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Howard's Cole Potter (40) battles for rebound during a boys' high school basketball game Thursday in Howard. (Aaron Saunders/Republic)
Howard's Cole Potter (40) battles for rebound during a boys' high school basketball game Thursday in Howard. (Aaron Saunders/Republic)

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

ETHAN -- Austin Tilton made a shot at the buzzer in overtime to lift Corsica/Stickney over Ethan 50-49 in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday in Ethan.

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Adam Bormann led the Jaguars with 22 points. Tilton added 11 points for Corsica/Stickney, which shot 19-of-57 from the field. The Jaguars made six free throws in 15 attempts from the line.

Michael Odens pulled down 15 rebounds and Tilton had nine for the Jaguars, who totaled 47 rebounds in the win. Corsica/Stickney, which won the junior varsity game also, turned the ball over 11 times.

Corsica/Stickney is 6-4 and hosts Menno Thursday in Stickney.

Blake Bartscher scored 24 points to lead Ethan. Jace Connor and Anthony Huber each scored nine points in the win. Ethan shot 15-of-49 from the field and 9-of-13 from the free-throw line.

Connor led the Rustlers with 11 rebounds and had four assists. Ethan totaled 26 team rebounds and turned the ball over five times.

Ethan is 5-5 and hosts Freeman Academy Tuesday.

CS 16 28 36 43 50

E 8 16 23 43 49

Howard 47, Bridgewater-Emery 42

HOWARD -- Steve Larsen scored 17 points to lead Howard over Bridgewater-Emery 47-42 in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday.

Cal Wiese and Cole Potter scored 10 points apiece for Howard. The Tigers shot 19-of-48 from the field and 6-of-11 from the free-throw line.

Andrew Schwader had 12 of the Tigers' 40 rebounds. Howard tallied nine turnovers.

Clayton Dye recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Bridgewater-Emery. Jacob Schweitzer added 12 points.

Howard is 4-7 and plays at Menno Saturday. Bridgewater-Emery is 4-6 and plays Gayville-Volin today in Volin.

BE won the junior varsity game 27-24.

H 8 24 35 47

BE 8 21 27 42

Freeman 65, Menno 43

MENNO -- Cole Paulson scored a game-high 22 points to lead Freeman over Menno 65-43 in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday.

Jordan Rinehart scored 15 points for Freeman, which went 25-of-51 shooting from the field. The Flyers made seven free throws on 14 times at the line.

Caleb Lang recorded a double-double for Freeman, scoring 12 points and grabbing a team-high 17 rebounds. Freeman totaled 23 team rebounds. The Flyers recorded seven turnovers to Menno's 17.

Chet Peterson led the Wolves' scoring with 11 points. Dustin Lehr added nine. Menno shot 11-of-32 from the field and went 9-of-13 from the free-throw line. Caleb Preszler grabbed eight rebounds to lead Menno, which totaled 26 rebounds in the game.

Freeman is 6-2 with the win and hosts St. Francis Indian School Saturday. Menno moves to 2-6 and plays at Howard Saturday.

F 20 31 44 65

M 15 20 30 43

Parkston 56, Bon Homme 49

PARKSTON -- Spencer Lucas scored 16 points to lead Parkston over Bon Homme 56-49 in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday.

Jalen Hurley added 14 points for the Trojans, who shot 20-of-54 from the field. Parkston made 15 free throws on 21 attempts from the line.

Lucas and Parker Van Zee each had nine rebounds to lead the team. Parkston tallied 32 team rebounds and committed 12 turnovers.

Scott VanWinkle recorded 14 points and had five steals for Bon Homme.

Bon Homme shot 18-of-52 from the field and 10-of-13 from the free-throw line. The Cavaliers totaled 22 rebounds and 17 turnovers.

Parkston is 7-4 and plays Platte-Geddes Tuesday in Platte. Bon Homme is 4-8 and plays Andes Central Thursday in Lake Andes.

Parkston won the junior varsity game 45-28.

P 19 35 43 56

BH 15 32 42 49

Canistota 61, Hanson 42

CANISTOTA -- Alex Robertson scored his 1,000th career point as a Hawk in Canistota's 61-42 win over Hanson in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday.

Alex Robertson scored 23 points and had five assists and six steals for Canistota. Cody Bunger had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Canistota shot 44 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free-throw line. The Hawks totaled 31 team rebounds and 14 turnovers.

Jordan Marquardt led the Beavers with 16 points. Matt Huber added 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Hanson shot 40 percent from the field and 58 percent from the free-throw line. The Beavers tallied 21 rebounds and committed 23 turnovers.

