Area basketball roundup: Koepsell reaches rebounding milestone in MCM win
SALEM — Morgan Koepsell recorded her 1,000th career rebound as Class A No. 5 McCook Central/Montrose downed Tri-Valley 67-52 in girls basketball action on Monday.
McCook Central/Montrose (18-2): Jacy Pulse paced MCM with 17 points and Abigail Van Ruler had 12 points and nine rebounds. Koepsell, who already has 1,000-plus career points, finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Morgan Erikson scored 10 points. Up next: MCM starts Region 5A play on Feb. 20.
Tri-Valley (10-10): Grace Steineke scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Emily McDonald had 11 points. Up next: Tri-Valley starts Region 3A play on Feb. 20.
West Central 67, Bon Homme 40
TYNDALL — Bailey Kortan reached a milestone, but West Central claimed the girls basketball game against Bon Homme on Monday.
West Central (15-4): Bailey Nestor finished with 13 points and Ashlyn McDonald scored 11 points. Up next: The Trojans host Lennox today.
Bon Homme (5-13): Kortan led the Cavaliers with 25 points and scored her 1,000th career point. Kenzie Carson added nine points and nine rebounds. Up next: The Cavaliers host Mount Vernon/Plankinton today.
BH 10 17 35 40
WC 17 33 51 67
Winner 52, Platte-Geddes 18
WINNER — Winner shot only 29 percent but held Platte-Geddes to a 20 percent shooting performance Monday in a Southeast South Dakota Conference girls basketball win.
Winner (17-2): Gabriel Kocer had 15 points, while Bella Swedlund had 11 points for the Warriors, who also got nine points from Maggie LaCompte. Up next: The Warriors play Mobridge-Pollock on Friday in Mobridge.
Platte-Geddes (4-15): Tori Weins had five points and 13 rebounds in the loss for P-G, which had 24 turnovers in the loss. Up next: The Black Panthers play at Wagner on Thursday.
PG 2 7 9 18
W 21 33 41 52
Gregory 62, Colome 57
COLOME — On the strength of 28 fourth-quarter points, Gregory earned a tough victory at Colome Monday night in girls basketball action.
Gregory (4-15): The Gorillas had 50 rebounds, including 25 offensive rebounds. Jessy Jo VanDerWerff led a trio of double-doubles with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Sydney Svatos had 14 points and 15 rebounds. Megan Warnke scored 13 points and had 12 rebounds in the win, in which Gregory was 20-for-33 on free throws. Up next: The Gorillas host Burke/South Central on Thursday.
Colome (6-13): MaKayla Shippy had 16 points and Kaydee Heath had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Cowgirls, who also had 10 points from Abby Kortan. Up next: The Cowboys host Marty on Thursday.
G 11 21 34 62
C 11 24 39 57
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 57, JVC 35
FORESTBURG — Sanborn Central/Woonsocket put the pedal down in the final three quarters for a 281 Conference girls basketball win Monday.
SCW (11-8): Tristan Ziebart had 12 points and Abby Doering had 10 points and five rebounds. Megan Poyer had seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals for the Blackhawks, who forced 26 turnovers. Up next: SCW hosts Mitchell Christian on Thursday in Forestburg.
James Valley Christian (4-15): Karilyn Weiting had 15 points and Rebekah Williams tallied 11 points in the Vikings' loss. Up next: JVC hosts Wessington Springs on Friday.
JVC 12 20 31 35
SCW 18 31 44 57
Avon 56, Gayville-Volin 30
GAYVILLE — Lauren Sees and Cheylee Nagel combined for 45 points to power Avon to a girls basketball victory over Gayville-Volin on Monday.
Avon (17-3): Sees finished with 25 points, five steals and three assists. Nagel added 20 points, five steals, five assists and four rebounds.Kacie Mudder added five rebounds for Avon, which shot 46 percent (25-for-54) from the field. Up next: Avon starts Region 6B play Feb. 20.
Gayville-Volin (3-14): Elianna Clark finished with 10 points and four rebounds. Abby Larson added nine points and five boards. Up next: The Raiders host Sioux Falls Christian today in Gayville.
A 16 30 48 56
GV 3 8 19 30
Bon Homme 48, West Central 47
TYNDALL — Bon Homme edged West Central in a boys basketball contest on Monday.
Bon Homme (14-3): Joey Slama scored 25 points and hit two free throws with 4 seconds left to seal the victory. Up next: The Cavaliers host Mount Vernon/Plankinton today in Tyndall.
West Central (5-12): Nick Gabbert scored 18 points. Up next: The Trojans play at Canton on Thursday.
WC 7 17 32 47
BH 14 29 38 48
Corsica-Stickney 74, Freeman 71
FREEMAN — Class B No. 5 Corsica-Stickney rallied out of a 10-point hole after the first quarter to pick up a road win at Freeman Monday.
Corsica-Stickney (15-2): Cordel Menning scored 15 points and had 16 rebounds for the Jaguars, who outrebounded Freeman 41-27. Jaden Barse scored 17 points and tallied eight rebounds, while Bryce Plamp scored 15 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Up next: Corsica-Stickney plays Tripp-Delmont/Armour today in Tripp.
Freeman (7-10): Braxton Schmidt had a game-high 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Eric Fuhrmann scored 15 points and tallied six assists. Dausyn Pravecek had 13 points for Freeman and Bailey Sage had eight rebounds. Up next: Freeman plays Gayville-Volin on Thursday in Gayville.
CS 10 30 47 74
F 20 38 53 71
Platte-Geddes 58, Scotland 46
PLATTE — Platte-Geddes pulled away from Scotland for a boys basketball victory over Scotland on Monday.
Platte-Geddes (10-8): Cole Nachtigal had 13 points and four steals, while Trevor Sprik netted 11 points and collected nine rebounds. Hayden Stluka added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kade Starr recorded eight points and eight rebounds. Up next: The Black Panthers host Winner today.
Scotland (8-9): Bryan Vaughan scored 13 points, while Tanner VanDriel added 12 points and six boards. Travis Skorepa posted 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Up next: Scotland plays Alcester-Hudson today in Alcester.
PG 11 26 43 58
S 7 25 44 46
Canistota 87, Howard 33
CANISTOTA — Four players scored in double figures to power Canistota to a boys basketball win over Howard on Monday.
Canistota (15-2): Connor Carlson paced the Hawks with 25 points and six rebounds. Jordan Lee added 13 points, while Tyce Ortman had 12 points. Trey Ortman scored 10 points. Scott Jolley logged six points, nine assists and five steals. The Hawks drilled nine 3-pointers and shot 34-for-57 from the field. Canistota won the JV game. Up next: The Hawks host Irene-Wakonda on Thursday.
Howard (1-18): Kalub Carmichael led the Tigers with seven points and four steals. Colton Spader had seven points. Up next: The Tigers host Flandreau on Thursday.
C 28 53 66 87
H 5 12 21 33