KIMBALL-Bridgewater-Emery erased a four-point halftime deficit to narrowly edge Kimball/White Lake, 55-53, for its third straight win in girls basketball action on Tuesday.
Bridgewater-Emery (9-2): Julia Weber notched 18 points and five rebounds, while Abigal Arend finished with 13 points and Kerrigan Schultz tallied 10 in the win. The Huskies travel to Howard on Thursday.
Kimball/White Lake (6-5): Kennedy Leiferman poured in 21 points, 12 rebounds, five steals and four assists for KWL. Grace Konechne grabbed her double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Heather Munsen tossed in six assists.The WiLdKats play Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Thursday in Plankinton.
BE 11 26 40 55
KWL 8 30 40 53
Ethan 58, Menno 18
ETHAN-Class B No. 1 Ethan notched its remained unblemished win after it rolled over Menno in a girls basketball game Tuesday.
Ethan (9-0): Karly Gustafson finished with 21 points and seven rebounds, while Jessica Bartscher scored 15 points and Callie Hohn grabbed five boards. Ethan was 11 of 12 on free throws. The Rustlers play Corsica-Stickney on Friday in Corsica.
Menno (7-4): Kiara Nusz scored six points for Menno and Paityn Huber chipped in five points in the loss. The Wolves travel to Freeman on Friday.
E 13 28 44 58
M 6 9 12 18
Hanson 56, Howard 32
HOWARD-Hanson cruised past Howard in girls basketball action Tuesday.
Hanson (5-5): Megan Guericke notched 22 points and five rebounds for the Beavers, while Morgan Huber tossed in 10 points. Elizabeth Arend scored seven in the win. The Beavers play Canistota on Friday in Alexandria.
Howard (6-5): Hilary Albrecht tallied 12 points, while Josie Erickson added eight. The Tigers host Bridgewater-Emery on Thursday.
Hanson 16 33 43 56
Howard 0 17 28 32
MCM 64, Baltic 26
MONTROSE-McCook Central/Montrose held Baltic scoreless in the first quarter and to 28.2 percent shooting for the game as it stayed undefeated in girls basketball play on Tuesday.
McCook Central/Montrose (10-0): Madisen Koepsell scored a game-high 16 points for the Fighting Cougars. Jacy Pulse chipped in 11, while Ashtyn Wobig scored seven. MCM shot 50.9 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle 34-22. The Fighting Cougars travel to Flandreau on Friday.
Baltic (1-8): Kelsey Keating had seven points and four rebounds. Sami Polzin and Kami VanWyhe both scored five. The Bulldogs host Freeman Academy/Marion on Thursday.
MCM 19 39 51 64
B 3 14 18 26
MVP 37, Redfield/Doland 29
REDFIELD-Mount Vernon/Plankinton erased a 12-point halftime deficit to earn its sixth win in girls basketball action on Tuesday.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (6-2): Dacey Rihanek and Emilee Fox both scored 11 points for the Titans. Hailey Walz added seven, too. The Titans play Kimball/White Lake on Thursday in Plankinton.
Redfield/Doland (7-3): Kailee Clausen had a game-high 14 points, while Hannah Keaton added seven. The Pheasants travel to Sisseton on Friday.
MVP 6 10 20 37
RD 9 22 24 29
Irene-Wakonda 59, Scotland 32
WAKONDA-Irene-Wakonda picked up its fifth win of the season after defeating Scotland in prep girls basketball action Tuesday.
Irene-Wakonda (9-3): Malloy O'Malley tallied 23 points and six boards, while Nora O'Malley finished with 15 points. Shannon Sokolowski also notched six boards. The Eagles play Alcester-Hudson on Thursday in Alcester.
Scotland (3-5): Grace Fryda finished with 11 points, while Issabela Vitek tallied eight points and seven rebounds in the loss. The Highlanders travel to Marty on Thursday.
