Daily Republic Sports
Courtside seats for the 35th annual Hanson Classic high school basketball events will go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Corn Palace. Courtside tickets cost $20 each and are good for all of the games taking place that day. A limited amount of reserved courtside seats are available. General admission tickets can be purchased the day of the event.
TYNDALL—A youth basketball tournament for grades four-through-six will be held Jan. 29 at Bon Homme High School in Tyndall. Registration is now open and the entry fee is $75 per team. Contact Tara Ronke for an entry form by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 605-369-2282. The deadline for teams to sign up is Jan. 20.
SALEM—An 11-3 third quarter helped the Hanson boys basketball team pick up a 43-30 road win at McCook Central/Montrose Saturday. Hanson had a 13-point, nine-rebound and five-assist game from Thomas Arend. Blake Klinkhammer scored nine points and Nathan Stewart had nine points and seven rebounds. Donnie Weber had eight points. The Fighting Cougars had eight points each from Trevor Wilkinson and Bryce Smart. Kyle Tuschen had a team-high six rebounds.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket girls basketball coaches Tim McCain and Rob Baruth and boys basketball coaches Troy Olson and Rod Weber will be the featured speakers at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting Monday. The meeting will be held at the The Depot Pub and Grille in downtown Mitchell, starting at 7:30 p.m.
BRANDON—A 16-4 opening quarter for No. 4 Brandon Valley helped the Lynx pick up an Eastern South Dakota Conference girls basketball victory 50-23 over Mitchell at Brandon Saturday. The Kernels had a rough shooting game, converting just five field goals in the game and trailed 29-9 at halftime. Mitchell also was forced into 30 turnovers against the Lynx, who improved to 5-1 on the season. BV was led by 13 points from Trinity Law and got eight points from Krista Bickley. The Kernels were led by Kendra Brewster's seven-point game.
Sawyer Schultz and Sam Arend each had double-doubles and Bridgewater-Emery took down Prairie Seeds Academy (Minnesota) at the Mike Miller Classic Friday at the Corn Palace with a 75-63 win for the Huskies. Schultz had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jamin Arend added 21 points. Sam Arend finished the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies, who improved to 4-0 on the season with the win. Bridgewater-Emery held a 35-34 win at the halftime break. Brian Robinson had 14 points, AiMonti Booth had 11 points and Jamar Robinson had 10 points for the Lycans (5-2).
PARKSTON—Parkston pulled away late to claim a 46-37 victory over Menno in the Parkston Girls Classic on Friday in Parkston. Paige Semmler accounted for 11 rebounds and eight points in the win. McKenzie McKean added 10 points for Parkston and Sydney Wickersham collected eight rebounds. The Trojans were 15-of-44 from the field and 9-of-13 from the free-throw line. The Wolves received 12 points from Morgan Edelman and eight points from Ashton Vaith. Parkston (1-5) plays Corsica-Stickney in Corsica on Tuesday. Menno (2-4) plays Irene-Wakonda on Tuesday in Menno.
SALEM — The defending Class B team champions from Canton picked up the team championship at the McCook Central/Montrose Invitational Friday. Canton scored 198 points, edging out Philip Area's 188 points for the day. Winner Area was the top area team with 152.5 points for fourth place and Howard was fifth with 112 points.
Seventh Annual Mike Miller Classic Thursday at the Corn Palace Minneapolis Patrick Henry (Minn.) 78, Mitchell Christian 40 Doug Martin Classic Dakota State University 78, Southeastern University 74 Prairie Seeds Academy (Minn.) 87, First Assembly Christian (Tenn.) 80 Girls: Sioux Falls O'Gorman 56, Waconia (Minn.) 22 5 p.m.: Bridgewater-Emery vs. Chester Coach Gary Munsen Tournament: 6:30 p.m.: Mitchell vs. Sioux Falls O'Gorman 8 p.m.: DeLaSalle (Minn.) vs. IMG Academy (Fla.) Doug Martin Classic:
PARKSTON — Sully Buttes fended off a comeback attempt by Canistota to earn a 64-48 victory in high school boys basketball at the Parkston Classic. The Chargers received a pair of solid games from Nick Wittler and Lincoln Jordre. Wittler notched 18 points, six steals and five assists for Sully Buttes, while Jordre tallied 17 points and seven rebounds. As a team, the Chargers made 24-of-44 field goals and were 12-of-27 from the free-throw line.