Area basketball roundup: Canistota topples Howard behind third-quarter explosion
Class B No. 4 Canistota won its seventh consecutive boys basketball game, taking down third-ranked Howard 63-54 after scoring 21 points in the third quarter Saturday.
HOWARD -- Class B No. 4 Canistota won its seventh consecutive boys basketball game, taking down third-ranked Howard 63-54 after scoring 21 points in the third quarter Saturday.
Canistota (18-2): Tyce Ortman scored 27 points, while adding five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Chase Merrill had 14 points and four assists. The Hawks compete in the Region 5B tournament on March 1.
Howard (17-3): Sam Aslesen had 18 points, five rebounds and two blocks, while Tisyn Spader added 10 points and four assists. Jace Sifore had eight points and seven rebounds. The Tigers play in the Region 5B tournament on March 1.
C 12 24 45 63
H 11 20 36 54
Corsica-Stickney 74, Burke 70
GAYVILLE -- Corsica-Stickney built a 10-point lead going into the fourth quarter and held off a late surge by Burke in the Great Plains Classic championship game Saturday.
Corsica-Stickney (13-5): Brendan Wentland scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Jaylen Kemp had 22 points. Taven Burke added eight rebounds and six assists. The Jaguars host Parkston Monday in Corsica.
Burke (14-4): Ben Witt had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Bryce Frank had 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Brogan Glover chipped in 13 points and six rebounds and Nick Nelson had 11 points and eight rebounds. The Cougars host Colome Monday.
B 15 33 47 70
CS 13 42 57 74
Colome 55, Avon 46
GAYVILLE -- Trailing heading into the fourth quarter, Colome held Avon to two points to score a win in the Great Plains Classic Saturday.
Colome (4-14): Joseph Laprath had 15 points, five rebounds and four steals, while Billy Looking Cloud had 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Rhet Bertram had 10 points and seven rebounds and Michael Supik had 10 points and five rebounds. The Cowboys travel to Bruke Monday.
Avon (3-15): Riley Rucktaeschel had 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Eli Watchorn had 10 points. Ashton Frank pitched in eight points and nine rebounds. The Pirates travel to Burke Thursday.
A 23 35 44 46
C 18 30 41 55
FAM 55, TDA 38
GAYVILLE -- Freeman Academy/Marion hit seven 3-pointers to take down Tripp-Delmont/Armour in the Great Plains Classic Saturday.
FAM (14-6): Connor Epp had 15 points and six assists, while Payton Arbach had 14 points and six rebounds. Quincy Blue had nine rebounds and six steals. The Bearcats compete in the Region 5B tournament on March 1.
TDA (9-10): Logan VanPelt had 10 points and eight rebounds. The Nighthawks travel to Colome on Friday.
Gayville-Volin 61, ACDC 59
GAYVILLE -- Andes Central/Dakota Christian nearly overcame a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but Gayville-Volin hung on for a win in the Great Plains Classic on Saturday.
Gayville-Volin (8-12): Kyle Hirsch had 15 points, while Andrew Gustad had 14 points. Spencer Karstens had 13 points and five assists. The Raiders compete in the Region 5B tournament on March 1.
ACDC (5-14): Xavier Hare had a game-high 20 points, while Cam’ron Thin Elk had 14 points. The Thunder travels to Marty on Monday.
ACDC 14 29 37 59
GV 14 36 52 61
Centerville 48, Scotland 46
GAYVILLE -- Centerville scored 22 points in the fourth quarter to edge Scotland in the Great Plains Classic Saturday.
Centerville (7-13): Logan Bobzin scored 23 points, while Will Kroger had nine points and nine rebounds. The Tornadoes compete in the Region 5B tournament on March 1.
Scotland (5-14): Stephen Johnson had 15 points, while Lucas Dennis pitched in 11 points. Parker Hochstein grabbed 11 rebounds. The Highlanders play in the Region 5B tournament on March 1.
C 7 18 26 48
S 6 22 36 46
MCM 67, Sioux Valley 45
MONTROSE -- McCook Central/Montrose hit nine 3-pointers to close out the regular season with a win over Sioux Valley Friday.
MCM (15-5): Madisen Koepsell scored a game-high 26 points to go along with eight rebounds and five steals. Ashtyn Wobig added 20 points on five 3-pointers, while adding nine rebounds and four assists. The Fighting Cougars host the winner of Tuesday’s Wagner/Madison matchup in the Region 5A semifinals Thursday in Salem.
Sioux Valley (11-9): Reagan Johnson had 16 points and eight rebounds, while Isabelle Bloker had 11 points. The Cossacks host Clark/Willow Lake in the first round of the Region 2A tournament Tuesday in Volga.
SV 6 22 40 45
MCM 15 34 52 67
Kadoka Area 73, Colome 62
COLOME -- Kadoka Area scored 20 points in the second quarter to push past Colome on Saturday.
Kadoka Area (7-13): No statistics were provided. The Kougars travel to Wall Tuesday in the Region 7B tournament.
Colome (7-13): Makayla Shippy scored 22 points and dished out six assists, while Clarissa Ringing Shield had nine points and five rebounds. The Cowgirls travel to Marty Monday in the first round of the Region 6B tournament.
K 16 36 51 73
C 14 26 43 62