Area basketball roundup: Jaguars outlast Rustlers in top-five matchup
CORSICA -- Class B No. 1 Corsica-Stickney pulled away in the fourth quarter to remain unbeaten with a 60-51 win over No. 3 Ethan on Thursday.
Corsica-Stickney (12-0): Avery Broughton scored 10 of her game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter to go with 10 rebounds and two blocks. Raven Barse added nine points, seven rebounds and five assists. Rachel Gerlach added nine points and three steals. The Jaguars play Burke on Saturday in Yankton.
Ethan (9-1): Hannah Bartscher finished with 15 points and four rebounds. Jessica Bartscher made a trio of 3-pointers in her 13-point performance. Maddi Miiller added eight points, six assists and three steals. The Rustlers host Canistota on Monday.
E 13 27 39 51
CS 15 31 39 60
Winner 75, Pine Ridge 38
PINE RIDGE -- Class A No. 1 Winner stayed perfect with a girls basketball victory over Pine Ridge on Thursday.
Winner (11-0): Bella Swedlund and Kalla Bertram both finished with 18 points. Maggie LaCompte tossed in nine points. The Warriors play Crow Creek on Monday in Stephan.
Pine Ridge (6-5): The Thorpes host Todd County on Thursday.
Miller 49, Chamberlain 32
CHAMBERLAIN -- Miller built on its halftime lead on Thursday in a girls basketball win over Chamberlain.
Miller (7-2): VonnaGail Schlechter scored a team-high 19 points. Macie Werdel and Tyra Gates each added nine points. The Rustlers host McLaughlin on Saturday.
Chamberlain (3-6): Hannah Anderson added 12 points and six rebounds. Mya Knippling added nine points and five boards. The Cubs travel to Madison on Tuesday.
M 19 23 35 49
C 12 22 26 32
Avon 51, ACDC 28
LAKE ANDES -- Avon picked up a girls basketball win over Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Thursday.
Avon (7-3): Shalayne Nagel finished with 19 points and seven steals. Tiffany Pelton added 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Ali Sees scored nine points, five assists and three steals. Madisyn Cameron grabbed six rebounds. The Pirates play Scotland on Saturday in Yankton.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian (5-6): Allison Muckey scored seven points. Mackenzie Muckey scored six points and grabbed five rebounds. Josie Brouwer scored seven points and Isabel Pheifer recorded five rebounds and six steals. The Thunder play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Saturday in Yankton.
A 2 15 38 51
ACDC 2 8 20 28
Scotland 70, Marty 45
SCOTLAND -- Scotland picked up a girls basketball win over Marty on Thursday.
Scotland (6-3): Grace Fryda finished with 23 points and six rebounds. Makayla Friederich finished with 12 points and five rebounds. Audrey Sayler added 11 points and nine rebounds. Delanie VanDriel recorded 10 points and nine rebounds. The Highlanders play Avon on Saturday in Yankton.
Marty (1-8): Julianna Standing Cloud led the way with 18 points and five rebounds. Hawk Bair finished with nine points. The Braves play Freeman Academy/Marion on Saturday in Yankton.
M 11 18 31 45
S 17 30 52 70
Parkston 46, Bon Homme 34
TYNDALL -- Parkston pulled away in the second quarter to top Bon Homme on Thursday in girls basketball action.
Parkston (6-4): No stats reported. The Trojans host Platte-Geddes on Tuesday.
Bon Homme (2-8): Ciera Himes finished with eight points and Jenae Alberts added seven points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Kenzie Carson added eight points and seven rebounds. Camille Sykora recorded four steals. The Cavaliers play Kimball/White Lake on Tuesday in White Lake.
P 5 25 38 46
BH 7 13 25 34
Wolsey-Wessington 46, SCW 43
HURON -- Wolsey-Wessington took third place in the 281 Conference tournament with a win over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Thursday.
Wolsey-Wessington (4-5): Cortney Sprecher finished with 12 points. Chantel Haider added eight points and seven rebounds, while Leah Williams scored six points. Mya Boomsma added six points. The Warbirds play Potter County on Saturday in Gettysburg.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (4-8): Trinity Boschee recorded 15 points and six rebounds. Mariah Jost chipped in six points and five boards. The Blackhawks play Hanson on Tuesday in Alexandria.