Canistota remains undefeated this season at 10-0, while Hanson is 8-2. Both teams play in the Hanson Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace. Canistota takes on White River at 8:30 p.m. and Hanson plays Centerville at 2:30 p.m.

Canistota won the junior varsity game 44-24.

C 19 33 52 61

H 1 15 25 42

Kimball/White Lake 71, Gregory 46

KIMBALL -- Jesse Taylor scored 20 points for Kimball/White Lake as the WiLdKats defeated Gregory 71-46 in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday.

Jacob Kirsch scored 17 points for KWL, which shot 25-of-69 from the field and 18-of-24 from the free-throw line. Eathen Gaulke and Kyle Peters each had 11 points.

Taylor also led KWL's defense with six rebounds. Gaulke had four rebounds and Peters had nine steals. The WiLdKats recorded 23 rebounds and 10 turnovers in the win.

KWL is 6-2 and plays against Warner in the Hanson Classic Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Mason Juracek was Gregory's leading scorer with 12 points. Sam Voigt added nine points and Jaden Bartling had seven points.

Gregory shot 19-of-39 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free-throw line. The Gorillas recorded 16 team rebounds and 21 turnovers.

Gregory, which won the junior varsity game 38-19, is 3-6 and hosts Dakota Christian Tuesday.

KWL 25 41 61 71

G 7 21 35 46

Andes Central 54, Avon 52

AVON -- Andes Central improved to 3-6 with a 54-52 win over Avon in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday.

Darrin Hopkins scored 16 points for the Eagles and Neulan Dion added 14 points. Hopkins and Dion each had six rebounds in the win. Gabe Cournoyer recorded five assists and Dion tallied five steals.

Andes Central shot 20-of-44 from the field and 7-of-15 from the free-throw line. The Eagles tallied 27 team rebounds and committed nine turnovers.

Brandon Kocmich scored a game-high 20 points for Avon. Logan Mudder added 13 points. Kocmich and Mudder each grabbed six rebounds.

Avon shot 21-of-51 from the field and 1-of-3 from the free-throw line. The Pirates totaled 20 team rebounds and turned the ball over eight times.

Andes Central hosts Bon Homme Thursday, while the 3-7 Pirates host Marty Indian Monday.

AC 16 27 41 54

A 10 22 39 52

South Central 48, Lyman 36

PRESHO -- Tyler Frank scored 21 points in South Central's 48-36 win over Lyman in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday.

South Central made six free throws for 13 attempts and recorded 21 rebounds.

Jaylen Uthe scored 15 points for Lyman. Lyman shot 9-of-12 from the free-throw line and pulled down 20 team rebounds.

South Central (10-1) plays at Colome Monday, while Lyman (6-4) plays at Jones County Tuesday.

SC 11 21 31 48

L 10 20 24 36

Scotland 44, Marion 39

SCOTLAND -- Garrett Kotalik scored 16 points to lead Scotland over Marion 44-39 in boys' basketball action Thursday.

Anthony Walloch added 10 points for the Highlanders, who shot 13-of-27 from the field. Jared Kloucek added nine points.

Kotalik led the team's defense with 10 rebounds to earn his first double-double of the season. Scotland recorded 24 team rebounds and turned the ball over 13 times.

Nick Gortmaker scored 12 points for Avon. Jacob Wuertz added nine points for the Pirates, who shot 13-of-39 from the field.

Wuertz led the team's defensive effort with six rebounds of a team total 18. Avon committed six turnovers in the loss.

Scotland, which won the junior varsity game 37-35, is 2-8 this season and hosts Wagner Jan. 25, while Marion (1-8) hosts Beresford Monday.

S 10 14 25 44

M 2 11 26 39

Wagner 49, Winner 42

WAGNER -- Wagner improves to 4-5 with a 49-42 win over Winner in a high school boys' basketball game Thursday.

Dylan Brunsing and Will Hollmann each scored 16 points in the win. Noah St. Pierre added 11 points for the Red Raiders. Wagner shot 20-of-33 from the field and 6-of-19 from the free-throw line.

Spencer Peters grabbed six of Wagner's 17 team rebounds. The Red Raiders recorded 11 turnovers in the game to Winner's three.

Isiah Old Lodge and Tanner Fritz led Winner's scoring with 10 points apiece. Brendan Harter added nine points. Winner shot 15-of-42 from the field and 9-of-15 from the free-throw line.

Old Lodge led the Warriors' defense with seven rebounds. Winner totaled 19 team rebounds.

Wagner plays Mount Vernon/Plankinton Tuesday in Mount Vernon, while Winner (4-6) hosts Todd County Tuesday.

Wa 9 20 34 49

Wi 14 24 31 42

Baltic 54, Freeman Academy 48

BALTIC -- Freeman Academy dropped a game to Baltic 54-48 in high school boys' basketball action Thursday.

