Daily Republic Sports
The regular season came to a close Thursday night for the Mitchell Christian girls basketball team, as No. 2-ranked Sanborn Central/Woonsocket cruised to a Custer Battlefield Highway Conference victory 67-27 in Mitchell. Megan Poyer led the Blackhawks with 15 points, while Myah Selland and Maddie Vermeulen each had 10 points. Selland had seven rebounds and Poyer and Vermeulen each had four steals.
Trey Weber knocked down nine 3-pointers and finished with 30 points as Sanborn Central/Woonsocket downed Mitchell Christian 70-47 in a high school boys basketball game on Thursday in Mitchell. Wyatt Feistner added 12 points and Trent Kingsbury chipped in 11 points for the Blackhawks, who made 27 field goals in the win. "Sanborn is a very talented team and they shot the ball well, especially in the first half," MCS head coach Jesse Tolsma said. "We had some mental lapses in our zone defense and we dug ourselves a deep hole." SCW led 46-25 at halftime.
Corsica-Stickney defeated Kimball/White Lake 44-31 on Thursday night in girls basketball action from the Corn Palace. Courtney Menning led the Jaguars with 23 points and nine rebounds in the win. Raven Barse contributed 11 rebounds. Corsica-Stickney was 14-of-49 from the floor and 15-of-19 from the free throw line to earn the victory. Kimball/White Lake was led by Whitney Hinker who scored 11 points in the loss. Brooklyn Donald pulled down 7 rebounds. The WiLdKats were 9-of-39 from the floor and 11-of-18 at the free throw line on the night.
MACOMB, Ill.—The South Dakota State women's basketball team dropped an 83-77 Summit League game at Western Illinois Wednesday in front of 1,303 fans at Western Hall. The Jackrabbits, who trailed by 77-76 with 50 seconds remaining, were unable to convert at the free-throw line while the Fighting Leathernecks closed the game by going six for six from the foul line.
VERMILLION—South Dakota seniors Abigail Fogg and Bridget Arens had career games to lead the Coyotes past Oral Roberts, 79-50, inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Wednesday night. Fogg, a 6-4 center, made six threes in the first half on her way to a new career high of 27 points. A week after her first career double-double, she finished 10-of-16 from the field with seven rebounds and three assists. Arens tied her career high of 17 points while hitting three from downtown.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.—Mitchell native Tevyn Waddell and the University of Minnesota's 200 medley relay swim team set four records on Wednesday at the Big Ten women's swimming and diving championships on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Waddell, Lindsey Horejsi, Danielle Nack and Zoe Avestruz combined for a record time of 1 minute, 35.55 seconds. It broke the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Conference meet, the Purdue pool and University of Minnesota team records. The team also claimed the conference championship in the race.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS—Kory Peters scored 18 points and Seth Kirsch added 17 points as Kimball/White Lake downed Wessington Springs 62-41 in prep boys basketball action on Tuesday in Wessington Springs. Devon Munsen chipped in eight points for the WiLdKats, who went 25-of-57 from the field for 43 percent and won the rebounding battle 37-19. John Witte led the Spartans with 13 points and five rebounds, while Houston Mees added seven points. The Spartans made 19 of 45 field goals for 42 percent and didn't attempt a free throw in the contest.
Nathan Hofer bowled a 300 game on Tuesday at Village Bowl in Mitchell. Hofer, a Mitchell resident, rolled his second career 300 in the Tuesday Night Industrial League. His last 300 game was in 2008.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell Ravens, a U12 indoor soccer team, claimed its fourth tournament championship this season on Sunday. Mitchell won the top U12 girls division at the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club Winter Games tournament at the Sanford Fieldhouse in Sioux Falls. The Ravens won all four games in pool play by 30-4. In the championship game, Mitchell defeated DASC Ajax 5-1.
HARRISBURG — The offense stayed silent for the Mitchell girls basketball team Tuesday night. Off a 28-point performance against Aberdeen Central on Monday, the No. 1-ranked Harrisburg girls held Mitchell to 18 points in a 45-18 road loss. Mitchell coach Wes Morgan said the goal was to slow down the game with a methodical offense for the Kernels, something they haven't done all season and had only practiced once. "We were trying to get a shot with under 10 seconds (on the shot clock)," Morgan said. "We turned the ball over a few times and those kind of piled up."