Wolves Beat Warriors on Senior Night Behind 30 from Stallings


Junior Johnnie Stallings had a 30-piece, seniors Luke Ellison and Andre Byoune each notched double figure scoring nights, and the Black Hills boys basketball team upended Rochester at home on Senior Night, 80-63, Friday. 

The Wolves (9-6, 5-2 2A EvCo) won their fifth league contest, and avenged an earlier loss to the Warriors (3-9, 1-5 2A EvCo) earlier this season in the win. 

Stallings led the way in the scoring column, but the Wolves had a well-rounded scoring night with Ellison and Byoune scoring 10 a piece, and Keagan Rongen also dropped 10 on an efficient night shooting. 

The Warriors were led by Tyler Klatush’s 20 points, and Jyson O’Connor (12 points) and Sawyer Robbins (10 points) also finished in double-digits. 

“We had a rough start,” Warriors coach Derrick Pringle said. “We couldn’t connect on shots and had turnovers in the first quarter. We settled down in the second and started to work on getting the lead down. They came prepared and played an excellent game.”

Black Hills will play Centralia in its next contest on Tuesday, while Rochester looks to rebound against Aberdeen on Monday.