Area basketball roundup: Pirates edge Thunder
LAKE ANDES — Avon fended off a comeback by Andes Central/Dakota Christian as the Pirates edged the Thunder 53-52 in prep boys basketball action on Thursday in Lake Andes.
Avon (4-5): Jacob Cihak scored a game-high 19 points and Jimmy Schuurmans added 15 points. Up next: Avon plays at Wagner on Saturday.
ACDC (5-5): Chase Pheifer had 15 points, Daaron Tronvold added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jacey Garcia chipped in 10 points. Up next: ACDC plays Wessington Springs on Tuesday in New Holland.
A 8 23 41 53
ACDC 10 20 40 52
Burke/South Central 61, Lyman 54
BURKE — Burke/South Central overcame a five-point deficit for a six-point victory over Lyman on Thursday in Burke.
Burke/South Central (4-6): Jaden Frank poured in a game-high 31 points. Tyrone Mizner added nine points and Darrin Witt grabbed five rebounds. Up next: The Cougars play Boyd County (Neb.) on Thursday in Spencer, Nebraska.
Lyman (4-7): Tate Wagner had 19 points and six rebounds. Ty Schindler scored 16 points and Baptiste Pourier netted 15 points. Up next: Lyman plays Jones County on Tuesday in Presho.
L 20 30 41 54
BSC 10 25 49 61
Bridgewater-Emery 78, Howard 39
EMERY — Three players scored in double figures to power Class B No. 2 Bridgewater-Emery to a win over Howard on Thursday in Emery.
Bridgewater-Emery (10-2): Sawyer Schultz paced the Huskies with 26 points and six assists. Jamin Arend and Duot VanSickle both scored 10 points apiece. Arend added nine assists and eight rebounds for the Huskies, who shot 51 percent from the floor. Up next: Bridgewater-Emery faces Sioux Valley at the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
Howard (1-11): Kalub Carmichael led the Tigers with nine points. Up next: The Tigers play at Menno on Monday.
H 13 22 35 39
BE 22 44 62 78
Bon Homme 49, Parkston 31
TYNDALL — Bon Homme earned its 10th win of the season Thursday, picking up a Southeast South Dakota Conference boys basketball win.
Bon Homme (10-1): Bryce Scieszinski had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Joey Slama and Josh Schmidt each had eight points. Up next: Bon Homme plays West Central on Monday in Tyndall.
Parkston (6-5): Braden Bruening had 17 points for the Trojans. Up next: Parkston plays Platte-Geddes on Tuesday in Parkston.
P 3 15 23 31
BH 8 18 36 49
Kimball/White Lake 69, Gregory 61
GREGORY — Kimball/White Lake outscored Gregory 19-11 in the fourth quarter to earn a road victory on Thursday.
KWL (7-3): Carter Fredericksen scored a game-high 23 points and Kordel Kiehn added 17 points and 20 rebounds four a double-double. Kory Peters had 11 points. Up next: KWL plays Waverly-South Shore in the DSU Classic on Saturday in Madison.
Gregory (4-6): Jayd VanDerWerff finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Aaron Voigt and Max Klundt each had 11. Up next: Gregory plays Corsica-Stickney at the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
KWL 23 38 50 69
G 18 37 50 61
Corsica-Stickney 65, Ethan 58
STICKNEY — Corsica-Stickney edged Ethan in a tightly-contested boys basketball game on Thursday in Stickney.
Corsica-Stickney (9-1): Cordel Menning powered the Jaguars with 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Bryce Plamp added 17 points and seven rebounds. Jacob Joachim and Gavin Zomer scored 12 points and 10 points, respectively. The Jaguars out-rebounded the Rustlers 23-18. Up next: The Jaguars plays Gregory at the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
Ethan (5-6): Brady Hawkins led the Rustlers with 17 points, while Abiah Plastow had 15 points and seven rebounds. Derek Storm scored 14 points. Up next: Ethan plays Freeman Academy/Marion on Tuesday in Marion.
