Area basketball roundup: Fighting Cougars slip past Flyers

MONTROSE -- Morgan Koepsell and Rachael Laetsch both notched double-doubles to lead McCook Central/Montrose to a 51-44 girls basketball win over Freeman on Monday in Montrose.


MONTROSE -- Morgan Koepsell and Rachael Laetsch both notched double-doubles to lead McCook Central/Montrose to a 51-44 girls basketball win over Freeman on Monday in Montrose.
Koepsell led the Fighting Cougars with 27 points and 13 rebounds, while Laetsch recorded 11 points and 11 assists. McCook Central/Montrose shot 22-for-49 from the field, 3-for-11 from long range and 4-for-7 at the free throw line. MCM outrebounded Freeman 41-36.
Freeman was led by Erika Sage’s 15 points and eight rebounds. Karli Maske added 11 points and Josie Furmann tossed in 10 points. The Flyers went 15-for-64 from the floor, 3-for-18 from the 3-point line and 11-for-14 at the foul line.
McCook Central/Montrose (10-2) will play Garretson on Thursday in the first round of the Big East Conference tournament in Howard. Freeman (9-2) will play Canistota in Freeman on Thursday.
F 7 21 33 44
MCM 6 26 36 51

Winner 77, Miller 76 (2OT)
MILLER -- Gabriel Kocer nailed a three-pointer at the final buzzer in the second overtime to lift Winner to a 77-76 girls basketball victory over Miller on Monday in Miller.
Kocer finished with 20 points off the bench for the Warriors. Bella Swedlund chipped in with 17 points and Madyson Frazier netted 16 points.
No other statistics were reported.
Winner (9-5) will play Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Friday in Winner. Miller (5-7) will play Aberdeen Roncalli on Jan. 31.
Ethan 73, Canistota 14
CANISTOTA -- Four players scored in double figures to power No. 1 Ethan to a 73-14 girls basketball victory over Canistota on Monday in Canistota.
Karly Gustafson led the Rustlers with 17 points, while Kacey Bartscher netted 15 points. Rachel Hawkins and Amanda Miiller both scored 10 points in the victory. Ethan shot 30-for-53 from the field, 3-for-10 from long range and 10-for-12 at the foul line. Ethan outrebounded Canistota 25-9.
Jordan Engbrecht tossed in seven points to lead Canistota. The Hawks shot 6-for-26 from the foul line, 0-for-3 from the 3-point line and 2-for-6 from the foul line.
Ethan (12-1) will host Mitchell Christian on Thursday. Canistota (6-5), which had a four-game win streak snapped, will play at Freeman on Thursday.
E 19 47 64 73
C 4 6 10 14
Scotland 46, Alcester-Hudson 43
SCOTLAND - Down eight points heading into the final quarter, the Scotland girls basketball team completed the comeback with a 46-43 win over Alcester-Hudson Monday.
Taylor Gall had 13 points and Grace Fryda added 10 points in the Highlanders’ win. Bella Urtech had six points and 10 rebounds for Scotland, as well.
For the Cubs, Kendra Jensen had 14 points and seven rebounds. Elizabeth Halloway had 10 points and five rebounds, as well.
Scotland won the JV game 33-31.
Scotland (4-7) plays on Saturday at the Tri-Valley Conference Classic in Yankton. Alcester-Hudson (7-5) will play at Wagner on Thursday.
A-H 17 23 37 43
S 11 18 29 46
Andes Central/Dakota Christian 40, Wessington Springs 22
WESSINGTON SPRINGS - Andes Central/Dakota Christian’s strong defense led the way in a 40-22 girls basketball victory Monday in Wessington Springs.
Ahna Vander Pol scored 10 points and had five steals in the win for the Thunder, who shot 36 percent in the contest, making 14 of 36 shots. They were 5 of 8 at the free-throw line.
Cadee Schelske had 11 points and five rebounds for the Spartans, while Chasity Vissia had eight rebounds. Wessington Springs had a rough night shooting, making 17 percent of its shots (9 for 51) and going 2 of 9 at the free throw line. ACDC had a 36-33 rebounding edge but committed 27 turnovers to Wessington Springs’ 22.
ACDC improved to 9-4 and will host Bon Homme in Lake Andes on Thursday. The Spartans (5-8) will host Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Thursday.
ACDC 12 18 30 40
WS 7 9 15 22
Corsica-Stickney 43, Viborg-Hurley 38
VIBORG - Corsica-Stickney snapped a six-game losing streak with a 43-38 win at Viborg-Hurley in girls basketball action on Monday night.
Alexis Tilton scored 17 points, while Courtney Menning added 12 points for the Jaguars.
For the Cougars, Emily Bjerkaas had 13 points and Kirsten Paetow had 10 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
No other statistics were available.
Corsica-Stickney (5-8), which had lost six games in a row, will host Menno on Friday in Corsica. Viborg-Hurley (4-8) plays Platte-Geddes Saturday at the Tri-Valley Conference Classic in Yankton.
Bridgewater-Emery 51, Freeman Academy/Marion 41
MARION -- Bridgewater-Emery snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 51-41 girls basketball over Freeman Academy/Marion on Monday in Marion.
No individual statistics were reported.
Bridgewater-Emery (2-10) will play Saturday at the Tri-Valley Conference Classic in Yankton. FA/M (4-7) hosts Irene-Wakonda on Thursday in Freeman.
Boys basketball
Avon 71, Marty 70
AVON -- Avon nipped Marty 71-70 for a boys basketball victory on Monday in Avon.
Avon, which outscored Marty 22-11 in the fourth quarter, was paced by Logan Schuurmans’ 16 points. Sam Eben recorded a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds, while adding six assists and three steals. Dylan Raysby contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Pirates shot 26-for-72 from the field, 2-for-8 from long range and 17-for-36 at the foul line. Avon outrebounded Marty 57-33.
Elias Flying Hawk paced Marty with 23 points, while Gary Drapeau added 16 points and six assists. D’Andre Cournoyer added 13 points for the Braves. Marty shot 22-for-73 from the floor, 12-for-38 from the 3-point line and 14-for-20 from the foul line.
Marty won the JV game 53-30.
Avon (3-7) will play Bridgewater-Emery today in Bridgewater. Marty (1-9) will play in the Dakota Oyate Challenge Thursday through Saturday in Huron.
M 18 37 59 70
A 21 38 49 71
Scotland 62, Alcester-Hudson 50
SCOTLAND - Tanner Skorepa had 23 points, 17 rebounds and five blocked shots to help Scotland to a home win over Alcester-Hudson on Monday night in boys basketball action.
Travis Skorepa had 17 points and seven rebounds and Bryan Vaughan added nine points.
For the Cubs (6-7), Sam Jensen had 19 points and Logan McConnell had 12 points.
The Highlanders shot 42 percent and were 14-of-22 on free throws with 17 turnovers.
Scotland (10-1) will host Wagner on Friday.
A-H 13 27 36 50
S 18 31 41 62
Andes Central/Dakota Christian 59, Wessington Springs 39
WESSINGTON SPRINGS - Andes Central/Dakota Christian earned a road win -- its eighth win a row -- at Wessington Springs Monday in a boys basketball contest, winning 59-39.
No other statistics were reported.
ACDC (8-5) hosts Bon Homme on Thursday in Lake Andes. Wessington Springs (3-8) hosts Howard on Jan. 30.

