Daily Republic Sports
WESSINGTON SPRINGS—Wessington Springs outlasted Mitchell Christian 52-49 in a prep boys basketball game on Saturday in Wessington Springs. Nicolas Paulson scored a game-high 17 points, while John Witte added 15 points and Landon Ochsner chipped in 10 points for Wessington Springs. The Spartans went 17-of-59 from the field for 28 percent. "We couldn't get into an offensive rhythm," MCS head coach Dennis Martin. "We struggled all night and we couldn't overcome an early deficit."
The Mitchell seventh-grade boys basketball team won the Big Four tournament on Saturday at Mitchell High School. Mitchell defeated Brookings 35-26 in the semifinal round and defeated Watertown 48-35 for the championship. In the eighth-grade division, Brookings defeated Huron in the championship 50-42. Mitchell fell to Brookings 50-36 in the semifinals and lost to Watertown in the consolation game 54-36.
RAPID CITY—The Parkston Trojans wrestling team took second place at the Class B state wrestling tournament Saturday in Rapid City, buoyed by two individual state champions. The Trojans scored 117.5 points, finishing behind state champion Canton. The C-Hawks had 148 points in the triumph, which ended Parkston's streak of three straight team championships.
YANKTON—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team outlasted Mount Marty 82-78 in overtime in a Great Plains Athletic Conference semifinal in front of a capacity crowd at Cimpl Arena in Yankton. Amber Bray rebounded a Rylie Othus miss and was fouled with 32.5 seconds left in overtime. Bray sunk both free throws and DWU earned a stop of defense as Mount Marty's Alex Kneeland turned the ball over. Gabby Frykbo hit two free throws to put DWU up 82-78 with 12 seconds left. The Lancers failed to get a shot off as time expired.
RAPID CITY—Nine area wrestlers have qualified for Saturday's championship matches at the South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament. At 106 pounds, Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Sam Kruger (43-7) had a dominating victory over Dylan Wolf of Lemmon/McIntosh with a 10-2 decision. He will meet Tri-Valley's Trevor Klinnert, who is 48-6 on the season.
• Mitchell High School wrestling at Class A state championships, 10 a.m., at the Rapid City Civic Center. • Mitchell Marlins boys hockey vs. Sioux Falls East, 8 p.m. at...
Today, at the Corn Palace, Hanson and Ethan will play in the District 8B girls basketball championship game. Time: 7 p.m. Records: Hanson (17-4), Ethan (17-4).
No. 3 DWU women at No. 2 Mount Marty When/Where: 5 p.m. in Yankton Records: DWU (24-7), Mount Marty (22-9) Projected starters: DWU: G: Rylie Osthus, 5-9, freshman, De Smet, G: Gabby Frykbo, 5-7, junior, Sodertaje, Sweden, F: Amber Bray, 6-0, sophomore, Anoka, Minn., F: Ashley Bray, 6-0, sophomore, Anoka, Minn. F: Erica Herrold, 6-0, junior, Dimock MM: G: Cassidy Gebhart, 5-6, senior, Elkton, G: Logan Wagner, 5-7, junior, Parkston, G: Alex Kneeland, 5-9, senior, Summit, F: Raquel Sutera, 6-0, senior, Tabor, F: Kellie Winckler, 6-0, junior, Lake Andes
WATERTOWN—Behind Grace Halvorson's hat-trick, the Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team pulled out a 6-2 win over the Watertown Lakers on Friday in Watertown. Halvorson finished the game with three goals, while Shannon Koch, Adrionna Long and Jenna Grosdidier each added a goal. Grosdidier and Sarah Zimmerman each added an assist in the win. Mitchell outshot Watertown 24-20 in the contest. Marlin goalie Ashley Zimmer recorded 18 saves. Mitchell ends the regular season at 6-14 and will compete in the state tournament on Thursday in Mitchell.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket boys basketball team cruised to victory on Friday night, defeating Wessington Springs 58-26 in Wessington Springs. Brady Tiede recorded 16 points and seven rebounds, while Trent Kingsbury added eight points and four assists. The Blackhawks shot 24-of-56 from the field and 8-of-21 from the line. For Wessington Springs, John Witte had 16 points, six rebounds and three steals in the loss. The Spartans shot 8-of-47 from the field and 10-of-25 from the free-throw line.