Area basketball roundup: Hunter scores 50 in Miller's win over Wessington Springs
MILLER—Karst Hunter poured in a school-record 50 points and hauled in 18 rebounds to lead Miller to a 78-42 win over Wessington Springs in boys basketball action on Monday.
Miller (5-9): Tyler Schumacher added 14 points and nine rebounds in the win. The Rustlers travel to Faulkton Area today.
Wessington Springs (4-12): Tyler Kole led Wessington Springs with 14 points. The Spartans host Kimball/White Lake today.
WS 11 19 34 42
M 22 36 57 78
Canistota 66, Howard 56
HOWARD—Canistota was able to fend off Howard to pick up its third straight win on Monday in boys basketball action.
Canistota (12-5): Trey Ortman, Chase Merrill and Cole Papendick all had 14 points apiece in the win. Tyce Ortman pitched in 11 points and eight rebounds.The Hawks play Irene-Wakonda on Thursday in Wakonda.
Howard (6-12): Jacob Brooks scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Colton Spader added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists. Tisyn Spader added 12 points. The Tigers travel to Dell Rapids St. Mary on Thursday.
C 21 39 51 66
H 8 24 39 56
Platte-Geddes 65, Scotland 33
SCOTLAND—Platte-Geddes took a 16-point halftime lead on Scotland Monday for its sixth consecutive win.
Platte-Geddes (10-6): Hayden Stluka and Kelby VanDerWerff each put up 14 points and four rebounds in the win. The Black Panthers travel to Winner today.
Scotland (2-16): Tristan Friederich had nine points and nine points, while Mason Dennis pitched in nine points. The Highlanders travel to Menno on Friday.
PG 18 35 54 65
S 9 19 26 33
KWL72, Burke 56
BURKE—Kimball/White Lake led Burke by two points at halftime, but created some separation by outscoring its hosts 20-12 in the third quarter to pick up the win.
Kimball/White Lake (14-4): Justin Becker scored a game-high 23 points and snatched eight rebounds, while Kordel Kiehn had 17 points and 10 boards. Carter Fredericksen added 14 points and Javen Holan pitched in 10. The WiLdKats travel to Wessington Springs today.
Burke (5-11): Ben Witt scored a team-high 16 points, while Jaden Frank added 15 points and five rebounds. Tyson Mayer chipped in 12 points.The Cougars host Colome today.
KWL 15 32 52 72
B 13 30 42 56
Parkston 59, ACDC 49
PARKSTON—A 19-8 first quarter proved to be the difference as Parkston edged Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Monday.
Parkston (7-9): Braden Bruening had 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the victory. Nathan Boettcher and Braydon Hurley had 11 points apiece, while Nate Doering chipped in 10. The Trojans play Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Friday in Mount Vernon.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian (7-10): Cliff Johnson scored a game-high 21 points, to go along with five rebounds and four steals. The Thunder play Kimball/White Lake on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
ACDC 8 23 33 49
P 19 34 44 59
Gayville-Volin 62, Avon 55
AVON—Gayville-Volin survived Avon's fourth-quarter comeback bid on Monday to secure a road win.
Gayville-Volin (11-6): Tristan Gustad scored a game-high 21 points and Skyler Olson added 11. The Raiders travel to Freeman on Thursday.
Avon (0-17): Logan Schuurmans (19 points and 11 rebounds) and Ashton Frank (14 points and 13 rebounds) post double-doubles in the loss. Carter Fillaus added 10 points. The Pirates host Hanson today.
GV 17 29 39 62
A 12 20 34 55
Area girls basketball
Hanson 50, Bon Homme 45
ALEXANDRIA—Trailing entering the fourth quarter, Hanson was able to come back to squeak out a five-point win against Bon Homme on Monday in girls basketball action.
Hanson (9-10): Morgan Huber scored a game-high 16 points, while Megan Guericke had 10 points, five rebounds and four steals.The Beavers play Kimball/White Lake on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
Bon Homme (7-11): Jenae Alberts scored 11 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, made seven steals and dished out six assists. Hannah Cuka scored a team-high 15 points. The Cavaliers play Mount Vernon/Plankinton today in Plankinton.
BH 11 17 31 45
H 13 17 29 50
Avon 51, Gayville-Volin 19
AVON—Avon outscored Gayville-Volin 13-2 in the second quarter to pull away for its ninth consecutive win on Monday.
Avon: Lauren Sees had 18 points and five steals, while Shalayne Nagel added 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Alexa Sees dished out five assists. The Pirates finish the regular season 15-5.
Gayville-Volin (3-14): Molly Larson had nine points in defeat. The Raiders travel to Freeman on Thursday.
GV 6 8 14 19
A 11 24 45 51
Gregory 57, Colome 50
GREGORY—Gregory held a double-digit lead on Colome at halftime, but held off a late rally to pick up the win.
Gregory (5-13): Sydney Svatos had 17 points and 15 boards, while Jessy Jo VanDerWerff had 17 points, seven steals and six assists in the win. Megan Warnke also pitched in 10 points. The Gorillas travel to Burke on Thursday.
Colome (5-14): Makayla Shippy scored 16 points and Sydee Heath added 11 in defeat. The Cowgirls host Marty on Thursday.
C 3 16 32 50
G 13 27 38 57
KWL 59, Hitchcock-Tulare 41
WHITE LAKE—Kennedy Leiferman scored 28 points and hauled in nine rebounds to help Kimball/White Lake move past Hitchcock-Tulare on Monday.
Kimball/White Lake (8-10): Grace Konechne recorded a double-double, with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Heather Munsen also added eight points and eight assists. The WiLdKats travel to Wessington Springs today.
Hitchcock-Tulare (7-10): Elizabeth Salmen scored 23 points and Dawsyn Otto had 10. The Patriots play Iroquois today in Hitchcock.
HT 12 22 33 41
KWL 14 31 49 59
Parkston 49, ACDC 34
PARKSTON—After leading by five points at halftime, Parkston outscored Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 17-6, in the third quarter en route to its fourth win in five games.
Parkston (10-7): Sydney Wickersham had 17 points, four assists and four steals. Ellie Weidenbach pitched in 11 points and Tiah Holzbauer added 10 points and eight steals. The Trojans host Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Thursday.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian (13-5): Brianna Deurmier had 15 points and five rebounds in the loss. The Thunder play Freeman Academy/Marion on Friday in Lake Andes.
ACDC 8 12 18 34
P 7 17 34 49
MCM 47, Tri-Valley 38
COLTON—Class A No. 4 McCook Central/Montrose led by four points entering the fourth quarter and was able to escape with a road win on Monday.
McCook Central/Montrose (15-2): Jacy Pulse had a do-it-all performance, with a game-high 16 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Morgan Erikson added 11 points and three steals, while Madisen Koepsell pulled down 13 rebounds. The Fighting Cougars travel to Parkston on Friday.
Tri-Valley (2-15): Grace Steineke had 13 points and nine rebounds, while Tabor Teel pitched in 13 points. The Mustangs play West Central on Saturday in Hartford.
MCM 13 25 33 47
TV 11 23 29 38