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 59, Wessington Springs 39

Chester 51, Colman-Egan 44

Clark/Willow Lake 65, Great Plains Lutheran 21


Hamlin 66, Tiospa Zina Tribal 56

Heart River, N.D. 60, Harding County 44

Luverne, Minn. 74, Flandreau Indian 61

Mitchell Christian 65, Howard 42

Sisseton 63, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, Minn. 32

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 40, Wessington Springs 22

Baltic 44, Dell Rapids St. Mary 35

Bridgewater-Emery 51, Freeman Academy/Marion 41


Corsica/Stickney 43, Viborg-Hurley 38

Dupree 42, Bison 40

Ethan 73, Canistota 14

Eureka/Bowdle 59, South Border, N.D. 47

Florence/Henry 63, Lake Preston 50

Hamlin 62, Tiospa Zina Tribal 30

Herreid/Selby Area 56, Linton-HMB, N.D. 40

Lennox 54, Madison 52


Luverne, Minn. 62, Flandreau Indian 38

McCook Central/Montrose 51, Freeman 44

Mobridge-Pollock 44, Potter County 41

Scotland 46, Alcester-Hudson 43

Sully Buttes 59, Philip 33

Waubay/Summit 46, Sisseton 42

Wilmot 61, Britton-Hecla 32

Winner 77, Miller 76, 2OT

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