Daily Republic Sports
Aaron Wenande scored a game-high 26 points as the Hanson Beavers defeated Mitchell Christian a 51-37 in high school boys basketball action on Thursday in Mitchell. "It was a long night of shooting and we couldn't get any offensive rhythm," MCS head coach Dennis Martin said. "Hats off to Hanson, because they took away a lot things we wanted to do and then the shots weren't falling for us." Wenande went 8-of-18 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free-throw line and dished out four assists. Hanson made 18 field goals and only had nine turnovers in the win.
WATERTOWN—The Mitchell wrestling team dropped a pair of dual matches against Watertown and Brandon Valley in an Eastern South Dakota Conference triangular on Thursday in Watertown. Mitchell fell to Watertown 45-21 in the first dual and dropped a 43-28 contest with Brandon Valley.
BROOKINGS—Macy Miller scored a game-high 14 points to lead the South Dakota State University women's basketball team to a 60-48 win over Oral Roberts on Thursday at Frost Arena in Brookings. Miller, a former Kernel, dished out a team-high three assists, while Ellie Thompson added 11 points and Clarissa Ober chipped in nine points and 11 rebounds. Mitchell native Kerri Young added nine points. The Jackrabbits (20-4, 10-1 Summit) went 22-of-53 from the field for 41 percent shooting in the win. SDSU plays Fort Wayne at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Brookings.
CHAMBERLAIN—Two Mitchell Powerlifting Club members won state titles at the Amateur American Powerlifting Federation South Dakota State Powerlifting meet on Saturday in Chamberlain. Cody Jenks won his second consecutive 198-pound classic raw state title by squatting a 413.5 pounds, bench pressing 325.1 pounds and deadlifting 540.1 pounds for a total of 1,278.5 pounds.
• Mitchell High School wrestling at Watertown triangular with Brandon Valley, 5 p.m., at Watertown Civic Arena. • Mitchell High School boys basketball at Aberdeen Central, 7 p.m., at Golden...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—On Wednesday, the Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball team looked like a completely different team from the first time it played Morningside College (Iowa). After falling 86-48 to the Mustangs on Jan. 13 in Mitchell, the Tigers gave No. 2 Morningside everything it could handle, but fell 80-74 in Sioux City, Iowa.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA—Tate Martin had the proverbial ice in his veins on Wednesday. The junior point guard was sent to the free throw line three times within the final 21 seconds of a contest against Morningside College, and went 6-of-6. The Tigers entrusted Martin to protect a one-point lead while facing a one-and-one situation each trip to the line. Martin delivered, as the Tigers eventually won 93-90 in Sioux City, Iowa.
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."