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Area high school basketball roundup: Freeman boys beat Menno 58-52

Freeman’s Cole Paulson goes up for a layup as he is defended by Menno’s Andrew Schaeffer during a boys’ high school basketball game Thursday in Freeman. (Aaron Saunders/Republic)

FREEMAN — Cole Paulson scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Freeman to a 58-52 win over Menno in boys’ high school basketball action Thursday in Freeman.

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Brennan Schmidt added 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for the Flyers, who shot 40 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free-throw line.

Freeman’s Josh Roth and Joseph Weier each finished with 11 points in the win.

The Wolves were led by Chet Peterson with 16 points, while Dustin Lehr and Derrick Lehr each added 11 points. Menno shot 48 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free-throw line.

Freeman (5-3) plays De Smet Saturday in Madison, while Menno (3-6) plays Howard Saturday in Howard.

M              17 29 40 52

F                9 24 42 58


Burke/South Central 65, Lyman 47

BURKE — Sam Hazen scored 21 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead Burke/South Central to a 65-47 win over Lyman in boys’ high school basketball action Thursday in Burke.

The Cougars also got 16 points from Tyson Vogt, while Zach Sebern chipped in with 11 points.

The Raiders were led by Eric Terca and Bryce Janis, who finished with nine points apiece.

BSC (6-6) won the JV game and plays Boyd County (Neb.) Thursday, while Lyman (3-7) plays Jones County Tuesday in Presho.

L                9 22 38 47

BSC          17 31 49 65


Gregory 57, Kimball/White Lake 52

GREGORY — The Gregory boys’ basketball team topped Kimball/White Lake 57-52 Thursday in Gregory.

Mitchel Klundt and Gavin Thomas each scored 14 points to lead the Gorillas. Thomas added a team-high seven rebounds for Gregory, which shot 18-of-47 from the field and 15-of-20 from the free-throw line.

Eathen Gaulke scored a game-high 22 points to lead KWL, while Brandon Overweg chipped in with six rebounds. The WiLdKats shot 18-of-43 from the field and 13-of-20 from the free-throw line.

Gregory (8-2) won the JV game 41-27 and plays Dakota Christian Monday in New Holland, while KWL (0-11) plays at Sunshine Bible Academy Tuesday in White Lake.

KWL        19 30 38 52

G               15 27 41 57

Bridgewater-Emery 73, Howard 26

BRIDGEWATER — Three players scored in double figures to help the Bridgewater-Emery boys’ basketball team beat Howard 73-26 Thursday.

Jerret Weber led the way for Bridgewater-Emery with 16 points, six rebounds and eight assists. Wade Miller chipped in with 14 points, while Sam Arend had 13 points.

The Huskies were 33-of-70 from the field and 4-of-13 from the free-throw line.

 David Noid led the way for Howard with 11 points. David Weidler added nine rebounds for the Tigers, who were 8-of-41 from the field and 9-of-12 from the free-throw line.

BE (4-6) hosts Gayville-Volin today in Bridgewater, while Howard (0-10) hosts Menno Saturday in Howard.

BE             12 41 57 73

H               9 13 18 26


  Ethan 53, Corsica/Stickney 44

STICKNEY — Camden Myers recorded a double-double to help the Ethan boys’ basketball team beat Corsica/Stickney 53-44 Thursday.

Myers tallied 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Rustlers. Blake Bartscher added 12 points, while Tyler Myers had 11 points.

The Rustlers were 19-of-36 from the field and 15-of-18 from the free-throw line.

Darren Fallis had 14 points to lead the way for Corsica/Stickney. Austin Tilton added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Jaguars, who were 17-of-46 from the field and 5-of-12 from the free-throw line. Corsica/Stickney won the JV game 37-31.

Ethan (9-1), plays White River at the Hanson boys’ Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, while CS (7-4) plays Menno Thursday in Menno.

E                14 28 41 53

CS             15 27 35 44


Hitchcock-Tulare 55, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 47

HURON — Hitchcock-Tulare defeated Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 55-47 to take third-place at the 281 tournament Thursday in Huron.

