Wagner knocks off Beresford 64-57PARKSTON — In a matchup between the No. 2- and No. 3-ranked teams in Class A girls’ basketball in the South Dakota Sportswriters Association Poll, it was the lower-ranked team that came through.
By: Justin Rust, The Daily Republic
PARKSTON — In a matchup between the No. 2- and No. 3-ranked teams in Class A girls’ basketball in the South Dakota Sportswriters Association Poll, it was the lower-ranked team that came through.
Wagner, the No. 3-ranked team, had as much as a 15-point lead in the second half, but had to hold off a fourth-quarter surge by Beresford for a 64-57 win Thursday in the Parkston Classic.
Devon Brecke scored a game-high 24 points and dished out seven assists for Wagner. LaShawn Medicine Horn had 14 points and eight rebounds and Jessa Doom and Gina Soukup both scored 11 points.
Jessica Bogue had a double-double for Beresford with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Allyson Johnson scored 16 points.
Wagner started to control the pace of the game in the first quarter. The Red Raiders took a 15-14 lead late in the opening frame, and went up by three points at the end of the quarter when Brecke hit a runner at the buzzer.
The Red Raiders continued to use the momentum from Brecke’s buzzer-beater and held Beresford (4-1) to eight points in the second quarter. Wagner went into halftime with a 32-22 lead after Jessa Doom sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer.
“Those were two big shots that carried the momentum,” Wagner coach Mike Koupal said. “They hit big shots when it counted … we were due on those. We aren’t shooting very well from the perimeter as a team until (Thursday).”
Wagner had a 37-22 lead early in the third quarter before Beresford started to chip away and trailed 51-41 going into the fourth quarter. The Watchdogs did not let up and got within 53-51 with just under five minutes left in the game.
But Brecke hit a shot to give Wagner the momentum back.
“Maybe we got too comfortable with our lead,” said Medicine Horn of Bereford’s comeback attempt.
With 1:10 left in the game, Wagner had a 59-53 lead. From that point, the Red Raiders made 6 of 7 free throw attempts to seal the victory.
“We went up to that line with confidence,” Medicine Horn said.
Koupal said it was good to see his team make the big free throws down the stretch.
“I am very proud of my girls,” Koupal said. “They knocked down free throws at the end. We kind of struggled at the beginning of the year, but they are coming around.”
MCHS girls fall to Viborg/Hurley
By The Daily Republic
PARKSTON — After trailing by one point at halftime, Viborg/Hurley pulled away for a 43-34 victory against Mitchell Christian Thursday in a girls’ basketball game at the Parkston Classic.
Mitchell Christian (4-2) had a 20-19 lead at halftime, but Viborg/Hurley (6-1) held the Eagles to four points in the third quarter to take a 29-24 lead.
Even though Mitchell Christian was able to score in double-digits in the fourth quarter, Viborg/Hurley still outscored the Eagles 14-10 in the fourth quarter for the win.
Viborg/Hurley’s Haley Jorgensen had a big game with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Abby Hora was the only other Viborg/Hurley player who scored in double-figures with 10 points.
Katelyn Held led Mitchell Christian with 13 points and seven rebounds. Alexa Van Laecken scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and five assists.
The Daily Republic was unable to get ahold of Mitchell Christian coach Jackie Van Laecken despite attempts to reach her.
Mitchell Christian plays Thursday at home against Tripp-Delmont/Armour.
VH 10 19 29 43
MCHS 9 20 24 34
Highmore-Harrold 43 (2OT)
PARKSTON — Lanae Van Gerpen had a double-double to lead Avon over Highmore-Harrold 50-43 in double overtime as part of the Parkston Classic Thursday.
Van Gerpen scored 19 points and had 13 rebounds. Chesney Nagel scored 19 points for the Lady Pirates. Ariana Oorlog had seven rebounds.
Courtney Keller scored 17 points and had seven rebounds for Highmore-Harrold. Sydney Cowan and Tyann Hamlin each scored 10 points. Cowan also had 11 rebounds and Kasey Aasby had seven rebounds. McKenzee Zilverberg had five assists.
Avon is 2-2 this season and hosts Alcester-Hudson Friday. Highmore-Harrold is 4-3 this season and hosts Sully Buttes Thursday in Highmore.
A 14 21 28 37 42 50
HH 12 20 28 37 42 43
Hanson 48, Lennox 41
PARKSTON — Ashley Robinson had a double-double for Hanson in its 48-41 win over Lennox in the Parkston Classic Thursday.
Robinson scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds. Kendra Cheeseman scored 12 points and had eight rebounds and five assists.
Kayla Plimpton had a double-double for Lennox with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Tara Kuper scored nine points. Megan Stewart had 10 rebounds.
Hanson is 4-2 this season and hosts Wagner Tuesday. Lennox is 0-6 this season and plays at Dell Rapids Tuesday.
H 6 18 28 48
L 6 17 25 41
Dell Rapids 43, Sully Buttes 34
PARKSTON — Dell Rapids defeated Sully Buttes 43-34 in the Parkston Classic Thursday.
Brianna Davis scored 15 points for the Lady Quarriers. Haley Fiedler had nine rebounds and three assists. Sam Steineke had seven rebounds.
Taryn Colson scored 11 points and had nine rebounds for Sully Buttes. Karlea Stahl and Remi Wientjes each had five rebounds.
Dell Rapids (5-1) hosts Lennox Tuesday. Sully Buttes (3-2) plays Highmore-Harrold in Highmore Tuesday.
DR 6 18 32 43
SB 2 10 22 34
Elkton-Lake Benton 48,
Clark/Willow Lake 34
PARKSTON — Cassidy Gebhart scored 21 points to lead Elkton-Lake Benton over Clark/Willow Lake 48-34 in the Parkston Classic Thursday.
Becca Jurgens scored 14 points and had six rebounds for Elkton-Lake Benton. Megan Krogman had eight rebounds.
Morgan Huber scored 10 points for Clark/Willow Lake. MacKenzie Huber scored nine points and had 12 rebounds. Chynna Stevens had 10 rebounds.
Elkton-Lake Benton (6-0) plays Summit in the Milbank Classic in Milbank Friday. Clark/Willow Lake (3-2) plays at Castlewood Tuesday.
ELB 8 20 34 48
CWL 12 17 26 34
Tri-Valley 57, Centerville 47
PARKSTON — Allison Cross scored 18 points in Tri-Valley’s win over Centerville 57-47 in the Parkston Classic Thursday.
Taylor Swier scored 15 points for Tri-Valley. Sammy Kasowski had 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Kieran O’Malley scored 23 points for Centerville. Brittany Austin had six rebounds and four assists. Mikayla Abbas had five assists.
Tri-Valley is 5-1 this season and plays Tea Area in Colton Tuesday. Centerville is 4-2 this season and hosts Marion Thursday.
TV 17 31 41 57
C 12 23 35 47