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DWU Culver's Classic roundup: Platte-Geddes pulls away from FAM

Platte-Geddes' Kelby VanDerWerff (44) puts up a shot as Freeman Academy/Marion's Quincy Blue, left, defends Freeman Academy/Marion's Quincy Blue during a boys basketball game Saturday at the DWU Culver's Classic at the Corn Palace. (Marcus Traxler / Republic) 1 / 3
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Tater Moody, center, tries to pull in a rebound between Irene-Wakonda's Jacob Jensen (44) and Levi Larsen, right, during a boys basketball game at the DWU Culver's Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)2 / 3
Corsica-Stickney's Jaden Barse puts up a shot during a boys basketball game at the DWU Culver's Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)3 / 3

Platte-Geddes 51, Freeman Academy/Marion 47

Kelby VanDerWerff and Caden Foxley combined for 32 points as Platte-Geddes pulled away from Freeman Academy/Marion in the opening game of the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver’s Classic at the Corn Palace.

Platte-Geddes (8-6): VanDerWerff netted 19 points and collected six rebounds. Foxley added 13 points. Kade Starr and Hayden Stluka both scored eight points apiece for Platte-Geddes, which outscored FAM 12-6 in the fourth quarter. The Black Panthers play at Scotland on Monday.

FAM (6-10): Quincy Blue led the Bearcats with 15 points, while Gavin Pankratz finished with 14 points, eight boards and four blocked shots. FAM plays at Marty on Tuesday.

PG 11 23 39 51

FAM 11 26 41 47

Pine Ridge 59, Aberdeen Roncalli 36

Class A No. 4 Pine Ridge jumped out to an early lead and knocked off Aberdeen Roncalli on Saturday at the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver’s Classic at the Corn Palace.

Pine Ridge (14-3): Corey Brown and Charles Schrader powered the Thorpes with 14 points apiece. Brown added nine rebounds and six steals for the Thorpes, who led 12-2 after the first quarter and pulled away with an 18-8 third-quarter spurt. Halen Bad Bear recorded eight points and eight rebounds. The Thorpes host Little Wound on Tuesday.

Aberdeen Roncalli (11-5): Grayden Imbery led the Cavaliers with 16 points. Max Reede finished with eight points. The Cavaliers host Groton Area on Monday.

AR 2 13 21 36

PR 12 24 42 59

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 57, Irene-Wakonda 56

Sanborn Central/Wooonsocket overcame a 12-point deficit and nipped Irene-Wakonda during the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver’s Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.

SCW (10-8): Noah Dickson registered a monster double-double with 29 points and 19 rebounds. Tater Moody finished with nine points and seven rebounds for SCW, which used an 18-9 second-quarter run to even the score at 33-33 at halftime. The Blackhawks play at Mitchell Christian on Thursday.

Irene-Wakonda (12-5): Trey King led the Eagles with 27 points, while Levi Larsen finished with 14 points. Gavin Spurrell chipped in with 13 points and four steals. The Eagles play Bridgewater-Emery on Tuesday in Emery.

IW 24 33 40 56

SCW 15 33 44 57

Dell Rapids St. Mary 74, Corsica-Stickney 51

Connor Libis poured in 27 points as Dell Rapids St. Mary surged past Corsica-Stickney during the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver’s Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.

DRSM (13-3): Libis added six rebounds, five assists and five 3-pointers for the Cardinals, who used a 31-15 third quarter to pull away from the Jaguars. Max Herber added 14 points and nine boards. Sam Palmer finished with 12 points and Connor Kangas drilled three 3-pointers. The Cardinals play Elkton-Lake Benton on Tuesday in Elkton.

Corsica-Stickney (10-4): Trever Burke and Brendan Wentland paced the Jaguars with 14 points apiece. Cooper DeLange tossed in eight points and Jaden Barse scored seven points. The Jaguars host Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday in Corsica.

C-S 17 26 41 51

DRSM 12 29 60 74

Parker 59, Dell Rapids 45

Trey Christensen and Camden Bialas combined for 41 points to power Parker to a boys basketball victory over Dell Rapids during the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver’s Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.

Parker (11-4): Christensen finished with 21 points, including 12 of 14 from the free-throw line. Bialas posted 20 points and eight rebounds. The Pheasants host Garretson on Tuesday.

Dell Rapids (9-6): Connor Rentz scored 12 points, while Colin Rentz recorded nine points, six rebounds and four assists. Carter Nelson added nine points and five rebounds. Dell Rapids hosts Sisseton on Tuesday.

DR 9 20 30 45

P 13 33 49 59

Sioux Falls Christian 70, St. Thomas More 55

Three players scored in double figures to power No. 3 Sioux Falls Christian to a boys basketball victory over No. 2 St. Thomas More during the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver’s Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.

Sioux Falls Christian (14-2): Mitchell Goodbary paced the Chargers with 29 points and 13 rebounds. Mitchell Oostra netted 14 points, while Zach Witte added 12 points and seven boards. The Chargers host Harrisburg on Thursday.

St. Thomas More (13-2): Ryder Kirsch led the Cavaliers 15 points, while Ryan Wojcik scored nine points. Connor Hollenbeck scored eight. The Cavaliers host Hot Springs on Tuesday.

STM 5 14 29 55

SFC 20 34 54 70

6 p.m. - Hanson vs. De Smet

7:30 p.m. - Canistota vs. White River

9 p.m. - Bridgewater-Emery vs. Aberdeen Christian

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