Wolves Start Fast in Victory Over Warriors


Holding Rochester to just 18 points in the first half, the Black Hills boys basketball team got out and ran to an early lead and never looked back in a 74-54 win Tuesday night on the road. 

The Wolves were led by a trio of double-digit scorers in Keagen Rongen (22), Johnnie Stallings (18), and Simon Trujillo-Nysted (14) in the dominant win — running out to a 33-18 halftime lead before putting the game firmly away in the fourth on a 23-15 swing. 

The Warriors, meanwhile, picked things up in the third after a slow first half, but couldn’t get enough stops down the stretch to make things interesting. 

Jyson and Brayden O’Connor co-led the Warriors with 11 points a piece. 

The Warriors will hope to rebound against Aberdeen next Monday, while the Wolves take on crosstown rival and 2A No. 4 Tumwater at home on Friday looking for an upset.