Daily Republic Sports
VERMILLION — Matt Mooney scored 30 points and South Dakota snapped South Dakota State's eight game win streak with an 87-68 victory on Wednesday night in college men's basketball at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The Dakota Wesleyan University's women's basketball team capped off a three-game road swing with a win over the nationally ranked University of Jamestown on Wednesday. The No. 12 Tigers outscored the No. 6 Jimmies 29-10 in the fourth quarter and won the non-conference game 86-75 in Jamestown, North Dakota. DWU's victory snapped a 16-game win streak for Jamestown and the Tigers have handed the Jimmies (20-3) two of their three losses this season.
WAGNER — The Wagner girls basketball team held off Mount Vernon/Plankinton 50-36 in a game Tuesday. Wagner (3-10): Kayli Kocer poured in 22 points for Wagner, while Janae Patterson tallied 16 points and nine rebounds. Bella LeBeaux also had seven rebounds. Up next: The Red Raiders play at Scotland on Friday. Mount Vernon/Plankinton (5-6): Katlyn Briggs led MVP with 12 points. Dacey Rihanek put up five rebounds in the loss. Up next: The Titans play at Gregory on Thursday. MVP 6 14 32 36 W 9 25 37 50 MCM 65, Freeman 61
MOUNT VERNON — McCook Central/Montrose made it a clean sweep Tuesday at the Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney quadrangular, winning three duals in high school wrestling action. The Fighting Cougars took down Marion/Freeman 60-6, the host Titans 38-30 and Beresford/Alcester-Hudson 48-30. In other duals, B/A-H defeated MVPCS 58-15 and Marion/Freeman 57-15. MVPCS won the dual against Marion/Freeman 30-18.
The Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams both remain top 20 in the NAIA Division II polls. The DWU women fell from No. 8 to No. 12, while the Tiger men moved up from No. 19 to No. 18 in the latest poll. The DWU women are 18-4 overall and 10-3 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Tigers play at No. 6 Jamestown (20-2) Wednesday in a non-league game in Jamestown, North Dakota.
ETHAN — Karly Gustafson's 33 points led Ethan to the Rustlers' sixth straight win Monday, topping Canistota 68-42 in girls basketball action. Ethan (11-2): Cameryn Logan had 13 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double effort for the Rustlers. Jessica Bartscher had nine assists and Maddie Miiller had eight assists for Ethan. Up next: Ethan plays at Mitchell Christian on Thursday. Canistota (5-8): Jordan Engbrecht had 23 points and Harley Cormany had 11 points for the Hawks. Up next: The Hawks host Freeman on Thursday in Canistota. C 11 22 32 42
CHAMBERLAIN -- Mitchell’s Carson Max and Briggs Havlik both finished first at the River City Rumble on Saturday in Chamberlain. The Kernels placed fourth as a team with 160.5 points. Aberdeen Central won the team title with 195.5 points.
A number of area sporting events were called off Monday, due to the snowstorm sweeping through the region: • The Freeman at McCook Central/Montrose girls basketball game scheduled for Monday has been moved to today as part of a doubleheader with the boys game. The junior varsity games will be played at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity girls at 6:15 p.m., and the varsity boys at 7:45 p.m. • The Freeman Academy/Marion at Bridgewater-Emery girls basketball game was moved from Monday to today in Emery. The junior varsity game will start at 6:15 p.m., with the varsity to follow.
BROOKINGS — For the second consecutive week and fifth time this season, Macy Miller was named The Summit League's women's basketball player of the week on Monday. The South Dakota State University junior point guard averaged 27 points, 7.5 rebounds, five assists and 2.5 steals in two games, scoring 23 points against Dakota Wesleyan University and tying her career-best scoring mark with 31 points Saturday against Western Illinois.
The South Dakota Prep Media basketball poll for the week of Jan. 22 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are indicated in parentheses. Boys Class AA 1. Harrisburg (18) 10-0 114 1 2. Sioux Falls Lincoln (6) 8-2 99 2