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Mitchell Christian’s Chandler Nelson, front, drives past Dakota Christian’s Micah DeWaard, back, during a high school basketball game Thursday at Mitchell Christian School. (Aaron Saunders/Republic)

Dakota Christian tops MCS boys

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Dakota Christian tops MCS boys
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

Micah DeWaard and Drew Veurink each recorded double-doubles to help the Dakota Christian boys’ basketball team beat Mitchell Christian 61-44 Thursday at Mitchell Christian School.

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Veurink had 12 points and 11 rebounds, while DeWaard scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Zach Delange scored a team-high 19 points for the Cadets, who shot 23-of-46 from the field and 12-of-13 from free-throw line.

MCS was led by Chandler Nelson, who finished with a team-high 13 points and seven rebounds. Wes Vander Pol and Ethan Cooper each tallied eight points. Vander Pol added five rebounds while Cooper had seven assists.

The Golden Eagles were 17-of-51 from the field and 4-of-13 from the free-throw line.

No comments were available from Dennis Martin, despite attempts to reach him.

MCS (3-5) plays Avon Tuesday in Avon, while DC (3-4) plays Corsica/Stickney Tuesday in Stickney.

Mitchell Christian 44

Dakota Christian 61

MCS (3-5)

Chandler Nelson 5 3-6 13; Wes Vander Pol 3 0-0 8; Ethan Cooper 3 1-3 8; Cody Gromer 4 1-2 10; Austin Bormann 2 1-2 5; Levi Knight 0- 0-0 0.

DC (3-4)

Zach Delange 4 9-9 19; Drew Veurink 6 0-0 12; Michael Moss 4 3-4 11; Micah DeWaard 5 0-0 10; Owen Medicine 1 0-0 2; Cody Vanden Hook 1 0-0 2; Pierce Vander Pol 1 0-0 2; Xavier Marshall 1 0-0 3.

3-point goals: MCS 5 (Vander Pol 2), DC 3 (Marshall, Delange 2); Rebounds: MCS 20 (Nelson 7), DC: 34 (DeWaard 13); Assists: MCS 11 (Cooper 7), DC 12 (DeLange 6); Steals: MCS 12 (Nelson 4),DC 4 (DeLange 2);Turnovers: MCS 7, DC 10; Team fouls: DC 14; Technical fouls: None.

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