Area basketball roundup: Avon holds off Wagner in girls action

Ali Sees finishes with 17 points and four rebounds

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AVON -- Avon outlasted Wagner, 50-45, in a tightly-contested girls basketball contest on Saturday.

Avon (5-13): Ali Sees finished with 17 points and four rebounds. Tiffany Pelton posted 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Courtney Sees logged 10 points and Katie Gretschmann dished out five assists. The Pirates play at Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Friday.

Wagner (4-10): Macy Koupal recorded 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Shalayne Nagel finished with nine points and six rebounds. Eve Zephier had eight points and eight assists. Wagner hosts Chamberlain on Friday.

W 13 22 33 45

A 12 29 34 50


Bon Homme 60, Freeman 51

TYNDALL -- Bon Homme jumped out to a 23-14 first-quarter lead and held off Freeman in girls basketball action on Saturday.

Bon Homme (4-11): Kenzie Carson recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds. Jenae Alberts posted 14 points and 10 boards. Jurni Vavruska finished with 11 points and six assists. The Cavaliers host Platte-Geddes on Thursday.

Freeman (4-11): Kate Miller scored 24 points and Rijjy Peterson put in 10 points. Freeman hosts Hanson on Tuesday.

F 14 28 42 51

BH 23 33 48 60

Tea Area 68, Parkston 65

MADISON -- Tea Area used a 21-14 fourth-quarter run to defeat Parkston in girls basketball action on Saturday.

Tea Area (11-5): Olivia Ritter led the Titans with 20 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists. Katie Vasecka logged 16 points and six rebounds. Cassidy Gors finished with 15 points. The Titans play at Lennox on Friday.

Parkston (10-6): Emma Yost logged a 31-point and 16-rebound double-double. Allison Ziebart scored 19 points and collected five boards. Faith Oakley tossed in 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. The Trojans host Scotland on Tuesday.


P 19 37 51 65

TA 22 33 47 68

Hanson 55, Parker 37

ALEXANDRIA -- Three players scored in double figures to pace Hanson to a girls basketball win over Parker on Saturday.

Hanson (13-3): Annalyse Weber led the Beavers with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Shelby Hernandez logged 13 points and eight boards, while Mekiah Campbell posted 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Hanson plays at Freeman on Monday.

Parker (3-11): Alexis Even scored nine points, while Hope Larson and Cierra Mohr tossed in eight points apiece. The Pheasants host Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday.

P 4 8 17 37

H 13 27 40 55

Menno 65, Irene-Wakonda 43

MENNO -- Morgan Edelman netted 34 points to pace Menno to a girls basketball win over Irene-Wakonda on Saturday.


Menno (10-5): Edelman added six assists, five rebounds and three steals. Jesse Munkvold scored 12 points and Paityn Huber added 10 points. Grace Nusz collected eight rebounds and Ashton Massey added five boards. The Wolves host Bridgewater-Emery on Monday.

Irene-Wakonda (8-8): Nora O’Malley led the Eagles with 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Emma Marshall finished with 11 points, four rebounds and four steals. The Eagles host Wynot (Neb.) on Tuesday in Wakonda.

IW 12 25 35 43

M 10 29 46 65

Platte-Geddes 47, Miller 42

PLATTE -- Platte-Geddes flipped a 13-point third-quarter deficit into a five-point girls basketball victory on Saturday.

Platte-Geddes (6-11): Cadence VanZee finished with 12 points and seven rebounds. Karly VanDerWerff added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Taryn Starr posted eight points, while Regan Hoffman collected nine rebounds. Hadley Hanson hauled in seven rebounds. The Black Panthers play at Bon Homme on Friday.

Miller (8-8): Tyra Gates scored 12 points and Morgan Kolda scored 11 points. Macie Werdel finished with 10 points. The Rustlers play at Stanley County on Tuesday.

M 13 25 36 42

PG 6 13 23 47

SCW 46, Wolsey-Wessington 43

WOONSOCKET -- Sanborn Central/Woonsocket slipped past Wolsey-Wessington in prep girls basketball action on Saturday.

SCW (8-8): Trista White finished with 15 points and eight boards. Trinity Boschee and Brooke Doering scored nine points apiece. SCW plays at Iroquois/Doland on Tuesday.

Wolsey-Wessington (8-8): Mya Boomsma tossed in 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Leah Williams finished with 12 points and Faith Nelson collected five boards. The Warbirds host Iroquois/Doland on Friday.

WW 13 26 36 43

SCW 14 25 37 46

TDA 43, Wessington Springs 28

WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Tripp-Delmont/Armour used a 14-2 third-quarter run to defeat Wessington Springs in girls basketball play on Saturday.

TDA (12-4): Megan Reiner finished with 16 points, four rebounds and four steals. Ashlee Gerber posted 14 points and six rebounds. Faith Werkmeister posted eight rebound, six points and four assists. TDA host Wagner on Tuesday.

Wessington Springs (2-13): Carissa Scheel had 10 points and five rebounds. Kirstie Munsen added eight points and six rebounds, while Avery Orth posted six points and 10 boards. Spartans play at Miller on Thursday.

