lady Tigers scored six points to start the third quarter, Eunice Straight Head scored six straight points to keep the score close at 35-37. Henderson hit two for Mobridge to give the Tigers a four point lead before Bailey Fast Horse knocked down a three to pull C-EB back to within one point. Keckler and Grass hit a basket each to match Mobridge’s four points to keep the Tiger lead to one.  With 11.7 seconds left in the quarter, Henderson sank two free throws to give Mobridge a three point lead going into the final quarter.

The Lady Tigers started the fourth quarter scoring eight unanswered points to push their lead to eleven. A three by Gabby Norris cut the lead again to eight points.  The Tigers made seven of ten free throws in the final minutes of the game to hold on to the eight point lead as time ran out.

Eunice Straight Head came off the bench to lead C-EB with 13 points. Shaving and Keckler finished with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Alexius Schaefbauer led the Tigers with a game high 26 points followed by Lauren Henderson who put up 18 points.

C-EB 14 29 42 52
Mobridge-Pollock 15 29 45 60

C-EB: Dawnee Keckler 4 1-4 10, Spirit Grass 2 0-0 4, K’Dyn Newbrough 1 0-0 2, Gabby Norris 1 0-0 3, Bailey Fast Horse 2 1-2 6, Tahnee Shaving 5 1-3 11, Mary Garter 1 0-0 2, Eunice Straight Head 6 1-1 13. Totals 22 4-10 52.
Mobridge-Pollock: ReAnne Kohlus 1 1-2 3, Lauren Henderson 7 4-6 18, Geneva Wollman 0 1-2 1, Maomi Stroeer 2 3-5 9, Kaitlin Good Shield 1 0-0 2, Alexa Schaefbauer 8 8-10 26, Sam Good Shield 0 2-2 2. Totals 19 19-27 60.

3-point field goals. C-EB 4 (Keckler, Grass, Norris, Fast Horse); Mobridge 2 (Schaefbauer 2). Total Fouls: C-EB 16; Mobridge-Pollock 14.