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Area basketball roundup: Ethan boys top No. 1 JVC

Gregory’s Mitchel Klundt dribbles around Mount Vernon/Plankinton’s Deric Denning (5) during a high school basketball game Friday in Plankinton. (Aaron Saunders/Republic)

ETHAN — The Ethan Rustlers boys’ basketball team knocked off No. 1 James Valley Christian 66-62 Friday in Ethan.

Camden Myers scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Rustlers, while Blake Bartscher compiled 22 points and 10 assists.

Jace Connor added 10 rebounds for Ethan, which had 36 rebounds as a team.

The Rustlers shot 23-of-50 from the field and had 11 turnovers.

JVC, which came into the game as the top-ranked team in Class B, was led by Nathen Wedel with 23 points and Andrew Ulvestad with 22. The Vikings were 18-of-46 from the field.

Ethan (3-1) won the JV game and plays Wessington Springs Friday in Ethan.

JVC 14 31 44 62

E 15 37 51 66

Winner 66, Bon Homme 64

WINNER — The Winner boys’ basketball team held off Bon Homme 66-64 Friday in Winner.

The Warriors (3-1) were led by Brendan Harter, who finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Nick Hossle had 16 points and Nate Gailbraith added 14 points for Winner, which shot 52 percent from the field and outrebounded BH 26-24. Scott Wieseler led the Cavaliers (2-2) with 21 points, while Scott Van Winkle added 15 points. BH shot 48 percent from the field.

The Warriors play Parkston today in Parkston, while Bon Homme plays Wagner Friday in Tyndall.

BH 11 23 38 64

W 11 28 44 66

Corsica/Stickney 68, Wessington Springs 63

CORSICA — Four players scored in double figures for the Corsica/Stickney boys’ basketball team as it defeated Wessington Springs 68-63 Friday.

Austin Tilton led the way for Corsica/Stickney with 18 points and seven rebounds. Eli Van Roekel added 14 points, while Darren Fallis had 13 and Nick Blom tallied 10 points. Corsica/Stickney was 23-of-54 from the field and 15-of-23 from the free throw line.

Wessington Springs was led by Jase Kraft, who recorded 16 points and five rebounds. Zach Paulson added 10 points for the Spartans, who were 21-of-48 from the field. Wessington Springs won the JV game 34-33.

CS (3-2) plays Platte-Geddes Thursday in Platte. WS (1-3) hosts Sunshine Bible Academy Thursday in Wessington Springs.

CS 16 35 45 68

WS 16 30 43 53

Menno 62, Freeman Academy 44

MENNO — Dylan Lehr tallied 17 points and nine rebounds to help the Menno boys’ basketball team beat Freeman Academy 62-44 Friday.

Chet Peterson added 11 points and five assists, while Derrick Lehr had 13 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Menno was 20-of-45 from the field and had 40 rebounds.

Freeman Academy was led by Teagan Schroeder, who recorded a double-double. Schroeder tallied a game-high 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ryan Haggerty chipped in with nine points and 12 rebounds. Freeman Academy was 16-of-57 from the field.

Menno also won the JV game 30-14.

M 9 22 42 62

FA 7 23 31 44

Alcester-Hudson 54, Avon 40

AVON — The Avon boys’ basketball team fell to Alcester-Hudson 54-40 Friday.

Alcester-Hudson was led by Gavin Doering and Sam Johnson.

Doering had a team-high 15 points, while Johnson scored 14 points

Alcester-Hudson was 17-of-45 from the field and had 27 rebounds.

Logan Mudder finished with a team-high 11 points for Avon. Devin Tolsma added nine points and eight rebounds.

John Kopp also had nine points for the Pirates, who were 13-of-45 from the field.

Avon won the JV game.

Avon (0-4) plays Irene/Wakonda at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, while AH (5-2) plays Freeman Tuesday in Freeman.

A 10 20 29 40

AH 12 15 32 54

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 47, Gregory 40

PLANKINTON — Tate Deinert scored 17 points and handed out four assists to help the Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys’ basketball team beat Gregory 47-40 Friday.

Cody Renken added 14 points and five rebounds for MVP, which shot 16-of-33 from the field. Deric Denning chipped in with nine points for the Titans, who grabbed 24 rebounds.

Gregory was led by Gavin Thomas, who had a team-high 10 points. Andrew Taggart chipped in with seven points and seven rebounds.

Mason Juracek added six points and four rebounds for Gregory, which was 19-of-46 from the field.

