Daily Republic Sports
A story on The Daily Republic's website on Sunday incorrectly reported about the status of South Dakota's all-time collegiate assist record leaders. Huron University's Felton Beckette played in the 1980s and has the all-time record with 1,087 assists. Dakota Wesleyan University guard Tate Martin is currently second all-time with 805 assists after passing the University of South Dakota's Josh Mueller on Sunday. Below is a list of assist leaders for each South Dakota collegiate men's basketball program. Huron University: Felton Beckette, 1,087
<p>Carson Rentz's nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Dell Rapids to a 53-51 boys basketball win over St. Thomas More at the DWU/Culver's Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.</p><p>STM's Isaac Kortemeyer hit a field goal with six seconds left to make it 51-50. After a timeout, pushed the ball up the court and his third 3-pointer proved to be the difference. Rentz finished with nine points.</p><p>Austin Ellingson and Jeffrey Schuch led Dell Rapids with 10 points apiece. The Quarriers shot 19-for-50 from the field, 7-for-23 at the 3-point line and 8-for-11 at the free throw line.</p>
Jake Jarman scored two goals as the Mitchell Marlins topped Watertown 7-3 in boys varsity hockey action on Friday at the Mitchell Activities Center. Alongside Jarman, Jack Dailey, Ben Hieb, Peyton Nash, Drew Kitchens and Jesse Grosdidier each scored one goal. Austin Kerr, Grosdidier and Kitchens each had two goals, while Adam Loes, Alexander Bergeson, Jarman and Hieb each had one assist in the win. Mitchell outshot the Lakers 33-27 in the contest. Marlin goalie Zach Mohr recorded 24 saves in the net. Mitchell (4-8) plays at Huron today.
Burke/South Central opened a 13-5 lead after one quarter and cruised to a 49-30 win over Canistota in the first girls basketball game of the DWU/Culver's Classic on Friday at the Corn Palace. Tressa Bull led the Cougars with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Teah Serr added eight points and Madison Wischmann chipped in seven points. B/SC went 21-of-60 from the field (35 percent), 2-of-10 from behind the arc (20 percent) and 5-of-11 from the line (45 percent).
SALEM—The McCook Central/Montrose wrestling team won four duals at a home quadrangular on Friday in Salem. MCM defeated Sisseton 36-34, Warner/Northwestern 66-4, Wessington Springs/Woonsocket 70-12 and the Canton junior varsity team 45-33. The Blackhawks won duals over Warner/Northwestern 42-21 and Marion/Freeman 24-22, while also dropping a dual to Sisseton 52-15. Burke/Gregory wins three duals at KWLPG Quad
ABERDEEN—The dynasty continued Friday for the Madison High School gymnastics team. The Bulldogs claimed a fourth straight Class A state championship and 20th title in the last 23 years with a 139.825 score at the Golden Eagles Arena in Aberdeen. Deuel was second, scoring 137.650 points. It's the closest margin in a Madison state championship team victory since 2009, when the Bulldogs also edged Deuel. On Friday, the Bulldogs won vault, uneven bars and floor exercise to provide the difference.
South Dakota State University wrestling head coach Chris Bono will be the featured speaker at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting on Monday. Also speaking will be Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica wrestling coach Josh Geppert and McCook Central/Montrose wrestling coach Scott Andal. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Bar and Grill.
SCOTLAND—Eighth-grader Kennedy Bietz made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining in the Highlanders' game Thursday night to lift Scotland to a girls basketball victory over Bridgewater-Emery 49-48. Taylor Bietz had 11 points and six assists for Scotland, which led by 13 points at halftime. Taylor Gall added nine points and 11 rebounds. The game was memorable contest for Kadra Kayser, who scored a game-high 19 points for the Huskies and crossed the 1,000-point mark for her career. Abbi Arend had 11 points and eight rebounds for B-E.
GAYVILLE—Gayville-Volin held Mitchell Christian scoreless in the first quarter and went to earn a 48-33 victory in girls basketball on Thursday in Gayville. Megan Hirsch and Traia Hubbard each had a double-double to lead the Raiders. Hirsch recorded a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Hubbard had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Gayville-Volin led 31-9 at halftime and made eight field goals, four 3-pointers and 19 of 25 free throws in the win.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—Morningside College blanked the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team 55-0 Thursday in a Great Plains Athletic Conference wrestling dual. The Tigers had six forfeits in the 10-match dual. Trevor Peter wrestled to a 7-3 loss to Caleb Deemer at 197 pounds and Alex Osborne lost a major decision at 157 pounds. Morningside's Nick Madsen (165) and Derik Bailey (174) each pinned DWU's Tanner Wernsman and Zechariah Westergaard, respectively. The Tigers (1-14 duals, 0-7 GPAC) are at the GPAC regional qualifier in Crete, Nebraska on Feb. 18.