Area basketball roundup: Hanson boys pull away from Ethan

Gregory's Determan pours in 43 points

Ethan's Eric Gustafson (10) and Hanson's Riley Ferry, center, battle for a rebound on Friday in Alexandria. Ethan's Wyatt Winkie (2) is in the foreground.

ALEXANDRIA -- Hanson turned a three-point halftime lead into a 63-42 boys basketball win over Ethan on Friday.

Hanson (1-0): Noah Price paced the Beavers with 21 points, while Luke Haiar netted 15 points and logged four steals. Hayden Bahmuller collected 10 rebounds. The Beavers play McCook Central/Montrose on Tuesday in Salem.

Ethan (0-1): Jay Storm put in 11 points, while Riley Endres finished with 10 points. The Rustlers host Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Tuesday.

E 10 18 30 42

H 12 21 42 63


Gregory 65, MVP 64

PLANKINTON -- Coy Determan erupted for 43 points as Gregory edged Mount Vernon/Plankinton in boys basketball action on Friday.

Gregory (1-0): Determan poured in 26 points at halftime. No other stats were reported. The Gorillas host Chamberlain on Tuesday.

Mount Vernon/Plankinton (0-1): Reed Rus paced the Titans with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Rylee Deinert added 14 points. Nathan Hohn tossed in 10 points. The Titans play West Central on Tuesday in Mount Vernon.

G 17 38 51 65

MVP 11 26 43 64

Bridgewater-Emery 60, Corsica-Stickney 56

CORSICA -- Bridgewater-Emery held on for a four-point win over Corsica-Stickney on Friday in boys basketball action.

Bridgewater-Emery (2-0): Sutton Arend scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Camden Dye also scored 18 points. Rylee Schultz grabbed eight rebounds. Bridgewater-Emery pulled down 24 rebounds in the win. The Huskies play Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday in Emery.

Corsica-Stickney (0-1): Brendan Wentland recorded 17 points. Trever Burke finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Jaylen Kemp scored 13 points and Caleb Krogstad chipped in seven rebounds. The Jaguars travel to Avon on Tuesday.


BE 10 22 42 60

CS 7 22 40 56

Canistota 83, Centerville 39

CANISTOTA -- Canistota turned a one-point first quarter lead into a 44-point boys basketball win over Centerville on Friday.

Canistota (1-0): Chase Merrill powered the Hawks with 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Tyce Ortman added 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Logan Katzer followed with 14 points and five steals. Will Ortman added 10 points. The Hawks travel to Freeman on Thursday.

Centerville (0-1): Logan Bobzin posted 13 points, while Cole Edberg scored 12 points. Will Kroger chipped in with 10 points. The Tornadoes host Estelline/Hendricks on Friday.

CE 15 20 26 39

CA 14 42 77 83

Viborg-Hurley 72, Freeman 17

FREEMAN -- Class B No. 4 Viborg-Hurley led 38-4 after the first quarter of its boys basketball win over Freeman on Friday.


Viborg-Hurley (1-0): Gradee Sherman recorded 22 points and four rebounds. Hayden Gilbert added 13 points and Eli Boomgarden scored 10 points in the win. The Cougars play Bridgewater-Emery on Tuesday in Emery.

Freeman (0-1): Bradey Kaufman finished with seven points. Blake Rumelhart grabbed 10 rebounds. The Flyers play Kimball/White Lake on Monday at the Corn Palace.

VH 38 53 69 72

F 4 16 17 17

Area girls basketball

Winner 74, Wagner 27

WAGNER -- Class A No. 1 Winner had two 20-point scorers in its prep girls basketball win over Wagner on Friday.

Winner (1-0): Bella Swedlund paced the Warriors with 24 points, five rebounds and two steals. Kalla Bertram added 22 points, seven boards and seven steals in the win. Maggie LaCompte pulled down five rebounds. The Warriors play Stanley County on Tuesday in Fort Pierre.

