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11/19/12: Briefs

Booster Club meeting held today at MHS

By The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at the Mitchell High School east cafeteria.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Detroit's Backus leaves with injury; Reiff steps in

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit offensive tackle Jeff Backus has left Sunday's game against Green Bay with a hamstring injury and will not return.

His injury put rookie tackle and Parkston native Riley Reiff, the team's first-round draft pick this year, on the spot. Reiff played several plays in the Lions' 24-20 loss to the Packers. He was also called for two holding penalties.

Backus did not start Detroit's first possession of the second half after appearing to hurt his right leg. The veteran lineman was playing his 186th career game, passing Hall of Fame cornerback Dick LeBeau for fourth place on the franchise's career list.

Backus also holds the franchise mark with 186 consecutive starts.

The Lions don't have much time to recover from any injuries after this game. They play again on Thanksgiving against Houston.

No. 19 Gonzaga defeat USD men

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Elias Harris scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and No. 19 Gonzaga topped South Dakota 96-58 Sunday.

Przemek Karnowski, a 7-foot-1 freshman from Poland, led the Bulldogs with 20 points off the bench for the Bulldogs (3-0) who head to the Old Spice Classic in Florida to face Clemson on Thanksgiving.

Gary Bell Jr. also had 16 points with Sam Dower getting 12 points and nine rebounds and Kevin Pangos 10 points to go with six assists.

Freshmen Casey Kasperbauer and Tyler Flack scored 17 and 10 points, respectively, for the Coyotes (1-3), who were playing their fourth game in five nights.

SDSU men defeat District of Columbia 96-48

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Taevaunn Prince scored 13 points, and six of his South Dakota State teammates scored in double figures as the Jackrabbits beat up the University of the District of Columbia 96-48 Saturday.

Jordan Dykstra, Marcus Heemstra, Winner native Zach Horstman, Chad White and Nate Wolters all had 12 points for South Dakota State (3-2), and Tony Flegen chipped in 10 with a team-high nine rebounds in the 2K Sports Classic subregional game.

Wolters also had six assists and two steals, while Prince and Heemstra each grabbed seven rebounds.

The Jackrabbits shot 55.7 percent (39 of 70) from the field and 36.8 percent (7 of 19) on 3-pointers. They finished with a 27-8 turnover-to-assist ratio.

The Division II Firebirds (1-4) shot 20 percent (6 of 30) from the field in the first half as South Dakota State opened a 45-16 halftime advantage.

Yellow Jackets beat Hardrockers

By The Daily Republic

SPEARFISH -- Black Hills State University defeated in-state rival South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 35-6 Saturday at Lyle Hare Stadium in Spearfish.

Ward Anderson led the Yellow Jackets with 22-of-32 in passing for 251 yards and two TDs. Bryar Desanti had 16 carries for 88 yards and three TDs.

SDSU women beat No. 15 Nebraska

BROOKINGS (AP) -- Ashley Eide scored 26 points to lead South Dakota State to a 60-55 victory against No. 15 Nebraska on Sunday.

Eide, who shot 10 of 17 from the floor, was the only player in double figures for the Jackrabbits (2-2). Katie Lingle had nine points and eight rebounds off the bench, and Leah Dietel had 10 rebounds.

Lindsey Moore scored 21 points and Jordan Hooper 15 for the Cornhuskers (3-1).

Nebraska led 40-39 in the second half when South Dakota State took control with a 15-5 run over a 4:32 stretch. During the surge, Lingle and Megan Waytashek had four points each and Hannah Strop added a 3-pointer.

The win was South Dakota State's third in 16 games against ranked opponents since it moved to Division I for the 2004-05 season.