Area basketball roundup: Leiferman jumper propels KWL girls over Gregory
GREGORY—Kennedy Leiferman's field goal with nine seconds left lifted Kimball/White Lake to a 45-44 girls basketball victory over Gregory on Thursday.
Kimball/White Lake (6-3): Leiferman finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Grace Konechne finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. The WiLdKats play in the Dakota State Classic on Saturday in Madison.
Gregory (1-6): Jessy Jo VanDerWerff led the Gorillas with 11 points, while Gracie Kenzy added eight points. Megan Warnke collected 12 boards. The Gorillas host Chamberlain on Tuesday.
KWL 18 27 35 45
G 16 24 32 44
Parker 54, Hanson 50
ALEXANDRIA—Parker used 83 percent free throw shooting to edge Hanson in girls basketball action Thursday.
Parker (4-3): Grace Leberman tallied 19 points for the Pheasants, while Raelin Jurgens picked up a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Karley Peters added nine points and nine rebounds in the win. The Pheasants host Irene-Wakonda on Jan. 22.
Hanson (3-5): Megan Guericke and Elizabeth Arend put up 14 points apiece, while Morgan Huber tossed in 10 points. Guericke pulled down seven rebounds. The Beavers play Sully Buttes in the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
P 16 32 42 54
H 10 29 38 50
Howard 61, Iroquois 25
HOWARD—Howard ran away from Iroquois for a girls basketball victory on Thursday.
Howard (5-4): Hilary Albrecht led the Tigers with 20 points, six rebounds, six steals and four assists. Josie Erickson tossed in eight points for Howard, which shot 51 percent from the field. The Tigers host Baltic today.
Iroquois (0-7): Jorja Huls scored eight points and grabbed six boards. The Chiefs play in the 281 Conference tournament today in Wolsey.
I 3 9 17 25
H 26 44 55 61
Freeman 56, Bon Homme 25
FREEMAN—Freeman routed Bon Homme in girls basketball action Thursday in Freeman.
Freeman (5-2): Hannah Eberts led the Flyers with 11 points, while Dayna Roth added 10 to the winning effort. The Flyers play Faulkton Area in the Hanson Classic on Saturday.
Bon Homme (1-5): Jenae Alberts tallied 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals, while Kenzie Carson pulled down nine rebounds for BH. The Cavaliers travel to Chamberlain on Saturday.
F 21 29 48 56
BH 3 12 15 25
Burke 61, Colome 31
COLOME—Five Cougars hit double figures in a Burke victory over Colome in girls basketball action Thursday.
Burke (3-6): Sally Hakin and Taylee Indahl combined for 22 points with 11 apiece, while Lahna Matucha, Lacey Person and Bobbi Jo Wischmann each tallied 10 points. Matucha grabbed five boards. The Cougars play Gayville-Volin on Saturday in Gayville.
Colome (3-6): Makayla Shippy scored eight points, while Libbie Petersek tossed in seven points and six rebounds. Saydee Heath added seven rebounds in the loss. The Cowgirls play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Monday in Armour.
B 12 25 45 61
C 4 13 22 31
MCM 65, Sioux Valley 34
SALEM—McCook Central/Montrose rolled past Sioux Valley in prep girls basketball action Thursday in Salem.
McCook Central/Montrose (8-0): Madisen Koepsell racked up 14 points and seven rebounds, while McKenna Kranz scored 13 points in the win. Morgan Erickson and Abigail Van Ruler pulled down seven boards apiece. The Fighting Cougars travel to Chester Area on Monday.
Sioux Valley (3-6): Perri Liedtke tallied 11 points and five rebounds for the Cossacks. The Cossacks travel to Chester Area on Tuesday.
MCM 28 49 57 65
SV 11 17 22 34
Bridgewater-Emery 66, Menno 50
MENNO—Kerrigan Schultz and Jada Wethor led Bridgewater-Emery past Menno in girls basketball on Thursday.
Bridgewater-Emery (7-2): Schultz scored 15 points for the Huskies, while Wethor grabbed a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Abigal Arend tallied 14 points in the win, and Tessa Burnham notched 11 boards. The Huskies play Bon Homme on Monday in Emery.
Menno (6-3): Morgan Edelman picked up a double-double with 23 points and 15 rebounds, while Kiara Nusz totaled 12 points and Paityn Huber scored 10. Edelman added seven steals in the loss. The Wolves play in the Dakota State Classic on Saturday in Madison.
BE 27 31 47 66
M 10 25 33 50
Wagner 72, Parkston 69 OT
PARKSTON—Wagner needed overtime to sneak past Parkston in girls basketball action on Thursday.
Wagner (3-5): Kayli Kocer poured in 26 points for Wagner, while Deisha Medicine Horn added 13 and Bella LeBeaux chipped in 12. The Red Raiders travel to O'Neill, Nebraska, on Tuesday.
Parkston (4-4): Emma Yost racked up 17 points for the Trojans, while Sydney Wickersham notched 12 points. Ellie Wiedenbach and Tiah Holzbauer scored 11 points apiece in the loss. The Trojans host Bon Homme on Jan. 17.
W 14 29 51 61 72
P 15 29 44 61 69
Avon 53, Scotland 41
SCOTLAND—Lauren Sees' 22 points helped push Avon past Scotland for a girls basketball victory Thursday.
Avon (6-3): Tory Schryvers totaled eight points, six rebounds and five steals. Sees added seven rebounds and seven steals in the win. The Pirates play Waubay/Summit in the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.
