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Area basketball roundup: Highlanders edge Thunder

SCOTLAND — Scotland eked past Andes Central/Dakota Christian 55-52 in overtime Saturday, picking up its first win of the boys basketball season.

Bryan Vaughan had 18 points, with Travis Skorepa adding 16 points and seven rebounds for Scotland (1-3). Mason Dennis had 14 points and 12 rebounds in the winning effort, as Scotland overcame 26 percent field goal shooting in the win. The Highlanders will next take on Gayville-Volin Jan. 2 in Gayville.

For the Thunder, Chase Pheifer had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Daaron Tronvold added 15 points and nine rebounds. Jacey Garcia had nine points for ACDC (0-3), which travels to Corsica to face Corsica-Stickney Thursday.

ACDC 11 18 39 50 52

S 19 29 40 50 55

Colome 69, Cody-Kilgore (Neb.) 47

COLOME — Kolton Salonen had a game-high 23 points to lead Colome to a home boys basketball victory Saturday.

Colome (2-0): Layton Thieman had 16 points and Jackson Kinzer tacked on 14 points and eight rebounds for the Cowboys, who shot 43 percent in the win. Up next: Colome will face Avon on Thursday.

Cody-Kilgore: Garret Egger had 20 points and nine rebounds for the visiting Cowboys, while Daniel Busenitz scored 11 points.

CK 13 26 34 47

C 11 34 54 69

SF Christian 90, Chamberlain 38

CHAMBERLAIN — In a battle of Class A state tournament teams from a year ago, the No. 3-ranked Chargers cruised to a road boys basketball win. Sioux Falls Christian knocked down a school-record 18 3-pointers in the win.

SFC (4-0): Will Garnaas had 20 points, including six 3-pointers, as Zach Witte added 18 points. Mitchell Oostra had 14 points, with Lincoln Unruh and Koln Oppold adding 12 and 11 points, respectively. Up next: The Chargers take on Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Jan. 2

Chamberlain (2-1): Riggs Priebe had 12 points to lead the Cubs, while Brant Gullickson had eight points and Carson Powers had seven points. Up next: The Cubs will host the East-West Classic on Dec. 27, playing Spearfish.

SFC 23 56 80 88

C 8 17 30 38

Lyman 67, Bennett County 55

MARTIN — Lyman picked up its first win of the season Saturday, snapping a three-game opening skid.

Lyman (1-3): Four Raiders were in double-figures, led by Tate Wagner's 19 points. Baptiste Pourier had 17, with 12 points and seven rebounds from Ty Schindler and 10 points and eight rebounds from Carter Collins. Up next: The Raiders face Hitchcock-Tulare at the Huron Holiday Classic Dec. 30.

Bennett County (0-4): No stats were reported for the Warriors, who scored a season-high 55 points in the loss. Up next: Bennett County hosts Lead-Deadwood on Thursday in Martin.

L 15 34 47 67

BC 15 31 44 55

Sully Buttes 63, Winner 49

ONIDA — No. 3-ranked Sully Buttes earned a home win over the visiting Warriors, powered by 20 points in the first quarter Saturday.

Sully Buttes (2-0): Lincoln Jordre had 19 points, while Nick Whittler had 18 points in the victory, as SB knocked down 27 of 33 free throws in the win. Up next: The Chargers host Mobridge-Pollock today in Onida.

Winner (1-2): Shea Connot had 14 points, while Brandon Volmer had 13 points. Brady Fritz added 11 in the loss. Up next: The Warriors host Bon Homme on Thursday.

W 13 25 37 49

SB 20 35 46 63

Walthill (Neb.) 83, FA/Marion 52

WALTHILL, Neb. — Forty-five second-half points put the game away for Walthill, winning an intrastate boys basketball contest Saturday.

Walthill (5-1): Ben Lovejoy had 19 and Devon Grant added 12, as the Blujays used a 12-0 run late in the third quarter to pull away.

Freeman Acad./Marion (2-1): Gavin Pankratz had 14 points and eight rebounds and Devon Grant added 14 points and five rebounds in the loss. FA/M was 9-for-21 on 3-pointers in the loss. Up next: FA/M is at Tripp to play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday.

FAM 13 25 43 52

W 23 38 58 83

Kimball/White Lake 63, JVC 56

WHITE LAKE — Two Kimball/White Lake players score more than 20 points as the WiLdKats earned their second victory on Saturday.

KWL (2-1): Javen Holan scored 20 points, Chandler Fredricksen chipped in 12 points and Kordel Kiehn pulled down 21 rebounds. Up next: KWL faces Highmore-Harrold on Tuesday in Highmore.

JVC 1-2): Ryan Wager led all scorers with 31 points and added six assists and five steals. Up next: JVC faces Ethan on Tuesday in Ethan.