E 12 31 45 58
CS 21 37 46 65
Freeman 73, Menno 64
FREEMAN — Freeman downed Menno in boys basketball action on Thursday in Freeman.
Freeman (5-5): Eric Fuhrmann scored 21 points. Braxton Schmidt added 20 points and nine rebounds. Charles Harberts finished with 16 points. Dausyn Pravecek collected eight rebounds. Up next: Freeman faces McCook Central/Montrose on Tuesday in Freeman.
Menno (5-5): Trey Bohlmann led the Wolves with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Spencer Schultz had 19 points and Logan Klaudt had 12 points. Up next: Menno plays Howard on Monday in Menno.
M 12 26 42 64
F 12 30 50 73
Miller 66, Chamberlain 56
CHAMBERLAIN — Miller topped Chamberlain in boys basketball action on Thursday in Chamberlain.
Miller (10-2): Karst Hunter paced the Rustlers with 28 points, while Steven Fernholz added 13 points. Up next: Miller plays McLaughlin on Saturday in Miller.
Chamberlain (5-6): Riggs Priebe scored 20 points and Louie Running Horse netted 11 points. Up next: The Cubs play Madison on Tuesday in Chamberlain.
M 16 34 45 66
C 12 26 39 56
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 53, Wolsey-Wessington 45
HURON — Three players in double figures powered Sanborn Central/Woonsocket to a win over Wolsey-Wessington at the 281 Conference Tournament Championship in Huron on Thursday.
SCW (9-2): Noah Dickson led the scoring for the Blackhawks, poring in 20 points. Trey Weber and Trent Kingsbury tallied 10 points apiece. Dickson pulled down seven rebounds, while Kingsbury totaled six rebounds. Up next: The Blackhawks play Hanson on Tuesday in Alexandria.
Wolsey-Wessington (7-3): Tyler Babcock scored 10 points for the Warbirds, while Brevan Hooks added nine and Lynden Williams tallied eight. Williams also added seven rebounds, while Babcock added six. Up next: The Warbirds play Potter County on Saturday in Gettysburg.
WW 7 20 32 45
SCW 13 31 44 53
Hitchcock-Tulare 54, Wessington Springs 37
HURON — Hitchcock-Tulare took fifth place and Wessington Springs finished sixth at the 281 Conference Tournament on Thursday in Huron.
Hitchcock-Tulare (3-7): Zach Binger had 25 points. Up next: The Patriots play Warner on Monday in Tulare.
Wessington Springs (2-8): John Witte and Jacob Messmer each had nine points. Up next: Wessington Springs faces Alcester-Hudson at the DSU Classic on Saturday in Madison.
WS 6 16 26 37
HT 17 30 46 54
Canistota 47, Hanson 46
ALEXANDRIA — Canistota hit two free throws in the final seven seconds to push the Hawks over Hanson 47-46 on Thursday.
Canistota (9-1): Trey Ortman had 13 points, Scott Jolley added 11 points and Connor Carlson recorded nine points and 14 rebounds. Up next: The Hawks play Langford Area in the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
Hanson (6-5): Donnie Weber had 17 points and Payden Haiar added 11 points. Up next: Hanson plays De Smet in the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
C 4 16 36 47
H 13 21 36 46
Howard 69, Bridgewater-Emery 53
EMERY — Howard downed Bridgewater-Emery in a girls basketball game Thursday.
Howard (5-5): Hilary Albrecht led the Tigers with 17 points, while Josie Erickson scored 16 and Kenedy Koepsell tallied 14 points. Albrecht and Citori Rentz pulled down six rebounds apiece. Up next: Howard plays at Menno on Monday.
Bridgewater-Emery (4-6): Abigal Arend scored 19 points for the Huskies, Kerrigan Schultz added 15 and Julia Weber and Jada Wethor scored seven points apiece. Wethor totaled six rebounds, while Shultz and Tessa Burnham each had five. Up next: The Huskies play Freeman Academy/Marion on Monday in Emery.
