Area basketball roundup: Pirates power past Gorilla boys
GREGORY — Avon edged Gregory 56-53 in a close boys basketball game Thursday.
Avon (6-5): Jacob Cihak scored 14 points, Brady Cameron tallied 12, Jimmy Schuurmans scored nine, and Logan Schuurmans put up eight points. Up next: Avon plays Menno on Monday in Avon.
Gregory (4-8): Jayd VanDerWerff poured in 23 points and nine rebounds, while Coy Determan scored 13 points. Aaron Voigt had five assists and Determan added four. VanDerWerff also picked up five steals. Up next: Gregory plays Lyman on Tuesday in Gregory.
A 13 23 39 56
G 17 30 41 53
Bon Homme 58, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 45
TYNDALL — Class A No. 5 Bon Homme picked up a boys basketball victory over Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Thursday.
Bon Homme (11-1): Bryce Scieszinksi tallied 19 points, while Christian Uecker scored 12 points. Up next: The Cavaliers play Corsica-Stickney on Monday in Tyndall.
ACDC (6-6): Chase Pheifer put up 13 points, while Jacey Garcia scored 11 points, and Daaron Tronvold had 10. Up next: ACDC plays Viborg-Hurley on Saturday in Madison.
ACDC 6 14 30 45
BH 11 30 44 58
Lennox 53, Parkston 26
LENNOX — Lennox held Parkston to just eight first-half points in boys basketball action Thursday.
Lennox (4-7): Quincy Ihnen tallied 11 points for the Orioles, while Brock Anderson put up 10 points. Up next: Lennox plays Groton Area on Saturday in Madison.
Parkston (6-7): Brady Albrecht scored 10 points for the Trojans and Jon Akre tallied nine. Up next: Parkston plays McCook Central/Montrose on Tuesday in Salem.
L 20 36 46 53
P 4 8 20 26
Scotland 58, Wagner 47
WAGNER — Three players scored in double figures to power Scotland to victory over Wagner in boys basketball action Thursday.
Scotland (7-5): Travis Skorepa finished with 18 points for the Highlanders, while Mason Dennis scored 17 points with 12 rebounds for a double-double and Tanner VanDriel added 13 points. Up next: Scotland plays Freeman on Monday in Scotland.
Wagner (0-12): Alex Sully put up 21 points and four rebounds and Dustin Honomichl added 16 points and six boards. Up next: Wagner plays Hartington Cedar Catholic (Neb.) today in Hartington, Nebraska.
S 14 26 43 58
W 14 23 37 47
Irene-Wakonda 54, Freeman Academy/Marion 30
WAKONDA — Irene-Wakonda raced past Freeman Academy/Marion in boys basketball action Thursday.
Irene-Wakonda (10-4): Trey King totaled 26 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals for IW. Tate Gale added 22 points, and Dallas Lee and William Buchanan pulled down six boards apiece. Up next: Irene-Wakonda plays at Howard on Tuesday.
Freeman Academy/Marion (5-8): Thaniel Schroeder and Stephen Waltner scored eight points apiece for FA/M, while Gavin Pankratz scored four. Up next: The Bearcats play Marty on Tuesday in Marion.
Boyd County (Neb.) 58, Burke/South Central 44
SPENCER, Neb.—Boyd County (Nebraska) downed Burke/South Central in boys basketball action on Thursday.
Burke/South Central (4-7): Jaden Frank led the Cougars with 24 points, while Kray Person added 12 points and nine rebounds. Brock Karbo collected seven rebounds. Up next: The Cougars play Tripp-Delmont/Armour today in Armour.
BSC 14 31 38 44
B 11 28 47 58
SCW 67, Wessington Springs 49
WOONSOCKET — Sanborn Central/Woonsocket cruised past Wessington Springs after being up only two points at halftime of a girls basketball game on Thursday.
SCW (7-6): Megan Poyer scored 18 for the Blackhawks, while Abby Doering added 14 and Tristan Ziebart tallied 10. Poyer and Doering pulled down eight boards apiece and Erica Howard added six boards. Poyer also had six steals and three assists, while Ziebart had seven assists, and Abby Vermeulen totaled five steals. Up next: SCW plays at Ethan on Monday.
Wessington Springs (3-10): Grace Gran, Chasity Vissia and Sierra Swenson scored eight points apiece for WS. Swenson also had three assists and three steals. Up next: The Spartans play Iroquois on Tuesday in Wessington Springs.
WS 15 30 40 49
SCW 16 32 47 67
Hanson 72, Kimball/White Lake 23
ALEXANDRIA — Four Beavers scored in double figures to propel Hanson to victory over Kimball/White Lake on Thursday.
Hanson (11-3): Megan Guericke, Brooke Weber and Heather Kayser tallied 12 points apiece, while Jada Campbell added 11 points and six rebounds. Guericke had five assists, while Weber had six steals. Up next: Hanson plays Bridgewater-Emery today in Alexandria.
