Daily Republic Sports
With four goals in the third period, the Sioux Falls Flyers West defeated the Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team 5-2 on Friday in Mitchell. Five separate players for the Flyers had goals in the contest. Jacob Thill had two goals for the Marlins. Spencer Neugebauer and Jake Jarman each had an assist in the loss. Mitchell goalie Joshua Loecker had 24 saves. Mitchell outshot Sioux Falls 29-25. Mitchell (6-10) hosts the Sioux Falls Flyers East today in Mitchell.
Tate Deinert's double-double pushed Mount Vernon/Plankinton past Mitchell Christian 58-53 in a high school boys basketball game on Friday in Mitchell. Deinert finished the game with 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Devin Rihanek added 19 points and nine rebounds. The Golden Eagles led 17-11 after the first quarter and held a 30-25 advantage at halftime. MVP outscored Mitchell Christian 20-12 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—No. 21 Missouri Baptist University swept the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team in a doubleheader on Friday in St. Louis, Missouri. DWU fell in the first game 4-1 and dropped the second game 8-0. In Game 1, Patrick Whetham took the loss, allowing three runs off six hits in five and a third innings pitched. Austin Calhoon had two hits and Peyton Price picked up an RBI for the Tigers. In Game 2, Dustin Steckler allowed seven runs, three earned, on eight hits in four innings pitched. Jonah Johnson had two singles in the loss for DWU.
• Mitchell High School wrestling at Class AA state championships, 10 a.m., at the Rapid City Civic Center. • Mitchell Christian boys basketball vs. Mount Vernon/Plankinton at MCS, 8 p.m. • Mitchell Marlins boys hockey vs. Sioux Falls West, 8 p.m. at Mitchell Activites Center. • Mitchell Marlins girls hockey at Watertown, 8 p.m. in Watertown. • Area high school wrestling at Class A and AA state championships, 10 a.m., at the Rapid City Civic Center.
Mitchell Christian's girls basketball team led 20-15 at halftime over No. 2 Hanson Thursday night in the District 8B semifinals, but the Beavers turned up the pressure — scoring 48 second half points — and the Golden Eagles couldn't keep up, falling 63-34 at the Corn Palace. Hanson (17-4), the top-seeded team in District 8B, will take on second-seeded Ethan at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Corn Palace. Mitchell Christian's season ends at 10-12.
Karly Gustafson scored a game-high 28 points as the Ethan girls basketball team advanced to the District 8B championship game by defeated Howard 72-41 on Thursday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Ellie Hohn added 18 points and Rachel Hawkins dished out six assists for the Rustlers in the win. Ethan went 25-of-49 from the field for 51 percent and 18-of-29 from the line for 62 percent.
AVON — Zach Sebern scored a game-high 27 points to push Burke/South Central past Avon 67-55 in prep boys basketball action on Thursday in Avon. Jaden Frank added 12 points for the Cougars, which went 21-of-47 from the field for 44 percent shooting in the win. B/SC (12-8) won the rebound battle 30-25. Avon (2-18) was led by Sam Eben, who scored 18 points in the loss. The Pirates went 21-of-60 from the field for 35 percent shooting. Both teams will face each other again in the first round of the District 12B tournament on Monday in Burke. BSC 20 34 50 67
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The South Dakota women's basketball team secured its second consecutive Summit League regular season title on Thursday night, defeating Fort Wayne 90-63. Senior Margaret McCloud and junior Jasmine Trimboli each recorded their 1,000th point in the contest. Senior Tia Hemiller was perfect from the field, tallying a team-high 14 points, while senior guard Nicole Seekamp added 11 points, five assists and three steals. South Dakota finished 30-of-49 from the field, marking a season-best.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The South Dakota State women's basketball team was edged by IUPUI 63-60 on Thursday night in Indianapolis, Indiana. Junior Kerri Young tallied 11 points and sophomore Macy Miller added four points in the loss. Freshman Madison Guebert had a game-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers. The Jackrabbits pulled within one thanks to a layup from Miller with 5:54 left to play.
INDIANAPOLIS — The South Dakota men's basketball team secured a spot in the Summit League tournament with a 85-82 win over IUPUI on Thursday in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tyler Flack scored a career-high 22 points and Trey Norris chipped in 17 points for the Coyotes. USD (14-16, 5-10 Summit) wrap of the regular season against Western Illinois on Saturday in Macomb, Illinois.