Daily Republic Sports
Platte-Geddes fended off a fourth-quarter rally by Hanson as the Black Panthers earned a 45-43 win over the Beavers in the opening game of the 35th annual boys Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Riley Hoffman paced Platte-Geddes with 11 points, while Trevor Sprik added nine points and Xavier Marshall chipped in eight points. The Black Panthers went 14-of-41 from the field (34 percent), 7-of-16 from behind the arc (43 percent) and 10-of-15 from the line (66 percent) in the win.
CRETE, Neb. -- The No. 9 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team led to Doane to 31 percent shooting from the field for a 63-43 Great Plains Athletic Conference victory on Saturday in Crete, Nebraska.
PLATTE -- Platte-Geddes posted 30 points in the first half and cruised to a 49-27 win over Scotland on Friday night in girls basketball action. Both Alexis Peterson and Hallie Hallock scored 14 points and Jada Nelson tacked on 12 points and seven rebounds for the Black Panthers. Platte-Geddes was 15-for-56 on field goal tries and made 11 of 16 free throws. The Black Panthers had 12 turnovers and pulled down 30 rebounds to Scotland’s 28.
Dakota Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team has not one, but two point guards in their starting lineup. And Chesney Nagel and Rylie Osthus are happy they play side-by-side, too. The No. 9 Tigers have developed a strong backcourt through a pair of sophomores that are taking full advantage of their first season on the court together. Nagel was out for all of the 2015-16 season with a knee injury, which allowed Osthus to emerge as a freshman during last season’s run to the national quarterfinals, in which she started all 36 games.
VOLGA -- The Lyman wrestling team won three duals at the Sioux Valley Quad on Friday in Volga. Lyman defeated Warner-Northwestern 57-12, Kingsbury County 51-18 and Sioux Valley 42-34. Shilo Mowry won three matches at 106 pounds for the Raiders. Lyman competes in the Arlington Tournament today in Arlington.
The Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team dropped a 7-1 contest to Brookings on Friday at the Mitchell Activities Center in Mitchell. Brookings (13-1) took an early 3-0 lead after the first period, before Mitchell made it 4-1 after the second period. Brookings closed the game out with three goals in the final period. Ashley Jones scored a power-play goal with an assist from Jenna Grosdidier. The Marlins recorded 11 shots in the contest, while Brookings had 36.
The Mitchell Christian boys basketball team continued to trend in the right direction Thursday night, rolling to a convincing win over Tripp-Delmont/Armour in Mitchell. The Golden Eagles shot 53 percent and picked up a 64-29 win over the Nighthawks for their third win in five games. The 64-point performance is a season-high for MCS, which improves to 4-7 on the year.
HURON — No. 2 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket claimed the 281 Conference Tournament championship by beating Highmore-Harrold 64-29 on Thursday night in prep girls basketball action. Megan Poyer poured in 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help lead the Blackhawks to the title. Myah Selland scored 19 points and dished out five assists for SCW. The Blackhawks went 24-of-39 from the field and made 4-of-15 3-pointers in the victory. Halle Kroeplin scored 10 points for the Pirates.
HURON -- The Mitchell High School wrestling team picked up its second dual win of the season on Thursday. Mitchell topped Huron 38-33 in a Eastern South Dakota Conference dual in Huron. Mitchell trailed 33-32 as the two teams headed into the final match, where Zeb Parsons earned a win by pinfall over Huron’s Tristan Cardona in the dual’s final match at 285 pounds. “We’re real happy to see Zeb Parsons come out and get a win to seal the deal,” said Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter, who added he liked his team’s effort against the Tigers.
MADISON — Six area teams are among the nine games scheduled for the boys Hefty Seed Shootout basketball event Jan. 28 at the Dakota State University Fieldhouse. Mitchell Christian will kick the event off, taking on Gayville-Volin at 9 a.m., followed by Andes Central/Dakota Christian and Viborg-Hurley at 10:30 a.m., while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket will take on Colman-Egan at 1:30 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Bon Homme will face Colome and Mount Vernon/Plankinton will battle Little Wound at 6 p.m.