ETHAN -- Ethan pulled away in the fourth quarter to top Wessington Springs 66-56 in boys basketball action on Friday.
Ethan (4-3): Josh Bartscher finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Kaden Klumb scored 12 points and Riley Endres scored 11 points. Brady Hawkins added 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Jay Storm tossed in 10 points. The Rustlers host Bridgewater-Emery on Tuesday.
Wessington Springs (5-2): Mason Schelske scored 23 points and Tyler Kole put in 20 points. The Spartans play Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Tuesday in Plankinton.
WS 11 23 44 56
E 15 28 46 66
Bon Homme 56, Wagner 53
TYNDALL -- Bon Homme outlasted Wagner in overtime in boys basketball action on Friday.
Bon Homme (3-4): Riley Rothschadl recorded 15 points and seven rebounds. Connor Peters added 12 points and three boards for the Cavaliers. Nate Scieszinski added 10 points, while Carter Uecker recorded nine points and eight rebounds. Nate Hall chipped in eight points and nine rebounds. The Cavaliers travel to Freeman on Thursday.
Wagner (1-3): Nolan Carda scored 18 points. Toby Zephier finished with 11 points and Dustin Honomichl added 10 points. The Red Raiders play Corsica-Stickney today in Corsica.
W 17 30 42 46 53
BH 9 25 39 46 56
Bridgewater-Emery 85, Freeman 32
EMERY -- Bridgewater-Emery jumped out to a 29-5 first-quarter advantage and coasted to a boys basketball win over Freeman on Friday.
Bridgewater-Emery (4-5): Chase Arend pumped in 31 points and collected five rebounds in the win. Jonah Hofer added 11 points, while Aguer VanSickle finished with eight points and five rebounds. The Huskies play Colman-Egan on Monday in Colman.
Freeman (0-7): Micah Swensen led Freeman with 14 points and nine rebounds. Bradey Kaufman added 13 points and five rebounds. The Flyers host Parker on Tuesday.
F 5 19 27 35
BE 29 49 65 82
Burke 71, Centerville 55
CENTERVILLE -- Burke took a double-digit lead into halftime and never relinquished it in a boys basketball win over Centerville on Friday.
Burke (6-1): Jaden Frank finished with 22 points, seven assists and six steals. Bryce Frank chipped in 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and nine steals. Washake Vaughn scored 11 points, while Tyson Mayer added six points, 11 rebounds and five steals. The Cougars play Gregory on Jan. 17 in Bonesteel.
Centerville (1-5): Hunter Ellis recorded 11 points and four assists. Jack Walters added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Gavin Gibney recorded 12 points and eight rebounds. The Tornadoes travel to Scotland on Tuesday.
B 19 37 57 71
C 17 26 42 55
Canistota 69, EPJ 47
CANISTOTA -- Canistota took down Elk Point-Jefferson in boys basketball action on Friday.
Canistota (6-1): Tyce Ortman finished with 21 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and five assists. Trey Ortman added 19 points and eight rebounds. Colbe Scott chipped in 17 points and four assists. The Hawks travel to Ethan on Jan. 17.
Elk Point-Jefferson (1-6): Riley Schmitz finished with a team-high 17 points. Andrew Nearman added 10 points and Adam Grashoff grabbed 12 rebounds. The Huskies play Lennox on Tuesday in Elk Point.
EPJ 14 23 42 47
C 20 37 60 69
TDA 63, Scotland 42
SCOTLAND -- Tripp-Delmont/Armour topped Scotland in prep boys basketball action on Friday.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (2-2): Micah Lau posted 17 points and Logan Van Pelt finished with 15 points. Karson Koehn added 10 points and four rebounds. The Nighthawks play Kimball/White Lake today in Armour.
Scotland (2-4): Mason Dennis posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Ty Mogck added 11 points and five rebounds. The Highlanders host Centerville on Tuesday.
TDA 14 34 54 63
S 7 25 31 42
Sioux Valley 80, MCM 64
BALTIC -- Class A No. 4 Sioux Valley took down McCook Central/Montrose during the Big East Conference tournament on Friday. The Cossacks advance to the championship game.