Trent Hofer and Chase Bixler each scored 17 points to lead the Patroits.

The Blackhawks got a team-high 12 points from Davion Brooks, while Jaedyn Ford added eight points. Brady Tiede finished with a team-high eight rebounds for SCW, which outrebounded HT 31-29

SCW (8-2) plays Hanson Monday in Forestburg, while HT (6-4) plays Sully Buttes today in Tulare.

SCW        10 18 32 47

HT            10 25 36 55

Freeman Academy 57, Baltic 42

FREEMAN — The Freeman Academy boys’ basketball team exploded for a 20-0 run in the fourth quarter en route to defeating Baltic 57-42 Thursday.

Freeman Academy also got a pair of double-double performances, from Jordan Stahl and Teagan Schroeder.

Stahl had a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds, while Schroder scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Freeman Academy also won the JV game 39-33 in overtime.

Baltic was 13-of-44 from the field and led by Kyler Johnson. He scored 15 points and had seven rebounds.

FA (4-5) plays Centerville today in Centerville. Baltic (2-7) plays Viborg-Hurley today in Baltic.

B               7 21 36 42

FA             11 19 29 51


 Bon Homme 70, Parkston 68

TYNDALL — The Bon Homme boys’ basketball team earned its sixth win of the season after edging Parkston 70-68 Thursday.

Scott Van Winkle had a game-high 27 points, Jon Barrett had 17 points, Scott Wieseler added 10 and Mike Mesman recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double in the win. The Cavaliers were 7-of-12 from the line.

Parkston’s Jalen Hurley had a team-best 20 points. Zach Scott scored 15 and Spencer Lucas added 10. The Trojans were 9-of-13 from the line.

Bon Homme (6-4) plays Dakota Christian Saturday in New Holland, while Parkston (7-3) plays Aberdeen Roncalli Saturday in the Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

BH            19 37 52 70

P               23 38 51 68


Hanson 50, Canistota 49

ALEXANDRIA — Taylor Nichols scored with six seconds left on the clock and the Hanson boys’ basketball team held off Canistota to win 50-49 Thursday.

Canistota missed at the buzzer to fall to 7-4.

Hanson’s Jordan Marquardt and Sam Vander Stouwe each had 13 points and Nichols finished with 10. Marquardt added seven points for the Beavers, who were 20-of-39 from the field.

Nick Hofer scored a game-high 16 points and Shay Jolley added 15 for the Hawks, who were 16-of-32 from the line.

Hanson (9-2) won the JV game 30-21 and plays Sully Buttes in the Hanson Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, while Canistota hosts Chester Area Tuesday.

H               11 31 42 50

C               10 24 33 49


Avon 52, Andes Central 49

LAKE ANDES — Brandon Kocmich scored 19 points as Avon edged Andes Central 52-49 Thursday in high school boys’ basketball action.

Logan Mudder added 13 points and Devin Tolsma had 10 for the Pirates, who won the JV game 34-30.

Andes Central’s Joe Evans and Darrin Hopkins each had 10 points. The Eagles were 13-of-33 from the field and had 33 team rebounds.

Avon (4-5) plays at Wagner Saturday, while Andes Central (3-7) plays at Wessington Springs Monday.

A               12 27 41 52

AC            14 26 37 49

Scotland 60, Marion 56

MARION — Seth Ireland’s 25-point performance helped Scotland defeat Marion 60-56 Thursday in a high school boys’ basketball game.

Travis Skorepa had 12 points and Tanner Skorepa brought down 11 rebounds for Scotland, which was 23-of-44 from the field and 8-of-11 from the line.

Marion’s Nick Gortmaker had 26 points and five steals, while Jacob Wuertz recorded 10 points and nine rebounds. The Bears were 23-of-47 from the field and 2-of-7 from the line.

Scotland (5-7) plays at Wagner Thursday, while Marion (1-7) hosts Chester Area today.