IW 13 28 45 59
S 9 21 25 32
Burke 53, Platte-Geddes 38
BURKE-Taylee Indahl and Lahna Matucha led Burke to a girls basketball victory over Platte-Geddes on Tuesday.
Burke (5-6): Indahl racked up 19 points, while Matucha tallied 12 points. Indahl and Matucha pulled down five boards apiece. The Cougars play in the Great Plains Conference Classic on Saturday in Yankton.
Platte-Geddes (1-8): Cadence VanZee finished with 10 points, while Regan Hoffman tallied eight points. The Black Panthers play Gayville-Volin on Friday in Platte.
B 14 27 35 53
PG 9 25 29 38
Chamberlain 64, Gregory 53
GREGORY-Mady Handel's big night helped Chamberlain get past Gregory in girls basketball action on Tuesday.
Chamberlain (4-5): Handel had a big double-double as she scored 24 points and pulled down 19 rebounds for the Cubs. Hannah Anderson stuffed the stat sheet for 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. The Cubs travel to Miller on Thursday.
Gregory (1-7): Jessy Jo VanDerWerff scored a game-high 31 points. The Gorillas had 24 rebounds as a team and shot 35 percent from the field. The Gorillas host White River on Thursday.
C 11 28 45 64
G 8 25 37 53
Area boys basketball
SCW 45, Wolsey-Wessington 37
HURON-Led by Noah Dickson, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket cruised past Wolsey-Wessington on Tuesday in boys basketball action during the 281 Conference tournament.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (7-3): Dickson had a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Tater Moody added nine points and seven rebounds, as well. The Blackhawks play in the 281 Conference tournament on Thursday in Huron.
Wolsey-Wessington (7-2): Lynden Williams had 17 points and seven rebounds. Tristan Abbott and Skylar Zomer both grabbed 11 boards. The Warbirds play in the 281 Conference tournament on Thursday in Huron.
SCW 8 23 35 45
WW 9 11 26 37
Hitchcock-Tulare 53, Wessington Springs 38
HURON-Hitchcock-Tulare defeated Wessington Springs for its first win of the season in 281 Conference tournament boys basketball action on Tuesday.
Hitchcock-Tulare (1-9): Ty Hofer poured in 25 points for the Patriots, while Grant Hamilton and Gabe Clark tallied nine points apiece. Hofer chipped in six boards. The Patriots play in the 281 Conference tournament on Thursday in Huron.
Wessington Springs (2-8): Jacob Messmer's double-double performance of 21 points and 13 rebounds led the Spartans. Messmer also grabbed four steals. Trevor Schmidt and Isaac Kolousek notched four rebounds apiece in the loss. The Spartans play in the 281 Conference tournament on Thursday in Huron.
HT 10 24 38 53
WS 4 12 24 38
Canistota 71, FAM 47
CANISTOTA-Five Hawks hit double figures to lift Canistota over Freeman Academy/Marion in boys basketball action Tuesday.
Canistota (7-2): Tyce Ortman led the Hawks' effort with 20 points, while Chase Merrill tossed in 13.Trey Ortman notched a double-double 11 points and 12 rebounds along with five assists and five steals. Isiah Robertson also scored 11 points and Cole Papendick tallied 10 points and six boards. The Hawks host Hanson on Thursday.
Freeman Academy/Marion (6-4): Quincy Blue finished with 16 points, while Gavin Pankratz totaled 11 points and 10 boards for a double-double. The Bearcats travel to Baltic on Thursday.
C 22 31 59 71
FAM 9 21 37 47
Freeman 67, Centerville 61
CENTERVILLE-Freeman sneaked past Centerville for its first win of the season in a close prep boys basketball game Tuesday.
Freeman (1-9): Braxton Schmidt poured in 23 points, while Dausyn Pravecek tallied 18 points. Bailey Sage and Bradey Kaufman tossed in 12 and 11 points, respectively. The Flyers travel to Menno on Thursday.