WW 11 23 31 46
SCW 14 26 37 43
JVC 46, Wessington Springs 26
HURON -- James Valley Christian held Wessington Springs to 12 second-half points to win the 281 Conference tournament fifth-place game on Thursday at Huron Arena.
James Valley Christian (5-6): Karilyn Wieting scored 15 points and had eight steals, while Abby Kate Hamilton added 11 points. The Vikings travel to Ipswich on Saturday.
Wessington Springs (3-9): Piper Jones had eight points and seven rebounds and Avery Orth had seven points and seven rebounds. The Spartans play Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Tuesday in New Holland.
WS 10 14 18 26
JVC 15 25 34 46
Area boys basketball
Wolsey-Wessington 57, SCW 51
HURON -- It took extra time, but Wolsey-Wessington squeaked out a boys basketball win in overtime over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Thursday to claim the 281 Conference tournament championship.
Wolsey-Wessington (10-0): Tristan Abbott scored a game-high 20 points. Payson Gohn added 15 points and 12 rebounds. Jake Williams scored 10 points and Brevan Hooks added six points and six rebounds. Williams also recorded three steals. The Warbirds play Potter County on Saturday in Gettysburg.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (7-5): Noah Dickson recorded a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double to go with three steals. Tryce Slykhuis added 11 points. Tater Moody finished with nine points and eight rebounds. The Blackhawks play Hanson on Tuesday in Alexandria.
WW 11 20 30 47 57
SCW 7 18 37 47 51
Wessington Springs 46, Hitchcock-Tulare 36
HURON -- Wessington Springs clinched fifth place in the 281 Conference tournament on Thursday with a win over Hitchcock-Tulare.
Wessington Springs (7-4): Mason Schelske finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Jacob Messmer recorded eight points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Dylan Schimke added 11 points and two boards. The Spartans play Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Tuesday in New Holland.
Hitchcock-Tulare (1-10): Logan Gilbert scored a team-high 16 points to go with five rebounds. T.J. Salmen added six points and seven rebounds. The Patriots play Sully Buttes on Thursday in Tulare.
WS 12 24 33 46
HT 6 10 22 36
Howard 85, Bridgewater-Emery 74
EMERY -- Class B No. 5 Howard got back in the win column with a boys basketball victory over Bridgewater-Emery on Thursday.
Howard (8-3): Sam Aslesen led the Tigers with 30 points and four 3-pointers. Jake Brooks finished with 25 points and four rebounds. Tisyn Spader had 14 points, hit four 3-pointers, dished out four assists and grabbed four boards. Colton Spader tossed in 12 points and six boards. The Tigers host Ethan on Jan. 31
Bridgewater-Emery (5-7): Tyler Kjetland led the Huskies with 27 points and nailed seven 3-pointers. He also grabbed six rebounds. Chase Arend finished with 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Rylee Schultz added 11 points and five rebounds. Sutton Arend hit three 3-pointers and finished with nine points. The Huskies play Faith in the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
H 18 31 60 85
BE 21 28 49 74
Pine Ridge 64, Winner 60
PINE RIDGE -- Pine Ridge outlasted Winner in boys basketball action on Thursday.
Pine Ridge (7-3): Shelby Steele paced the Thorpes with 23 points and five rebounds. Charles Schrader finished with 19 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. The Thorpes host Little Wound on Tuesday.
Winner (7-3): Joren Bruun led the Warriors with 20 points and six rebounds, while Brady Fritz put in 17 points. Oscar Pravecek scored 13 points. The Warriors play Todd County on Tuesday in Mission.
Hanson 66, Canistota 57
ALEXANDRIA -- Hanson used a 39-point first half to take down Canistota in boys basketball action on Thursday.
Hanson (9-1): Reggie Slaba scored a game-high 24 points. Riley Ferry added 14 points and six rebounds. Noah Price finished with 13 points and five boards. The Beavers play Platte-Geddes in the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
Canistota (7-2): Colbe Scott added 15 points. Chase Merrill finished with 10 points and six rebounds. The Hawks play White River in the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
C 15 28 42 57
H 21 39 56 66
Burke 63, Lyman 48
BONESTEEL -- Burke scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from Class B No. 4 Lyman on Thursday.
Burke (7-1): Jaden Frank scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Tyson Mayer added 18 points and nine rebounds. Johnny Rozeboom also snatched nine rebounds. The Cougars play Gregory on Tuesday in Bonesteel.
