Area basketball roundup: Wessington Springs bounces Kimball/White Lake in boys basketball action
Messmer finishes with 32 points and 16 rebounds
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Wessington Springs used a fast start to take down Kimball/White Lake, 68-44, on Tuesday in boys basketball action.
Wessington Springs (14-4): Wessington Springs shot 63 percent from the field, as Jacob Messmer exploded for a 32-point, 16-rebound double-double. Mason Schelske added 20 points in the win. The Spartans host James Valley Christian on Friday.
Kimball/White Lake (4-14): Bennett Namanny scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. Jaxon Pursell chipped in eight points and six boards. The WiLdKats play Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Thursday in Kimball.
KWL 4 12 27 44
WS 20 44 64 68
Winner 72, Platte-Geddes 65 (2OT)
WINNER -- Class A No. 5 Winner outlasted Platte-Geddes in a double-overtime thriller on Tuesday.
Winner (17-2): Brady Fritz powered the Warriors with 27 points, 6 rebounds and five 3-pointers. Blake Volmer finished with 15 points and seven boards. Evan Farner chipped in with 12 points, while Ethan Bartels added five steals, eight points and 11 boards. The Warriors host Mobridge-Pollock on Friday.
Platte-Geddes (13-5): Kelby VanDerWerff paced the Black Panthers with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Caden Foxley tossed in 19 points and grabbed eight boards. Brody Boltjes added 11 points and five assists. Will Miller scored seven points. The Black Panthers play Wagner on Friday in Platte.
PG 19 30 44 55 60 65
W 12 28 38 55 60 72
Lyman 50, Chamberlain 49
CHAMBERLAIN -- Lyman outlasted Chamberlain for a one-point boys basketball win on Tuesday.
Lyman (15-3): Toby Estes scored 18 points in the win. Declan Cleveland chipped in eight points. Tyson Floyd and Stockton McClanahan each added seven points.The Raiders play Kadoka Area on Friday in Presho.
Chamberlain (15-3): Drayton Priebe and Sellyck McManus scored 16 points. Hayden Evans added nine points. The Cubs play West Central on Friday in Hartford.
L 13 25 35 50
C 11 21 31 49
Ethan 67, Freeman 23
ETHAN -- Ethan took down Freeman in boys basketball play on Tuesday.
Ethan (14-5): Eric Gustafson scored a team-high 27 points. Riley Endres added 12 points. The Rustlers play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
Freeman (0-19): Blake Rumelhart scored six points. The Flyers host Gayville-Volin on Thursday.
F 7 13 17 23
E 15 42 59 67
MVP 81, Bon Homme 35
MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon/Plankinton notched its fifth boys basketball win by defeating Bon Homme on Tuesday.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (5-13): Kolby Kayser exploded for 30 points in the win. Reed Rus added 11 points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Titans. Rylee Deinert chipped in 11 points. The Titans travel to Parkston on Thursday.
Bon Homme (2-16): No stats reported. The Cavaliers play Gregory on Friday in Tyndall.
Corsica-Stickney 70, TDA 56
CORSICA -- Corsica-Stickney earned a boys basketball win over Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday.
Corsica-Stickney (11-5): Jaylen Kemp scored a team-high 19 points for the Jaguars. Trever Burke added 14 points and six assists. Brendan Wentland chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Taven Burke scored 10 points in the win, while Caleb Krogstad grabbed 10 boards. The Jaguars play Hanson on Thursday in Corsica.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (9-8): Logan Vanpelt recorded 17 points and eight rebounds. Carson Koehn chipped in 17 points. The Nighthawks play Ethan on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
TDA 13 27 35 56
CS 24 36 57 70
Viborg-Hurley 66, Menno 25
VIBORG -- Class B No. 2 Viborg-Hurley rode its defense to a boys basketball win over Menno on Tuesday.
Viborg-Hurley (14-3): Gradee Sherman poured in 22 points and 19 rebounds. Eli Boomgarden added 15 points, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Hayden Gilbert added 12 points, six rebounds and four steals. Calvin Rasmussen recorded six steals. The Cougars play Howard on Thursday in Viborg.
Menno (4-14): Blake Rames scored six points. Josh Heckenlaible and Levi Bender scored five points. The Wolves play Freeman Academy/Marion on Thursday in Marion.
M 8 17 25 25
VH 25 47 61 66
Tri-Valley 65, MCM 57
MONTROSE -- Tri-Valley knocked off McCook Central/Montrose for a boys basketball victory on Tuesday.
Tri-Valley (8-9): Riley Haynes led the Mustangs with 15 points. Tyler Johnson chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds. Bryce Kienast and Nick Hass each added 11 points. The Mustangs host Beresford on Friday.
McCook Central/Montrose (6-11): Gavin Gordon scored 18 points. Kyle DeBoer added 16 points, six rebounds and three steals. Boston Katzer finished with 10 points. The Fighting Cougars play West Central on Thursday in Salem.
