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Friday's sports briefs: 12/20/13

Platte-Geddes to host youth basketball tourney By the Daily Republic

PLATTE — The Platte-Geddes Youth Basketball tournament will be held Jan 18 at the Platte Armory.

The tournament is for fifth and sixth grade boys. The entrance fee is $50 and teams will play three games.

For additional information, contact Frank Cutler at 605-337-3391 or 605-337-3270.

USD women improve to 7-5 By the Daily Republic

VERMILLION — Tia Hemiller scored a team-best 15 points to lift the University of South Dakota women’s basketball team to a 76-48 victory over College of St. Mary (9-3) Thursday.

Nicole Seekamp added 11 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double and Raeshel Contreras had 12 points for the Coyotes, who shot 39 percent from the field and 65 percent from the line.

St. Mary’s leading scorer was Deaundra Young with 21 points.

The Coyotes (7-5) play the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

Morehead St. tops USD men 120-83 MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Drew Kelly scored a career-high 40 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, and Kareem Storey tied a school record with 16 assists as Morehead State dominated South Dakota 120-83 Thursday night.

Kelly, who had a combined 36 points in his last seven games, finished 14 of 23 from the field and 8 of 12 from three-point range.

Morehead State (8-5) ripped off an 11-1 run to start the game and never looked back. Kelly scored the team’s last nine points of the half as his team opened up a 57-34 halftime lead.

South Dakota (3-8) had no answer for the Eagles, who hit 17 3-pointers during the contest, one short of the school record.

Casey Kasperbauer paced the Coyotes with 15 points off the bench. Trevor Gruis added 14 while Adam Thoseby and Brandon Bos each scored 11.

Parkston Classic pairings set By the Daily Republic

PARKSTON — The girls’ and boys’ basketball pairings for the Parkston Classic were announced Thursday.

The girls’ classic will be held Dec. 28 and the boys’ games are on Dec. 30. All games are at the National Guard Armory in Parkston.

At left is a full schedule of teams and tipoff times for both days.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

34th Annual Parkston Girls’ Basketball Classic

Saturday, Dec. 28 at National Guard Armory in Parkston

10 a.m.: Parkston vs. Centerville

11:30 a.m.: Highmore/Harrold vs. Corsica/Stickney

1 p.m.: Ipswich vs. Mitchell Christian

2:30 p.m.: Dell Rapids vs. Aberdeen Roncalli

4 p.m.: Wagner vs. Tri-Valley

5:30 p.m.: Ethan vs. Groton Area

7 p.m.: Hanson vs. Sully Buttes

8:30 p.m.: Elk Point-Jefferson vs. St. Thomas More

34th Annual Parkston Boys’ Basketball Classic

Monday, Dec. 30 at National Guard Armory in Parkston

10:30 a.m.: Corsica/Stickney vs. Canistota

Noon: Miller vs. McCook Central/Montrose

1:30 p.m.: Sully Buttes vs. Parker

3 p.m.: Hitchcock/Tulare vs. Ethan

4:30 p.m.: Vermillion vs. Mount Vernon/Plankinton

6 p.m. Hanson vs. James Valley Christian

7:30 p.m.: Parkston vs. Dakota Valley