Lyman (8-3): Toby Estes had 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Brenden Estes chipped in 12 points. The Raiders play Jones County on Tuesday in Presho.
L 8 23 38 48
B 23 28 43 63
Chamberlain 80, Miller 36
CHAMBERLAIN -- Chamberlain cruised past Miller on Thursday in boys basketball action.
Chamberlain (6-5): Cameron Caldwell finished with 18 points. Drayton Priebe added 17 points and Keshaume Thigh recorded 15 points. Sellyck McManus scored 12 and Hayden Evans chipped in 10 points. The Cubs host Madison on Tuesday.
Miller (0-10): Tyler Schumacher scored a game-high 21 points. Spencer Fernholz recorded 11 points. The Rustlers host McLaughlin on Saturday.
M 7 18 30 36
C 19 45 63 80
Menno 61, Freeman 57
MENNO -- Menno edged Freeman in boys basketball action on Thursday.
Menno (3-6): Trey Spencer led the Wolves with 20 points, while Levi Bender finished with 12 points, seven assists and five steals. Brady Fergen dished out six assists. The Wolves play Gayville-Volin on Tuesday in Gayville.
Freeman (0-11): Bradey Kaufman paced Freeman with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Micah Swensen put in 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Flyers host McCook Central/Montrose on Tuesday.
Gregory 59, KWL 38
GREGORY -- Gregory scored 22 points in the third quarter to pull away from Kimball/White Lake on Thursday in boys basketball action.
Gregory (7-4): Coy Determan paced the Gorillas with 18 points. Tommy Determan added 13 points and Daniel Mitchell scored 11 points. Bryan Eagle Star pulled down six rebounds. The Gorillas play Burke on Tuesday in Bonesteel.
Kimball/White Lake (4-6): Bennett Namanny finished with 14 points. Justin Becker recorded seven boards. The WiLdKats play Colome on Tuesday in Kimball.
KWL 5 15 26 38
G 11 18 40 59
Canton 61, MVP 43
CANTON -- Kayden Verley netted 24 points as Canton knocked off Mount Vernon/Plankinton in boys basketball action on Thursday.
Canton (4-3): Verley also dished out five assists. Lance Tieszen added 18 points and seven rebounds. Canton hosts Beresford today.
MVP (4-7): Kolby Kayser finished with 14 points and four rebounds. Reed Rus added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Rylee Deinert tossed in seven points. The Titans play at Wagner on Jan. 28.
MVP 11 20 32 43
C 11 31 45 61
ACDC 58, Avon 38
LAKE ANDES -- Andes Central/Dakota Christian scored 22 points in the third quarter to pull away from Avon in boys basketball action.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian (2-8): Rizon Clark scored a game-high 21 points, while Jaeson Garcia had eight points and 13 rebounds. Parker Vander Pol had 12 rebounds and Camberon Sybesma added 11 boards. The Thunder plays Wessington Springs on Tuesday in New Holland.
Avon (2-8): Lincoln Thury had 12 points, while Logan Schurrmans had 10 points and three steals. Ashton Frank grabbed 12 rebounds. The Pirates travel to Marty on Monday.
A 12 16 28 38
ACDC 11 23 55 58
Parkston 63, Bon Homme 57
TYNDALL -- Parkston outscored Bon Homme 16-7 in the third quarter and withstood a late rally to win on Thursday,
Parkston (4-5): Braden Bruening scored 27 points and snatched nine rebounds, while Rylan Leischner added 18 points and five rebounds. The Trojans play Aberdeen Roncalli in the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
Bon Homme (5-6): Riley Rothschadl had 21 points, five rebounds and two steals and Nate Scieszinski added 14 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals. The Cavaliers play Alcester-Hudson on Tuesday in Alcester.
P 20 33 51 63
BH 13 28 35 57
Marty 63, Scotland 32
SCOTLAND -- Marty held Scotland to fewer than 10 points in each quarter to grab a Great Plains Conference win on Thursday.
Marty (6-1): Xavier Hare scored 16 points, while Lawrence Rouse added eight points and six rebounds. The Braves host Avon on Monday.
Scotland (5-5): Ty Mogck scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made four steals. The Highlanders play Alcester-Hudson on Monday in Alcester.
M 17 39 53 63
S 8 16 23 32