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Area basketball roundup, scores from Jan. 24: Corsica-Stickney girls power past Bridgewater-Emery

Regional basketball action on a Monday night

Corsica-Stickney girls basketball (Rachel Gerlach)
Corsica-Stickney's Rachel Gerlach (44) attempts a layup as Bridgewater-Emery's Julia Weber (10) gets her fingertips on the ball during the first half of a girls basketball contest on Jan. 24, 2022, at Corsica-Stickney High School.
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CORSICA — In a Class B clash featuring teams with 10-plus wins and only two losses to their names entering the night, No. 2-ranked Corsica-Stickney muscled its way past Bridgewater-Emery on the way to a 71-55 girls basketball victory Monday night.

The Jaguars decisively won the interior battle, shooting 26 of 44 (59%) from the floor — plenty of layups mixed in — and converted 12 of 13 free-throw attempts on the offensive end and piling up a 28 to 18 rebounding advantage over the Huskies.

Exceptional second and third quarter efforts by Corsica-Stickney defined the contest. A quick surge by the Jaguars turned a two-point lead into eight in a matter of moments, creating separation for the home team. Timely shot-making by Bridgewater-Emery kept the contest within single digits heading into halftime, but Corsica-Stickney used a 17-8 third quarter to pull away, growing the lead to as much as 19 points.

Corsica-Stickney girls basketball (Payton DeLange)
Corsica-Stickney's Payton DeLange (12) maneuvers around Bridgewater-Emery's Chloe Schmitt (41) for a layup attempt during the first half of a girls basketball contest on Jan. 24, 2022, at Corsica-Stickney High School.
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Corsica-Stickney (12-2): Payton DeLange shot 4-for-5 from three to score 20 points and had three steals. Casey Tolsma shot 8-for-9 from the field and scored 16 points while Avery Broughton had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Morgan Clites shot a perfect 5-for-5 for the field for 11 points and had four rebounds and four assists. The Jaguars travel to Menno on Jan. 28.

Bridgewater-Emery (10-3): Julia Weber led the Huskies with 20 points, six assists, three rebounds and two steals in the loss. Chloe Schmit had 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists while Casey Meyer had 10 points. Morgan Uptagaft also had nine points and two steals. Bridgewater-Emery travels to Hanson on Jan. 28.

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Ethan's Cheyanne Sonne puts up a shot during a girls basketball game against Canistota on Monday, January 24, 2022 in Ethan.
Matt Gade/Mitchell Republic

Ethan 54, Canistota 17

ETHAN — Strong defense led Ethan to a home girls basketball victory on Monday night over visiting Canistota.

Ethan (6-4): Hannah Bartscher and Ava Lingemann each had 16 points for the Rustlers, who led 27-9 at halftime. Bella Nesheim added seven points and Marissa Storm had six points for Ethan, which visits Mitchell Christian on Jan. 27.

Canistota (2-8): Natalie Becker had seven points and Kayla Papendick had four points for the Hawks, who host Freeman on Jan. 27.

Platte-Geddes 38, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 34

ARMOUR — Platte-Geddes held on late to defeat Tripp-Delmont/Armour in a road girls basketball contest on Monday night.

Platte-Geddes (6-5): Karly VanDerWerff had 20 points to lead the Black Panthers, while Baleigh Nachtigal had nine points in the victory. P-G led 22-12 at halftime and 34-23 after three quarters. Platte-Geddes visits Parkston on Jan. 25.

Tripp-Delmont/Armour (4-6): Megan Reiner had 15 points and four steals and Raevin Castle had six points for TDA, which also had five rebounds from Mia Reiner. The Nighthawks play at Centerville on Jan. 25.

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Burke 50, Kimball/White Lake 41

BURKE — Burke scored 32 of its 50 points in the second half to take down Kimball/White Lake at home in a girls basketball game on Monday.

Burke (5-8): Adisyn Indahl had 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and eight steals to led the Cougars. Bridget Bartling and Paige Bull scored eight points each in the win. Burke hosts Avon on Jan. 25.

Kimball/White Lake (2-9): Kate Havlik had 13 points and Ryann Nielsen had 12 points. The Wildkats host Bon Homme on Jan. 25.

