Daily Republic Sports
PLANKINTON — Katlyn Briggs had a big night as Mount Vernon/Plankinton bested Wagner 46-38 on Friday night in prep girls basketball. Briggs posted 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win for the Titans. Destiney Haak contributed eight points, 10 rebounds, and five assists on the night. The Titans were 19-of-43 from the field, were 0-of-3 on 3-pointers, and made 8-of-17 free-throw attempts. For Wagner, Kristan Soukup had nine points in the losing effort. The Red Raiders were 17-of-55 from the field, 3-of-18 on 3-pointers, and made 1-of-4 free-throw attempts.
Pairings for the 8th Annual DWU/Culver’s Classic were released Saturday morning. For the second year, the classic will open with four girls' high school basketball games on Friday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. Canistota will take on Burke/South Central, followed by Bridgewater-Emery and Parkston at 5:30 p.m. The final two games of the night will feature Ethan and Mount Vernon/Plankinton at 7 p.m. and Hanson and Pine Ridge at 8:30 p.m.
PLANKINTON — Katlyn Briggs had a big night as Mount Vernon/Plankinton bested Wagner 46-38 on Friday night in prep girls basketball. Briggs posted 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win for the Titans. Destiney Haak contributed eight points, 10 rebounds, and five assists on the night. The Titans were 19-of-43 from the field, were 0-of-3 on 3-pointers, and made 8-of-17 free-throw attempts. For Wagner, Kristan Soukup had nine points in the losing effort.
PIERRE—It was another tough night offensively for the Mitchell boys basketball team on Friday. The Kernels shot just 29 percent from the field and dropped a 61-45 decision at Pierre in an Eastern South Dakota Conference contest. Mitchell (0-14) managed to put up more shots than the Governors. However, the Kernels couldn't handle the defensive pressure put on by Pierre (6-6). "The Governor defense put a tremendous amount of pressure all over the floor against us, extending out to about 30 feet and really took us out of our game," Mitchell coach Erik Skoglund said.
CORSICA — Myah Selland scored her 2,000th career point in No. 2 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's 61-34 girls basketball victory over Corsica-Stickney on Thursday. Selland filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals, and four blocks to lead the Blackhawks. Megan Poyer added 12 points and Abby Doering scored 11 points along with six rebounds. Kayla Olson chipped in 10 as well for the Hawks. SCW shot 51 percent from the floor and outrebounded Corsica-Stickney, 31-18 in the win.
PARKSTON—Burke/Gregory pinned its way past Parkston 39-31 during a dual on Thursday in Parkston. The Storm won seven of the contested matches, including six by fall. Jordan Vosika (113 pounds), Jackson Eklund (120), Frank Even (126), Finn Hanson (138), Vladik Johnson (152) and Colton Nelson (285) each pick up pins for Burke/Gregory. Nelson's pin in the heavyweight match secured the team victory. Burke/Gregory held a slim 33-31 lead entering the final bout. Jeremiah Beck (160) won the Storm's other match, an 8-6 decision over Dawson Semmler.
YANKTON — Mitchell's quest for a fourth-straight Eastern South Dakota Conference gymnastics championship came up a bit short on Thursday night.
DENVER, Colo.—The South Dakota women's basketball team never trailed Denver as the Coyotes defeated the Pioneers 53-44 in a Summit League game on Wednesday in Denver, Colorado. Ciara Duffy led USD with 14 points, while Abigail had 13 points and Allison Arens added 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. The Coyotes went 16-of-48 from the field for 33 percent shooting, 6-of-25 from the behind the arc for 24 percent and 15-of-16 from the line for 93 percent. USD (19-4, 8-2 SL) plays South Dakota State at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Frost Arena in Brookings.
MOUNT VERNON—A 15-4 first quarter allowed Mount Vernon/Plankinton to build an early lead and hold off Custer Battlefield Conference rival Mitchell Christian in girls basketball Tuesday night, as the Titans earned a 44-20 win. The Titans were paced by Stephanie Faulhaber's 10 points, while Katlyn Briggs had nine points and eight rebounds and Mikayla Cassidy had eight points. For the Golden Eagles, Colette Haag had six points and Adaya Plastow had four points and seven rebounds. Mitchell Christian had 25 turnovers and shooting stats weren't available.
MOUNT VERNON—Mitchell Christian dropped into an early hole and never quite dug out of it Tuesday night, as Mount Vernon/Plankinton picked up a boys basketball victory 64-53. "MVP does a nice job of making you play a little faster than you want to, especially early in the game," Golden Eagles coach Jesse Tolsma said. "Once we got ourselves on under control in the second half, we played better and our kids did a good job of fighting and clawing back into the game."