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ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- The Dakota Wesleyan men's basketball game took one step closer to clinching a share of the Great Plains Athletic Conference on Wednesday. The No. 6 Tigers defeated GPAC foe Northwestern College 93-86 in Orange City, Iowa. "I just can't say enough about Northwestern's effort," DWU head coach Matt Wilber said. "They shot the ball really well, and executed what they wanted to do and made it really hard for us.
ABERDEEN -- The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team fell in its final dual of the season to Northern State University on Wednesday in Aberdeen. Kyle Gerlach, wrestling at 157 pounds, and Isaac Rangel (184) earned wins for the Tigers. Gerlach defeated Northern State University's Sean Havlovic 1-0 and Rangel defeated David Murphy 1-0. DWU also earned wins at the 125 and 133 weight classes due to Northern State forfeits. The Tigers will compete in the North Region Qualifying Tournament on Feb.
DENVER -- Macy Miller scored a career-high 30 points as the South Dakota State University women's basketball team fell to Denver 77-72 in a Summit League basketball game on Wednesday in Denver. Miller, a former Mitchell Kernel, added eight rebounds and three assists, going 12-of-18 from the field and 3-of-3 from behind the arc. Teammate and Mitchell native Kerri Young added 17 points and three assists for the Jackrabbits. The Jackrabbits (16-8, 7-4 SL) made 26 of 73 field goals for 35 percent shooting, while going 7-of-16 from behind the arc and committing 11 turnovers in the loss. Denver
ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Erica Herrold's 22 points weren't enough for the Dakota Wesleyan women as the Tigers fell to Northwestern College 80-66 on Wednesday in Orange City, Iowa. "We didn't shoot the ball very well and play with the energy we usually play with," DWU head coach Jason Christensen said. "I'm not sure why, but we struggled with our shooting again.
Today, at the Corn Palace, the Mitchell High School girls basketball team hosts Brandon Valley in an Eastern South Dakota Conference game. Time: 7 p.m. Records: Mitchell (6-10, 5-8 ESD), Brandon Valley (6-9, 5-7 ESD). Notes: The Mitchell girls are coming off a 48-38 loss to the Huron Tigers on Tuesday at the Corn Palace... Mitchell has lost six of its last eight games and haven't won an ESD game since defeating then No. 2 ranked Pierre on Jan. 22 in Mitchell ... Brandon Valley fell 59-36 to Harrisburg on Feb. 6 in Harrisburg...
• Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball vs. Northwestern College, 8 p.m. in Orange City, Iowa. • Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball vs. Northwestern College, 6 p.m. in Orange City, Iowa. • Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling vs. Northern State University in Aberdeen.
ARMOUR -- Ali Kuca scored her 1,000th point while scoring a game-high 26 points, as the Wagner girls basketball team outlasted Tripp-Delmont/Armour 70-64 in overtime on Tuesday in Armour. Kuca added 15 rebounds for a double-double, while Emily Brunsing added 19 points and Bethany Sully chipped in 10 points for Wagner. The Red Raiders made 21 of 41 field goals and went 19-of-40 from the free-throw line in the win. The Nighthawks had four players score in double figures with Jessica Sandau recording a double-double with 13 points and 19 rebounds.
HURON -- James Valley Christian had three players scored in double-figures as it downed Mitchell Christian 79-45 in a high school boys basketball game on Tuesday in Huron. Jayden Waldner scored 13 points, while Tim Wager and Tristan Wieting added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for JVC. "We didn't have an answer for their post game," Mitchell Christian head coach Dennis Martin said.
HURON -- The Mitchell Christian girls basketball team fell to James Valley Christian 58-35 on Tuesday in Huron. Khiree Held scored 16 points, while Hannah Loban added 14 points and Tierra Decker chipped in 12 points for James Valley Christian in the win. "We had a rough start to the game in the first half," MCS head coach Jackie Van Laecken said. "We dug ourselves a hole that we couldn't get out of.
The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club is hosting a bus trip to watch former Mitchell Kernels and current South Dakota State University women's basketball players Macy Miller and Kerri Young play against IUPUI on Feb. 28. The game is set for 2 p.m. and for $20 participants receive transportation to and from Frost Arena as well as a ticket into the game. To purchase tickets visit the Mitchell High School Activities office or reserve seats on the bus at any home Kernel basketball game. Deadline to sign up is Feb.