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Area high school girls' and boys' basketball roundup 12/14/13: Marion boys tops Canistota

CANISTOTA — Marion’s Nick Gortmaker had a double-double to lead the Bears over Canistota 51-44 Friday in high school boys’ basketball action.

Gortmaker had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Jacob Wuertz recorded 11 points and Greg Engbrecht added 10 points in the win. The Bears shot 19-of-46 from the field, 11-of-20 from the line and brought down 37 rebounds.

Shay Jolley had a team-best 17 points. Carson Hofer added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds. The Hawks shot 19-of-57 from the field, 4-of-8 from the free-throw line and had 33 rebounds.

Marion (1-0) hosts Hanson Dec. 23, while Canistota (0-1) plays Irene-Wakonda Monday in Canistota.

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C 3 17 26 44

Viborg-Hurley 72, Freeman 54

HURLEY — The Viborg-Hurley boys’ basketball team started the season with a 72-54 victory over Freeman Friday.

Jack Huether had 29 points and six steals. The Cougars were 25-of-48 from the field, 6-for-20 from behind the arc and 16-of-25 from the line. Viborg-Hurley had 28 rebounds and 14 turnovers.

Cole Paulson recorded a team-best 22 points and Brennan Schmidt brought down a team-high nine rebounds. Freeman was 15-of-45 from the field, 4-for-14 from behind the arc and 20-of-32 from the line. The Flyers recorded 33 rebounds and 22 turnovers.

Freeman won the JV game 29-25.

Viborg-Hurley (1-0) plays at Scotland Monday, while Freeman (0-1) plays Bon Homme Monday in Tyndall.

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F 9 27 37 54

Scotland 37, Burke/South Central 24

SCOTLAND — Scotland had two players score in double figures and beat Burke/South Central 37-24 Friday.

Shaye Bloch had 11 points, five rebounds, five steals and two assists, while Tanner Skorepa added 10 points and eight rebounds in the win. Scotland, which outrebounded the Cougars 24-22, shot 22 percent from the field and 20 percent from behind the arc.

Zach Sebern and Dell Drey each had six points and Drey added five rebounds in the loss. The Cougars shot 33 percent from the field and 44 percent from behind the arc.

Scotland (1-0) hosts Viborg-Hurley Monday, while Burke/South Central (0-1) plays North Central (Neb.) Tuesday in Springview, Neb.

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Hanson 57, Bridgewater-Emery 24

ALEXANDRIA — The Hanson Beavers shot 42 percent from the field en route to a 57-24 win over Bridgewater-Emery Friday.

Sam Vander Stouwe led all scorers with 16 points for Hanson. Taylor Nichols added 13 points and Jordan Marquardt had 12. Aaron Wenande had a game-high nine rebounds for the Beavers, who grabbed 35 rebounds.

Bridgewater-Emery was led by Jerret Weber, who finished with nine points. Wade Miller chipped in with six points and four rebounds for the Huskies.

Bridgewater-Emery was 12-of-47 from the field and 3-of-5 from the free-throw line.

The Huskies won the JV game 39-36 in OT.

Hanson (1-0) plays Ethan today in Ethan, while B-E (0-1) plays Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Monday in Dell Rapids.

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BE 5 10 18 24

Sioux Valley 98, Howard 19

HOWARD — The Howard boys’ basketball team dropped its home opener 98-19 to Sioux Valley Friday.

The Tigers were 6-of-28 from the field and 5-of-12 from the free-throw line.

David Noid led the way for Howard with eight points, David Weidler added five rebounds.

The Tigers committed 24 turnovers and grabbed 15 rebounds.

Sioux Valley was led by Kyler Krogh Tate Vincent, Collin Kramer and Spencer Hanson. Krogh had 15 points and five rebounds. Vincent added 14 points, Kramer had 12 points and Hanson had 11.

Sioux Valley won the JV game.

SV (1-0) plays Clark/Willow Lake in Volga, while Howard (0-1) plays Chester Area Tuesday in Chester.

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H 5 9 14 19

Alcester-Hudson 62, Freeman Academy 46

ALCESTER — The Freeman Academy boys’ basketball fell to Alcester-Hudson 62-42 in the season opener Friday.

Four Freeman Academy boys scored in double-figures as the team finished 15-of-42 from the field.

Josh Stahl and Psait Mboob each scored a team-high 13 points for the Bobcats. Tegan Schroeder added 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Jeff Graber tallied 10 points.

Alcester-Hudson was led by Grant Johnson. Johnson had 21 points and six rebounds, while Zach Ronning added 12 points and three steals.

A-H (1-0) plays West Sioux, Iowa today in Alcester, while Freeman Academy (0-1) hosts Oldham-Ramona/Rutland today.

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FA 11 24 32 46

Girls’ basketball

Vermillion 41, Bon Homme 36

TYNDALL — Kelsey Sutera had 12 points and six rebounds in Bon Homme’s 41-36 loss to Vermillion Friday in high school girls’ basketball action.

Liz Kubal added 10 points for the Cavaliers, who recorded 38 rebounds and committed 17 turnovers. Bon Homme shot 12-of-37 from the field, 1-of-2 from the three-point range and 11-of-16 from the line.

Vermillion was led by Josie Huber with a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds. Haleigh Melstad had 18 points. The Tanagers were 10-of-43 from the field, 4-of-13 from behind the arc and 7-of-13 from the free-throw line. Vermillion, which won the JV game 44-43, recorded 27 rebounds and 15 turnovers.

Bon Homme (1-1) plays at Scotland Thursday.

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BH 7 15 26 36

Avon 50, Gregory 23

AVON — Chesney Nagel had 18 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double to lead the Avon girls’ basketball team over Gregory 50-23 Friday.

Amanda Reiff added 10 points and Heidi Cap led all players with 13 rebounds for Avon, which outrebounded the Gorillas 34-25. The Pirates were 20-of-66 from the field, 1-of-7 from behind the arc and 9-of-15 from the free-throw line. Avon committed 12 turnovers, while Gregory had 24.

Gregory was led by Courtney Opbroek with 10 points. Briana Leber had a team-high eight rebounds and Megan Preslicka had two assists. The Gorllias were 8-of-35 from the field, 3-of-8 from the three-point range and 4-of-10 from the line.

Avon (1-0) won the JV game 33-25 and plays Corsica/Stickney Tuesday in Corsica, while Gregory (1-1) hosts Dakota Christian Tuesday.

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G 6 12 17 23

Tea Area 46, Parkston 32

TEA — The Parkston Trojans girls’ basketball team fell to 0-2 Friday as it lost 46-32 to Tea Area.

Sadie Schoenfelder led the way for the Trojans with nine points. Jessica Alley added eight points.

Parkston was 6-of-36 from the free-throw line, while Tea was 7-of-14 from the free throw line.

No individual stats were reported for Tea.

Parkston plays Hanson Monday in Parkston, while Tea (1-1) hosts the Tea Classic today.

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T 11 18 30 46