S                10 20 35 60

M              14 32 45 56


Wessington Springs 93, Iroquois 42

HURON — The Wessington Springs boys’ basketball team had three players score in double figures as the Spartans beat Iroquois 93-42 Thursday to take seventh place in the 281 Conference tournament.

Zachary Paulson scored a team-high 18 points, Austin Messmer added 14 and Braden Jones had 11 in the win. Chase Von Eye brought down a game-high eight rebounds for the Spartans, who were 30-of-61 from the field and had 48 rebounds.

Iroquois was led by Erik Wehlander with 21 points. Iroquois was 14-or-64 from the field.

The Spartans (3-6) play Florence/Henry Saturday in Madison.

WS           36 52 76 93

I                 10 15 30 42


Wagner 44, Winner 41

WINNER — Two players scored in double figures to help the Wagner boys’ basketball team beat Winner 44-41 Thursday.

Noah St. Pierre led the way for Wagner with 15 points, while Dylan Brunsing added 12 points. The Red Raiders were 17-of-39 from the field and 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Winner was led by Dalton Leiferman, who had 13 points. Sam Naasz chipped in with seven rebounds for the Warriors, who were 16-of-36 from the field and won the JV game.

 Winner (4-7) plays Todd County Tuesday in Mission, while Wagner (4-5) hosts Avon Saturday in Wagner.

WIN        13 27 34 41

WAG       12 28 37 44


Marty Indian 83, Dakota Christian 46

NEW HOLLAND — Colt Salcedo led the Marty Indian boys’ basketball team over Dakota Christian 83-46 Thursday.

Salcedo had 18 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double in the win. Xiomar Zephier had 15, Clinton Neiss added 11 and Blair Jumping Elk finished with 10 for the Braves.

Dakota Christian’s Owen Medicine scored 15 points and Zach Delange had 10 for the Cadets, who shot 38 percent from the line.

The Cadets (3-6) host Bon Homme Saturday in New Holland.

DC            8 10 25 46

MI            17 36 61 83

Girls’ basketball

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 51, Highmore-Harrold 42

HURON — The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket girls’ basketball team beat Highmore-Harrold 51-42 Thursday to win the 281 Conference tournament.

Shelby Selland had 14 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double, Marissa Weber scored 12 points, Rachel Selland added 10 points and nine rebounds and Myah Selland had 11 rebounds in the win. The Blackhawks were 21-of-53 from the field.

McKenzee Zilverberg scored 12 points in the loss.

The Blackhawks (9-1) host Hanson Monday in Forestburg.

SCW        14 31 42 51

HH           12 23 34 42


Wessington Springs 55, James Valley Christian 37

HURON — Morgan and Devin Tebay each scored 14 points to lift the Wessington Springs girls’ basketball team to a 55-37 win over James Valley Christian Monday in the 281 Conference tournament.

The Spartans took third as Devin Tebay also brought down 12 rebounds for a double-double. Sheyanne Brodkorb added 11 points for Wessington Springs, which was 23-of-43 from the field.

JVC was led by Tierra Decker with 12 points and was 14-of-44 from the field.

The Spartans (3-8) host Andes Central Monday.

WS           10 28 36 55

JVC          9 16 27 37


Burke/South Central 55, Gregory 23

PRESHO — The Burke/South Central girls’ basketball team defeated Gregory 55-23 in the first round of the Southern Plains tournament Thursday.

Sierra Votaw scored a game-high 16 points and had 14 rebounds for a double-double in the win. Grace Hazen added 13 points and Martha Waterbury scored 10 points for the Cougars, who shot 1-of-5 from the line.

Gregory’s Courtney Opbroek scored seven points for the Gorillas, who shot 7-of-18 from the line. Megan Preslicka added six points.

Burke/South Central (7-4) and Gregory (1-10) play in the tournament Friday in Presho.

BSC          8 24 37 55

G               8 11 17 23


Lyman 51, Colome 35

PRESHO — The Lyman girls’ basketball team beat Colome 51-35 in the first round of the Southern Plains tournament Thursday.

