Class B No. 1 Ethan held Avon scoreless in the third quarter and cruised to a 53-31 girls basketball victory on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
Ethan (5-0): Karly Gustafson paced the Rustlers with 17 points and Maddie Miiller finished with 11. The Rustlers travel to Wessington Springs on Friday.
Avon (3-3): Lauren Sees led the Pirates with 13 points, while Shalayne Nagel added 10 points. Avon hosts Marty on Saturday.
E 18 32 42 53
A 10 20 20 31
Howard 56, SCW 51
HOWARD-Howard sneaked past Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in girls basketball action on Thursday.
Howard (3-4): Josie Erickson and Hilary Albrecht scored 17 apiece, while Abby Connor added 12 points in the win. Erickson and Saddie Palmquist each tallied eight rebounds, while Connor chipped in seven and Albrecht finished with five rebounds. The Tigers host Elkton-Lake Benton on Monday.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (3-3): Tesa Jensen and Megan Poyer each had a double-double for the Blackhawks. Jensen racked up 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Poyer tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds. Abby Vermeulen notched nine points for SCW. The Blackhawks face St. Francis Indian on Saturday in the Pheasant Holiday Classic in Redfield.
H 18 32 42 56
SCW 18 26 32 51
Winner 60, Todd County 58
MISSION-Morgan Hammerbeck nailed two free throws with 7.1 seconds left to lift Class A No. 3 Winner to a girls basketball win over Todd County on Thursday.
Winner (6-0): Hammerbeck led the Warriors with 17 points. No other stats were reported. The Warriors host Gregory on Saturday.
Todd County (6-2): The Falcons travel to White River on Tuesday.
TDA 60, Bon Homme 53
TYNDALL-Two Nighthawks hit double figures Thursday to push Tripp-Delmont/Armour past Bon Homme in girls basketball action.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (4-1): Mattilynn Reiner tallied 23 points for TDA, while Ashlee Gerber added 15 in the win. The Nighthawks play Kimball/White Lake on Saturday in White Lake.
Bon Homme (1-3): Kenzie Carson scored 21 points with six rebounds and six steals, while Ciera Himes added 15 points. Jenae Alberts picked up a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Alberts also added seven steals in the loss. The Cavaliers play at Wagner on Friday.
TDA 19 28 50 60
BH 13 26 41 53
Centerville 48, Freeman Academy/Marion 47
MARION-Centerville crept past Freeman Academy/Marion in prep girls basketball action Thursday.
Centerville (2-5): Mya Bendt led Centerville in scoring with 16 points, while Lillie Eide notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Ellie Hunter tallied eight points and eight rebounds, and Mackenzie Meyer scored eight points with seven rebounds. Meyer chipped in five steals. The Tornadoes play Burke on Friday in Bonesteel.
Freeman Academy/Marion (1-4): Andrea Wollman finished with 14 points, while Emily Heeg tallied 10 points and nine rebounds. Alivea Weber grabbed six points, four steals and three assists in the loss.The Bearcats play at Mitchell Christian on Saturday.
C 6 28 41 48
FAM 13 24 38 47
Gregory 54, Lyman 47
PRESHO-Jessy Jo VanDerWerff's 26 points powered Gregory past Lyman for its first win of the season in prep girls basketball action Thursday.
Gregory (1-3): Along with VanDerWerff's big night for the Gorillas, Gracie Kenzy added 10 points and Megan Warnke grabbed eight boards.The Gorillas travel to Class A No. 3 Winner on Saturday.
Lyman (5-3): Kayt Garnos led the Raiders with 15 points, while Madelynn Schindler and Jacey Miller scored eight points apiece. Kacie Wagner led the rebounding with 15, while Schindler tacked on nine. The Raiders play Redfield/Doland in the Pheasant Holiday Classic on Saturday in Redfield.
G 14 30 38 54
L 7 17 30 47
MVP 38, Tri-Valley 35
MOUNT VERNON-Mount Vernon/Plankinton edged Tri-Valley in girls basketball action Thursday.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (5-2): Hailey Walz tallied 12 points to lead MVP, while Dacey Rihanek and Mikaela Cassidy put up eight points apiece. Emily Fox notched six boards and four assists. The Titans host Canton on Tuesday in Mount Vernon.
Tri-Valley (1-5): Grace Steineke led all scorers with 17 points, while Paige Jewett added 10 points in the loss. The Mustangs host Beresford on Thursday in Colton.
MVP 11 20 24 38
TV 9 14 26 35
AC/DC 53, Burke 49
BURKE-Andes Central/Dakota Christian held off Burke's fourth-quarter rally to claim a girls basketball victory on Thursday.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian (4-1): Mackenzie Muckey scored 21 points for the Thunder, while Brianna Deurmier scored 11. Tyra Medicine Horn recorded seven steals and Lexie Vander Pol grabbed seven boards. The Thunder host Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday in Lake Andes.
Burke (1-6): Lacey Person had a team-high 15 points for Burke. Taylee Indahl and Sally Hakin both scored 11, while Hakin also finished with three steals. Bobbi Jo Wischmann grabbed a team-best five rebounds. The Cougars host Centerville on Friday in Bonesteel.
ACDC 10 21 36 53
B 3 11 24 49
Bridgewater/Emery 67, Freeman 63
EMERY-- Abigal Arend's 26 points helped Bridgewater/Emery narrowly get past Freeman in a girls basketball game Thursday.
