Area basketball roundup: Rustlers earn road win at Menno

MENNO -- The Ethan boys basketball team edged Menno on Tuesday, winning 48-45 on the road. Ethan (5-5): Abiah Plastow led the Rustlers with 15 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Evan Weeman added 11 points and Derek Storm tallied 10. Bra...


MENNO - The Ethan boys basketball team edged Menno on Tuesday, winning 48-45 on the road.

Ethan (5-5): Abiah Plastow led the Rustlers with 15 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Evan Weeman added 11 points and Derek Storm tallied 10. Brady Hawkins had eight rebounds and six assists, while Storm had five assists. Up next: The Rustlers play Corsica-Stickney on Thursday in Stickney.

Menno (5-4): Spencer Schultz put up 20 points, and Trey Bohlmann added 10 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Up next: Menno plays at Freeman on Thursday.

E 12 25 34 48

M 12 23 33 45


Bridgewater-Emery 68, West Central 59

EMERY - Class B No. 2 Bridgewater-Emery outlasted West Central in a non-conference game Tuesday.

West Central (4-6): Jackson Miller had a game-high 28 points for the Trojans, while Nick Gabbert had 17 points. Up next: The Trojans play at Milbank on Saturday.

Bridgewater-Emery (9-2): Sawyer Schultz scored 16 points, leading four players in double figures. Duot Van Sickle had 14 points, with Carter Dye and Jamin Arend each scoring 13. Up next: The Huskies host Howard on Thursday in Emery.

WC 19 34 40 59

BE 21 38 51 68

Hanson 56, Howard 38

ALEXANDRIA - Hanson picked up a home win over Howard in a boys basketball game Tuesday.


Hanson (6-4): Nathan Stewart and Donnie Weber scored a combined 26 points, tallying 13 apiece. Stewart and Weber added seven rebounds and six rebounds, respectively. Blake Klinkhammer had six assists. Up next: The Beavers host Canistota on Thursday in Alexandria.

Howard (1-10): Kaleb Carmichael and Tate Schwader each scored 13 points, while Tisyn Spader added nine boards. Up next: Howard plays Bridgewater-Emery on Thursday in Emery.

Howard 10 16 26 38

Hanson 14 29 44 56

Colome 59, Jones County 52

COLOME - Colome found victory over Jones County after leading by just one point going into the fourth quarter in boys basketball action Tuesday.

Colome (9-1): Jackson Kinzer tallied 27 points for the Cowboys, while Layton Thieman added 18. Kolton Salonen pulled down eight rebounds. Up next: The Cowboys play Gayville-Volin on Friday in Gayville.

Jones County (6-5): Austin Olson scored 15 points with 11 rebounds for a double-double, while Alec Whitney had 13 points and nine rebounds. Morgan Fedderson tallied 11 points and 12 rebounds, also for a double-double. Up next: The Coyotes play Lyman on Jan. 23 in Presho.


O'Neill (Neb.) 71, Wagner 41

WAGNER - The Wagner boys basketball team fell to O'Neill (Neb.) on Tuesday.

Wagner (0-9): Simon Freier scored 12 points in the loss, while Alex Sully scored nine, and Jaden Peters tallied eight. Mato Perry and Dustin Honomichl pulled down four rebounds apiece. Up next: Wagner hosts Avon on Saturday.

O 15 36 55 71

W 8 18 30 41

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 58, James Valley Christian 52

HURON - Sanborn Central/Woonsocket picked up a win over Wessington Springs in conference tournament basketball on Tuesday.

SCW (8-2): Noah Dickson led the Blackhawks with 16 points, while Trey Weber added 14 and Trent Kingsbury tallied 10 points. Dickson added nine boards and three steals, while Kingsbury added nine boards and seven assists. Jared Goldammer had six rebounds.

JVC (3-8): Josh Wieting scored 20 points, while Ryan Wager tallied 13 and Darrian Hood added 12 points. Michael Waldner had seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Wager and Derek Thompson added six rebounds apiece.

SCW 17 34 47 58

JVC 11 24 33 52

Corsica-Stickney 57, ACDC 50

CORSICA - Corsica-Stickney picked up a victory at home in boys basketball action on Tuesday.

CS (8-1): Cordel Menning led the Jaguars with 15 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Bryce Plamp added 12 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double. Gavin Zomer tallied 13 points, and Plamp added four steals. Up next: CS will host Ethan in Stickney on Thursday.

