Daily Republic Sports
FARGO, N.D.—Macy Miller scorched North Dakota State University on Saturday in Fargo with 29 points, helping the South Dakota State University women's basketball team move to 2-0 in Summit League play with a 81-63 win. Miller, a Mitchell native, shot 11-of-17 from the floor, grabbed 5 rebounds and hit 6-of-7 3-pointers. Another former Mitchell Kernel, Kerri Young, chipped in 16 points and four assists. Ellie Thompson added to the effort with 16 points, while Clarissa Ober had 12. Taylor Thunstedt led NDSU with 28 points.
HASTINGS, Neb.—In a close game that saw 17 lead changes, the Dakota Wesleyan men's basketball team came up one point short against Hastings College 83-82 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference showdown in Hastings, Nebraska.
HASTINGS, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team notched another big road conference win at No. 3 Hastings College on Saturday afternoon. The No. 12 Tigers shot nearly 60 percent in the game and Mitchell native Kristin Sabers scored 29 points to lead four DWU players scoring in double-figures for an 88-76 victory over the Broncos.
Courtside seats are available for the Hanson Classic basketball events that will be held at the Corn Palace on Jan. 16 and 23. Seats will go on sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday and are available from the Corn Palace box office by phone, online or in person. The seats are $25 for courtside seats and are good for the entire day.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Competing over her holiday break, Dakota Wesleyan University's Nicole Court-Menendez qualified for the 5-000-meter race for the 2016 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Sunday. Court-Menendez posted a time of 28 minutes, 44.92 seconds at the Upstate New York Holiday Classic in Rochester, New York. It's the fourth time she has qualified for the indoor event. Court-Menendez, a senior from Lewiston, Maine, holds both DWU records for the indoor and outdoor 5,000 race.
DENVER — Every South Dakota State women's basketball player — all 12 of them — scored in the Jackrabbits' Summit League opener and SDSU throttled host Denver 76-39 on Wednesday night at Magness Arena. Mitchell native Macy Miller led the Jacks in scoring with 17 points and added six rebounds, while Kerri Young had seven points in the victory. Freshman Madison Guebert had 15 points for SDSU, which shot 41 percent and led 44-16 at halftime. The Jacks also made 11 3-pointers in the game. Jacqulyn Poss had 12 points for the Pioneers (2-11, 0-1 Summit).
HURON—Despite a game-high 21 points from Kalvin Peterson, the Lyman boys basketball team fell short against Marty 69-57 at the Huron Holiday Classic on Wednesday at the Huron Arena. Kevin Peterson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Korder Cropsey grabbed 13 rebounds in the loss. The Raiders went 12-of-48 from the field and made 21 of 35 free throws in the loss. Marty had three players score in double figures with Lonnie Hare scoring 17 points. Mason Dion added 15 points and Oscar Bernie chipped in 13 points.
A strong second half propelled Florida National University over Cardinal Stritch University on Tuesday in the Mike Miller Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. After holding a slim 32-31 lead at the half, FNU outscored CSU 55-37 in the second period to walk away with the win. Regan O'Rourke led the FNU effort with 23 points, while Marcus Morrison added 13. Meanwhile, Carlos Knox and Matt Reinke led Cardinal Stritch with 13 points apiece. FNU outshot CSU 50 percent to 35 percent, and won the rebound battle 38-33.
HURON — A halftime lead slipped away from the Mitchell Christian girls basketball team Tuesday at the Huron Holiday Classic, as the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots managed to knock off the Golden Eagles 42-32 at the Huron Arena. The Golden Eagles (3-2) were up 16-15 in a game that proved to be a back-and-forth affair for three quarters before the Patriots scored 19 fourth quarter points to finish off MCS.
The Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting scheduled for today has been canceled. The next meeting will be 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 6 at The Depot Bar and Grill in Mitchell.