Area basketball roundup: Trojans upset top-ranked Winner

Area basketball roundup for Friday's games.


HARTFORD -- Class A No. 5 West Central ended Class A No. 1 Winner’s 49-game winning streak with a 53-43 girls basketball win on Friday.

West Central (3-0): Cassidy Siemonsma led the way with 18 points and Josslin Jarding added 13 points. Addy Kramer finished with 12 points and seven rebounds. The Trojans play Watertown on Dec. 22 in Hartford.

Winner (3-1): Kalla Bertram finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Bella Swedlund posted 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. The Warriors play Bon Homme on Dec. 29 in Tyndall.

W 8 18 30 43

WC 12 25 36 53


Hanson 57, Menno 55

HANSON -- Hanson held off Menno for a girls basketball win on Friday.

Hanson (2-1): Annalyse Weber scored 19 points, while Mekiah Campbell added nine points and 11 rebounds. Alyssa Moschell scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. Andrea Thelen chipped in eight points in the win. The Beavers play Avon on Monday at the Corn Palace.

Menno (2-1): Morgan Edelman scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Jesse Munkvold finished with seven rebounds. The Wolves play Platte-Geddes on Dec. 28 in the Parkston Classic.

M 16 27 42 55

H 6 27 44 57

MCM 47, Howard 46

HOWARD -- McCook Central/Montrose staved off Howard’s fourth-quarter comeback to stay undefeated in girls basketball action on Friday.

McCook Central/Montrose (4-0): Madisen Koepsell recorded 11 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Ashtyn Wobig had a game-high 23 points and three steals. The Fighting Cougars travel to Tea Area on Tuesday.

Howard (1-1): Kenedy Koepsell scored 20 points for the Tigers. Abby Connor added eight points. The Tigers host Freeman on Monday.


MCM 7 20 33 46

H 14 25 39 47

Parkston 61, Chamberlain 38

PARKSTON -- A strong second half helped Parkston cruise past Chamberlain in girls basketball action on Friday.

Parkston (2-0): Allison Ziebart stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. Emma Yost had an 18-point, 12-rebound double-double to go with four steals and three assists for the Trojans. Brielle Bruening added six points and seven rebounds. Tiah Holzbauer and Faith Oakley both scored six points in the win. The Trojans travel to Lennox today.

Chamberlain (1-1): Emma Powers scored 13 points and grabbed eight boards for the Cubs. Jayna Handel added 12 points, three rebounds and three steals. The Cubs host Kimball/White Lake on Tuesday.

C 13 27 31 38

P 11 29 48 61

Ethan 68, FAM 21

ETHAN -- Class B No. 4 Ethan rolled past Freeman Academy/Marion for a girls basketball win on Friday.


Ethan (4-0): Maddy Bartscher scored a team-high 18 points. Hannah Bartscher 16 points and Ava Lingemann chipped in 14 points. The Rustlers travel to Avon on Jan. 7.

Freeman Academy/Marion (1-2): Jada Koerner scored a team-best 14 points. The Bearcats play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday in Freeman.

FAM 6 12 12 21

E 28 50 63 68

Platte-Geddes 53, Gregory 40

GREGORY -- Platte-Geddes picked up its first girls basketball first win of the season over Gregory on Friday.

Platte-Geddes (1-2): Cadence Van Zee finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Karly VanDerWerff logged a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Hadley Hanson scored nine points and Taryn Starr collected seven rebounds. Baleigh Nachtigal logged five steals. The Black Panthers travel to Freeman today.

Gregory (0-3): Jessy Jo VanDerWerff netted 23 points and Brooklynn Kenzy hauled in 15 rebounds. Sierra Rencountre grabbed eight boards. The Gorillas host North Central (Neb.) on Tuesday.

PG 19 30 41 53


G 9 17 25 40

Area boys basketball

MVP 75, Freeman 18

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon/Plankinton took down Freeman for its first boys basketball win of the season on Friday.