H 16 32 54 69
BE 20 30 44 53
Mount Vernon/Plankinton 46, Kimball/White Lake 37
WHITE LAKE — Mount Vernon/Plankinton held Kimball/White Lake to just four third-quarter points in girls basketball action Thursday.
MVP (5-5): Camie Walz led the Titans with 20 points, while Katlyn Briggs added 10. Briggs and Hailey Walz had five rebounds apiece. Up next: MVP plays at Gregory on Monday.
KWL (8-4): Kennedy Leiferman tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double, while Grace Konechne added eight points for the WiLdKats. Up next: KWL plays Waverly-South Shore in the DSU Classic on Saturday in Madison.
MVP 9 17 35 46
KWL 15 21 25 37
Parkston 49, Bon Homme 23
TYNDALL — Parkston cruised to victory over Bon Homme in girls basketball action Thursday.
Parkston (3-7): Paige Semmler tallied 16 points for the Trojans, while Maysa Davidson added 10. Up next: The Trojans play Lennox on Friday in Parkston.
Bon Homme (1-8): Bailey Kortan led the scoring with 13 points, while Ciera Himes scored six. Kortan added six rebounds, and Kenzie Carson pulled down five rebounds. Up next: Bon Homme plays West Central on Monday in Tyndall.
P 14 31 42 49
BH 11 15 0 23
Miller 55, Chamberlain 28
CHAMBERLAIN — Miller rose to victory over Chamberlain in girls basketball action Thursday.
Miller (7-3): Kadye Fernholz led the Rustlers with 16 points, while VonnaGail Schlechter added 14. Up next: Miller plays McLaughlin on Saturday in Miller.
Chamberlain (4-7): Mady Handel scored eight points for the Cubs, while Paige Reuer added seven points. Up next: Chamberlain plays at Madison on Tuesday.
M 11 28 44 55
C 4 14 22 28
Freeman 57, Parker 49
PARKER — Freeman's big second quarter propelled the Flyers to a girls basketball win over Parker on Thursday.
Freeman (6-2): Karli Maske led Freeman with 14 points. Hannah Eberts added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Flyers, who outscored Parker 23-15 in the second quarter. Up next: Freeman plays McCook Central/Montrose on Monday.
Parker (3-5): Raelin Jurgens led Parker with 18 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots. Grace Leberman scored 10 points. Up next: Parker plays at Beresford on Saturday.
F 8 31 49 57
P 11 26 37 49
Avon 30, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 29
LAKE ANDES — Avon edged Andes Central/Dakota Christian in girls basketball action Thursday.
Avon (10-2): Cheylee Nagel tallied 14 points for the Pirates, while Lauren Sees scored 12 points with six rebounds. Nagel also added five steals and three assists. Up next: Avon plays at Wagner on Saturday.
ACDC (5-7): Kionah Hart put up nine points, while Brianna Deurmier scored six. Isabel Pheifer pulled down six rebounds and Mackenzie Muckey had five assists. Muckey, Deurmier, and Tyra Medicine Horn each had three steals apiece. Up next: ACDC plays Wessington Springs on Tuesday in New Holland.
A 13 19 24 30
ACDC 2 13 20 29
Winner 72, Pine Ridge 58
PINE RIDGE — Winner picked up a win over Pine Ridge in a girls basketball game Thursday.
Winner (11-2): Morgan Hammerbeck poured in 35 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double. Gabriel Kocer added 16 points and five rebounds, while Madyson Frazier also had five rebounds. Up next: Winner plays Miller on Monday in Winner.
Pine Ridge (10-3): Taysha Big Crow grabbed a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Katerri Weston added 12 points, and Matilda Anderson tallied 10. Up next: Pine Ridge plays in the DSU Classic on Saturday in Madison.
W 11 30 55 72
PR 16 32 40 58
Scotland 48, Marty 41
SCOTLAND — Scotland picked up a win over Marty in a close girls basketball game Thursday.