No stats were reported for this game.

Baltic (4-6) plays Viborg-Hurley today in Hurley, while Freeman Academy (1-10) plays at Ethan Tuesday.

Hitchcock-Tulare 71,

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 63

HURON -- Sanborn Central/Woonsocket took fourth place in the 281 Conference Tournament following a 71-63 loss to Hitchcock-Tulare.

Landon Gatcke scored 21 points to lead Hitchcock-Tulare. Landon Bushong led the defensive effort with 12 rebounds.

Nick Miller recorded a double-double for Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Todd Stekl added 18 points and Tucker Kingsbury recorded five rebounds.

The Blackhawks shot 20-of-56 from the field and 18-of-28 from the free-throw line. SCW recorded 27 team rebounds and committed nine turnovers.

Hitchcock-Tulare is 7-3 this season and plays Sully Buttes today in Onida. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket is 8-3 and hosts Hanson Tuesday in Forestburg.

HT 17 36 51 71

SCW 11 24 48 63

Colome 77, Andes Central 43

COLOME -- The Colome boys' basketball team got its fifth victory of the season Tuesday night.

Led by Reed Harter, the Cowboys defeated Andes Central 77-43. Harter recorded a double-double with a 25-point, 10-assist performance, both game highs.

Terrance Kinzer added 16 points and six rebounds for the Cowboys, who are now 5-6.

Andes Central was led by Neulan Dion, who scored 22 points.

Andes Central (2-6) plays Avon Friday in Avon. Colome takes on South Central Monday in Colome.

Girls' basketball

Avon 37, Andes Central 36

AVON -- Chesney Nagel scored 17 points for Avon in a 37-36 win over Andes Central in a high school girls' basketball game Thursday.

Avon made 13 field goals on 50 attempts and shot 10-of-11 from the free-throw line. The Pirates totaled 29 team rebounds, with Alyson Roth grabbing 12. Avon had nine turnovers to Andes Central's 18.

Kellie Winckler led the Eagles with 18 points and seven rebounds. Andes Central shot 12-of-31 from the field and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line. The Eagles tallied 23 team rebounds.

Avon (6-4) hosts South Central Tuesday, while Andes Central (5-3) hosts Marty Indian today in Lake Andes.

A 6 16 29 37

AC 5 18 25 36

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 52,

Tripp-Delmont/Armour 33

MOUNT VERNON -- Megan Bultsma scored 14 points, had 13 rebounds and eight blocks to lift Mount/Vernon Plankinton over Tripp-Delmont/Armour 52-33 Thursday.

MVP's Paylene O'Day had 13 points and five steals and Mikayle Karst had 11 rebounds. MVP shot 19-of-55 from the field and 14-of-23 from the free-throw line to go along with 37 rebounds and 22 turnovers.

TDA's Hannah Just scored 12 points and added five steals and Kelli Batterman had nine rebounds.

TDA shot 12-of-63 from the field and 8-of-13 from the free-throw line. The Nighthawks also had 18 rebounds and 20 turnovers in the loss

TDA is 0-13 and plays Gregory on Tuesday, while MVP is 2-11 and plays Tuesday in MV vs. Wagner. MVP also won the JV game.

MVP 10 16 26 52

TDA 5 12 21 33

Parkston 66, Bon Homme 42

TYNDALL -- Erica Herrold scored a game-high 29 points to lead Parkston over Bon Homme 66-42 in a high school girls' basketball game Thursday.

Logan Wagner scored 16 points for Parkston, which shot 21-of-48 from the field. Krista Radke added 11 points. The Trojans went 9-of-14 from the free-throw line in the win.

Herrold also led the team in rebounds with nine. Parkston totaled 29 team rebounds. The Trojans turned the ball over 14 times.

Megan Schmidt scored 10 points for Bon Homme, which is 5-7 after the loss. Emily Pechous led the team with nine rebounds.

The Cavaliers shot 18-of-52 from the field and 5-of-8 from the free-throw line. Bon Homme tallied 24 team rebounds, but turned the ball over 12 times.

Parkston is 7-4 this season and plays Platte-Geddes Tuesday in Platte, while Bon Homme hosts Winner today. Bon Homme won the junior varsity game 38-29.

P 15 37 55 66

BH 12 22 28 42

South Central 57, Gregory 20

BURKE -- South Central topped Gregory 57-20 in the Southern Plains Conference tournament Thursday.

South Central's Whitney Hutchison had 16 points, Sierra Votaw had 10 points and Ashley Green had eight rebounds.

Chloe Kenzy and Votaw each had five rebounds.

South central shot 50 percent from the field, 53 percent from the free-throw line and had 32 team rebounds to go along with 18 turnovers.