Wagner (0-1): Macy Koupal led the Red Raiders with six points. Abby Brunsing finished with six rebounds and three assists. The Red Raiders play Irene-Wakonda on Tuesday in Irene.

WIN 23 44 66 74


WAG 5 12 20 27

MVP 53, Gregory 28

PLANKINTON -- Led by Emilee Fox’s double-double, Mount Vernon/Plankinton earned its first girls basketball win of the season on Friday against Gregory.

Mount Vernon/Plankinton (1-1): Fox had a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double, as she also dished out eight assists. Maria Baker recorded 19 points and six rebounds. Hallie Schmidt scored seven points for the Titans, while Reagan Rus grabbed seven boards. The Titans play West Central on Tuesday in Mount Vernon.

Gregory (0-2): Jessy Jo Vanderwerff scored a team-best 14 points. Morgan Opbroek added seven points and Gracie Kenzy grabbed five rebounds. The Gorillas host Platte-Geddes on Dec. 18.

G 11 14 19 28

MVP 10 21 41 53

Vermillion 60, Bon Homme 38

TYNDALL -- After being tied at the end of the first quarter, Vermillion cruised past Bon Homme for a girls basketball win on Friday.

Vermillion (1-0): Lexi Plitzuweit scored a team-high 13 points. Jenaya Cleveland added 12 points in the win. The Tanagers host Canton on Monday.


Bon Homme (0-1): Jurni Vavruska scored 10 points and dished out three assists. Jenae Slberts added seven points and seven rebounds, while Kenzie Carson pulled down eight boards. The Cavaliers play Irene-Wakonda on Monday in Tyndall.

V 10 25 40 60

BH 10 18 27 38

Lyman 52, Stanley County 51

PRESHO -- Lyman outscored Stanley County by three points in the second half to edge past for a prep girls basketball win on Friday.

Lyman (1-0): Skyler Zomer scored a team-high 16 points and McKenzie Laverdure added 10 points. Mackaylee Scott pulled down a team-high six rebounds. The Raiders play Potter County today in Gettysburg.

Stanley County: No stats reported. The Buffaloes play White River today in Fort Pierre.

SC 15 22 39 51

L 14 20 38 52


Castlewood 54, Avon 39

Class B No. 2 Castlewood pulled away from Avon for a girls basketball victory on Friday at the Corn Palace.

Castlewood (1-0): Alayna Benike led the Warriors with 20 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Darah Dekam added 12 points and eight rebounds. Maddie Horn and Mackenzie Everson both netted 11 points. Horn and Everson both recorded five steals, while Horn collected six boards.

The Warriors host Elkton-Lake Benton on Tuesday.

Avon (0-1): Mallory Miller led the Pirates with 11 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Tiffany Pelton and Ali Sees recorded seven points apiece. Hanna Miller and Shalayne Nagel collected eight and seven rebounds, respectively. The Pirates host Corsica-Stickney on Tuesday.

A 11 19 24 39

C 18 33 47 54

Viborg-Hurley 55, Freeman 36

FREEMAN -- Viborg-Hurley took down Freeman for a season-opening girls basketball win on Friday.

Viborg-Hurley (1-0): Nevaeh Ronke scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Coral Mason had a team-high 13 points and recorded five steals. Denae Mach finished with eight points, six assists and two steals. The Cougars play Bridgewater-Emery on Tuesday in Emery.

Freeman (0-1): No stats reported. The Flyers host McCook Central/Montrose on Tuesday.

VH 11 28 40 55

F 6 16 27 34

Burke 51, KWL 49

KIMBALL -- Burke held on to take down Kimball/White Lake in girls basketball action on Friday.

Burke (1-0): Sally Hakin and Ramee Hanson both scored 16 points for the Cougars. The Cougars host North Central (Neb.) on Tuesday.

Kimball/White Lake (0-2): Kennedy Leiferman had an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double. Harley Namanny scored nine points. Hannah Havlik chipped in six points. The WiLdKats play Platte-Geddes on Tuesday in Kimball.

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