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Area postseason basketball: MVP girls earn state tourney berth

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SALEM — Megan Bultsma scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls’ basketball team beat West Central 38-36 in the Region 5A championship Thursday to clinch a spot in the Class A state tournament.

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This is the first year Mount Vernon/Plankinton has earned a berth to the state tournament since the co-op.

Payleen O’Day added nine points, Becca Glanzer had seven points and five rebounds and Makaela Karst had seven rebounds and four assists in the win. MVP shot 16-of-61 from the field and 8-of-15 from the free-throw line.

West Central was 12-of-41 from the field and 9-of-16 from the free-throw line. MVP also outrebounded West Central 33-22.

West Central ends its season 18-3, while MVP (18-5) plays in the Class A state tournament Thursday in Spearfish.

MVP 12 14 22 38

WC 11 19 27 36

Gayville-Volin 44, Freeman 40 (OT)

YANKTON — The Gayville-Volin girls’ basketball team edged Freeman 44-40 in overtime in the Region 4B contest Thursday to earn its first-ever trip to the state tournament.

Genny Clark led the charge for Gayville-Volin with 19 points and seven rebounds and Rachel Haas had 10 points and five rebounds.

Freeman was led by Ericka Sage with 18 points and four steals. Nicole Saarie had 14 points and Taylor Hermsen recorded five points and five assists.

Freeman ends the season 15-8, while Gayville-Volin (15-7) plays in the first round of the Class B state tournament Thursday at the Huron Arena.

GV 12 19 31 40 44

F 4 15 23 40 40

Boys’ basketball

Chamberlain 80, Miller 52

CHAMBERLAIN — Skyler Bertram recorded his 1,000th career point as the Chamberlain boys’ basketball team beat Miller 80-52 in the Region 6A semifinals Thursday night.

Chamberlain, which trailed by three at halftime, had three players in double figures. Reuben Estes led the way with 21 points, Skyler Bertram had 18 points and Hudson Priebe tallied 14 points and six rebounds. Chamberlain shot 26-of-46 from the field, 21-of-26 from the free-throw line and grabbed 28 rebounds.

Miller was led by Preston Blackwell with 14 points and Beau Keeter with 12 points. Miller shot 22-of-52 from the field, 3-of-4 from the line and had 27 rebounds.

Miller ends the season 13-8 and Chamberlain (16-5) plays Cheyenne-Eagle Butte for a spot in the state tournament at 7 p.m. Monday in Pierre.

C 14 25 51 80

M 13 28 34 52

Lyman 45 Jones County 36

MURDO — The third-seeded Lyman boys’ basketball team scored 13 points from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter en route to earning an upset 45-36 victory over second-seeded Jones County in the District 13B boys’ basketball semifinals Thursday.

Eric Terca had 10 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double to lead the way for Lyman, while Trey Mundlien and Bryce Janis added a team-high 13 points.

The Raiders were 9-of-37 from the field and 26-of-40 from the free-throw line.

Jones County was led by Connor Venard, who scored 14 points and seven rebounds. Jones County was 15-of-45 from the field and 5-of-15 from the free-throw line.

Jones County ends its season 12-9, while Lyman (8-14) plays White River in the District 13B Championship at 7 p.m. today in Murdo.

L 12 18 32 45

JC 7 17 24 36

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