Daily Republic Sports
TRIPP—Brooklyn Brouwer's 18 points and seven rebounds carried Tripp-Delmont/Armour over Mitchell Christian 56-49 on Thursday in Tripp. TDA made 21 field goals and went 10-of-15 from the free throw line in the win. "Our girls played a great second half. They came out with great intensity and attacked the basket," MCS head coach Jackie Van Laecken said. "If we would've played the same way in the first half, it could've been a different outcome."
BROOKINGS—Mitchell native Kerri Young's 16 points helped propel South Dakota State over Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 68-66 on Thursday at Frost Arena in Brookings. In a battle of first place Summit League teams, former Mitchell native Macy Miller helped put the Jackrabbits (15-4, 5-1 SL) over the Jaguars (13-6, 4-2 SL) with 11 points, while Ellie Thompson added 13 points and Gabrielle Boever added 12. SDSU shot 37.9 percent from the floor, while IUPUI shot 33.3 percent. The Jackrabbits take on Western Illinois on Saturday at Frost Arena.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team was picked to finish 11th out of 12 teams in the Great Plains Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll announced on Thursday. DWU totaled 32 points in the voting.
• Mitchell Marlins boys hockey at Huron, 8 p.m. in Huron. • Area boys basketball: Chamberlain at Mount Vernon/Plankinton; Flandreau at McCook Central/Montrose in Salem; Platte-Geddes at Lennox; • Area girls basketball: Flandreau at McCook Central/Montrose in Salem; Marty at Canistota; Corsica-Stickney at Ethan; Freeman at Menno; Hanson at Marion; Platte-Geddes at Scotland; Southern Plains Conference Tournament: Second round in Colome: Gregory at Colome at 6:30 p.m., Burke/South Central at Lyman at 8 p.m.
FREEMAN — Jacob Hertz recorded a double-double as the Wolves cruised past Freeman 67-51 in boys high school basketball action on Thursday in Freeman. Hertz tallied 21 points and 10 rebounds in the contest, while Spencer Schultz added 19 points and Brody Bierle added 12 points. Menno went 24-of-49 from the field and 18-of-34 from the free throw line. For Freeman, Braxton Schmidt recorded 21 points and six rebounds in the loss. The Flyers were 15-of-46 from the field and 20-of-31 from the free throw line.
VERMILLION—Nicole Seekamp tallied 19 points in the University of South Dakota's dominating 92-60 win over Fort Wayne on Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Kelly Stewart and Tia Hemiller added 11 points each. USD (14-5, 5-1 SL) takes on Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Saturday in Vermillion.
YANKTON—The Chamberlain gymnastics team won the Yankton triangular on Thursday in Yankton. Chamberlain finished the meet with 113.150 points, while Yankton took second with 129.6 points and Vermillion ended up third with 119.55 points. The Cubs ended up winning the bars, beam, floor and vault events in the competition with Chamberlain senior Shantel Bairey winning the all-around competition with a score of 35.4. Amber Felicia and Ciara Hough each finished fourth with 32.3 points and Brittany Naser placed fifth with 31.6 points for the Cubs.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team was tabbed to finish seventh in the Great Plains Athletic Conference coaches poll, which was released on Thursday. The Tigers, the defending GPAC tournament champions, finished with 47 points in the voting. Doane was picked to win the GPAC with 87 points and two first-place votes. Morningside finished second with 86 points and had five first place votes, while Briar Cliff was picked third with 84 points and the remaining four first place votes
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team added two more signees to the 2016 recruiting class on Thursday. DWU head coach Lindsay Wilber announced setter Hanah Cerkoney, of Sturgis, and outside hitter Mallory Cooper, of Orchard, Neb., will join the Tigers. Cerkoney reached 1,000 career assists while playing for Lead-Deadwood, while Cooper finished her high school career with 505 kills, 657 digs, 66 solo blocks and 56 aces at Clearwater-Orchard High School DWU now has 11 signees for the Class of 2016.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mount Vernon/Plankinton, Hanson, Gregory and Corsica-Stickney boys basketball teams will play in the second-annual Sanford Pentagon Classic on Feb. 6. at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Twenty high school basketball teams from South Dakota and Iowa will play 10 games—one girls and nine boys—on Heritage Court. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. A lineup of the games is listed below. Sanford Pentagon Classic Feb. 6 - Heritage Court 8 a.m. - Central Lyon Girls (Iowa) vs. Trinity Christian Girls (Iowa)