TDA 13 22 36 43

WS 8 17 19 28

Area boys basketball

Bon Homme 54, Freeman 52

TYNDALL -- Landon Bares poured in 23 points to pace Bon Homme to a boys basketball win over Freeman on Saturday.

Bon Homme (2-13): Bares added eight boards. Carter Uecker finished with 11 points and eight rebounds. Trent Herrboldt added eight points, five rebounds and five assists. Chapin Cooper recorded eight points and seven boards. The Cavaliers host Burke on Tuesday.

Freeman (0-16): Collin Helma posted 11 points and 11 boards. Blake Rummelhart logged eight points and 10 rebounds. Freeman hosts Hanson on Tuesday.

F 8 18 33 52

BH 13 30 39 54

Canistota 74, Gayville-Volin 44

CANISTOTA -- Three players scored in double figures to lift Class B No. 3 Canistota to a boys basketball win over Gayville-Volin on Saturday.

Canistota (13-2): Chase Merrill led the Hawks with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Tyce Ortman added 14 points and six assists. Isiah Robertson finished with 11 points, four rebounds, four steals and four assists. Tate Tieszen added seven points. The Hawks host Menno on Tuesday.

Gayville-Volin (5-11): Spencer Karstens scored 12 points and Nate Quatier added 11 points. Andrew Gustad recorded eight points and six rebounds. The Raiders host Freeman Academy/Marion on Tuesday.

GV 6 19 39 44

C 17 40 60 74

Irene-Wakonda 61, Menno 47

MENNO -- Irene-Wakonda held off Menno for a boys basketball victory on Saturday.

Irene-Wakonda (4-11): Conner Libby finished with 17 points and Dashel Spurrell netted 13 points. The Eagles host Wynot (Neb.) on Tuesday.

Menno (4-11): Austin Pillsbury scored 11 points, while Kadeyn Ulmer added seven points, five steals and three assists. Treyton Sayler and Josh Heckenlaible had four rebounds apiece. The Wolves play at Canistota on Tuesday.

IW 19 36 43 61

M 9 21 26 47

Platte-Geddes 63, Miller 33

PLATTE -- Platte-Geddes jumped out to a 24-4 first-quarter lead and coasted to a boys basketball win on Saturday.

Platte-Geddes (12-3): Kelby VanDerWerff led the Black Panthers with 13 points and six rebounds. Caden Foxley added 12 rebound, nine points and seven blocked shots. Will Miller finished with nine points and five assists. Nate Whalen posted eight points. Platte-Geddes plays at Bon Homme on Friday.

Miller (2-14): Spencer Fernholz had 10 points and eight rebounds. Dylan Haas added eight points. The Rustlers host Wessington Springs on Thursday.

M 4 11 23 33

PG 24 39 49 63

Wolsey-Wessington 62, SCW 32

WOONSOCKET -- Wolsey-Wessington picked up a 30-point boys basketball victory over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Saturday.

Wolsey-Wessington (10-4): Payson Gohn finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Jake Williams netted eight points. The Warbirds host Wessington Springs on Tuesday.

SCW (5-10): Hayden Beigh scored 11 points and Tryce Slykhuis tossed in 10 points. Brady Larson collected seven rebounds. The Blackhawks play at Iroquois/Doland on Tuesday.

Wessington Springs 56, TDA 27

WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Jacob Messmer and Mason Schleske combined for 30 points to pace Wessington Springs to a boys basketball win over Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Saturday.

Wessington Springs (11-4): Messmer logged 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots. Schleske recorded 12 points and six rebounds. Tyler Kole logged eight points and four assists. Cooper Hainy finished with five points and six assists. The Spartans play at Wolsey-Wessington on Tuesday.

TDA (8-6): Logan VanPelt scored 13 points. The Nighthawks host Wagner on Tuesday.

TDA 9 20 22 27

WS 16 37 53 56

Hanson 52, Parker 36

ALEXANDRIA -- Noah Price and Ethan Cheeseman combined for 32 points to pace Howard to a boys basketball victory over Parker on Saturday.

Hanson (12-4): Price scored 18 points and Cheeseman netted 14 points. Hayden Bahmuller logged eight rebounds, four points and four blocked shots. The Beavers play at Freeman on Tuesday.

Parker (10-5): Carter Robertson scored seven points, while Cole Jurgens added six points and eight rebounds. Parker hosts Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday.

P 6 20 30 36

H 11 25 37 52

Sioux Valley 69, MCM 53

VOLGA -- Sioux Valley nailed 11 3-pointers and knocked off McCook Central/Montrose in boys basketball action on Saturday.

Sioux Valley (14-1): Oliver Vincent tossed in 21 points, 3 3-pointers and dished out four assists. Kelton Vincent recorded 18 points, while Parker Puetz and Damian Danzeisen scored eight points apiece. Puetz collected six rebounds. Sioux Valley hosts Deuel on Tuesday.

MCM (6-9): Boston Katzer scored 14 points and Gavin Gordon finished with 12 points. Kyle DeBoer logged 10 points and six rebounds. MCM plays at Madison on Friday.

MCM 17 31 41 53

SV 24 45 60 69

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