Gregory had 28 rebounds and was 1-of-3 from the free-throw line.

MVP (5-1) hosts Platte-Geddes Tuesday in Plankinton, while Gregory (2-2) plays Lower Brule Thursday in Lower Brule.

G 15 24 32 40

MVP 18 26 31 47

Highmore-Harrold 63, Kimball/White Lake 49

HIGHMORE — The Highmore-Harrold boys’ basketball team had four players score in double figures in its 63-49 victory over Kimball/White Lake Friday.

Hadley Hamlin led all players with 23 points and Colin Weidenbach, Hayden Houdek and Cole Oakley each had 10 in the win.

Eathen Gaulke recorded 17 points and Riley Talbott added 12 for the WiLdKats. Noah Munsen was third on the team with nine points.

Kimball/White Lake (0-7) plays Tripp-Delmont/Armour Jan. 11 in Armour, while Highmore-Harrold (1-3) hosts Stanley County Tuesday.

HH 17 28 46 63

KWL 15 19 33 49

Canistota 58, Bridgewater-Emery 50

BRIDGEWATER — Nick Hofer scored 16 points to help the Canistota boys’ basketball team beat Bridgewater-Emery 58-50 Friday.

Jerad Nielsen chipped in with 14 points, while Mason Decker had 13 points.

Carson Hofer added nine rebounds for the Hawks, who were 22-of-49 from the field and 11-of-21 from free-throw line.

Bridgewater-Emery was led by Jarrett Weber, who had 17 points. Wade Miller chipped in with 14 points, while Sam Arend had 12 points.

Bridgewater-Emery was 20-of-48 from the field and 4-of-11 from the free-throw line.

Bridgewater-Emery won the JV 56-38.

BE (2-2) hosts Freeman Friday in Emery, while Canistota (3-2) play Mitchell Christian Tuesday in Mitchell.

C 12 20 40 58

BE 15 29 40 50

Hanson 77, Lake Preston 70

LAKE PRESTON — The Hanson boys’ basketball team beat Lake Preston 77-70 Friday.

After repeated attempts to contact a coach no stats were reported for this game.

Hanson (6-1) hosts Mount Vernon/Plankinton Thursday in Alexandria. Lake Preston (2-4) plays Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Monday in Dell Rapids.

Centerville 69, Scotland 39

CENTERVILLE — The Scotland boys’ basketball team fell to Centerville 69-39 Friday.

After repeated attempts to contact a coach no scores were reported for this game.

Scotland (2-3) plays Gayville-Volin Tuesday in Gayville, while Centerville plays Canton Tuesday in Canton.

Girls’ basketball

Menno 56, Freeman Academy 27

MENNO — The Menno girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season, topping Freeman Academy 56-27 Friday in Menno.

The Wolves (1-4) were led by Abby Herrboldt with 18 points, while Christina Herrboldt added 15 points and eight rebounds in the win. Tara Spencer had nine points and Kaylee Kessler grabbed five rebounds for Menno, which shot 19-of-39 from the field.

The Bobcats (0-5) got a team-high 14 points from Bethany Wollman, while Clara Koerner contributed six points and six rebounds. FA was outrebounded 24-20.

Menno plays Irene-Wakonda Tuesday in Irene, while FA plays Mitchell Christian Jan. 11 in Freeman.

FA 5 15 23 27

M 16 33 46 56

Kimball/White Lake 54, Miller 43

MILLER — Jazmyn Hinker scored a team-best 21 points in Kimball/White Lake’s 54-43 win over Miller in high school girls’ basketball action Friday.

Ivy Haines added 14 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double, while Mary Kroupa recorded 14 points for the WiLdKats, who were 19-of-46 from the field, 5-of-5 from behind the arc and 11-of-21 from the line. The WiLdKats outrebounded Miller 36-33.

Miller was led by Jamie Mentzer with a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds. Miller was 18-of-51 from the field and 5-of-13 from the line.

Kimball/White Lake (6-1) plays Dakota Christian Tuesday in New Holland, while Miller (1-3) plays at De Smet today.

KWL 14 28 42 54

M 11 21 38 43

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 55, Gregory 11

PLANKINTON — The Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls’ basketball team topped Gregory 55-11 Friday in Plankinton.

Jordan Achterberg and Megan Bultsma each scored 10 points for the Titans, which shot 37 percen from the field as a team. Makaela Karst scored eight points for MVP, which outrebounded Gregory 42 to 26.