Bridgewater/Emery (5-1): Julia Weber also tossed in 20 points and Kerrigan Schultz tallied 10. Schultz and Tessa Burnham grabbed five boards apiece. The Huskies host Colman-Egan on Saturday in Emery.
Freeman (4-2): Emily Miller tallied 16 points and five rebounds, while Dayna Roth finished with 14 points and Josie Fuhrmann added 13 in the loss. The Flyers travel to Parker on Tuesday.
BE 16 35 54 67
F 12 29 46 63
KWL 44, Colome 28
KIMBALL-Kimball-White Lake picked up its fifth win of the season after defeating Colome in girls basketball action Thursday.
Kimball/White Lake (5-1): Kennedy Leiferman picked up a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Grace Konechne grabbed her double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Heather Munsen notched six assists in the win. The WiLdKats host Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Saturday in White Lake.
Colome (2-4): Makayla Shippy led Colome with nine points in the loss. The Cowgirls play Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Saturday in New Holland.
KWL 13 22 34 44
C 4 10 18 28
Crow Creek 61, Chamberlain 49
CHAMBERLAIN-Crow Creek used a 17-point second quarter to get past Chamberlain in girls basketball action on Thursday.
Crow Creek (5-2): Marveen Ross scored a team-high 23 points, while Rozee Drapeau added 16 points and Audrey Drapeau added 10 points. The Chieftains play McLaughlin on Friday in Stephan.
Chamberlain (1-3): Mady Handel poured in a game-high 28 points and snatched down 10 rebounds, as Chamberlain shot just 17 of 43 from the field. The Cubs host Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on Saturday.
CC 13 30 45 61
C 10 21 31 49
Hanson 46, KWL 35
ALEXANDRIA-Hanson cruised past Kimball-White Lake in boys basketball action on Thursday.
Hanson (6-1): Reggie Slaba poured in 21 points for the Beavers, while Hayden Bahmuller tallied six points and 10 rebounds in the win. The Beavers host Parker on Thursday in Alexandria.
Kimball/White Lake (4-1): Kordel Kiehn recorded a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds, while Justin Becker had nine points and nine rebounds. The WiLdKats host Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Saturday in White Lake.
H 12 21 32 46
KWL 3 11 25 35
Beresford 75, MCM 38
BERESFORD-Beresford rattled McCook Central/Montrose in a boys basketball Big East Conference Tournament game on Thursday.
Beresford (3-4): Tyler Kropenske poured in 25 points for the Watchdogs, while Alec Atwood finished with 13 points and Nate Kropenske added 10. Beau VanGelder notched seven assists and six steals in the win. The Watchdogs play Sioux Valley in the Big East Conference Tournament on Friday in Beresford.
MCM (2-4): Trey Anderson led the Fighting Cougars' effort with 10 points. The Fighting Cougars face Chester the Big East Conference Tournament on Friday in Beresford.
B 24 42 62 75
MCM 17 23 29 38
Corsica-Stickney 64, Platte-Geddes 44
CORSICA-Brenden Wentland and Jaden Barse combined for 35 points to pace Corsica-Stickney to a boys basketball victory over Platte-Geddes on Thursday.
Corsica-Stickney (4-0): Wentland finished with 21 points and nine boards, while Barse tallied 14 points and seven boards. Caysen Eide added eight rebounds to the Jaguars' team total of 39 rebounds, and the team forced 25 Platte-Geddes turnovers in the game.
Platte-Geddes (2-1): Kelby VanDerWerff notched 13 points for the Black Panthers, while Kade Starr added seven points and eight rebounds. The Black Panthers play Elk Point-Jefferson in the Pentagon Classic on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
PG 11 24 30 44
C 12 25 47 64
SCW 53, Howard 48
HOWARD-Sanborn Central/Woonsocket had three players score in double figures as the Blackhawks topped Howard in boys basketball action on Thursday.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (4-2): Noah Dickson racked up 18 points and six rebounds for the Blackhawks, while Trey Ulmer tallied 14 points and Tater Moody added 13. Spens Schicht led the rebounding with five. The Blackhawks host Kimball/White Lake on Tuesday in Forestburg.
Howard (2-6): Jacob Brooks led all scorers with 22 points, while Tisyn Spader chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds in the Tigers' loss. The Tigers travel to De Smet on Tuesday.
SCW 10 22 38 53
H 18 24 32 48
Tri-Valley 65, MVP 46
MOUNT VERNON-Tri-Valley rolled past Mount Vernon/Plankinton in prep boys basketball Thursday in Mount Vernon.
Tri-Valley (4-2): Will Kulzer led the Mustangs with 14 points, while Riley Haines added 11 points. Trevor Benson grabbed 10 boards in the win.The Mustangs host Tea Area on Tuesday in Colton.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (2-5): Rylee Deinert tallied 12 points for the Titans, while Kolby Kayser added 11 points and Nolan Sampson was close behind with 10. Brady Andersen notched six boards for the Titans. The Titans host Canton on Tuesday in Mount Vernon.
TV 17 34 53 64
MVP 8 19 34 45
Burke 58, AC/DC 52
BURKE-Jaden Frank's 20 points helped Burke get past Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Thursday.
Burke (2-4): Frank also grabbed five rebounds for the Cougars, while Tyson Mayer added 13 points and eight boards. Brock Karbo scored 10 and Thomas Heth added seven rebounds. The Cougars play Centerville today in Bonesteel.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian (2-3): Cliff Johnson had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Thunder. Daaron Tronvold and Parker Vander Pol scored 15 and 12 points, respectively. The Thunder play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday in Lake Andes.