Mount Vernon/Plankinton (1-2): Reed Rus finished with 26 points, 13 rebounds and three steals for the Titans. Kolby Kayser added 11 points in the win. The Titans play Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Tuesday in Plankinton.

Freeman (0-4): No stats reported. The Flyers travel to Howard on Monday.

Freeman Academy/Marion 53, Ethan 42

ETHAN --Freeman Academy/Marion pulled away from Ethan for a boys basketball win.

Freeman Academy/Marion (2-0): Quincy Blue poured in a game-high 23 points, while Dylan Johansen netted 10 points. The Bearcats play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday in Freeman.

Ethan (2-2): Eric Gustafson recorded 18 points and Josh Bartscher finished with 11 points. The Rustlers play Faulkton Area in the Huron Classic on Dec. 30.

FAM 11 25 40 53


E 8 20 33 42

Hanson 56, Menno 20

HANSON -- Hanson posted a 56-20 boys basketball win over Menno on Friday.

Hanson (3-0): Ethan Cheeseman and Noah Price scored 16 and 15 points, respectively. Luke Haiar added nine points. Riley Ferry collected 10 rebounds, while Cheeseman and Price hauled in six boards apiece. The Beavers play Kimball/White Lake on Monday at the Corn Palace.

Menno (0-3): Ajay Herboldt and Brody Fergen scored eight and seven points, respectively. The Wolves play Parkston in the Parkston Classic on Dec. 28.

M 5 5 10 20

H 9 23 43 56

Howard 72, McCook Central/Montrose 38

HOWARD -- Tisyn Spader and Sam Aslesen combined for 52 points to power Howard to a boys basketball win over McCook Central/Montrose on Friday.

Howard (2-0): Spader netted 29 points, while Aslesen tossed in 23 points. Brayden Hinker scored nine points and Jace Sifore added eight points. The Tigers host Freeman on Monday.


McCook Central/Montrose (0-3): Micah Van Ruler finished with 10 points and Gavin Gordon scored eight points. Kyle DeBoer tossed in seven points. The Fighting Cougars play Bon Homme today in Tyndall.

MCM 13 25 29 38

H 11 35 66 72

West Central 69, Winner 47

HARTFORD -- West Central pulled away from Winner for a boys basketball win on Friday.

West Central (2-2): Zane Crawford recorded a game-high 29 points, while Jaxon Skinner and Jacob Krepmpges both had eight points apiece. The Trojans play Hamlin on Dec. 29 in Hayti.

Winner (2-1): Brady Fritz finished with 13 points and five rebounds. Blake Volmer tossed in 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Slade Cournoyer scored 10 points. The Warriors host Sully Buttes today.

W 14 22 39 47

WC 15 31 50 69

Scotland 44, Bon Homme 37

SCOTLAND -- Scotland pulled away in the fourth quarter to top Bon Homme in boys basketball play on Friday.

Scotland (1-1): Lucas Dennis had 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Kalen Maruska and Stephen Johnson both added 11 points and four rebounds. Dawson Bietz added eight points, four boards and three steals in the win. The Highlanders play Andes Central/Dakota Christian today in Lake Andes.

Bon Homme (0-2): Carter Uecker scored a game-high 16 points to go with seven points and two assists. Karsten Kozak added six points and eight rebounds. The Cavaliers play McCook Central/Montrose today in Tyndall.

BH 7 20 30 37

S 15 22 30 44

Chamberlain 72, Parkston 41

PARKSTON -- Chamberlain notched a road boys basketball win over Parkston on Friday.

Chamberlain (2-0): Drayton Priebe scored a game-high 26 points and added five assists and three steals. Cameron Caldwell added 15 points, while Hayden Evans scored 12 points. Sellyck McManus grabbed seven boards. The Cubs host Tiospa Zina today.

Parkston (1-2): Cole Prunty scored 14 points. Will Jodozi finished with six rebounds and Ethan Poore chipped in eight points and four boards. The Trojans host Parker on Tuesday.

C 11 36 49 72

P 10 22 33 41

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