Area high school girls basketball roundup: Big second quarter boosts Parkston to season-opening win

Area high school girls basketball action from the opening week of the 2021-22 season.

Parkston's Brielle Bruening drives past Avon's Samantha Brodeen during a high school basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Parkston High School. (Branden Hull / Republic)

PARKSTON — Parkston used a 19-point second quarter to take a 26-16 lead into halftime and didn’t surrender the advantage, downing Avon 59-45 in both teams’ first contest of the girls basketball season on Tuesday night.

Parkston (1-0): Allison Ziebart posted 20 points, four steals, three assists and two rebounds to pace the Trojans. Gracie Oakley added 15 points and three assists, with Abby Hohn contributing 14 points and six rebounds. Brielle Bruening had nine points and six rebounds. Parkston hosts Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Dec. 14.

Avon (0-1): Courtney Sees scored 13 points and Katie Gretschmann added 10 of her own. Tiffany Pelton chipped in nine points and eight rebounds for the Pirates, who are on the road at Marty on Dec. 10.

MVP 72, MCM 38

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon/Plankinton scored 23 points in the second quarter and 26 more in the third to pull away from McCook Central/Montrose in a girl basketball contest Tuesday night.

Mount Vernon/Plankinton (1-0): Emilee Fox put up 29 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Reagan Rus added 14 points, as Maria Baker had 13 points and nine rebounds. The Titans are at Parker on Dec. 11.


McCook Central/Montrose (0-1): Abby Wagner scored eight points, and Astyn Wobig added seven for the Fighting Cougars, who are at Gregory on Dec. 10.

Chamberlain 63, Stanley County 53

FORT PIERRE — A massive game from Mya Knippling led Chamberlain to a road victory in Big Dakota Conference play on Tuesday night.

Chamberlain (1-1): Knippling had 36 points, 20 rebounds and five blocks for the Cubs, while Kinsey Evans added 15 points. The Cubs host Corsica-Stickney on Dec. 9.

Stanley County (0-1): Mattie Duffy had 27 points for the Buffaloes in their season opener. Stanley County hosts Lyman on Dec. 10.

Bridgewater-Emery 39, Scotland 17

EMERY — Bridgewater-Emery charged out to a 24-4 halftime lead on its way to a season-opening home victory in girls basketball action on Tuesday night.

Bridgewater-Emery (1-0): Julia Weber scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds, as Chloe Schmitt chipped in eight points for the Huskies, who are away at Viborg-Hurley on Dec. 14.

Scotland (0-1): Audrey Sayler had four points and six rebounds, with Delanie VanDriel and Martina DeBoer adding five and four points, respectively. The Highlanders are at Menno on Dec. 14.

Centerville 69, Canistota 26

CENTERVILLE — Powered by a 23-2 first quarter, Centerville earned its first win of the season Tuesday night in a girls basketball matchup.


Centerville (1-1): Lillie Eide had 20 points and six steals for the Tornadoes, while Thea Gust added 19 points and Mikayla Heesch had 10 points. Bailey Hansen added seven points and eight rebounds. Centerville travels to take on Estelline/Hendricks on Dec. 11.

Canistota (0-1): Natalie Becker, Bailey Spicer and Kayle Papendick each scored six points for the Hawks, who host Colman-Egan on Dec. 14.

Howard 55, Arlington 47

ARLINGTON — After a third-quarter surge from the host Arlington, Howard pulled away in the fourth quarter for a season-opening win Tuesday night. Howard led 31-22 at halftime only to see Arlington tie the game at 38 before a 16-9 fourth-quarter favored the Tigers.

Howard (1-0): Abby Aslesen scored 11 points and 15 rebounds. Kate Conner had 14 points and seven rebounds and Rylee Rudebusch scored 11 points and had five steals as Howard shot 32% in the game, converted 14 of 20 free throws and had 12 team steals. The Tigers host Dell Rapids St. Mary on Dec. 10.

Arlington (0-1): Hadley Carlson had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Cardinals, who also had 12 points and 10 rebounds from Addalyn Steffensen and Jolyssa Steffensen had seven points and eight rebounds. Arlington finished with 22 turnovers.The Cardinals host Colman-Egan on Dec. 10.

Bon Homme 65, Irene-Wakonda 28

IRENE — A 46-point first half helped Irene-Wakonda to a home season-opening victory over Bon Homme in a girls basketball game.

Irene-Wakonda (1-0): Emma Marshall scored 20 points and had seven rebounds, with Nora O’Malley adding 17 points and eight rebounds. Katie Knodel added 11 points and five rebounds for the Eagles, who host Ponca (Neb.) on Dec. 11.

Bon Homme (0-1): Olivia Bures had 11 points and Jaden Kortan scored five points for the Cavaliers, who host Vermillion on Dec. 10 in Tyndall.


FAM 47, SBA 15

MILLER — Freeman Academy/Marion forced 31 turnovers by Sunshine Bible Academy on the way to its second win of the young season on Tuesday night.

Freeman Academy/Marion (2-0): Jada Koerner led the way with 20 points and four rebounds, as Alivea Weber scored 14 points. Estelle Waltner had eight points and a team-high five rebounds for the Bearcats, who are at Centerville on Dec. 14.

Sunshine Bible Academy (0-1): Jakki Burma scored seven points and Annaliese Van Zee grabbed seven rebounds for the Crusaders, who host Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Dec. 11.

Kadoka Area 48, KWL 39

KIMBALL — Kadoka Area outscored Kimball/White Lake 24-15 in the second half to earn its first win of the season in girls basketball action Tuesday night.

Kadoka Area (1-0): Three players — Bella Williams (15), Lanie Blair (11) and Becca Shuck (10) — reached double figures in points, accounting for 36 of the Kougars’ points. Kadoka Area hosts Philip on Dec. 10.

Kimball/White Lake (0-1): Ryann Nielsen led the Wildkats with 10 points to go with seven rebounds, while Dani Deffenbaugh added nine points and 10 rebounds. Ryann Grussing had eight points, Fayleen Overweg grabbed eight rebounds and Kate Havlik notched four assists. KWL is at Burke on Dec. 10.

Wolsey-Wessington 55, Wessington Springs 46

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — In a season-opening game for both teams, Wolsey-Wessington claimed a 281 Conference victory Tuesday night in girls basketball action.

Wolsey-Wessington (1-0): Leah Williams scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds for the Warbirds, with Faith Nelson scoring 12 points and eight points from Hailey Clarke. W-W hosts De Smet on Dec. 13.

Wessington Springs (0-1): Carissa Scheel had 12 points and seven rebounds and Kirstie Munsen and Avery Orth each scored 11 points. Wessington Springs was 6-for-17 at the free-throw line in the loss, with both teams committing 24 turnovers. The Spartans play at Faulkton Area on Dec. 9.

Avon's Samantha Brodeen jumps to shoot over Parkston's Mya Thuringer and Brielle Bruening during a high school basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Parkston High School. (Branden Hull / Republic)

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