Sioux Valley (7-0): Max Nielson finished with 20 points and 10 assists. Oliver Vincent chipped in 16 points and Ryan Schuster finished with 15. Kelton Vincent recorded 14 points, six assists and five steals. The Cossacks play Parker in the Big East Conference title game today in Volga.
McCook Central/Montrose (3-4): The Fighting Cougars play Flandreau for third place in the Big East Conference tournament today in Volga.
Dell Rapids 60, Chamberlain 51
CHAMBERLAIN -- Dell Rapids broke away from a 17-17 first quarter tie for a boys basketball victory over Chamberlain on Friday.
Dell Rapids (4-1): Drew Van Regenmorter and Colin Rentz both scored 15 points apiece. Ramsey Heinecke scored 12 points.
The Quarriers host Sioux Falls Christian on Tuesday.
Chamberlain (2-4): Keshaume Thigh scored 15 points and Drayton Priebe tossed in 13 points. The Cubs play Cheyenne-Eagle Butte today in Eagle Butte.
DR\u000917 30 44 60
C\u000917 21 35 51
Area girls basketball
Ethan 53, Wessington Springs 19
ETHAN -- Class B No. 3 Ethan stayed undefeated with a girls basketball win over Wessington Springs on Friday.
Ethan (6-0): Hannah Bartscher finished with 17 points and Cameryn Logan tossed in 15 points. The Rustlers host Bridgewater-Emery on Tuesday.
Wessington Springs (2-6): Avery Orth scored seven points for the Spartans. The Spartans play Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Tuesday in Plankinton.
WS 4 14 17 19
E 14 33 43 59
Wagner 61, Bon Homme 23
TYNDALL -- Wagner topped Bon Homme in girls basketball action on Friday.
Wagner (2-3): Abby Brunsing scored 15 points and Deisha Medicine Horn netted 14 points. The Red Raiders play Corsica-Stickney today in Corsica.
Bon Homme (1-5): Jurni Vavruska finished with 11 points and Ciera Himes tossed in eight points. Himes and Erin Heusinkveld both grabbed five rebounds. The Cavaliers travel to Freeman on Thursday.
BH 3 15 21 23
W 13 30 50 61
Burke 45, Centerville 35
CENTERVILLE -- Burke built an early lead and knocked off Centerville in a girls basketball contest on Friday.
Burke (5-3): Lacey Person finished with 17 points, four rebounds and three assists. Taylee Indahl tossed in 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. Ramee Hanson added seven points and six rebounds. The Cougars play Colome on Thursday in Bonesteel.
Centerville (2-3): Thea Gust finished with 11 points, while Haley Meyer recorded 10 points and eight rebounds. Ellie Hunter finished with five points and seven rebounds. The Tornadoes travel to Scotland on Tuesday.
C 6 15 26 35
B 10 21 37 45
Vermillion 51, Parkston 49
PARKSTON -- Vermillion edged Parkston in girls basketball action on Friday.
Vermillion (3-3): Lexi Saunders recorded 15 points, while Lexi Plitzuweit finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Shandie Ludwig added seven points. The Tanagers host Madison on Tuesday.
Parkston (2-4): Emma Yost led the Trojans with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Tiah Holzbauer recorded 12 points and five boards. Sydney Wickersham added seven points. The Trojans travel to Wagner on Thursday.
V 20 34 43 51
P 8 20 31 49
MCM 40, Beresford 32
BERESFORD -- Class A No. 4 McCook Central/Montrose staved off Beresford’s fourth-quarter rally to earn a girls basketball win on Friday.
McCook Central/Montrose (5-0): Jacy Pulse scored a team-high 16 points. Abigail Van Ruler added 10 points. MCM finished 20 of 25 from the free-throw line. The Fighting Cougars play Hanson on Tuesday in Alexandria.
Beresford (3-3): Kennedy Goblirsch finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. The Watchdogs host Tri Valley on Jan. 17.
MCM 10 19 30 40
B 10 15 19 32