Daily Republic Sports
All games at Huron Arena Thursday's first round games Noon: No. 1 Sully Buttes vs. No. 8 Kimball/White Lake 1:45 p.m.: No. 4 Jones County vs. No. 5 De Smet 6 p.m.: No. 2 Ethan vs. No. 7 Viborg-Hurley 7:45 p.m.: No. 3 McLaughlin vs. No. 6 Summit
CHAMBERLAIN -- Cheyenne-Eagle Butte defeated Chamberlain 66-56 in the high school boys basketball Region 6A tournament on Saturday in Chamberlain. Chamberlain ends its season 15-6. Seth Friesz led the Cubs with 29 points, while Adrian Farmer had 14 in the loss. The Cubs shot 22-of-46 from the floor for 47 percent, grabbed 22 rebounds and dished out 21 assists. Grant Kohlus led CEB with 23 points. CEB (16-6) shot 25-of-42 from the floor for 59 percent, grabbed 21 rebounds and dished out 25 assists.
WINNER -- The Winner Warriors defeated Miller 61-39 in the high school boys basketball Region 6A tournament on Saturday in Winner. The Warriors will face Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on Tuesday for the Region championship. Nathan Galbraith and Brendan Harter scored 15 points apiece for Winner. Galbraith had 11 rebounds while Harter had eight. Sam Naasz contributed 11 points in the win. The Warriors (20-1) recorded 15 steals and converted 19 of 23 free throws. Miller (15-7) converted 5 of 9 free throws.
SIOUX FALLS -- Top seeded South Dakota advanced to the semifinal round Saturday in the Summit League women's basketball tournament thanks to a 25-point performance from senior Nicole Seekamp to key a 78-70 win over Fort Wayne. The Coyotes (24-6) trailed at halftime to the Mastodons (9-21), 34-33, thanks to shooting 29 percent from the field in the first half. But they got a boost from Seekamp, who shot 8-for-15 from the field and a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
All games in Watertown Thursday's first-round games Noon: No. 1 St. Thomas More vs. No. 8 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 1:45 p.m.: No. 4 Webster Area vs. No. 5 Clark/Willow Lake 6 p.m.: Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs. No. 7 Dell Rapids 7:45 p.m.: Elk Point-Jefferson vs. No. 6 Red Cloud
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Today, at the Corn Palace, Kimball/White Lake and Avon compete in the Region 6B girls basketball championship. Time: 7 p.m. Records: Kimball/White Lake (14-8), Avon Notes: The winner of the region contest will advance to the Class B state tournament on March 12-14 in Huron. ... In the District 11B championship, the WiLdKats defeated Dakota Christian 35-24. ... Avon topped Burke/South Central 34-25 in the District 12B title game. ... Kimball/White Lake made the state tournament last season and placed fifth. ...
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kyle Gerlach advanced to the second day of the NAIA National Wrestling Championships, but he had to beat his teammate to get there. He defeated fellow 157-pound wrestler Dusty Paulsen in the consolation bracket on Friday in Topeka, Kan., in a 3-2 decision. Gerlach, a Mount Vernon native, won his first two matches in the championship bracket before losing a 5-1 decision to Grand View's Dallas Houchins. Meanwhile, Paulsen opened with a 9-3 loss to Jonathan Drendel from Williams Baptist.
Eli Van Roekel scored 20 points to lead Corsica/Stickney over Platte-Geddes 51-39 in the District 11B boys basketball championship game on Friday at the Corn Palace. Van Roekel added six rebounds, three steals and dished out four assists in the win. "Eli took the game over in the second half," Corsica/Stickney head coach Mike Tuschen said. "He wanted it more and our entire team played great defense. You can't hold Platte-Geddes to 39 points without team defense." Walker Baan Hofman added 18 points as the Jaguars went 15-of-29 from the field for 51 percent shooting.
For the second year in a row, the Gregory Gorillas won the District 12B boys basketball championship. Gavin Thomas scored 16 points to help push Gregory past Colome 57-43 on Friday at the Corn Palace. "It doesn't get old," Gregory head coach Jeff Determan said after the game. "I'm proud of the seniors and happy for the kids. They put a lot of time in and it feels good to get another district championship." Gregory (17-5) went 21-of-53 for 40 percent shooting from the field and 3-of-18 for 16 percent from three-point range.