ACDC (5-4): Chase Pheifer tallied 14 points, while Daaron Tronvold added 10 and Cliff Johnson pulled down 10 boards. Up next: ACDC will play Avon in Lake Andes on Thursday.

ACDC 11 21 33 50

CS 12 33 49 57

Platte-Geddes 56, Gregory 44

PLATTE - Platte-Geddes picked up a home win over Gregory in a boys basketball game Tuesday.

PG (5-3): Xavier Marshall tallied 14 points, while Kade Starr added 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Hayden Stluka totaled 11 points and 9 rebounds, and Kelby VanDerWerff put up 8 points with 6 rebounds. Up next: PG plays at Lennox on Friday.

Gregory (4-5): Jayd VanDerWerff led the Gorillas with 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Dylan Borsich added 12 points, and Aaron Voigt put up 10 points. Up next: Gregory will play KWL on Thursday in Gregory.

PG 16 31 43 56

G 6 14 27 44

Bon Homme 63, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 48

TRIPP - Bon Homme earned the road win in boys basketball action Tuesday.

Bon Homme (9-1): Mace Merkwan had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, who earned their fourth straight win. Joey Slama added 16 points and Bon Homme shot 50 percent in the win.

TDA (1-8): Cade Gemar had 18 points for the Nighthawks, while Micah Lau scored 14 points in the loss. Up next: The Nighthawks host Mitchell Christian Thursday in Tripp.

BH 10 32 52 63

TDA 9 19 26 48

Freeman 70, Centerville 43

FREEMAN - Charles Harberts and Braxton Schmidt combined for 34 points to lead Freeman to a boys basketball win over Centerville on Tuesday in Freeman.

Freeman (4-5): Harberts scored 18 points and Schmidt added 16 points. Bailey Sage scored nine points and Eric Fuhrmann dished out six assists. Up next: Freeman hosts Menno on Thursday.

Centerville (0-11): Hayden Ellis and Hunter Ellis scored 14 and 13 points, respectively. Dallas Knudson scored 11 points. Up next: Freeman hosts Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Jan. 23.

C 3 15 27 43

F 16 29 50 70

Canistota 57, Freeman Academy/Marion 42

FREEMAN-Class B No. 5 Canistota downed Freeman Academy/Marion in boys basketball action on Tuesday in Freeman.

Canistota (8-1): Connor Carlson led the Hawks with 27 points and Trey Ortman added nine points. Up next: Canistota plays Hanson on Thursday in Alexandria.

FAM (4-5): Stephen Waltner scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds. Thaniel Schroeder added 10 points, five rebounds and four steals. Brennan Haggerty scored 10 points.

C 15 31 40 57

FAM 10 16 27 42

Irene-Wakonda 72, Scotland 57

SCOTLAND-Scotland provided a test but Irene-Wakonda picked up the victory Tuesday in boys basketball action.

Irene-Wakonda (9-4): Trey King scored 35 points, with Tate Gale scoring 14 points and Brendan Sokolowski posting eight points and eight rebounds. Up next: Irene-Wakonda hosts Freeman Academy/Marion on Jan. 25 in Wakonda.

Scotland (5-5): Tanner Van Driel had 16 points and eight rebounds, while Travis Skorepa had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Bryan Vaughan had 13 points and Mason Dennis had nine points and 10 rebounds.

IW 15 31 53 72

S 8 22 47 57

Girls basketball

Ethan 38, Menno 34

MENNO - Ethan held off Menno in a close girls basketball game on Tuesday.

Ethan (9-2): Karly Gustafson tallied 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Rustlers. Jessica Bartscher added eight points, and Cameryn Logan added three steals. Up next: The Rustlers hosts Corsica-Stickney on Friday.

Menno (9-2): Ashton Vaith led the Wolves with 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Paige Heckenlaible added 11 points, while Morgan Edelman scored seven. Eisley Sayler also had five rebounds. Up next: Menno hosts Freeman on Friday.

E 7 23 36 38

M 10 20 27 34

Chamberlain 58, Gregory 36

GREGORY - Two players in double figures powered Chamberlain to a road win over Gregory in girls basketball on Tuesday.

