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YANKTON—The Scotland girls basketball team snapped a seven-game losing streak at the Tri-Valley Conference Classic Saturday at Cimpl Arena in Yankton, topping Freeman Academy 41-33. Taylor Gall had an efficient shooting night on the way to a double-double for the Highlanders. Gall was 6-of-7 shooting and scored 12 points to pair with 12 rebounds for Scotland. Shannon Fanning had 12 points and six rebounds and Alexis DeBoer had nine points and six rebounds.
CRETE, Neb.—The No. 14 Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team outlasted Doane College 82-80 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday in Crete, Neb. The Tigers held a lead for a majority of the contest, but a last second, game-tying shot by Doane's Rylee Zimmerman missed, which gave DWU its sixth win in its last seven games.
CRETE, Neb.—Behind 52 percent shooting from the floor, the No. 15 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team picked up a Great Plains Athletic Conference win over Doane College 72-66 on Saturday in Crete, Neb. "We shot the ball a lot better and shot the ball well," DWU head coach Jason Christensen said. "We finally played to win a game at the end instead of playing not too loose. We did a good job of managing the game and finishing the game."
BROOKINGS—Mitchell had eight wrestlers place at the Brookings Invitational as the Kernels finished in 12th place with 71.5 points on Saturday in Brookings. Pierre won the 15-team event with 247 points. "We wrestled well," Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter said. "For some of our kids, it was the first time they've placed at a tournament. We've been gaining a little bit of confidence over the past couple of weeks and we hope to keep gaining confidence in the next three to four weeks."
CLEAR LAKE—The Chamberlain gymnastics team scored 132.5 points and won the Deuel Invitational on Saturday in Clear Lake. Britton placed second with 129.2 points in the seven-team event. Shantel Bairey led Chamberlain with a second place finish in all around with 34.55 points. Britton's Whitney Bredvik won all around with 34.6 points, while the Cubs' Mikayden Weston took fifth with 32.55 points and Brittney Naser finished seventh with 32.15 points.
ABERDEEN—The Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team dropped a pair of contests to Aberdeen on Saturday and Sunday in Aberdeen. On Saturday, Mitchell fell 12-0. Mitchell had 23 shots and Marlin goalie Ashley Zimmer had 37 saves in the loss. On Sunday, the Marlins lost 8-0. Aberdeen outshot Mitchell 39-12. Zimmer had 31 saves. Mitchell (5-13) plays in the Brookings Tournament on Friday in Brookings.
TRIPP — Burke/South Central held on for victory on Friday night, defeating Tripp-Delmont/Armour 57-53 in girls high school basketball action in Tripp. Allison Sebern tallied 15 points, four rebounds and two steals for the Cougars. Grace Hazen picked up six rebounds in the contest. B/SC shot 18-of-54 from the field and 15-of-21 from the line. Kianna Payer had 14 points for TDA, while Erica Koster recorded 13 points and four assists in the loss. The Nighthawks shot 18-of-29 from the field and 5-of-9 from the line.
A four-goal first period propelled the Mitchell Marlins over Yankton 7-2 on Friday at the Mitchell Activities Center in Mitchell. Jesse Grosdidier had a hat trick for the Marlins with three goals, and tallied an assist in the win. Jake Jarman had two goals and an assist, while Bryce Geraets and Otto Sandrini tallied goals for Mitchell. Ben Colwell earned the win in the net for Mitchell, as he saved 21 of 23 shots. Jack Schoenfelder and Austin Barger had goals for Yankton. The Marlins (5-6) take on Sioux Falls on Feb. 12 in Sioux Falls.
BROOKINGS — A late push drew the Mitchell Kernels wrestling team close at the end but it wasn't enough to catch the Brookings Bobcats, who took an Eastern South Dakota Conference dual meet in Brookings, 39-30 on Friday night. The Kernels fell in an early hole, down 18-0 after the first four matches. Kyler Bauder fought hard for Mitchell out of the gate at 106 pounds but lost 8-6 to Jason Nixon in a sudden victory period. Brookings' Ronna Heaton (113) and Jacob Puppe (126) each picked up pins, sandwiching a victory by Carson Klinkhammer over Logan Sparks 8-6 at 120.