JVC 14 19 35 56

KWL 11 31 43 63

Girls basketball

Freeman 62, Platte-Geddes 39

PLATTE — Freeman broke open a four-point game at halftime to pick up a non-conference girls basketball win Saturday.

Freeman (2-0): Dayna Roth had 21 points, with Ashley Glanzer adding 13 points for the Flyers. Hannah Eberts had seven rebounds. Up next: Freeman hosts Howard on Tuesday.

Platte-Geddes (2-2): Tori Weins and Dominique Girton each scored 10 points, with Hailey Wagner posting five assists. The Black Panthers had 21 turnovers in the loss. Up next: P-G will face Canistota Dec. 28 at the Parkston Classic.

F 10 25 39 62

PG 9 21 30 39

ACDC 55, Scotland 44

SCOTLAND — A fast start lifted Andes Central/Dakota Christian to a road girls basketball victory Saturday, the first win of the year for the Thunder.

ACDC (1-2): Mackenzie Muckey had 19 points and eight rebounds, with Briana Deurmeier scoring 16 points and Tyra Medicine Horn putting up 13 points and seven rebounds. The Thunder doubled up Scotland in total rebounding, 30-15. Up next: ACDC visits Corsica-Stickney Thursday in Corsica.

Scotland (0-3): Taylor Bietz had 17 points, while Taylor Gall added 11 points and nine rebounds. Grace Fryda tallied 10 points, as well. Up next: Scotland will travel to Stickney on Dec. 29 to play Corsica-Stickney.

ACDC 12 23 39 55

S 2 9 22 44

Kimball/White Lake 52, JVC 23

WHITE LAKE — Kimball/White Lake outscored James Valley Christian 32-9 in the middle two quarters to pull away Saturday in a girls basketball game.

KWL (2-1): Kennedy Leiferman had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Carly Beckmann added 14 points for the WiLdKats. Darby Deffenbaugh and Heather Munsen each had nine points, with eight rebounds from Deffenbaugh. Up next: KWL hosts Chamberlain on Tuesday in Kimball.

JVC (1-3): Avery Schumaker had nine points for JVC, which was 9-for-21 on free throws and had 26 turnovers. Up next: The Vikings travel to Ethan Tuesday.

JVC 6 13 15 23

KWL 11 26 43 52

Colome 54, Cody-Kilgore (Neb.) 37

COLOME — Colome earned its first win of the season, topping Nebraska foe Cody-Kilgore Saturday.

Colome (1-1): Four players scored in double-figures, led by Rayne Hermsen's 14 points. Saydee Heath had 13 points, while Kaydee Heath and Abby Kortan scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Saydee Heath added eight rebounds in the win. Up next: Colome heads to Avon on Thursday.

Cody-Kilgore (3-2): Elle Ravenscoft had a game-high 16 points and Courtney Galloway scored six points.

CK 8 12 27 37

C 8 22 40 54

Sully Buttes 58, Winner 45

ONIDA — On the strength of 17-for-22 shooting at the free-throw line, Class B No. 1 Sully Buttes picked up a non-conference home win Saturday over visiting Winner.

Sully Buttes (2-0): Sully Buttes picked up 20 points from Lauren Wittler, 16 from Marinda Archer and 14 points from Rachel Guthmiller in the win. Up next: The Chargers will be at the Parkston Classic on Dec. 28 to face Tripp-Delmont/Armour.

Winner (2-1): Morgan Hammerbeek had 12 points, while Gabriel Kocer added 10 points for Winner, as Winner struggled at free-throw line, converting 5 of 15 chances. Gracie Littau added nine for the Warriors. Up next: The Warriors host Bon Homme on Thursday.

W 10 20 25 45

SB 16 26 40 58

B-E 55, Canistota 51 (OT)

CANISTOTA — After a 47-47 tie through regulation, Bridgewater-Emery doubled up Canistota in overtime 8-4 to pick up a Cornbelt Conference girls basketball victory Saturday.

Bridgewater-Emery (2-1): Kerrigan Schultz had 22 points and eight rebounds in the win, while Tessa Burnham had 19 points to pace the Huskies. Up next: B-E will host Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Jan. 2 in Emery.

Canistota (1-2): Harley Cormany had a game-high 27 points for the Hawks, while Jordan Engbrecht had nine points. Up next: The Hawks host Irene-Wakonda today.

BE 13 24 37 47 55

C 11 29 37 47 51

Ethan 64, Viborg-Hurley 26

SIOUX FALLS — Ethan scored 41 points in the first half of the opening game at the Edith Sanford Breast Center Classic Saturday and cruised past Viborg-Hurley.