TV 12 31 46 65
MCM 13 22 36 57
Area girls basketball
MVP 68, Bon Homme 37
MOUNT VERNON -- Emilee Fox scored her 1,000th career point to guide Mount Vernon/Plankinton past Bon Homme on Tuesday in girls basketball play.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (13-6): Fox finished with 21 points and 11 assists. Maria Baker added 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Titans. Kyia Schmidt chipped in six points and five rebounds. The Titans travel to Parkston on Thursday.
Bon Homme (4-14): Jenae Alberts scored 12 points. Jurni Vavruska added 11 points. The Cavaliers play Gayville-Volin on Friday in Gayville.
BH 10 18 30 37
MVP 14 27 48 68
KWL 41, Wessington Springs 29
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Kimball/White Lake rode a strong defensive effort past Wessington Springs on Tuesday in girls basketball action.
Kimball/White Lake (12-7): Kennedy Leiferman finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Sidney McCord pulled down seven boards. The WiLdKats play Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Thursday in Kimball.
Wessington Springs (3-16): Kirstie Munsen scored 12 points. Avery Orth chipped in six points and nine rebounds. Angela Paulson chipped in eight boards. The Spartans host James Valley Christian on Friday.
KWL 15 24 35 41
WS 9 21 26 29
Corsica-Stickney 53, TDA 43
CORSICA -- Class B No. 1 Corsica-Stickney pulled away from Tripp-Delmont/Armour in the fourth quarter for a girls basketball win on Tuesday.
Corsica-Stickney (18-2): Rachel Gerlach scored a team-high 18 points. Raven Barse recorded a massive 16-point, 20-rebound double-double for the Jaguars. Morgan DeLange scored 10 points and Morgan Clites dished out six assists in the win. The Jaguars play in the Region 6B tournament on Monday.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (12-7): Bailey Spaans scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds. Megan Reiner added 13 points. The Nighthawks play Ethan on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
TDA 4 14 30 43
CS 9 20 32 53
Ethan 68, Freeman 31
ETHAN -- Class B No. 4 Ethan cruised past Freeman for a girls basketball win on Tuesday.
Ethan (16-3): Ava Lingemann scored a game-high 16 points for the Rustlers. Maddy Bartscher chipped in 15 points. Cameryn Logan and Lexi Lingemann recorded 13 and 12 points, respectively. The Rustlers play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
Freeman (4-14): Kate Miller scored nine points. The Flyers host Gayville-Volin on Thursday.
F 9 23 27 31
E 11 35 58 68
Winner 72, Platte-Geddes 28
WINNER -- Class A No. 3 Winner used a 56-point first half to take down Platte-Geddes in girls basketball action on Tuesday.
Winner (17-2): Kalla Bertram paced the Warriors with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists. Bella Swedlund added 21 points and five assists. Maggie LaCompte chipped in 15 points and Kelsey Sachtjen grabbed seven rebounds. The Warriors travel to Mobridge-Pollock on Friday.
Platte-Geddes (7-12): Hadley Hanson scored a team-high 11 points. Karly VanDerWerff finished with seven points and 12 boards. The Black Panthers play Wagner on Friday in Platte.
PG 5 16 21 28
W 31 56 67 72
Bridgewater-Emery 63, Irene-Wakonda 37
EMERY -- Bridgewater-Emery used a fast start to take down Irene-Wakonda for a girls basketball win on Tuesday.
Bridgewater-Emery (11-8): Kerrigan Schultz recorded 16 points and nine rebounds. Julia Weber had 16 points and four assists for the Huskies, while Casey Meyer scored eight points. Chloe Schmitt grabbed eight rebounds in the win. The Huskies play De Smet on Thursday in Emery.
Irene-Wakonda (8-10): Nora O’Malley finished with 20 points and six rebounds. Katie Knodel added eight points. The Eagles play Vermillion on Thursday in Irene.
IW 6 12 27 37
BE 18 31 48 63
Avon 56, Gayville-Volin 54
AVON -- Avon out-scored Gayville-Volin 17-13 in the fourth quarter to earn a girls basketball win on Tuesday.
Avon (7-13): Courtney Sees led the Pirates with 21 points and nine rebounds. Tiffany Pelton added 11 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals. Ali Sees dished out four assists. The Pirates play in the Region 6B tournament on Monday.
Gayville-Volin (5-13): Molly Larson finished with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists. Taylor Hoxeng added 13 points and Keely Larson collected six rebounds. The Raiders travel to Freeman on Thursday.
A 16 31 39 56
GV 15 25 41 54
Viborg-Hurley 67, Menno 55
VIBORG -- Class B No. 5 Viborg-Hurley pulled away from Menno to pick up a girls basketball victory on Tuesday.
Viborg-Hurley (15-3): Sydney Voss recorded 23 points and four rebounds. Nevaeh Ronke added 13 points and seven rebounds. Coral Mason chipped in 13 points, five rebounds and five assists in the win. The Cougars play Howard on Thursday in Viborg.
Menno (12-6): Morgan Edelman scored 21 points. Paityn Huber added nine points. The Wolves play Freeman Academy/Marion on Thursday in Marion.
M 13 23 40 55
VH 13 31 43 67