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After a great run in track last spring the New Underwood girls are 10-1 in basketball this season

Keep an eye out for Brianna Phillipsen and the New Underwood Lady Tigers
Jan 19, 2017

By Rich Winter

First caught site of the New Underwood girls during track season a year ago. Bunch of young ladies tearing around the track competing in all sorts of sprints, relays and any combination thereof. By the time the dust had cleared at the state track meet a year ago, New Underwood found themselves in 6th place, racking up 28 points along the way. 


Fast forward about nine months and New Underwood is showing some skill on the court this season, having a 10-1 record going into Thursday's game with Oelrich's, to be played in New Underwood.


Dec 06 7:00 p.m. CT Jones County New Underwood 44-9 W 44 3-5
Dec 09 2:00 p.m. MT Edgemont Edgemont 51-19 W 41 2-9
Dec 10 2:00 p.m. MT Dupree New Underwood 51-22 W 47 4-4
Dec 15 6:00 p.m. MT Hill City Hill City 53-36 W 46 3-7
Dec 30 5:00 p.m. MT Faith New Underwood 44-47 L 39 10-1
Jan 03 7:30 p.m. MT Rapid City Christian New Underwood 61-9 W 41 0-9
Jan 05 6:00 p.m. MT Philip Philip 44-27 W 47 6-4
Jan 07 11:00 a.m. CT Stanley County Kadoka 45-16 W 46 2-6
Jan 09 6:00 p.m. MT Oelrichs Oelrichs 43-39 W 50 7-2
Jan 14 2:00 p.m. CT White River New Underwood 60-43 W 47 5-5
Jan 17 6:00 p.m. MT Hot Springs New Underwood 53-18 W 43 1-9

The only loss of the season came on Dec. 30, a 44-47 setback to a Faith team that is also, 10-1 on the season. 


In New Underwood's most recent outing, a 53-18 dismantling of Class A Hot Springs, Phillipsen, a 6-foot-1 senior uncorked a monster outing with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals. 

Phillipsen leads the team in scoring at 16.3 per game but she's got some help. Sophomore, Jaedyn Finkbeiner, a 6-footer scores about 12 points per game and adds, like Phillipsen, about 8 boards per contest.


The Tigers have a couple of 8th-graders that contribute as 5-foot-10, Lexi Ballard scores 8 per game and fellow, 8th-grader, Cerington Jones...Another 6-footer contributes five points and five rebounds.


Big game for coach Stacy Finkbeiner's team with Oelrich's. The Tigers of Oelrich's are currently the No. 2 team in District 14. 

District 14Seed PointsW-L
New Underwood 44.64 10-1
Oelrichs 43.00 7-2
Wall 42.67 7-2
Philip 42.10 6-4
Edgemont 37.82 2-9
RC Christian 36.33 0-9

Tuff in track, Tuff in basketball look out as New Underwood keeps on rolling!

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