Centerville (1-8): Hunter Ellis and Hayden Ellis combined for 38 points, scoring 21 and 17 points, respectively. Reese Pfister added 12 points and Jack Walters grabbed six boards and four blocks in the loss. The Tornadoes play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on jan. 22 in Tripp.
F 15 28 41 67
C 8 23 41 61
Menno 48, Ethan 40
ETHAN-Menno crept past Ethan in boys basketball action Tuesday.
Menno (2-6): Trey Bohlman tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double, while Levi Heckenliable finished with 12 points. The Wolves host Freeman on Thursday.
Ethan (2-7): Eric Gustafson notched 17 points and seven rebounds in the loss. The Rustlers host Corsica-Stickney on Thursday.
M 5 17 34 48
E 10 14 24 40
Jones County 53, Colome 40
MURDO-Jones County got past Colome in a boys basketball game Tuesday.
Jones County (10-2): Austin Olson scored 16 points with eight rebounds for the Coyotes, while Alec Whitney tossed in 13 points and seven rebounds, and Riley Rankin notched 12 points. The Coyotes play Lyman on Jan. 22 in Murdo.
Colome (8-2): Jackson Kinzer had 13 points and six rebounds, while Layton Thieman tossed in 12 points and nine boards. The Cowboys play Hanson in the Hanson Classic on Saturday in the Corn Palace.
JC 20 30 42 53
C 10 18 28 40
Hanson 60, Howard 44
HOWARD-- Hanson moved to 8-1 on the season after defeating Howard in boys basketball action Tuesday.
Hanson (8-1): Reggie Slaba notched 21 points in the win, while Riley Ferry tallied nine points. Ferry and Hayden Bahmuller pulled down seven boards apiece. Hanson travels to Canistota on Thursday.
Howard (2-9): Jacob Brooks scored 12 points with eight rebounds for the Tigers, while Tisyn Spader scored nine points. The Tigers host Bridgewater-Emery on Thursday.
Hanson 18 28 43 60
Howard 8 16 26 44
Bon Homme 64, TDA 50
TYNDALL-Joey Slama's 19 points powered Bon Homme over Tripp-Delmont/Armour in prep boys basketball action Tuesday.
Bon Homme (5-4): Josh Schmidt tallied 17 points and six rebounds for BH, while Christian Uecker had eight points and six rebounds. Slama also contributed nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks in the win. The Cavaliers travel to Parkston on Thursday.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (3-5): Micah Lau notched 13 points for the Nighthawks, while Kasan Abedi scored 11 and Cade Gemar added 10 points. The Nighthawks travel to Mitchell Christian on Thursday.
BH 13 33 46 64
TDA 10 25 37 50
MVP 54, Redfield/Doland 50
REDFIELD-Mount Vernon/Plankinton edged Redfield/Doland in prep boys basketball on Tuesday.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (3-6): Rylee Deinert led the Titans with 19 points, while Nolan Sampson tossed in 13 points in the win. Weston Tobin tallied nine.The Titans play Wagner on Jan. 22 in Plankinton.
Redfield/Doland (5-4): Micaiah Utecht poured in 20 points for the Pheasants, while Kolton Haider, Jaxson Frankenstein and Max Baloun notched eight points apiece. The Pheasants travel to Sisseton on Friday.
MVP 11 25 33 54
RD 10 20 37 50
Lennox 60, Chamberlain 41
CHAMBERLAIN-Lennox placed four players in double figures to take down Chamberlain in boys basketball action on Tuesday.
Lennox (6-3): Josh Arlt scored a game-high 17 points, while Brock Anderson and Will Daugherty had 12 points apiece. Quincy Ihnen also chipped in 11 points. The Orioles play Platte-Geddes on Friday, in Platte.
Chamberlain (3-6): Louie Running Horse had 16 points for Chamberlain, which shot just 15 of 53 from the field and 5-for-20 from 3-point range. The Cubs travel to Miller on Thursday.
L 21 37 47 60
C 7 13 29 41