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Posted On: 01/19/18 2:56 PM
At 10-2 it’s been a nice year so far for Miller High School and 6-foot-4 forward Steven Fernholz who spoke with PHD today.
“This year I have learned we have many guys that can score,” Fernholz told PHD. “We have high potential once everything comes together.”
The Rustlers have wins over Potter County, Wolsey-Wessington, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, Redfield/Doland, and Crow Creek so far. They lost their opener to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte and lost to Sully Buttes by ten but it’s been a great start.
“Coming up we have some big region games that will decide our placing come region play,” Steven said. “I expect them to be hard fought games.”
Fernholz averaged 24 a game as a junior and this year as a senior and he just had 19 points and nine boards against Crow Creek the other night to lead his team to the key win plus he had 13 in the Chamberlain victory last night.
One of the key moments of the year was when Fernholz when toe to toe with Lincoln Jorde as top scoring options a week ago. Jorde had 23 but Steven held his own scoring 24 including an explosive first quarter burst scoring ten quickly which included two threes.
The talent and the production is there.
My team goal is to be able to make state,” Steven said. “I want to be able to help lead my team to a dream we all have! I am coming upon my 1,000 point. Having that as the last thing in my mind as I’d rather compete against teams.”
Fernholz of course has college programs making contact.
“I have heard from Dakota Wesleyan as well as Mount Marty for college hoops and I’m hoping for more but glad of the opportunities I have.”