Sierra Thomas had 10 points for Gregory and Allison Sundquist and Brianna Lieber each had three rebounds.

Gregory shot 17 percent from the field and 38 percent from the line. The Gorillas had 14 rebounds and 28 turnovers.

SC 10 25 42 57

G 0 7 17 20

Lyman 59, Colome 44

BURKE -- Colome's Tara Farley had 11 points and Becca Moorhead added 10, but Lyman defeated the Cowboys 59-44 Thursday in the first round of the Southern Plains tournament. Farley added nine rebounds and Tracy Routh had four assists.

No stats for Lyman were reported.

L 10 23 39 59

C 6 15 32 44

James Valley Christian 40,

Wessington Springs 34

HURON -- Jaclyn and Hannah Loban each scored 15 points to help James Valley Christian defeat Wessington Springs 40-34 in a girls' high school basketball game Thursday in Huron.

Hannah Loban also led James Valley in steals with five, while Jaclyn recorded a team high four assists. Betsy Nelson led the Vikings in Rebounds with eight.

Devin Tebay was Wessington Spring's only player to score in double figures. The junior finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds en route to recording a double-double.

Two other Spartans recorded double-digit rebounds. Shyanne Kopfmann had a team-high 12 and Cassidy Musick grabbed 11. Musick also scored eight points.

James Valley Christian (7-4) plays Sulley Buttes Jan. 25 in Huron. Wessington Springs (4-7) takes on Redfield/Doland Saturday in Wessington Springs.

Dakota Christian 80, Marty Indian 32

MARTY -- Brooklyn Vander Pol had 21 points, five assists and nine rebounds to lead Dakota Christian past Marty 80-32 Thursday.

DC's Sammie De Lange had 18 points and six assists, Kennedy Muckey had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Amber Baan Hofman had eight rebounds.

Ana Vander Pol had six assists. DC shot 29-of-49 from the field and 18-of-30 from the free-throw line. DC had 34 team rebounds and 26 turnovers.

Marty was led by Amanda Iron Elk, who had 18 points.

DC is 7-3 and plays Corsica/Stickney Tuesday in Stickney.

DC 21 36 64 80

M 8 15 22 32

Chamberlain 56, Miller 34

MILLER -- Chamberlain had three players in double-digit scoring in a 56-34 win over Miller Thursday.

Kennedy Wagner had 18 points, five assists and six rebounds, Abbey Handel and Alex Pederson each had 11 points and Logan Pickner added seven rebounds. Handel added five assists and Pederson had six steals.

Chamberlain, which won the JV game, shot 21-of-46 from the field and 9-of-13 from the free-throw line. The Cubs had 26 rebounds and 14 turnovers.

Chamberlain is 10-1 and plays Monday versus Kimball/White Lake

Miller's leading scorer was Jamie Mendzer, who had nine points.

C 12 26 42 56

M 6 19 27 34

Bridgewater-Emery 49, Howard 33

HOWARD -- Justine Dye scored 24 points to lead Bridgwater-Emery over Howard 49-33 in high school girls' basketball action Thursday.

Dye and MacKenzie Schultz each grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Huskies' defense. BE totaled 31 team rebounds in the win. The Huskies shot 22-of-44 from the field and 6-of-9 from the free-throw line.

Kelsey Dawson scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Howard. The Tigers shot 14-of-44 from the field and 6-of-10 from the free-throw line. The Tigers totaled 22 team rebounds.

Bridgewater-Emery is 7-5 and plays at Scotland Tuesday. Howard is 1-10 and plays at Parker Tuesday.

BE 14 24 37 49

H 6 17 23 33

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 61,

Highmore-Harrold 56

HURON -- Sanborn Central/Woonsocket was crowned the 2013 281 Conference Tournament Champion with a 61-56 win over Highmore-Harrold in a girls' basketball game Thursday.

Shelby Selland scored 28 points to lead the Blackhawks. Rachelle Moore added 13 pionts and Morgan Selland scored 11. SCW shot 13-of-20 from the free-throw line.

Shelby Selland led the defensive effort with 12 rebounds. SCW totaled 33 team rebounds and recorded 12 total turnovers.

McKenzee Zilverberg scored 20 points for Highmore-Harrold. Courtney Keller added 17 points. Highmore-Harrold shot 7-of-14 from the free-throw line.

Sydney Cown led the defense with nine reobunds. HH totaled 31 team rebounds and 16 turnovers.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket is undefeated at 9-0 and hosts Warner Saturday in Forestburg. Highmore-Harrold is 10-2 and hosts Lyman Thursday in Highmore.

SCW 14 34 41 61

HH 13 24 37 56

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