Daily Republic Sports
• Area boys basketball: Region 7A: No. 4 Winner vs. No. 5 Todd County, 7:30 p.m. in Winner; District 6B: No. 4 Wessington Springs vs. No. 5 Iroquois, 7 p.m...
Today, at the Corn Palace, two District 8B first-round boys basketball games will be played. Games: No. 4 Ethan (12-8) vs. No. 5 Mitchell Christian (8-12), 6:30 p.m.; No. 3 Hanson (13-7) vs. No. 6 Howard (0-20), 8 p.m. Notes: Ethan defeated Mitchell Christian 59-49 on Jan. 28 in Mitchell. The winner between the Rustlers and Golden Eagles will face top-seeded Canistota at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. ... Hanson topped Howard 63-28 on Jan. 19 in Alexandria. ... The winner between the Beavers and Tigers will face second-seeded Bridgewater-Emery at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Area boys basketball playoff pairings Class AA District 3AA First round—Tuesday No. 4 Mitchell (4-16) at No. 1 Huron (17-3), 7 p.m. No. 3 Pierre (13-7) at No. 2 Aberdeen Central (15-5), 7 p.m. Second round—Friday Winning teams at high seed, 7 p.m. (winner to state) Losing teams at high seed, 7 p.m. (loser eliminated) Region 2AA State qualifying games—March 8 District 3AA runner-up vs. District 4AA third place, 6 p.m. District 4AA runner-up vs. District 3AA third place, 6 p.m.
LINCOLN, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team didn't have a chance of stopping Trey Bardsley on Saturday. Bardsley scored 55 points in a 102-91 win against the Tigers in the Great Plains Athletic tournament semifinals in front of 1,690 fans in Lincoln, Nebraska.
SIOUX FALLS—Both Mitchell Marlins boys bantam hockey teams took third place at the state tournament. The Marlins bantam "A" team beat Watertown 6-3 on Sunday in Yankton, while the Marlin bantam "B" team downed Watertown 3-0 on Sunday in Sioux Falls. In Sioux Falls, Kaden Jerke scored two goals and added one assist, while Xavier Blackwell scored a goal for the Marlins "B" team. Austin Slaybaugh and Taylor Feteri each had assists for Mitchell. The Marlins outshot Watertown 28-15 and Mitchell goalie Jeremy Long had 15 saves in the shutout win.
INDIANAPOLIS — South Dakota closed out its regular season with a 74-63 win over IUPUI on Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Coyotes (24-5, 15-1 Summit) extended their winning streak to 14 games. Nicole Seekamp scored 12 points and Kelly Stewart added 11 points in the win. South Dakota will be the No. 1 seed in the Summit League tournament and plays Denver at noon on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
MACOMB, Ill. — Ellie Thompson scored a field goal with 13 second left to push the South Dakota State University women's basketball team past Western Illinois 66-65 on Saturday in Macomb, Illinois. Thompson finished with 13 points, while Clarissa Ober added 18 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double. Macy Miller, a former Mitchell Kernel, chipped in 12 points. Mitchell native Kerri Young SDSU (23-6, 13-3 Summit), seeded second, plays Fort Wayne in the Summit League tournament at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Summit League tournament March 5-8 in Sioux Falls Men's bracket Saturday, March 5 Game 1: No. 8 South Dakota vs. No. 1 Fort Wayne, 6 p.m. Game 2: No. 7 Oral Roberts vs. No. 2 South Dakota State, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6 Game 3: No. 5 North Dakota State vs. No. 4 IUPUI, 6 p.m. Game 4: No. 6 Denver vs. No. 3 Omaha, 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 7 Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m. Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 8 p.m.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped another doubleheader to No. 21 Missouri Baptist University on Saturday in St. Louis, Missouri. DWU fell in the first game 10-2 and dropped a 7-2 contest in the second game. In Game 1, Michal Kinzler took the loss, allowing six earned runs off seven hits in three innings pitched. Neil Nagle had three hits and Austin Calhoon added an RBI in the loss.
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."