Area basketball roundup: Koepsell scores 1,000th career point in MCM’s win over Flyers
SALEM -- Madisen Koepsell scored her 1,000th career point in McCook Central/Montrose’s 76-36 win over Chester Area on Thursday in girls basketball action.
McCook Central/Montrose (8-4): Koepsell recorded a 23-point, 15-rebound double-double to go with three steals. Ashtyn Wobig also added 23 points, five rebounds and six assists for the Fighting Cougars. Michaela McCormick scored 14 points in the win. The Fighting Cougars play in the Big East Conference tournament on Friday in Montrose.
Chester Area (2-11): Emery Larson finished with 10 points. Emmerson Eppard chipped in eight points and seven rebounds. The Flyers play in the Big East Conference tournament on Friday in Montrose.
CA 4 17 28 36
MCM 27 50 62 76
SCW 42, Wessington Springs 31
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Sanborn Central/Woonsocket held off Wessington Springs in girls basketball action on Thursday.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (7-7): Trista White netted a game-high 19 points and grabbed four rebounds. Trinity Boschee finished with eight points and five rebounds. Brooke Doering had six points and five rebounds. The Blackhawks play Ethan on Tuesday in Forestburg.
Wessington Springs (3-11): Avery Orth led the Spartans with 13 points and eight rebounds. Kirstie Munsen added six points and four rebounds. The Spartans host Lower Brule on Feb. 4.
SCW 12 22 34 42
WS 5 13 20 31
White River 77, Colome 20
COLOME -- Class B No. 3 White River cruised past Colome for a girls basketball victory on Thursday.
White River (10-0): Caelyn Valandra-Prue scored 34 points. Maleighya Estes added 22 points. The Tigers host Rapid City Christian on Saturday.
Colome (3-9): Saydee Heath recorded 10 points. The Cowgirls play Platte-Geddes on Friday in Platte.
Burke 58, Boyd County (Neb.) 46
BONESTEEL -- Burke pulled away from Boyd County for a girls basketball victory on Thursday.
Burke (8-6): Sally Hakin led the Cougars with 17 points and five rebounds. Ramee Hanson chipped in with 13 points, five rebounds and five steals. Bridget Bartling added 12 points, while Bobbi Jo Wischmann finished with seven rebounds and six assists. The Cougars host Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Friday.
Boyd County: Lauryn Hoffman scored 16 points and Amelia Hoffman finished with 11 points.
BC 14 27 34 46
B 19 25 45 58
Area boys basketball
White River 81, Platte-Geddes 64
WHITE RIVER -- White River handed Class B No. 2 Platte-Geddes its second defeat of the season in boys basketball action on Thursday.
White River (8-4): Joe Sayler recorded 33 points and eight rebounds. Dylan Marshall logged 16 points, six steals and five rebounds. Colbe Scott added nine points and three rebounds. The Tigers travel to Wall on Feb. 4.
Platte-Geddes (9-2): Caden Foxley led the Black Panthers with 18 points. Kelby VanDerWerff finished with 13 points and Nate Whalen added 10 points. The Black Panthers play Colome on Friday in Platte.
PG 14 32 50 64
WR 26 40 57 81
Avon 51, Gregory 50
AVON -- Avon narrowly edged Gregory for a boys basketball win on Thursday.
Avon (2-10): Eli Watchorn scored a team-high 23 points. Ashton Frank chipped in seven points and eight boards for the Pirates. Riley Rucktaeschel added seven points and seven rebounds. The Pirates travel to Menno on Tuesday.
Gregory (5-7): Daniel Mitchell finished with a 24-point, 13-rebound double-double. Cruz Klundt scored 14 points and dished out four assists. The Gorillas play Gayville-Volin on Friday in Gayville.
G 9 21 34 50
A 14 20 36 51
Lennox 64, Parkston 22
PARKSTON -- Lennox’s fast start guided it past Parkston on Thursday in boys basketball action.
Lennox (5-7): Peyton Eich scored 21 points and dished out six assists. Gavin Sanculi added 11 points in the win. The Orioles play Milbank on Saturday in Madison.
Parkston (5-9): Cole Prunty scored 14 points. Max Scott added 11 points, six boards and three steals for the Trojans. Kaleb Weber added nine points. The Trojans host McCook Central/Montrose on Tuesday.
L 21 41 50 64
P 9 19 31 42
Burke 80, Boyd County (Neb.) 39
BONESTEEL -- Ben Witt poured in a career-high and school-record 40 points in a boys basketball win over Boyd County (Neb.) on Thursday.
Burke (8-3): Witt also hit nine 3-pointers on the night. Bryce Frank added 15 points, 10 rebound, seven assists and four steals. Brogan Glover added six points and seven assists. Burke hosts Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Friday.
Boyd County: Zac Rihanek netted 17 points and Derris Hansen tossed in 12 points.
BC 16 24 30 39
B 18 45 63 80