Karly Gustafson scored 23 points to lead Ethan, which improved to 2-1 on the season with the win at the Sanford Pentagon. No other stats were reported. For V-H, NeVaeh Ronke had nine points and Tori Hansen added eight points.

Ethan will host James Valley Christian Tuesday, while Viborg-Hurley (1-3) will travel to Howard on Tuesday.

E 17 41 54 64

VH 9 17 22 26

Walthill (Neb.) 55, FA/Marion 48

WALTHILL, Neb. — Freeman Academy/Marion couldn't stay in front of the homestanding Blujays, falling Saturday in a non-conference girls basketball game.

Freeman Academy/Marion (1-2) was led by Annie Carlson's double-double, scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Andrea Wollman had 13 points and eight rebounds, while Rachel Miller had eight rebounds. The Bearcats head to Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday for their next game.

FAM 15 23 33 48

W 7 22 36 55

Saturday's scores

Boys' basketball

Aberdeen Central 40, Sturgis Brown 38

Brandon Valley 63, Watertown 49

Britton-Hecla 82, Wilmot 46

Burke/South Central 59, Stuart, Neb. 38

Colome 69, Cody-Kilgore, Neb. 47

Dakota Valley 68, Woodbury Central, Moville, Iowa 45

Eureka/Bowdle 61, Edmunds Central 46

Flandreau Indian 77, Hills-Beaver Creek, Minn. 76

Hettinger/Scranton, N.D. 73, Lemmon 41

Hill City 47, Hot Springs 42

Iroquois 54, Centerville 45

Kimball/White Lake 63, James Valley Christian 56

Langford 66, Hitchcock-Tulare 52

Lyman 67, Bennett County 55

Mitchell Christian 63, Wessington Springs 27

Pierre 45, Yankton 34

Rapid City Central 73, Huron 48

Rapid City Stevens 68, Mitchell 43

Scotland 55, Andes Central 52

Sioux Falls Christian 90, Chamberlain 38

Sully Buttes 63, Winner 49

Walthill, Neb. 83, Freeman Academy 52

Webster 58, Ipswich 52

Western Christian, Hull, Iowa 59, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 51

Lead-Deadwood 52, Sundance, Wyo. 44

Newcastle, Wyo. 74, Belle Fourche 62

Lakota Nation Tournament

Red Cloud 71, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 52

White River 73, Crow Creek 69 OT (championship)

Standing Rock, N.D. 73, Crazy Horse 42

St. Francis Indian 57, Custer 37

Omaha Nation, Neb. 67, Marty Indian 45

Girls basketball

Aberdeen Central 71, Sturgis Brown 55

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 55, Scotland 44

Brandon Valley 58, Watertown 38

Burke/South Central 58, Stuart, Neb. 23

Dell Rapids 46, Hamlin 38

Edmunds Central 54, Eureka/Bowdle 48

Faith 42, New Underwood 32

Freeman 62, Platte-Geddes 39

Hettinger/Scranton, N.D. 70, Lemmon 59

Hills-Beaver Creek, Minn. 71, Flandreau Indian 30

Hitchcock-Tulare 41, Langford 37

Ipswich 55, Webster 31

Kimball/White Lake 52, James Valley Christian 23

Lyman 62, Bennett County 42

Madison 64, DeSmet 60

Mitchell Christian 40, Wessington Springs 34

Northwestern 57, Miller 56

Parker 44, Wynot, Neb. 43

Philip 68, Oelrichs 42

Rapid City Central 77, Huron 45

Rapid City Stevens 62, Mitchell 34

Sully Buttes 58, Winner 45

Walthill, Neb. 55, Freeman Academy 48

Western Christian, Hull, Iowa 55, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 54

Wilmot 47, Britton-Hecla 34

Yankton 49, Pierre 36

Dell Rapids St. Mary 43, Estelline 40

Sioux Valley 69, Elkton-Lake Benton 51

Belle Fourche 63, Newcastle, Wyo. 26

Lead-Deadwood 52, Sundance, Wyo. 44

Lakota Nation Tournament

Crow Creek 66, Pine Ridge 49 (Championship)

Tiospa Zina Tribal 74, Crazy Horse 44

Marty Indian 72, St. Francis Indian 58

White River 50, McLaughlin 48

Edith Sanford Classic

Dakota Valley 59, Warner 54

Ethan 64, Viborg-Hurley 26

Moorhead, Minn. 46, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 45

Sioux Falls Lincoln 55, Crofton, Neb. 42

St. Michael-Albertville, Minn. 58, Sioux Falls Washington 41

St. Thomas More 47, Lennox 27

Vermillion 43, Worthington, Minn. 26

Western Christian, Hull, Iowa 55, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 54

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