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Area boys playoff basketball: Canistota advances past Ethan

Behind four players in double-figures and 25 points from Shay Jolley, the Canistota Hawks advanced to the District 8B championship game on Tuesday night, defeating Ethan 63-54 at the Corn Palace.

Canistota's Jerad Nielsen (10) drives to the basket during the first half as Ethan's Abiah Plastow (4) and Rylee Riggs, obscured, during an District 8B semifinal game at the Corn Palace on Tuesday. Also pictured for Ethan is Jacob Spier, left, and Brady Hawkins (20). (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Canistota's Jerad Nielsen (10) drives to the basket during the first half as Ethan's Abiah Plastow (4) and Rylee Riggs, obscured, during an District 8B semifinal game at the Corn Palace on Tuesday. Also pictured for Ethan is Jacob Spier, left, and Brady Hawkins (20). (Marcus Traxler/Republic)

Behind four players in double-figures and 25 points from Shay Jolley, the Canistota Hawks advanced to the District 8B championship game on Tuesday night, defeating Ethan 63-54 at the Corn Palace.

Jerad Nielsen had 13 points, Drew Seubert had 12 points and five rebounds and Mason Decker added 11 points.

Camden Myers had 14 points and 13 rebounds in a double-double effort for the Rustlers. Abiah Plastow and Brady Hawkins each had 10 points. The Rustlers shot 24-of-51 from the field and 4-of-7 from the line.

The Hawks shot 23-of-39 shooting and they made 15-of-23 free throws. Ethan held the advantage in rebounds 29-24 but committed 15 turnovers to Canistota's seven.

Canistota, now 19-2, will play Hanson on Friday for the District 8B championship, while Ethan's season closes at 13-9.

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Hanson 50, Bridgewater-Emery 49

Hanson had four players score 10 points or more and managed to hold off Bridgewater-Emery 50-49 in District 8B boys basketball on Tuesday night at the Corn Palace.

Aaron Wenande recorded 14 points, Nathan Stewart added 12 points, Andrew Arend had 11 points and five assists, while Thomas Arend chipped in 10 points. The Beavers shot 17-of-48 from the field and 10-of-14 from the line.

For Bridgewater-Emery, Sam Arend had 21 points and six rebounds, while Sawyer Schultz added 13 points in the loss. The Huskies shot 16-of-51 from the field and 11-of-16 from the line.

Hanson (15-7) will play Canistota on Friday at the Corn Palace in the District 8B championship game. The Huskies' season ends at 15-6.

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District 6B

Wolsey-Wessington 78, Wessington Springs 44

HURON - Top-seeded Wolsey-Wessington scored 46 points in the first half and never looked back, topping Wessington Springs in a District 6B boys basketball semifinal Tuesday at the Huron Arena.

Bennett White had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Warbirds, who are ranked No. 5 in Class B. Jerrett Weber added 14 points in the win.

Wessington Springs was led by a game-high 19 points from Landon Ochsner and 15 points from Nicolas Paulson. Chase VonEye had eight points and eight rebounds for the Spartans.

Wolsey-Wessington made 28-of-59 field goals and was 10-of-15 free throws. The Spartans were 16-of-49 shooting and were 7-of-12 on free throws. They were outrebounded 31-18.

Wolsey-Wessington (19-2) takes on James Valley Christian at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Huron Arena. Wessington Springs ends its season at 7-13.

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James Valley Christian 77, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 76

HURON - Tim Wager's 23 point-performance proved to be enough as James Valley Christian held on for victory on Tuesday night, defeating Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 77-76 in the Huron Arena.

Tristan Wieting added 19 points and Jayden Waldner had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. The Vikings shot 29-of-58 from the field.

For Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, Brady Tiede tallied 28 points and nine rebounds, while Dillon Moore had a double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds. The Blackhawks shot 30-of-62 from the field.

James Valley Christian (17-4) takes on Wolsey-Wessington at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Huron Arena. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket ends its season at 17-4.

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District 9B

Parker 57, Scotland 35

FREEMAN - Parker raced past Scotland in District 9B playoff action by the final of 57-35 on Tuesday night in Freeman.

Parker was led by Cody Knock with 16 points and six rebounds, while Kelby Peters added 14 points. Parker shot 23-of-40 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line.

For Scotland, Tanner Skorepa had 14 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double, while Tanner Van Driel added 11 points. The Highlanders shot 6-of-32 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line.

Parker (11-10) takes on Menno at 7 p.m. Friday in Freeman. Scotland ends its season at 5-16.

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Menno 59, Freeman 48

FREEMAN - The Menno boys basketball team picked up a win on the road in District 9B playoff action, defeating Freeman 59-48 on Tuesday night in Freeman.