Anna Flitner recorded 12 points, six rebounds and five rebounds, while Chesney Garnos had 12 points in the win. Lyman was 4-of-6 from the line.

Taylor Hrabanek was Colome’s leading scorer with 10 points. The Cowgirls were 10-of-19 from the free-throw line.

Lyman (8-3) and Colome (3-10) play in the tournament today in Presho.

L                7 17 36 51

C               7 15 24 35


Dakota Christian 71, Marty Indian 51

NEW HOLLAND — Kennedy Muckey’s 20 points helped Dakota Christian beat Marty Indian 71-51 Thursday in high school girls’ basketball action.

Abbi Baan Hofman and Brooklyn Vander Pol each added 13 points in the win. Brooklyn Brouwer had 10 points and Shayla Vander Pol brought down 10 rebounds for the Cadets, who shot 45 percent from the field and 64 percent from the line.

Marty’s Apollonia Zephier and Armanda Iron Elk each scored 14 points. The Braves were 9-of-21 from the line.

The Cadets (8-4) host Bon Homme Saturday in New Holland, while Marty Indian (5-4) plays Flandreau Indian School next.

DC            17 42 52 71

MI            11 20 37 51


Miller 66, Chamberlain 49

CHAMBERLAIN — The Chamberlain girls’ basketball team fell to Miller 66-49 Thursday.

Kennedy Wagner led the way for Chamberlain with 16 points. Brittany Goodlow chipped with nine points, while Dawson Munger had seven rebounds.

The Cubs (8-4) were 10-of-54 from the field and 21-of-27 from the free-throw line.

Miller was led by Jamie Mentzer, who had 36 points. Kristen Peterka added points for Miller.

Chamberlain won the JV game 30-19 and plays Kimball/White Lake Monday in Kimball. Miller (4-7) plays McLaughlin Saturday in Miller. 

C               11 24 29 49

M              11 22 41 66


Howard 57, Bridgewater-Emery 49

BRIDGEWATER — The Howard girls’ basketball team picked up its second win of the year with a 57-49 victory over Bridgewater-Emery Thursday in Bridgewater.

The Tigers (2-8) were led by Kelsey Dawson, who finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds for a double-double. Mariah Noid added 13 points, while Macy Erickson contributed 10 points for Howard.

The Huskies (5-6) were led by Tiana Kayser, who finished with 18 points, while Justine Dye picked up a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while adding seven steals.

BE won the JV game 31-24 and plays  Monday in Emery, while Howard plays in the Big East Tournament starting Thursday.

H               14 28 43 57

BE             17 27 39 49


Bon Homme 44, Parkston 40

TYNDALL — The Bon Homme girls’ basketball team topped Parkston 44-40 Thursday in Tyndall.

The Cavaliers were led by Kelsey Sutera with a team-high nine points, while Liz Kubal and Shawna Rezac each added eight points. Kubal had a team-high eight rebounds, while Megan Schmidt grabbed seven boards in the win.

Halli Heisinger finished with a game-high 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Parkston, which outrebounded Bon Homme 24-23. Sadie Schoenfelder added nine points for the Trojans.

BH (4-7) plays Dakota Christian Saturday in New Holland, while Parkston (2-9) plays Platte-Geddes Tuesday in Parkston.

P               13 25 28 40

BH            6 17 29 44


Avon 62, Andes Central 12

LAKE ANDES — Ariana Oorlog scored 22 points to help the Avon girls’ basketball team beat Andes Central 62-12 Thursday.

Chesney Nagel chipped in with 15 points, while Heidi Cap had 11 points. Nagel also had nine rebounds for the Pirates, who were 21-of-57 from the field.

Andes Central was led by Auviyah Laweka. She tallied eight points, four rebounds and two steals.

The Eagles were 5-for-32 from the field and 0-for-1 from the free-throw line.

Avon (8-3) plays Wagner Saturday in Wagner, while AC (1-9) plays Wessington Springs Monday in Wessington Springs.

A               14 34 53 62

AC            3 5 8 12