Area basketball roundup and scores for Jan. 15: Wessington Springs boys win 281 Conference opener

High school basketball for Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022


WOLSEY — Mason Schelske and Cade Mohling provided the key duo for the Wessington Springs boys basketball team to advance in the 281 Conference tournament Saturday with a 73-52 win over Iroquois/Doland.

Wessington Springs (6-4): Mohling made eight 3-pointers for the Spartans, who made 10 triples overall, and finished with 26 points. Schelske had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Springs, which had 22 assists on 26 made shots. Brock Kruger dished five of them and had five points. Wessington Springs faces James Valley Christian in the 281 semifinals on Jan. 18 in Wolsey.

Iroquois/Doland (0-8): Diego Prieto had 14 points, while Logan Peskey had 13 points and eight rebounds. Tristan Dykstra added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Chiefs. I/D plays Highmore-Harrold in a consolation round game on Jan. 18 in Huron.

Hitchcock-Tulare 64, SCW 54

WOLSEY — Hitchcock-Tulare scored 36 points in the first half and advanced in the 281 Conference Tournament first round on Saturday over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket.

Hitchcock-Tulare (4-3): The Patriots had 17 points from Jackson Maynard, including five 3-pointers. Kyle Hamilton had 13 points and T.J. Salmen had 11 points for H-T, which advances to meet Wolsey-Wessington in the tournament semifinals on Jan. 18 in Wolsey.


SCW (1-8): Tryce Slykhuis had 24 points for the Blackhawks, which were powered by seven 3-pointers in the game. Brady Larson had nine points and Toby Kneen added eight. SCW plays Sunshine Bible in the consolation round of the 281 Tournament on Jan. 18 in Huron.

Freeman Academy/Marion 66, Scotland 42

MARION — Quincy Blue’s all-around effort helped Freeman Academy/Marion earn a home win over Scotland on Saturday in girls basketball action.

FAM (5-1): Blue had 24 points, 11 rebounds, seven steals and two assists in the win for the Bearcats. Connor Epp had 23 points and five rebounds and Thalen Schroeder had 12 points. FAM is back in action against Canistota on Jan. 18.

Scotland (3-5): Dawson Bietz and Parker Hochstein each had 10 points in the loss. Scotland faces Irene-Wakonda on Jan. 18.

Chamberlain 69, Bon Homme 33

TYNDALL — Chamberlain picked up its third win of the season in a Saturday road win at Bon Homme.

Chamberlain (3-2): Sellyck McManus led the team with 18 points, nine rebounds, and two steals, while Jerron Herron added 13 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Dakota Munger and Cruz Soulek picked up 11 points each, with Munger grabbing seven rebounds and Soulek grabbing five rebounds. Chamberlain travels to Lennox on Jan. 18.

Bon Homme (2-5): Riley Rothschadl scored a team-high 12 points and had five rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Landon Bares had nine points, five rebounds, and three assists. Bon Homme plays at Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Burke 63, Gayville-Volin 42

BURKE — Burke used a 25-8 third quarter push to get past Gayville-Volin on Saturday in boys basketball action.


Burke (8-2): Ben Witt had 26 points for the Cougars, who also had 18 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds from Bryce Frank. Reed Benter joined the double-double efforts with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Burke hosts Boyd County, Nebraska on Jan. 27.

Gayville-Volin (6-3): Andrew Gustad had 15 points and Spencer Karstens had 13 points for the Pirates. G-V plays at Colman-Egan on Jan. 18.

Girls basketball

Chamberlain 58, Bon Homme 47

TYNDALL — Chamberlain picked up a road win against Bon Homme on Saturday in girls basketball action.

Chamberlain (5-6): Mya Knippling posted a double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds, as well as six blocks. Abby Hutmacher scored 14 points and had five steals while Jayslee Petersen had nine points and 11 rebounds. Kinsey Evans contributed 11 points. Chamberlain hosts Gregory on Jan. 18.

Bon Homme (2-7): Jaden Kortan had 17 points for the Cavaliers, while Jurni Vavruska had nine points. Oliva Bures added 10 rebounds. Bon Homme plays Bridgewater-Emery at home on Jan. 17.