For Menno, Jacob Hertz recorded 22 points and Spencer Schultz added 19 points. The Wolves shot 23-of-48 from the field and a perfect 9-of-9 from the line.

For Freeman, Charles Harberts had 14 points and Braxton Schmidt added 11 points in the loss. The Flyers shot 15-of-38 from the field and 9-of-9 from the free-throw line.

Menno (13-8) plays Parker in the District 9B championship game at 7 p.m. Friday in Freeman. Freeman ends its season at 6-15.

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District 11B

Corsica-Stickney 75, Kimball/White Lake 56

CORSICA - Clayton Menning's 25-point performance led Corsica-Stickney over Kimball/White Lake 75-56 on Tuesday night in district playoff action in Corsica.

Cordel Menning added 16 points and seven rebounds and Josh Moser had 13 points. Eli VanRoekel had a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. The Jaguars shot 34-of-53 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line.

For Kimball/White Lake, Corbin Heath tallied 14 points in the loss. KWL shot 19-of-47 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line.

Corsica-Stickney (18-3) takes on Platte-Geddes at 5 p.m. Friday at the Corn Palace in the District 11B title game. Kimball/White Lake ends its season at 7-15.

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Platte-Geddes 48, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 34

PLATTE - The Platte-Geddes boys basketball team cruised to victory in a District 11B playoff game, defeating Andes Central/Dakota Christian 48-34 on Tuesday night in Platte.

Riley Hoffman recorded 13 points, while Alex Gerlach and Malachi Girton added nine points apiece. The Black Panthers shot 14-of-35 from the field and 15-of-21 from the line.

For Andes Central/Dakota Christian, Drew Veurink had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Thunder shot 9-of-24 from the field and 2-of-10 from the line.

Platte-Geddes (7-14) takes on Corsica-Stickney at 5 p.m. Friday in the District 11B championship in the Corn Palace. Andes Central/Dakota Christian ends its season at 8-13.

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District 12B

Gregory 58, Burke/South Central 43

GREGORY - The Gregory boys basketball team picked up a win on its home court, defeating Burke/South Central 58-43 in a District 12B playoff game on Tuesday night in Gregory.

Sean Kafka recorded 18 points and four steals, while Robert Vomacka added 17 points. Jayd VanDerWerff had 14 points and five assists in the contest. The Gorillas shot 15-of-34 from the field and 12-of-17 from the line.

For Burke/South Central, Zach Sebern tallied 18 points and Ethan Fernau added seven points, seven rebounds and four assists in the loss. B/SC shot 17-of-49 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line.

Gregory (15-6) takes on Colome at 8 p.m. on Friday in the Corn Palace. Burke/South Central ends its season at 12-9.

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Colome 79, Marty Indian 54

COLOME - The Colome boys basketball team defeated Marty Indian 79-54 on Tuesday night in District 12B playoff action in Colome.

No stats were reported despite calling coaches.

Colome (15-6) takes on Gregory in the District 12B championship game at 8 p.m. Friday in the Corn Palace. Marty Indian ends its season at 14-7.

Region 5A

Parkston 73, Wagner 57

PARKSTON - Dillan Thuringer's double-double propelled Parkston over Wagner 73-57 in a Region 5A playoff game on Tuesday night in Parkston.

Thuringer recorded 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Jake DeLange added 16 points and six assists. Wes Genant had 15 points in the contest. The Trojans shot 29-of-54 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line.

For Wagner, Alex Sully tallied 19 points and Chase Zephier had 15 points in the loss. The Red Raiders shot 23-of-59 from the field and 6-of-12 from the line.

Parkston (12-9) will play Tri-Valley on Thursday night in Colton. Wagner ends its season at 6-15.

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Tri-Valley 65, McCook Central/Montrose 38

COLTON - Tri-Valley dispatched McCook Central/Montrose from the Region 5A boys basketball playoffs on Tuesday night, with the Mustangs winning 65-38.

Will Steineke had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the win for the Mustangs. Noah Jewett had a game-high 16 points and Jayden Burggraff had 13 points and five assists.

Noah Edwards had 12 points to lead the Fighting Cougars.

No other stats were reported.

Tri-Valley (12-9) will play Parkston in Colton on Thursday night. McCook Central/Montrose ends its season at 6-15.

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West Central 77, Bon Homme 60

PARKSTON - West Central defeated Bon Homme 77-60 in Region 5A playoff action on Monday night in Parkston.

No stats were reported despite calling coaches.

West Central (8-13) takes on Mount Vernon/Plankinton at 7 p.m. Friday in the Region 5A semifinal game. Bon Homme ends its season at 7-14.

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