Todd County Sports

Falcon Boys 1-1 over holiday break

By Rich Winter

Mike Hammer’s Todd County boys team is 4-3 heading into Friday’s home contest with Little Wound.

The Falcons earned a 92-53 win over Bennett County on Dec. 29 and followed that up with a 74-65 road loss to Cheyenne Eagle-Butte on Jan. 2. 


Things could not have started worse for the Falcons in a Tuesday road game at Bennett County.

A made technical free-throw from Bennett County  and three straight baskets from the Warriors found the Falcons down, 7-0.

Falcon coach Mike Hammer promptly inserted five new bench players and the move paid immediate dividends.

Dante Sazue found Weston Frazier for back-to-back inside hoops was followed by a pair of hoops from Umpo Little Doctor and John Boyd’s driving layup tied the game at 10-10. 

Aiden Bizardie’s 15-footer tied the game at 16-16 after one quarter.

Bizardie started the second with a runner down the lane and the Falcons took off on a 26-14 run to lead 42-30 at the half.

The Falcons opened up the offense in the second half, outscoring the Warriors 50-23 in the final two periods.

Box score:

TCHS 16  26  30  20 - 92

BCHS 16  14  10 13  - 53


Assists: John Hacker (5), Umpo Kills In Sight (3)

Steals: John Hacker and Austin Hammer (6)

Rebounds: Chris Eagle Bear 10, John Hacker 8, Austin Hammer 6, Weston Frazier 5

Points: Aiden Bizardie 14, John Boyd 13, Weston Frazier 12, Austin Hammer 12, Umpo Kills In Sight 10, Antone Iron Heart 1, John Hacker 7, Dante Sazue 6, Toby Hacker 4, Gavyn Spotted Tail 2, Chris Eagle Bear 9, Loren Dragg 2


CEB 74 Todd County 65

Another slow start for Todd County as Cheyenee Eagle-Butte started the game on a 19-4 run. Todd County scored four unanswered and trailed, 19-8 after one quarter.

With Cheyenne Eagle-Butte guard, Grant Kohlus getting loose for layups, the Braves raced to a 40-23 lead at the half.

But, a gritty Todd County team fought back and trailed 46-39 entering the final period.

The Falcons got as close as four points with 56 seconds remaining but Eagle-Butte hit free-throws down the stretch and earned a nine point victory that dropped Todd County to 4-3 on the season. 

Stat summary:

Assists: Austin Hammer, Umpo Kills In Sight, Antone Iron Heart, John Boyd, Chris Eagle Bear (2 apiece)

Steals: Antone Iron Heart, John Hacker (4 apiece)

Rebounds: Chris Eagle Bear (10), John Hacker (9), Toby Hacker (7), Aiden Bizardie and Austin Hammer (6 apiece)

Points: Aiden Bizardie 14, Austin Hammer 17, Antone Iron Heart 2, Umpo Kills In Sight 7, John Hacker 11, Toby Hacker 3, John Boyd 1, Chris Eagle Bear 6, Weston Frazier 4

CEB: Grant Kohlus 25

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