The Bronc Boys struggled with finding their rhythm on January 9th as they hosted the Lead/Deadwood Gold Diggers (3-5) but would eventually prevail and end a four-game losing streak winning by a score of 59-51.
The Broncs struggled with turnovers throughout the game, at one point turning the ball over on three straight possessions.
Belle Fourche shot 53% from the floor converting 21 of 40 attempts had trouble early on getting anything to fall, but down the stretch free-throws helped seal the win by shooting 73% from the charity line.
The Broncs were paced by Nolan Wahlfeldt who drove the ball well and scored 18 points as well as grabbing five rebounds. “Nolan did a good job of getting to the paint and finishing at the rim.
Overall we did some good things tonight but we still need to clean up our footwork on the catch, but I was pleased with the overall effort from the team,” said Broncs Head Coach Clay Pottorff.
Jordan Sandoval who saw extended floor time forced two turnovers late in the first half, “Jordan had a good night providing a spark in the 2nd Quarter.”
Carter McKenna had his first Double/Double of the season by scoring 13 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. “Carter played tough inside for us tonight,” Pottorff had to say.
Jet Jensen, who struggled with turning over the ball, still helped the team out by putting in 14 Points.
Belle Fourche Scoring:
Nolan Wahlfeldt 18, Jet Jensen 14, Carter McKenna 13, Rance Bowden 6, Jordan Sandoval 4, Isaac Voyles 4
Hill City 57-Broncs 35
Defense and pressure was the key to a Hill City victory over the Broncs on January 16th in Hill City as the boys fall to the Rangers by a score of 57-35. Coach Clay Pottorff said that Hill City’s ball pressure and strong denial of passing lanes took them out of their game.
The Rangers cued on Jet Jensen and Nolan Wahlfeldt who only scored a combined 18 points.
The Ranger’s Devin Buehler had the hot hand all night dropping 27 points on the Broncs including seven from beyond the arc.
Gavin Pearson and Emitt Lipp gave the Broncs some quality minutes off the bench by providing some much-needed physicality.
Belle Fourche hosted top ranked Bowman ND on Saturday January 20th
Belle Fourche Scoring:
Jet Jensen 12, Isaac Voyles 7, Nolan Wahlfeldt 6, Gavin Pearson 5, Jordan Sandoval 3, Harvey Walding 2
Bowman Upends Bronc Boys at Home
The Bowman Co. Bulldogs traveled south for a matchup against the Bronc Boys on Saturday January 20th and displayed why they are the number one ranked team in North Dakota Class “B” by upending the Broncs by a score of 88-34. Bowman’s defense and the scoring duo of Bohden and Bishop Duffield dominated the Broncs on both sides of the court by combining for 54 points. It wasn’t all bad for Belle Fourche as Carter McKenna played tough beneath the board, and Isaac Voyles found his groove scoring 12 points while Jet Jensen contributed 10. Belle Fourche also seemed to handle the Bulldogs pressure and fast pace of play in the first half while keeping the game close through the first quarter. Coach Pottorff was pleased how the team stuck together in the 2nd half and never gave up. Belle Fourche will travel to Buffalo on Thursday to play the Ranchers.
Isaac Voyles 12, Jet Jensen 10, Nolan Wahlfeldt 4, Johah Musilek 3, Carter McKenna 3, Gavin Pearson 2