Burke 49, Gayville-Volin 39

BURKE — The Burke girls basketball team grabbed a well-earned victory at home against Gayville-Volin.

Burke (3-7): Adisyn Indahl scored eight points and had eight rebounds and four steals for her team. Bridget Bartling had 10 points and six rebounds while Elly Witt had six points, five assists, and three steals. Paige Bull had both five assists and five rebounds and her teammate Kailee Frank scored seven points. Burke travels to Platte to play Platte-Geddes on Jan. 18.

Gayville-Volin (4-6): Taylor Hoxeng scored 11 points. Molly Larson contributed 14 points. No further stats were available for G-V, which plays Gregory away on Jan. 22.



Girls basketball

Brandon Valley 54, Douglas 22

Burke 49, Gayville-Volin 39

Chamberlain 58, Bon Homme 47

Crow Creek 69, Lower Brule 44

Hill City 45, Sundance (Wyo.) 14

Rapid City Central 53, Campbell County (Wyo.) 39

Newcastle (Wyo.) 58, Rapid City Christian 45

Scotland 38, Freeman Academy/Marion 19

Sioux Falls Christian 44, Watertown 40

Sioux Falls Lincoln 47, Huron 45

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 68, Yankton 33

Tea Area 53, Aberdeen Central 46

Dakota Valley Conference Classic

Arlington 46, Hills-Beaver Creek (Minn.) 34

Castlewood 46, Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Minn.) 32

Clinton/Graceville/Beardsley (Minn.) 55, Elkton-Lake Benton 42

Colman-Egan 63, Pipestone Area (Minn.) 54

Dell Rapids St. Mary 55, Adrian/Ellsworth (Minn.) 25

Estelline/Hendricks 53, Ortonville (Minn.) 32

Lake Preston 54, Dawson-Boyd (Minn.) 48

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 49, Benson (Minn.) 20

Hanson Classic

Bridgewater-Emery 60, Highmore-Harrold 45

Corsica-Stickney 58, Flandreau 47

Hanson 64, Wolsey-Wessington 47

Lakota Tech 43, Florence/Henry 41

Lennox 44, Deubrook Area 43

Parkston 42, St. Thomas More 38

Viborg-Hurley 49, Ethan 38

Wagner 75, West Central 48

Winner 55, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 40

West River Tournament

Seventh place

Newell 54, Oelrichs 36

Fifth place

Moorcroft (Wyo.) 47, Hot Springs 40

Third place

Upton (Wyo.) 43, Edgemont 39


Wall 33, Faith 31

Boys basketball

Burke 63, Gayville-Volin 42

Chamberlain 69, Bon Homme 33

Dell Rapids St. Mary 75, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 48

Freeman Academy/Marion 66, Scotland 42

Great Plains Lutheran 61, North Central 25

Groton Area 68, Deubrook Area 42

Hill City 59, Sundance (Wyo.) 56

Kadoka Area 41, Colome 34

Lower Brule 89, Crow Creek 35

Rapid City Central 72, Campbell County (Wyo.) 64

Rapid City Christian 66, Newcastle (Wyo.) 36

Sioux Falls Christian 64, Watertown 52

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 50, Yankton 45

Sioux Falls Roosevelt 61, Sioux Falls Lincoln 53

Tea Area 54, Aberdeen Central 51

Jones County Invitational

Fifth place

Kadoka Area 41, Colome 34

Third place

Stanley County 46, Philip 37


White River 58, Lyman 36

Pheasant Shootout

Belle Fourche 53, Northwestern 42

Faulkton Area 65, Timber Lake 61

Groton Area 68, Deubrook Area 42

Little Wound 59, Florence/Henry 55

Redfield 54, Waverly-South Shore 47

West River Tournament

Seventh place

Edgemont 50, Newell 23

Fifth place 

Wall 56, Moorcroft (Wyo.) 26

Third place

Upton (Wyo.) 54, New Underwood 36

281 Conference Tournament


Hitchcock-Tulare 64, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 54

James Valley Christian 63, Highmore-Harrold 40

Wessington Springs 73, Iroquois-Doland 52

Wolsey-Wessington 68, Sunshine Bible Academy 14

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