The Tigers from Harrisburg had a very nice season and they picked up 15 wins along the way to a State Tournament appearance. Harrisburg loses talented seniors but they will return a ton of young talent next year. The Tigers have one of the best coaches in AA with Scott Langerock. Look for Harrisburg to have a great offseason and you should expect the Tigers to be one of the top teams in SD next year. Read below for team stats, player stats, comments from coach Langerock, and the scores/schedule from the 2021-2022 season.
Congrats to the Tigers on an excellent season and on your run to the State Tournament!
PPG: 63.1 RPG: 28.6 APG: 14.4 SPG: 6.4 BPG: 1.8
FG%: 47.1 FT%: 69.1 3FG%: 38.5 Made 3’s: 195
(2023) |6’2 SG| – 19 ppg, 4 rpg, 1.5 apg, FT% 81.9, 3FG% 43.6, 71 made 3’s
(2024) |6’3 PG| – 15.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2 spg, 34.7 3FG%
(2022) |6’0 G| – 7.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 39.6 3FG%
(2024) |6’6 PF| – 6.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, .6 apg, 61.9 FG%
Max Knutson (2023) |6’4 F| – 5.7 ppg, 7 rpg, 2 apg, 1.2 spg, 54.2 FG%
(2022) |6’3 G| – 4 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 40 3FG%
(2024) |6’1 G| – 3 ppg, .5 rpg, .7 apg, 84.6 FT%
Tiger Talk with coach Scott Langerock
PHD: What were some of the highlights of the season?
Coach Langerock: “Overall program record was 78-21. Best in our AA tenure by 6 games. Winning 7of 9 games in Feb. when it is really competitive. Guys put themselves in position to host a SoDak16 game. After Jan 21 we didn’t lose 2 games in a row until the State Tourney. Our guys responded to challenges all year.”
PHD: Who was your “go-to” player when you needed a basket?
Coach Langerock: “ and both had big moments for the Tigers. They made several big shots but also put the rest of the team in scoring positions all year because they demanded so much attention.“
PHD: Which players improved the most for you this season and what did they improve on?
Coach Langerock: “ figured out how to use his dribble with a purpose to cover ground.”
“develop confidence in his ability to score and became a major piece of our offensive game plans.”
“Max Knutson became an energy guy on both ends of the floor.”
“developed confidence in the post.”
“Ian Jordan and Cody Brown continued to develop their roles on both ends.”
“found out how to continue to score in high volumes even though he was the primary target of opponent defensive game plans.”
PHD: Who were a few of your hardest workers and what did they do well?
Coach Langerock: “Max Knutson rebounded his tail off, became a much better help defender overall.”
“was our perimeter defender each night getting the best guard match up.”
“, defended guys like Hinker and directed traffic for us offensively when we were good on that end. Had 12 assists in the Sioux City East game because they couldn’t stop him from penetrating and finding the open shooter.”
PHD: Can you talk about a time when you and the team overcame adversity?
Coach Langerock: “Down 12 to Brandon Valley in the second half and finding a way to scrape out a 2 pt win.”
“In Aberdeen, we started the game awful. Down 17-4 I believe. We never really got a flow going but figured out what it was like to grind ourselves back into a game to give us a chance. We lost by 4 but had a chance and learned a valuable lesson.”
PHD: Who was your best practice player and why?
Coach Langerock: “Jacoby was a competitor every time he took the floor. He wants to get better and win by doing whatever it takes.”
PHD: Who were some of your key bench players?
Coach Langerock: “ became our consistent 6th man and really provided a post presence we needed to release wing pressure.”
PHD: Can you make a few comments about the seniors that you are losing?
Coach Langerock: “ became the vocal leader of this team starting in the summer, being the only senior at basketball workouts. He earned the respect and guys bought into his expectations. He held guys accountable in the right way with encouragement for the underclassmen and challenged the guys that wanted playing time. He was a great teammate and player for 4 years in our program.”
“kept his demeanor calm and collected at all times. He understood what it took to win and was willing to sacrifice personal stats to put our team in winning positions each night.”
PHD: Who are some of your top players that will be back next season?
Coach Langerock: “ – 20 pt scorer in AA is tough.”
“– playmaker and best competitor for us, not afraid of the moment and wants the ball in the big time possessions.“
“Max Knutson – untapped potential still, started 24 games as jr. and will become a much bigger offensive threat next year.”
“– played in all our big games and continued to earn more minutes and will be a constant on our team.”
“, Jalen Wilson, Ian Jordan, Cody Brown, .”
Wrap-up from coach Langerock
“We will have 9 guys that saw varsity minutes this year. We have a good balance of scoring from the perimeter they can also attack the paint. We need a great off-season in the weight room and need to continue to shoot the ball with success all summer.”
Tigers Scores/Schedule (15-9)
Sioux Falls Lincoln W 71-63
Sioux Falls Washington W 69-57
LeMars (IA) L 51-56
Sioux Falls Roosevelt L 55-71
Mitchell W 68-59
Huron W 67-53
Yankton L 45-56
Sioux Falls Jefferson L 48-59
Sioux City East (IA) W 78-65
Marshall (MN) W 73-59
Pierre T.F. Riggs L 47-65
Brandon Valley W 60-58
Aberdeen Central L 51-56
Rapid City Central W 85-50
Rapid City Stevens W 71-64
O’Gorman L 53-65
Sioux Falls Christian W 70-64
Spearfish W 74-37
Watertown W 51-48
Brookings W 61-37
Spearfish W 85-46 (SODAK 16)
Mitchell W 78-77 (STATE)
Sioux Falls Roosevelt L 46-61 (STATE)
Sioux Falls Washington L 55-66 (STATE)