KWL (8-6): Grace Konechne scored eight, while Kennedy Leiferman put up seven points and eight rebounds. Up next: KWL plays Wolsey-Wessington on Monday in Wolsey.
KWL 10 14 18 23
H 16 40 55 72
Bon Homme 43, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 36
TYNDALL — Bon Homme edged Andes Central/Dakota Christian in a girls basketball game Thursday.
Bon Homme (3-8): Bailey Kortan led the Cavaliers with 20 points, while Kenzie Carson added 10 and Ciera Himes tallied nine. Carson and Himes pulled down seven rebounds apiece, while Kortan added six rebounds, five assists and four steals. Up next: Bon Homme plays Irene-Wakonda on Saturday in Yankton.
ACDC (6-8): Mackenzie Muckey tallied 13 points for ACDC, while Beulah Black Cloud added nine. Sidney Muckey totaled 10 rebounds, while Black Cloud and Isabel Pheifer added five apiece. Up next: The Thunder play Gayville-Volin on Saturday in Yankton.
ACDC 2 10 24 36
BH 3 18 31 43
Freeman 65, Canistota 36
CANISTOTA — Freeman rolled over Canistota in girls basketball action Thursday.
Freeman (8-3): Karli Maske tallied 19 points, while Josie Fuhrmann scored 14 and Emily Miller put up 12 points. Up next: Freeman plays St. Francis Indian on Saturday in Freeman.
Canistota (5-6): Skylar Bultje and Jordan Engbrecht scored eight points apiece, while Harley Cormany and MiKenzie Kirby each tallied six points. Up next: The Hawks play Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday in Canistota.
F 14 34 47 65
C 6 12 30 36
Lyman 43, Highmore-Harrold 35
PRESHO — Lyman picked up a home win over Highmore-Harrold in girls basketball action Thursday.
Lyman (9-5): Kacie Wagner grabbed a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Maddy Manger scored 11 points. Kayt Garnos tallied nine points and nine rebounds, and Jacey Miller added nine rebounds. Up next: Lyman plays Wall on Saturday in Presho.
Highmore-Harrold (7-6): Oakley Jandreau led the Pirates with eight points, and Zoe Tvedt tallied seven. Up next: The Pirates play Iroquois today in Highmore.
L 5 15 30 43
HH 10 17 28 35
Winner 47, Miller 38
WINNER — Winner came up with a victory over Miller in girls basketball Thursday, despite scoring only three points in the first quarter.
Winner (12-2): Gabriel Kocer totaled 11 points and eight rebounds, while Madyson Frazier scored 11 points with four rebounds. Maggie LaCompte added nine points. Up next: Winner plays Mount Vernon/Plankinton today in Plankinton.
Miller (8-4): VonnaGail Schlecter tallied 17 points for Miller, while Kayde Fernholz added nine points and 13 rebounds. Up next: Miller plays Aberdeen Roncalli on Tuesday in Aberdeen.
M 13 20 28 38
W 3 24 37 47
McCook Central/Montrose 43, Garretson 23
CHESTER — Morgan Koepsell recorded a double-double to push McCook Central/Montrose over Garretson in the opening round of the Big East Conference Tournament on Thursday.
MCM (12-1): Koepsell finished with a game-high 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, while Abbie Van Ruler added seven points. Up next: MCM plays Sioux Valley today in Chester.
Garretson (4-7): Lizzie Olson had 10 points and three rebounds in the loss. Up next: Garretson plays Chester Area today in Chester.
MCM 11 22 34 43
G 4 12 16 23
Parker 62, Howard 57
PARKER — Parker clipped Howard in girls basketball action at the Big East Conference Tournament.
Parker (4-7): Raelin Jurgens poured in 23 points and six rebounds for Parker, while Grace Leberman added 21 points and seven rebounds. Brianna Berens also pulled down six rebounds. Up next: Parker plays Flandreau today in Parker.
Howard (6-6): Josie Erickson scored 18 points, while Hilary Albrecht and Citori Rentz put up 15 points apiece. Rentz added 11 boards to grab a double-double. Up next: Howard faces Baltic today in Parker.
H 12 30 47 57
P 17 28 42 62
MVP 49, Gregory 42
GREGORY—Mount Vernon/Plankinton outscored Gregory 18-8 in the fourth quarter and picked up a girls basketball win on Thursday.
MVP (6-6): Katlyn Briggs powered the Titans with 28 points, while Hailey Walz added seven points and five rebounds. Up next: The Titans host Winner today in Plankinton.
Gregory (2-11): Jessy VanDerWerff led the Gorillas with 14 points, while Megan Warnke had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Sydney Svatos added 10 points, three assists and three steals.
Up next: The Gorillas play Bon Homme on Monday in Tyndall.
G 20 24 34 42
MVP 7 16 31 49