Daily Republic Sports
MENNO — Menno outscored Hanson 14-7 in overtime to knock off the No. 5-ranked Beavers 53-46 in a prep girls basketball game on Friday in Menno. Menno (3-0): Morgan Edelman led the Wolves with 21 points, four assists and nine steals, while Eisley Sayler had 13 points and Paige Heckenlaible finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. Up next: Menno plays Iroquois on Monday at the Corn Palace.
The Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team outshot Rushmore 40-18 and picked up a 3-1 victory on Friday at the Mitchell Activities Center. Ashley Jones broke the deadlock in the second period with a goal assisted by Kelsey Amick. Rushmore scored an equalizer midway through the third period but two Kelsey Amick goals gave Mitchell the win. Jenna Grosdidier had an assist. Katelyn Uithoven recorded 17 saves in the net for the Marlins, who improve to 3-1-1 and will take on Rushmore at 8 p.m. today at the MAC.
RAPID CITY — The second loss of the season for the Mitchell High School boys basketball team was a frustrating one. Mitchell committed 26 turnovers and saw a five-point halftime deficit balloon to 25 by game's end, as Rapid City Central moved to 4-0 on the season with a 68-43 win over the Kernels Friday.
On the high school gymnastics calendar, December is the time for teams to experiment and try out different lineups. For the opening night of the Jill McCormick Invitational, Mitchell's gymnastics team took advantage of the chance to do just that. It didn't necessarily work out for coach Audra Rew and the Kernels Friday — as defending state champions Watertown edged Mitchell by a half-point at the MHS gym — but the Kernels will live with that for now.
OMAHA, Neb.—Mitchell native Macy Miller led the South Dakota State women's basketball team with 17 points but it was not enough as the Jackrabbits suffered a 72-65 nonconference loss at Creighton Friday in Omaha, Nebraska. Madison Guebert scored 10 points and tied a career high with five assists. Ellie Thompson had 10 points and game-high six rebounds while Tagyn Larson had nine points and game-high six rebounds.
Dakota Wesleyan University's record-setting quarterback and wide receiver tandem picked up another honor on Friday. Quarterback Dillon Turner and wide receiver Hayden Adams were named to the Associated Press NAIA All-America football teams. Adams was a first-team selection, while Turner was a second-team honoree.
PARKSTON—The schedules are set for the Parkston Basketball Classics on Dec. 28-29, with 12 games being played over two days at the Parkston Armory.
FLAGSTAFF, Ari. — Matt Mooney and Tyler Hagedorn combined for 44 points to lead the University of South Dakota men's basketball team to a non-conference victory over Northern Arizona 90-77 on Thursday. Mooney finished with 24 points, while Hagedorn added 20 points and Nick Fuller chipped in 17 points off the bench. The Coyotes led 38-23 at halftime and outrebounded the Lumberjacks 50-29 in the contest. JoJo Anderson led Northern Arizona with a game-high 30 points. South Dakota (10-3) plays San Jose State on Sunday in San Jose, California.
WOONSOCKET — Three players scored in double figures to lead Sanborn Central/Woonsocket over Tripp-Delmont/Armour 63-49 on Thursday. SCW (2-0): Noah Dickson scored 15 points, Trey Weber added 14 points and Tater Moody chipped in 12 points. Trent Kingsbury finished with 12 rebounds and 10 assists for a double-double. Up next: The Blackhawks face Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Tuesday in Forestburg. TDA (0-3): Micah Lau poured in a game-high 26 points for the Nighthawks, while Cade Gemar added 12 points. Up next: TDA takes on Freeman Academy/Marion on Tuesday in Tripp.
WHITE LAKE — Kimball/White Lake kept the pressure on the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team Thursday night and the WiLdKats outlasted the Golden Eagles 59-44 in Custer Battlefield Highway Conference play. After digging out of an eight-point deficit in the first quarter, Mitchell Christian rallied to lead by one point at halftime and trailed by a point at the end of three frames, only to see KWL put together a 21-7 fourth quarter to claim the victory.