Area high school girls basketball roundup: Titans top Cubs 49-26 in opener

PLANKINTON -- Megan Bultsma scored a game-high 19 points to lead Mount Vernon/Plankinton past Chamberlain 49-26 on Tuesday in the girls basketball team's season opener.

Chamberlain's Sierra Kennobie (10) drives to the basket as Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Erin Denning, right, defends in a girls high school basketball game on Tuesday in Plankinton. (Eric Mayer/Republic)

PLANKINTON -- Megan Bultsma scored a game-high 19 points to lead Mount Vernon/Plankinton past Chamberlain 49-26 on Tuesday in the girls basketball team's season opener.

Payleen O'Day recorded 13 points and eight assists for the Titans, who shot 20-of-34 from the field, 2-of-11 from the three-point range and 5-of-13 from the line. Mount Vernon/Plankinton won the rebounding battle 28-17 and had 28 turnovers.

Sierra Kenobbie led the Cubs with eight points, Britt Goodlow added six and Brigitte Byrd had four rebounds and three assists. Chamberlain shot 10-of-31 from the floor, 5-of-16 from behind the arc and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. The Cubs had 23 turnovers.

The Titans (1-0) plays West Central on Thursday in Hartford, while the Cubs (0-1) plays in the Tea Classic on Saturday.

C 6 6 14 26


MVP 9 16 38 49

McCook Central/Montrose 82, Marion 31

SALEM -- The McCook Central/Montrose girls basketball team scored 28 second-quarter points en route to beating Marion 82-31 on Tuesday in Salem.

MCM senior Brianna Painter scored 27 points on 11-of-21 shooting from the field. Painter went 3-for-5 from behind the arc and had five assists, while freshman Morgan Koepsell recorded a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds.

Marion was led by Devin Nelson, who scored 13 points, had three steals and recorded six rebounds. Elizabeth Davis added seven points in the loss.

MCM (1-0) hosts Parker on Saturday in Montrose, while Marion (0-1) plays at Canistota on Thursday.

M 6 12 20 31

MCM 20 48 67 82


Irene-Wakonda 45, Bridgewater-Emery 43

BRIDGEWATER -- Irene-Wakonda used a 23-point third quarter to outlast Bridgewater-Emery 45-43 in a high school girls basketball game on Tuesday in Bridgewater.

Irene-Wakonda's Caitlin Hinseth scored a game-high 25 points and had five steals, while Andrea Sokolowski added eight rebounds in the win.

Tiana Kayser recorded a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Justine Dye added 13 points and six assists.

Bridgewater-Emery (0-1) plays at Hanson on Thursday in Alexandria.

BE 13 23 34 43

IW 8 14 37 45

Parkston 43, Freeman 41


PARKSTON -- The Parkston Trojans girls basketball team held on for a 43-41 win over Freeman on Tuesday in Parkston.

The Trojans shot 16-of-38 from the field for 42 percent from the field, while Freeman shot 15-for-44 for 34 percent.

Parkston was led by Halli Heisinger with 16 points. Freeman led 23-17 at halftime and Erika Sage scored 14 points to lead the Flyers.

Parkston (1-0) hosts Tea Area on Friday in Parkston, while Freeman (0-1) plays Parker on Thursday in Parker.

P 7 17 31 43

F 7 23 30 41

Winner 67, Wagner 60

WAGNER -- Kelsey Bertram scored 18 points and Bailey Volmer added 17 as Winner defeated Wagner 67-60 in a high school girls basketball game on Tuesday in Wagner.


Winner went 24-for-64 from the field, while Wagner made 20-of-53 field goals as both teams shot 38 percent.

The Red Raiders were led by Ali Kuca and Emily Brunsing, who both finished with double-doubles. Kuca scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds, while Brunsing scored 13 points and hauled in 13 rebounds. Wagner committed 26 turnovers in the loss, while the Warriors only turned the ball over 11 times.

Winner (1-0) plays Burke/South Central on Dec. 18 in Winner, while Wagner (0-1) plays West Central on Dec. 19 in Hartford.

WI 15 30 51 67

WA 14 33 45 60

Kimball/White Lake 58, James Valley Christian 40

HURON -- Kelli Steffen scored 22 points as Kimball/White Lake downed James Valley Christian 58-40 in a high school girls basketball game on Tuesday in Huron.

Whitney Hinker added 13 points, while Brooklyn Donald hauled in 14 rebounds and Cassie Natvig dished out eight assists.


The WiLdKats shot 18-of-38 from the field and 5-of-8 from behind the arc in the win.

James Valley Christian was led by Khiree Held and Tierra Decker, who scored 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Kimball/White Lake (1-0) hosts Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Thursday in White Lake.

KWL 14 25 38 58

JVC 10 21 28 40

Gayville-Volin 53, Menno 30

MENNO -- The Gayville-Volin girls basketball team defeated Menno in a 53-30 victory on Tuesday in Menno.

Kella Barta led Menno with 19 points, while Genny Clark and Laura Nelson each recorded nine points. Megan Hirsch had 10 rebounds and four steals for the Raiders, who made nine of 15 free throws.


Menno's Abby Herrboldt led with nine points, two assists and a steal, while Tara Spencer had five rebounds and two assists. Ashton Vaith recorded seven points and two steals. The Wolves were 12-of-31 from the field, 1-of-5 from the three-point line and 3-of-6 from the free throw line.

