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SIOUX FALLS -- History repeated itself for the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team at the Summit League tournament. Just like in 2016, the Jackrabbits lost both regular-season contests to the rival Coyotes but won the third, most-important contest, a 65-50 victory in Tuesday’s Summit League tournament championship game.
SIOUX FALLS—Without much trouble, the South Dakota State University women's basketball team did the job Monday. The second-seeded Jackrabbits scored 53 points in the first half and drilled 11 3-pointers, downing Western Illinois in an 80-51 Summit League tournament semifinal win Monday at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
MADISON—Time was running out and the lead was slipping away for the Tripp-Delmont/Armour girls basketball team. A 22-point lead was down to just four points in the final minute. But the Nighthawks weren't going to make the co-op's first trip to the state tournament wait any longer, as 10th-seeded TDA held off No. 7 Waubay/Summit for a 55-50 victory in the Class B Round of 16 Thursday at Madison High School.
Dakota Wesleyan University will be well-represented at the NAIA Division II national basketball tournaments. And the Tigers and their fans won't have to travel far next week when games get rolling.
It was the streak that seemed like it wouldn’t stop. It got to 23 at the end of the 2016-17 season and rolled right through a coaching change, and chugged through the 20s and 30s up to 42 consecutive losses for the Mitchell High School boys basketball team.
It was a spectacle. That's the best word for the showdown so many South Dakota wrestling fans and sports fans were fired up for, the Class A 285-pound championship match Saturday between Beresford/Alcester-Hudson's Nick Casperson and Chamberlain's Nash Hutmacher.
The formula is known and the Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball team has been in Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Championship games before. Now it's a case of putting it all together, coach Jason Christensen said, and beating No. 2-ranked Concordia University on its home court to win the GPAC title tonight, at 7 p.m. at Walz Arena in Seward, Nebraska. It's the third straight season DWU has gone on the road to play in the GPAC tournament championship game but the No. 8 Tigers have never won the postseason event.
With a tie game and 28 points already on the scoresheet for the night, Matthew Nibbe was the last player Mitchell Christian wanted to see take a last-second shot. But the ball landed in the hands of the Elkton-Lake Benton freshman with fewer than five seconds left and Nibbe buried a 3-pointer from the left corner, sinking the postseason hopes of the hometown Golden Eagles Monday, as the Elks advanced 56-53 in the opening round of the Region 4B boys basketball playoffs.
SIOUX FALLS—The Howard wrestling team sent two seniors to the mat in the championship round Saturday at the state wrestling tournament in Sioux Falls. In turn, Aidyn Feldhaus and Evan Kizer brought back state titles. With varying levels of state tournament success in their past, both Feldhaus and Kizer wrestled with confidence in claiming the 182-pound and 220-pound championships, respectively, Saturday at the Premier Center.
SIOUX FALLS — Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon's Josh Crownover waited until the last second. Twice. But it was more than enough time for the sophomore to pick up a state championship at 160 pounds in Class B Saturday, defeating Canton's Shaeden Scheidt 3-1 in sudden-victory overtime at the Premier Center. "I was really confident and I just had to stick with it," Crownover said. "Our coaches always set us up to work harder than anyone else and I felt like I could outlast him and win it."