Scotland (2-4): Grace Fryda poured in 27 points and five rebounds in the Highlanders' losing effort. The Highlanders host Freeman Academy/Marion on Saturday.
A 10 27 46 53
S 6 12 28 41
Winner 67, Chamberlain 40
WINNER—Class A No. 2 Winner cruised past Chamberlain in girls basketball action Thursday.
Winner (9-0): Gabriel Kocer led Winner with 19 points, while Bella Swedlund tossed in 15. Kalla Bertram scored 13 in the win and Morgan Hammerbeck grabbed six rebounds. The Warriors host Pine Ridge on Thursday.
Chamberlain (2-5): Mady Handel notched 22 points and nine rebounds for the Cubs, while Hannah Anderson tallied eight points and 11 rebounds in the loss. The Cubs host Bon Homme on Saturday.
W 16 34 46 67
C 12 26 29 40
Area boys basketball
Bon Homme 61, Freeman 40
TYNDALL—A pair of double-doubles from Joey Slama and Nate Scieszinski sparked Bon Homme's win over Freeman on Thursday.
Bon Homme (4-3): Slama notched 18 points and 10 assists for the Cavaliers, while Scieszinski grabbed 14 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three assists. Josh Schmidt tallied 11 points and five rebounds. The Cavaliers travel to Chamberlain on Saturday.
Freeman (0-9): Braxton Schmidt scored 13 points with six rebounds, while Micah Swenson finished with 10 points and two assists in the Flyers' effort. The Flyers travel to Centerville on Tuesday.
BH 19 32 47 61
F 10 19 28 40
Hanson 53, Parker 45
ALEXANDRIA—Hanson got past Parker for its seventh boys basketball win of the season on Thursday.
Hanson (7-1): Reggie Slaba led the Beavers in scoring with 19 points, while Craig Lasley chipped in 10 points. The Beavers travel to Howard on Tuesday.
Parker (7-2): Camden Bialas poured in 21 points, seven rebounds and six blocks for Parker, while Joe Joffer added seven points and Jackson Fiegen tossed in seven boards. The Pheasants play in the Hanson Classic on Jan. 19 at the Corn Palace.
H 17 30 39 53
P 11 20 29 45
Colome 56, Bennett County 21
MURDO—Colome rolled over Bennett County in a boys basketball game Thursday at the Jones County Invitational.
Colome (7-0): Jackson Kinzer poured in 21 points and seven rebounds in the win, while Layton Thieman tallied 16 points for Colome. The Cowboys play Jones County at 8 p.m. in the Jones County Invitational today in Murdo.
Bennett County (3-6): DeAndre Cottier finished with seven points and nine rebounds for Bennett County. The Warriors play Kadoka Area in the Jones County Invitational today in Murdo.
C 13 23 45 56
BC 5 12 20 21
JVC 48, SCW 46
FORESTBURG—James Valley Christian edged Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in prep boys basketball on Thursday.
James Valley Christian (3-4): Josh Wieting poured in 23 points for the Vikings. The Vikings play Wessington Springs in the 281 Conference tournament on Saturday in Wolsey.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (5-3): Noah Dickson led SCW with 21 points, while Tater Moody pitched in 10 points in the loss. The Blackhawks play in the 281 Conference tournament on Saturday in Wolsey.
JVC 10 21 35 48
SCW 9 17 37 46
Scotland 58, Avon 53 OT
SCOTLAND—Avon overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to force overtime, but Scotland was able to escape with the win.
Scotland (2-6): Mason Dennis scored 24 points, snatched down 10 rebounds and made five steals, while Ty Mogck had 15 points, six rebounds and four steals in the win. The Highlanders host Freeman Academy/Marion on Saturday.
Avon (0-8): Logan Schuurmans had 16 points and 13 boards and Kory Dejong had 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals for Avon. The Pirates host Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Jan. 17.
Winner 54, Tri-Valley 40
COLTON-- Joren Bruun and Brandon Volmer combined for 34 points to lift Winner over Tri-Valley in prep boys basketball on Thursday.
Winner (7-2): Bruun and Volmer tallied 17 points apiece, while Brady Fritz tossed in 11 points and eight rebounds. Phillip Jorgensen and Oscar Pravecek grabbed seven rebounds apiece. Fritz added five assists, while Bruun chipped in four assists and six steals. The Warriors face Pine Ridge on Thursday in Winner.
Tri-Valley (4-4): Riley Haynes notched 16 points in the loss, while Will Kulzer tallied nine points and six rebounds. Gabe Krump pulled down 10 boards for TV. The Mustangs host Beresford today.
W 22 37 46 54
TV 10 29 35 40
Parkston 68, Wagner 55
WAGNER—Four Trojans scored in double figures to power Parkston to a boys basketball win over Wagner on Thursday in Wagner.
Parkston (3-6): Nathan Boettcher led the Trojans with 16 points, while Nate Doering and Braydon Hurley notched 14 points apiece. Doering grabbed a double-double with 14 rebounds. Braden Bruening tossed 11 points into the win. The Trojans play in the Redfield Classic on Saturday in Redfield.
Wagner (1-6): Tysin Arpan finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Dustin Honomichl scored 14. Marcus Zephier chipped in 11 points. The Red Raiders travel to O'Neill, Neb., on Tuesday.
P 16 38 54 68
W 15 35 48 55