Gayville/Volin (1-0) travels to Baltic on Friday. Menno (0-1) plays Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Saturday in Tripp.

GV 9 15 20 30

M 4 14 32 53

Bon Homme 59, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 30

TYNDALL -- Bon Homme began the season with a 59-30 win over Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday in Tyndall.

Bailey Kortan led Bon Homme with 14 points and five assists, while Morgan Rothschadl had seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Sierra Mesman recorded 16 points for the Cavaliers, who were 28-of-52 from the field, 2-of-4 from the three-point line and 3-of-7 from the free throw line. Bon Homme had 11 turnovers.

Leading Tripp/Delmont-Armour was Jessica Sandau with 10 points and six rebounds. Hannah Just had five points, four assists and three steals, while Mariah Plecity added five points and the assists. Tripp/Delmont-Armour shot 12-of-31 from the field, 1-of-5 from the three-point line and 5-of-13 from the free throw line and committed 17 turnovers.

Bon Homme (1-0) travels to Vermillion on Friday. Tripp/Delmont-Armour (0-1) plays Kimball/White Lake on Thursday in White Lake.

BH 8 25 44 59

TDA 8 18 25 30

Dakota Christian 72, Colome 31

NEW HOLLAND -- Dakota Christian's Brooklyn Vander Pol had 19 points, six assists and four steals to help the Cadets beat Colome 72-31 on Tuesday.

Ahna VanderPol had 12 points and five assists, while Abbi Baan Hofman recorded 11 points for Dakota Christian, which was 30-of-60 from the field and 9-of-16 in free throws.

Mariah Kinzer led Colome with seven points, five rebounds and two assists, Callie Heath had nine points, while Sarah Shippy recorded six. Colome finished 11-of-59 from the field, 8-of-19 in free throws and committed 16 turnovers.

Dakota Christian (1-0) hosts Platte-Geddes on Saturday in New Holland. Colome (0-1) travels to Andes Central on Thursday.

DC 21 39 56 72

C 15 22 27 31

Burke/South Central 39, Lyman 26

PRESHO -- Burke/South Central was victorious over Lyman in a 39-26 win on Tuesday in high school girls basketball action.

Allison Sebern led Burke/South Central with 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals. Sierra Votaw recorded seven points, nine rebounds, two assists and three steals for Burke/South Central, which was 12-of-43 from the field, 2-of-7 from the three-point line and 13-of-16 from the free throw line.

Hanna Thiry led Lyman with eight points, while Ashton Smith grabbed four rebounds. Shelby Schindler had three rebounds for the Raiders, who shot 8-of-31 from the field, 2-of-5 from behind the arc and 8-of-14 from the free throw line.

Burkle/South Central (1-0) hosts North Central, Neb., on Tuesday. Lyman (0-1) travels to play Stanley County on Tuesday in Fort Pierre.

SC 7 15 22 26

L 6 12 28 39

Ethan 57, Hanson 44

ETHAN -- The Ethan Rustlers began the season with a 57-44 victory over the Hanson Beavers girls basketball team on Tuesday.

Ellie Hohn led the Rustlers with 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Darbi Gustafson recorded 12 points and seven rebounds. The Rustlers were 19-of-37 from the field, 16-of-19 from the line and committed 13 turnovers.

Hanson was led by Hailey Doyle with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Ashley Moe recorded 10 points and four rebounds for the Beavers, who shot 17-of-37 from the field, 7-of-15 from the line and had 17 turnovers.

Ethan (1-0) plays Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Monday in Mount Vernon. Hanson (0-1) plays Bridgewater-Emery on Thursday in Alexandria.

E 15 31 44 57

H 8 22 35 44

Gregory 35, Andes Central 26

GREGORY -- The Gregory girls basketball team began the season with a win over Andes Central 35-26 on Tuesday.

Briana Leber had a game-high 14 points and added five assists for Gregory, while Allison Ekroth grabbed seven of the Gorilla's 16 rebounds. Gregory was 12-of-40 from the field and 8-of-11 from the line and committed 11 turnovers.

Andes Central's Cybil Chytka had nine points. The Eagles were 11-of-19 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line and had eight turnovers.

Gregory (1-0) hosts Platte-Geddes on Friday, while Andes Central (0-1) hosts Colome on Thursday.

AC 4 13 19 26

G 10 20 28 35

Viborg-Hurley 69, Scotland 61

SCOTLAND -- Carley Skorepa had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Scotland girls basketball team's 69-61 loss to Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday.

Hannah Mogck added 16 points and seven rebounds, while Jessica Thum had 15 points, two rebounds and two steals in the loss. Scotland shot 21-of-49 from the field, 6-of-12 from behind the arc and had 26 rebounds and 10 turnovers.

Abby Hora scored a game-high 27 points and had 10 rebounds for Viborg-Hurley, which was 25-of-66 from the field and 7-of-18 from the three-point range.

Viborg-Hurley (1-0) won the JV game and plays at Canistota on Saturday, while Scotland (0-1) hosts Menno on Tuesday.

VH 23 33 53 69

S 18 29 47 47

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 59, Canistota 41

RAMONA -- Canistota fell to Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 59-41 in a high school girls basketball game on Tuesday in Ramona.

No other stats were reported despite attempts to reach coaches.

Canistota (0-1) hosts Marion on Thursday in Canistota.

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