Daily Republic Sports
SPEARFISH -- Three Dakota Wesleyan University track and field athletes win events at the Myrle Hanson Memorial Open on Saturday. Sophomore Isaac Van Essen won the men's long jump with a leap of 6.29 meters, while junior Daniel Porter won the triple jump with a jump of 13.17 meters.
• Mitchell High School girls basketball vs. Watertown, 7 p.m. at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. • Mitchell Christian boys basketball vs. Corsica/Stickney, 8 p.m. at Mitchell Christian School. •...
Today, at the Corn Palace, the Mitchell girls basketball team hosts Watertown in an Eastern South Dakota Conference game. Time: 7 p.m. Records: Mitchell (3-4, 3-2 ESD); Watertown (2-4, 2-3...
AVON -- Avon is hosting a youth girls basketball jamboree on Feb. 21 in the school gym. There are third-grade and fourth-grade divisions. There is a $40 entry fee per team and each team is guaranteed three games. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits women's basketball team had two close contests over the weekend with mixed results. The Jackrabbits defeated Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne 65-64 on Saturday in Fort Wayne and dropped a 68-67 contest to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Sunday in Indianapolis. In Saturday's contest, Mitchell native Macy Miller had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists while her teammate, Kerri Young, finished with five points and five assists. Young had six points and three assists on Sunday while Miller had five points, three rebounds and two assists. SDSU
Macomb, Ill. -- Amy Williams earned her 50th career win when South Dakota defeated Western Illinois 101-87 on Saturday in Macomb. Senior guard Raeshel Contreras scored 24 points to lead the Coyotes' offensive attack. Nicole Seekamp, Margaret McCloud and Kelly Stewart had 16 points apiece. USD (12-4, 2-1 Summit) plays North Dakota State at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the DakotaDome.
MADISON -- Celeste Beck scored 22 points as the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team defeated Dakota State University 81-75 on Saturday in Madison. "We finally finished a game down the stretch," DWU head coach Jason Christensen said. "We had been struggling to finish games, but we made some free throws and made shots down the stretch on the road. It was a good win for us." Beck was 7-of-12 shooting from behind the arc and the Tigers shot 37 percent from the floor in the win. "(Celeste has) made some big shots," Christensen said.
Emily Reynen recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Mitchell Christian girls basketball team defeated Freeman Academy 49-39 on Saturday in Mitchell. "Emily had a nice solid game yesterday," Mitchell Christian head coach Jackie Van Laecken said. "She stepped up on offense and defense. She provided balance, which was nice for us as well." Taylor Lepke added 12 points and Ashley Schmit chipped in 11 points for the Golden Eagles. Freeman Academy was led by Hannah Yoder, who recorded 17 points and seven rebounds in the loss.
The Mitchell Christian boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead Saturday, and eventually defeated Freeman Academy 56-44 in Mitchell. "We did come out with more intensity on defense than we had all year," Mitchell Christian head coach Dennis Martin said. "That paid off, and we were able to jump out early. It set the tone of the game." Austin Bormann led Mitchell Christian with 18 points, while Majok Kur had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Mitchell Christian shot 20-of-41 from the floor. "Austin came out and ran the offense, he did what we asked of him," Martin said.
BROOKINGS -- The Mitchell girls gymnastics team won the Patty Jorgenson Invite on Saturday in Brookings with a total score of 144.550. "Usually coming back from Brookings we're a little rusty, but we looked better than we usually do at this meet," Mitchell head coach Audra Rew said. "We're definitely not satisfied, but we're right where we need to be at this point." Quinci Herll won her third invitational in a row with an all-around score of 144.550.