Scotland (3-6): Taylor Bietz led the way with 14 points, while Grace Fryda scored 13, and Taylor Gall tallied eight. Bretz, Issabela Vitek and Delanie VanDriel each had six rebounds apiece. Up next: The Highlanders play Platte-Geddes today in Scotland.
Marty (2-8): MaKayla Yellow Horse put up 10 points for the Braves, while Apollonia Zephier scored nine. Lainey Honomichl pulled down six rebounds, and Yellow Horse added five rebounds and three blocked shots. Up next: Marty faces Flandreau Indian on Saturday in Marty.
M 12 22 31 41
S 8 21 34 48
Hitchcock-Tulare 44, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 36
HURON — Hitchcock-Tulare held Sanborn Central/Woonsocket to just three first-quarter points in girls basketball action at the 281 Conference Tournament in Huron.
Hitchcock-Tulare (7-4): Tyler Schone tallied 18 points and five steals for the Patriots. Elizabeth Salmen pulled down eight rebounds, and Ally Binger had seven rebounds. Baylee Enander also had five steals. Up next: The Patriots play Warner on Monday in Tulare.
SCW (6-6): Abby Doering led the scoring with 14 points, while Megan Poyer added seven. Doering and Poyer had six rebounds apiece. Up next: The Blackhawks play Hanson on Tuesday in Alexandria.
HT 11 19 31 44
SCW 3 15 24 36
Sunshine Bible Academy 55, Wessington Springs 34
HURON — Sunshine Bible Academy took fifth place in the 281 Conference Tournament on Thursday in Huron.
Wessington Springs (3-7): Grace Gran had a team-high 19 points in the loss. Up next: Wessington Springs plays Alcester-Hudson in the DSU Classic on Saturday in Madison.
SBA (5-5): Lindsay Wilken scored a game-high 23 points and Susan Wilken added 13 points. Up next: SBA plays Wolsey-Wessington on Tuesday in Wolsey.
WS 4 16 23 34
SBA 18 27 45 55
Baltic 42, Freeman Academy/Marion 24
MARION — Baltic held Freeman Academy/Marion to just two third-quarter points in girls basketball action on Thursday.
Baltic (4-6): Kayla Kappler led the Bulldogs with 25 points, while Jayda Tidemann added six. Tidemann also had 10 rebounds. Up next: The Bulldogs play Viborg-Hurley today in Baltic.
FAM (4-6): Annie Carlson and Andrea Wollman each tallied six points. Wollman pulled down seven rebounds and Rachel Miller had five rebounds. Up next: The Bearcats play Hills-Beaver Creek (Minn.) on Saturday at the DSU Classic in Madison.
B 11 19 31 42
FAM 2 15 17 24
Lyman 57, Gregory 41
PRESHO — Lyman rose to victory over Gregory in girls basketball action Thursday at the Southern Plains Conference Tournament.
Lyman (7-4): Kacie Wagner led the Raiders with 21 points and 16 rebounds for a double-double. Kayt Garnos added 11 points and eight rebounds. The Raiders totaled 33 rebounds as a team. Up next: Lyman will play Burke/South Central today in Presho.
Gregory (1-9): Sydney Svatos poured in 20 points for the Gorillas, while Jessy VanDerWerff added nine in the loss. Up next: Gregory will play Colome today in Presho.
G 4 19 32 41
L 8 20 38 57
Burke/South Central 61, Colome 16
PRESHO — Burke/South Central picked up a victory over Colome in Southern Plains Conference Tournament play on Thursday.
BSC (8-2): Ryahna Schweigert led the Cougars with 13 points, while Lacey Person and Tressa Bull tallied nine points apiece. Up next: BSC will play Lyman today in Presho.
Colome (2-7): Saydee Heath scored five points for the Cowgirls in the loss. Up next: Colome will play Gregory today in Presho.
C 4 6 14 16
BSC 9 26 43 61