The Gorillas got five points from Briana Leber, and four points and five rebounds from Allison Sundquist. Courtney Opbroek added six rebounds for Gregory, which shot 13 percent from the field.

The Titans (4-2) play Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan Monday in Mount Vernon, while Gregory (1-4) plays Lyman today in Presho.

MVP 6 26 42 55

G 0 2 6 11

Avon 47, Alcester-Hudson 41

AVON — The Avon girls’ basketball team remained undefeated after topping Alcester-Hudson 47-41 Friday in Avon.

The Pirates (5-0) were led by Chesney Nagel with 16 points, while Heidi Cap added 13 points. Ariana Oorlog scored 12 points for Avon, which shot 42 percent from the field as a team.

Alcester-Hudson was led by Shenia Doering, who scored a game-high 22 points in the loss.

The Pirates play Ethan Tuesday in Ethan, while Alcester-Hudson plays Freeman Tuesday in Freeman.

AH 7 16 32 41

A 16 20 36 47

Corsica/Stickney 51, Wessington Springs 27

CORSICA — Hope Menning scored 23 points to help the Corsica/Stickney girls’ basketball team beat Wessington Springs 51-27 Friday.

Menning also had nine rebounds and six assists for the Jaguars, who were 20-of-44 from the field with 25 rebounds.

Micayla Bamberg added 15 points for Corsica/Stickney, while Brianna Kuyper had six assists and seven steals.

Wessington Springs was led by Devin Tebay and Sheyanne Brodkorb.

Tebay finished with 13 points and five rebounds, while Brodkorb had 10 points and five rebounds.

The Spartans were 11-of-35 from the field.

Wessington Springs won the JV game 29-25.

CS (3-4) plays Parkston Tuesday in Parkston, while WS (0-6) hosts Sunshine Bible Academy Thursday in Wessington Springs.

C/S 11 24 40 51

WS 2 8 19 27

Winner 54, Bon Homme 37

WINNER — Kelsey Bertram had 17 points and nine rebounds to help the Winner Warriors girls’ basketball team beat Bon Homme 54-37 Friday.

Cassidy Hanson chipped in with 10 points for Winner, which was 21-of-57 from the field.

Katie Mathis added eight rebounds for the Warriors, who had a total of 32 rebounds.

Kelsey Sutera led the way for Bon Homme with nine points.

Liz Kubal added six rebounds for the Cavaliers, who were 12-of-35 from the field.

Winner won the JV game 48-19.

BH (2-4) hosts Parker Tuesday in Tyndall, while Winner (5-0) plays Parkston today in Parkston.

W 22 29 39 54

BH 8 11 25 37

Lyman 60, White River 32

PRESHO — Cedar Jandreau had 21 points to help the Lyman girls’ basketball team beat White River 60-32 Friday.

Jandreau also tallied seven rebounds and nine steals.

Chesney Garnos added 15 points, while Haley Halverson and Brooklyn Halverson each had seven assists.

Lyman was 23-of-71 from the field and 8-of-13 from the free throw line.

White River was 9-of-29 from the field. Lyman won the JV game 32-13.

Lyman (2-3) hosts Gregory today in Presho, while WR (3-3) plays Marty Indian Thursday in Marty.

L 21 3146 60

WR 4 7 21 32

Ethan 75, James Valley Christian 24

ETHAN — Five players scored in double figures to help the Ethan girls’ basketball team beat James Valley Christian 75-24 Friday.

Darbi Gustafson led the way with 18 points and 17 rebounds for the double-double.

Rachel Hawkins, Ellie Hohn and Kacey Bartscher each had 11 points, while Karli Gustafson 10 points for Ethan.

Hohn also had five steals, while Hawkins had nine assists for the Rustlers, who were 29-of-55 from the field.

James Valley Christian was led by Hannah Loban and Khiree Held, who each had seven points.

Ethan won the JV game.

Ethan (5-1) plays Avon Tuesday in Ethan, while JVC (2-3) plays Wolsey-Wessington Thursday in Huron.

JVC 0 11 16 24

E 17 35 56 75

Dell Rapids St. Mary 52, Marion 41

DELL RAPIDS — The Marion girls’ basketball team fell to Dell Rapids St. Mary 52-41 Friday.

Marion was led by Briana Davis, who had 12 points and Devin Nelson, who scored 11 points.

Kelly Michel led the way for Dell Rapids St. Mary with 21 points.

Marion (0-5) plays Centerville Thursday in Centerville, while Dell Rapids St. Mary (4-3) hosts Lake Preston Monday in Dell Rapids.