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KIMBALL — Lyman scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and rallied to beat Kimball/White Lake Tuesday night in prep boys basketball, pulling out a 50-47 victory in Kimball. Kalvin Peterson had 23 points to lead the Raiders, while Korder Cropsey had 11 points for the Raiders. Kevin Peterson with 11 points and four rebounds for Lyman. Seth Kirsch had 13 points to lead the WiLdKats and Josh Taylor had 11 points. Kory Peters had 13 rebounds, while Chandler Fredericksen had four steals.
CHAMBERLAIN — The Winner Area wrestling team picked up three victories at a wrestling quad meet on Tuesday in Chamberlain. Winner defeated Chamberlain 51-30, Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes 48-21 and McCook Central/Montrose 37-35. In the other matches, MCM picked up a win against Chamberlain 39-30, while KWLPG defeated the Cubs 40-38. Wyatt Turnquist (106 and 113-pound weight classes), Atlas Willuweit (120), Colby Curtis (132), Kayleb Brozik (170) and Cohl Turnquist (182) all picked up three victories for the Warriors.
One final defensive stand propelled the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team to a 61-60 win over James Valley Christian on Tuesday in Mitchell. MCS head coach Dennis Martin said the game "could have went either way" but his team made the final play when it mattered the most. "I was pretty proud of how our kids hung in there in there in a pressure packed game," Martin said. "They kept their composure and I'm really happy how they got after it defensively to seal the win."
The Mitchell Christian girls basketball team outlasted James Valley Christian 36-31 on Tuesday in Mitchell. After trailing 18-15 at halftime, the Golden Eagles outscored the Vikings 12-2 in the third quarter and held on for the win. "We fought hard as a team," MCS head coach Jackie Van Laecken said. "The girls shared the ball well and found the open teammate. Defensively, the girls did a great job communicating. It was a good win for the girls."
BROOKINGS—The Brookings Bobcats shot lights out and held Mitchell to single-digit scoring in the first and fourth quarter to post a 62-42 Eastern South Dakota Conference victory over the Kernels on Tuesday at Bob Jostad Gymnasium in Brookings. Brookings finished 23-of-44 (52 percent) from the floor, which included a 6-of-13 (46 percent) performance from beyond the arc, and then went 10-of-11 (91 percent) from the foul line.
After winning a pair of contests last week, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team remains ranked at No. 16 in the NAIA Division II coaches poll released Tuesday. The Tigers defeated Dordt College 80-57 Feb. 3 and Nebraska Wesleyan 79-56. Meanwhile, after splitting a pair of contests, the Dakota Wesleyan men dropped to No. 16 in the coaches poll after being ranked No. 13 last week. The Tigers defeated Dordt College 82-67 on Feb. 3, but fell to NWU 107-97 on Saturday.
Sixteen teams have been selected to participate in the 2017 Hanson Girls Classic at the Corn Palace on Jan. 14, 2017. Eight games will be played featuring six Class A teams and 10 Class B teams. Class A teams include: Crofton (Neb.), Dell Rapids, Flandreau, McCook Central/Montrose, St. Thomas More and Webster Area. The Class B teams included are: Andes Central/Dakota Christian, Avon, De Smet, Ethan, Freeman, Hanson, Howard, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, Sully Buttes and Warner.
Dakota Wesleyan University football coach Ross Cimpl and professional sports agent Dave Martin will be the special guests at today's Mitchell Quarterback Club. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grill in Mitchell. Martin, a Mitchell native, represents area pro athletes Mike Miller and Chad Greenway and has built a reputation for representing some of the best athletes currently in professional mixed martial arts.
Here are this week's South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school boys and girls basketball polls. Teams are listed with first place votes in parentheses, record and total points. Records do not include Monday's games. Boys Class AA School (1st) Record Pts Pvs 1. Sioux Falls O'Gorman (7) 11-4 35 1 2. Sioux Falls Washington 11-4 27 3 3. Huron 12-3 21 5 4. Aberdeen Central 11-4 11 4 5. Sioux Falls Roosevelt 9-7 6 NR Other receiving votes: Watertown 4, Pierre 1. Class A School (1st) Record Pts Pvs
• Mitchell High School wrestling triangular with Harrisburg and Yankton (Mitchell-Harrisburg at 5 p.m., Harrisburg-Yankton at 6:30 p.m., Mitchell-Yankton at 8 p.m.) at Mitchell High School. • Mitchell High School...