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The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team will play at 8 p.m. Saturday in its Great Plains Athletic Conference semifinal against Doane College at the Corn Palace. The game was previously scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. The change will also force the local high school schedule to become shuffled, as the District 8B girls championship game was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A new time is to be determined.
Due to severe winter weather, the District 8B girls basketball semifinals scheduled for today (Thursday) at the Corn Palace have been moved up to earlier in the day. Top-seeded Ethan will now take on Canistota at 3:30 p.m., followed by No. 2-seed Hanson and third-seeded Howard at 5 p.m., District 8B Chairperson Larry Nebelsick, of Canistota, announced Thursday morning.
GPAC women’s basketball tournament pairings Quarterfinals — Wednesday No. 1 Concordia 88, No. 8 Midland 69 No. 5 Northwestern 70, No. 4 Hastings 67 No. 2 Dakota Wesleyan 94, No. 7 Briar Cliff 60 No. 6 Doane 77, No. 3 Morningside 75 Semifinals — Saturday
INDIANAPOLIS—Four Jaguars scored in double-figures as IUPUI defeated South Dakota 63-42 inside the Jungle on Wednesday evening. Both IUPUI (21-7, 11-4) and South Dakota (22-6, 11-4) remain in the hunt for a share of the regular season title. A Coyote win over Western Illinois (22-6, 12-3) on Saturday could create a four-way tie with South Dakota State (20-7, 11-4) for the regular season title.
With most of southern South Dakota under a Blizzard Watch, some of Thursday's area basketball games have been changed. Here are the list of games that have been altered. • A boys basketball game between Mitchell High School and Rapid City Central scheduled for 5 p.m. has been canceled and won't be rescheduled. • The District 6B girls title game between Sanborn Central/Woonsocket and Wolsey-Wessington will be played at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Huron Arena.
The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team picked a good time to score a season-high 94 points. In the first round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament, the second-seeded Tigers dominated No. 7 Briar Cliff 94-60 in front of 2,761 fans on Wednesday at the Corn Palace. The Tigers, ranked No. 9 in the nation, shot 60 percent from the field and never trailed the Chargers in the contest.
Former Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Jon Bane has signed a deal with the Bismarck Bucks of the Championships Indoor Football League. After finishing his career with the Tigers, Bane also played professionally for Richmond Raiders and the Tampa Bay Storm. Bane was a three-time all-conference quarterback for the Tigers and a 2011 All-American. He finished his career as DWU's all-time leading passer with 9,224 yards. The Bucks are an expansion team of the Champions Indoor Football League. They will begin their season on March 4 at the Sioux City Bandits.
Behind a two-headed offensive monster, the Howard girls basketball team blew their District 8B opening-round game wide open in the second half and took down Mitchell Christian 63-17 at the Corn Palace Tuesday. After taking a 34-16 lead into halftime, the third-seeded Tigers (16-5) outscored Mitchell Christian 29-1 in the final two quarters for the blowout win.
YANKTON — The defense held for Yankton as a 9-0 fourth quarter run propelled the Gazelles to a 29-27 victory over Mitchell in Eastern South Dakota Conference girls' basketball action on Tuesday in Yankton. Yankton trailed by five before Lindsey Hale kicked the run off with a 3-pointer. Bailey Kortan dropped in a layup and a two-point jumper and Jessica Reinhardt scored her only two points on a pair of free throws to give Yankton a 29-25 lead that would hold.
YANKTON — There was a visible sigh of relief from the Yankton boys' basketball team. After six consecutive losses, the Bucks bounced back in a big way. And at the right time. In what was their regular season finale, they got started fast and never slowed down on the way to a 66-40 victory over winless Mitchell at the Yankton gym. Yankton started the game on a 16-2 run (thanks to a handful of wide open 3-pointers) and saw its lead reach 20-plus late in the second quarter.