Daily Republic Sports
VERMILLION — Jasmine Trimboli scored 17 points off the bench for the University of South Dakota as the Coyotes defeated Western Illinois 92-81 on Thursday at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. In total, five Coyotes scored in double figures with Jaycee Bradley pouring in 21 points. Kate Liveringhouse had 15 points, Madison McKeever added 14 points and Ciara Duffy tossed in 13 points. For Western Illinois, Taylor Higginbotham had a game-high 28 points.
FARGO, N.D. — Six South Dakota State University women's basketball players scored in double figures as the Jackrabbits routed North Dakota State 85-64 on Thursday in Fargo, North Dakota. Mitchell native Macy Miller poured in 10 points, while Ellie Thompson led with 17 points, Madison Guebert tossed in 14 points and Alexis Alexander recorded 13 points. Tagyn Larson and Tylee Irwin each added 10 points as SDSU improved to 18-5 and 7-1 in The Summit League. The Jackrabbits play at Omaha at 1 p.m. in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sophomore standout Tevyn Waddell remains undefeated in the 100 backstroke as she nears the Big Ten Swimming Championships for the University of Minnesota later this month. Waddell, the Mitchell High School graduate, led the Gophers to victories in a triple dual with Purdue and Northwestern last weekend. She won the 100 back in 54.59 seconds and was part of the winning 200-yard medley relay in 1:40.29.
PLATTE — Platte-Geddes edged Chamberlain in overtime in boys basketball action Tuesday. Platte-Geddes (7-6): Trevor Sprik totaled 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in the win. Kelby VanDerWerff grabbed a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Hayden Stluka tallied eight points and five rebounds. Eli DeNeui also scored eight. Up next: Platte-Geddes plays Kimball/White Lake on Thursday in Platte.
The South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association will hold its annual meeting Feb. 11 at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. The SDABA's board will meet to discuss the 2017 season and report on the business of amateur baseball in the state before electing officers for the 2018 season. A noon meal will precede the meeting, free to all league officers, team managers, umpires, fans and media members.
Leading by one point after the third quarter, the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team couldn't close out on a victory on Tuesday. Mount Vernon/Plankinton scored 18 points in the final frame to rally past their Custer Battlefield Highway Conference rivals and earn a 54-52 win at Baas Auditorium on Tuesday. "I'm proud of the fight we showed," Mitchell Christian coach Jesse Tolsma said. "We knew that good defense would allow us to be in the game and that's what we did for most of the night. (MVP) had a short stretch where they were able to get it going a little bit."
Dakota Wesleyan University swept the GPAC basketball player of the week awards Tuesday, as the conference honored sophomore Kynedi Cheeseman and senior Jason Spicer. Cheeseman, a sophomore from Alexandria led a late-game comeback over the No. 6 Jamestown on Jan. 24 as the Tigers won 86-75. She finished with 27 points and a career-high 12-of-13 shooting from the free-throw line. She also tallied 13 points and two rebounds in a 63-52 DWU win over No. 11 Hastings.
YANKTON — The Mitchell High School wrestling team split a pair of Eastern South Dakota Conference duals on Tuesday in Yankton. Mitchell defeated Yankton 39-31 and fell to Harrisburg 43-19. Picking up two wins for Mitchell were Sutton Carpenter (145 pounds), Briggs Havlik (160), Carter Max (182) and Carson Max (195). "We didn't do our best but we battled," MHS head coach Travis Carpenter said. "Against Yankton, the dual went as expected. Against Harrisburg, we were without our 113-pounder and 138-pounder, so we threw in some younger kids again. Overall, we're building."
With 3 minutes and 5 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Mackenzie Miller picked up her third foul. From there, the Mitchell High School girls basketball team faced an uphill battle. It ended up being too much for the Kernels to overcome, as Miller battled foul trouble the rest of the contest and Pierre knocked down critical shots to earn a 54-45 Eastern South Dakota Conference victory on Tuesday at the Corn Palace. To say MHS head coach Wes Morgan was unhappy with the officiating would be an understatement. The Kernels fell to 4-8 and 3-7 in the ESD.
SCOTLAND—Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon edged Burke/Gregory 38-36 in a high school wrestling dual on Tuesday in Scotland. BH/S/A recorded four pins, one technical fall and one decision to secure the tightly-contested match. Tyrus Bietz (113 pounds), Jordan Rueb (120), Dom Pechous (152) and Stocktert Walter (160) picked up pins. Kaleb Crownover (138) won by technical fall, while Josh Crownover (182) earned a tight 3-2 decision over Jeremiah Beck.