Chamberlain (4-6): Paige Reuer led the Cubs with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Mady Handel scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds. Alayne Daly added eight points, four rebounds and four assists.Up next: The Cubs host Miller on Thursday.

Gregory (1-8): Jessy VanDerWerff scored 13 points for the Gorillas, while Brooklyn VanDerWerff added nine points and five rebounds. Megan Warnke also added five rebounds, and Sydney Svatos pulled down seven. Up next: Gregory begins Southern Plains Conference Tournament play on Thursday in Presho.

C 11 34 40 58

G 13 24 29 36

Kimball/White Lake 48, Bridgewater-Emery 43

EMERY - The Kimball/White Lake girls basketball team held on for a road win on Tuesday.

Kimball/White Lake (8-3): Kennedy Leiferman led the WildKats with 14 points, while Carly Beckmann added 13, and Heather Munsen tallied 10. Up next: The WiLdKats host Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Thursday.

Bridgewater-Emery (4-5): Abigal Arend put up 17 points, Julia Weber scored 11 points, and Kerrigan Schultz added eight points and seven rebounds. Jada Wethor had five rebounds and two steals. Up next: The Huskies host Howard on Thursday.

BE 5 15 32 43

KWL 4 18 39 48

Burke/South Central 49, Platte-Geddes 38

PLATTE - Burke/South Central held off Platte in a girls basketball game Tuesday in Platte.

Burke/South Central (7-2): Tressa Bull tallied 13 points with seven rebounds, while Taylee Indahl added 12 points. Ryahna Schweigert had five steals. Up next: The Cougars begin Southern Plains Conference Tournament play on Thursday in Presho.

Platte-Geddes (3-8): Tori Weins led the Black Panthers with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Dominique Girton added 11 rebounds. Up next: Platte-Geddes will travel to Scotland on Friday.

BSC 10 26 38 49

PG 5 17 28 38

Irene-Wakonda 62, Scotland 39

SCOTLAND - Irene-Wakonda defeated Scotland in girls basketball action on Tuesday.

Irene-Wakonda (11-2): Shannon O'Malley led IW with 20 points, while Shannon Sokolowski added 13 points and six rebounds. Nora O'Malley tallied 10 points in the win. Up next: IW will host Freeman Academy/Marion in Wakonda on Jan. 25.

Scotland (2-6): Grace Fryda scored 15 points for the Highlanders, while Issabela Vitek added seven and Taylor Bietz scored six. Vitek and Bietz pulled down six rebounds apiece. Up next: Scotland will host Marty on Thursday.

IW 25 44 59 62

S 9 22 29 39

Corsica-Stickney 48, ACDC 41

CORSICA - Two players in double figures pushed Corsica-Stickney to victory in girls basketball action Tuesday.

CS (9-1): Avery Broughton scored 14 points with 12 rebounds and four steals. Courtney Menning added 13 points, while Haley Johnson tallied six. Up next: The Jaguars will play Ethan on Friday in Ethan.

ACDC (5-6): Beulah Black Cloud led the way with 12 points, five rebounds and five steals. Mackenzie Muckey and Brianna Deurmier tallied eight points apiece, and Tyra Medicine Horn added six points and seven rebounds. Up next: ACDC will play Avon on Thursday in Lake Andes.

ACDC 12 15 32 41

CS 10 24 28 48

Hanson 64, Howard 56

ALEXANDRIA - Hanson picked up a win at home over Howard in girls basketball action on Tuesday.

Hanson (8-3): Heather Kayser led the Beavers with 25 points, while Brooke Weber tallied 16, and Megan Guericke put up 13. Kayser and Brooke Slaba added six assists apiece. Up next: Hanson will play Canistota on Friday in Canistota.

Howard (4-5): Hilary Albrecht tallied 16 points for the Tigers, while Kenedy Koepsell scored 15. Up next: Howard will play Bridgewater-Emery on Thursday in Emery.

Howard 14 30 45 56

Hanson 18 38 49 64

O'Neill (Neb.) 53, Wagner 49

WAGNER - Wagner fell to O'Neill (Neb.) in girls basketball action Tuesday.

Wagner (2-8): Kayli Kocer led the scoring with 15 points, while Janae Patterson tallied 14, and Deisha Medicine Horn scored 10. Abby Freier had seven rebounds and four assists. Up next: Wagner will host Avon on Saturday.

O 16 25 40 53

W 13 22 38 49

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