Howard 64, Dell Rapids St. Mary 50

HOWARD — Dell Rapids St. Mary scored 21 points in the opening quarter and held to 29 points over the final three frames, as Howard’s big performances helped the Tigers to a home girls basketball win Monday night.

Howard (6-4): The Tigers were led by Abby Aslesen’s 24 points and 18 rebounds and Kate Connor added 22 points and 10 rebounds on 9-for-14 shooting to power the Tigers. Trinity Palmquist had six points and five assists in the winning effort, as Howard was 19-for-19 on free-throw tries and pulled down 16 offensive rebounds on a night where they held a a 37-29 rebounding edge. Howard hosts Ethan on Jan. 28.

Dell Rapids St. Mary (6-6): The Cardinals had 21 points from Ella Griffin, including five 3-pointers. Madala Hanson added 12 points as DRSM hit eight 3-pointers but was held to 33% shooting overall. The Cardinals host Alcester-Hudson on Jan. 27.

Chamberlain 61, Todd County 54

MISSION — Chamberlain led at each quarter break and picked up a Big Dakota Conference girls basketball victory on Monday night.

Chamberlain (7-7): Mya Knippling had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kinsey Evans had 17 points and Jayslee Peterson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Chamberlain, which led 20-10 after one quarter, 32-25 at half and 46-35 at the conclusion of the third quarter. The Cubs host Mobridge-Pollock on Jan. 28,

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Todd County (5-4): Bailey White Hat had a game-high 25 points for TC, with 14 points from Wiconi Uses Arrow. The Falcons play at St. Francis Indian School on Jan. 26.

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Canistota's Tye Merrill drives to the basket during a boys basketball game at Ethan on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in Ethan.
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BOYS BASKETBALL

Canistota 71, Ethan 62

ETHAN — A 45-point first half keyed Canistota to a road boys basketball victory on Monday over Ethan. Canistota led 27-14 after the opening eight minutes and 45-25 at halftime to end Ethan’s win streak at five games.

Canistota (5-4): Tye Merrill had 20 points and five assists for the Hawks, who also saw 14 points and 10 rebounds from Brandon Kjetland and 11 points, six assists and four rebounds from Tage Ortman, as Canistota committed only five turnovers for the game. Canistota hosts Chester Area on Jan. 25.

Ethan (7-3): Riley Endres had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Rustlers, who also had 13 points and six rebounds from Jay Storm and 13 points from Kody Klumb.

The Rustlers are at Mitchell Christian on Jan. 27.

Platte-Geddes 53, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 49ARMOUR — Platte-Geddes won a tightly contested boys basketball game over Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Monday night. TDA led 29-28 at halftime and 39-37 after three quarters before P-G pulled the win out late.

Platte-Geddes (6-3): Caden Foxley had 13 points and 13 rebounds in a double-double effort for P-G, with teammate Hayes Rabenberg logging 12 points. The Black Panthers play at Parkston on Jan. 25.

Tripp-Delmont/Armour (5-4): Kase Brouwer had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Carson Koehn added 15 points. Mason Reiner and Trey Sparks each had six points for the Nighthawks, who shot 34% from the field in the game. TDA plays at Centerville on Jan. 25.

STATEWIDE SCORES

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Burke 50, Kimball/White Lake 41

Chamberlain 61, Todd County 54

Corsica-Stickney 71, Bridgewater-Emery 55

Crow Creek 56, Winner 42

De Smet 63, Clark/Willow Lake 43

Ethan 54, Canistota 17

Herreid/Selby Area 66, Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter (N.D.) 38

Howard 64, Dell Rapids St. Mary 50

Kadoka Area 36, New Underwood 30

Mobridge-Pollock 65, Potter County 41

North Central 56, South Border (N.D.) 40

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 66, Iroquois/Doland 54

Platte-Geddes 38, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 34

West Central 64, Sioux Falls Christian 57

BOYS BASKETBALL

Canistota 71, Ethan 62

Clark/Willow Lake 60, Great Plains Lutheran 44

Estelline/Hendricks 76, Wilmot 45

Harrisburg 78, Sioux City East (Iowa) 65

Marty 67, Avon 36

Mitchell Christian 52, Freeman 45

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 79, Iroquois/Doland 33

Platte-Geddes 53, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 49

Warner 52, Langford Area 34

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