Area basketball roundup for Feb. 13: Howard defense smothers Mitchell Christian in boys basketball meeting

Prep basketball action from around the state for Monday, Feb. 13.

Mitchell Christian's Braedon Nebelsick (2) drives by a Howard defender along the baseline during a Class B boys basketball game on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at the Mitchell Christian School.
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MITCHELL — An active Howard defense caused problems for Mitchell Christian, as the Tigers claimed a 58-27 win over the Golden Eagles at the Mitchell Christian School on Monday night.

As part of the effort, Howard limited MCS to 9 of 49 (18.4%) shooting from the field and kept the Golden Eagles to eight points or fewer in all four quarters. Meanwhile, a steady stream of points from multiple sources put 12 or more points on the scoreboard in each frame, including a 20-7 edge in the second quarter.

Colby Claussen and Luke Koepsell paced the Tigers with 11 points apiece, while Taiden Hoyer chipped in eight points. Ryder Erickson, Kolt Koepsell and Will Maier contributed seven points each in the win.

Aiden Lieber led the Golden Eagles with 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals, with Braedon Nebelsick adding eight points and two steals. Nahum Anderberg contributed five points and six rebounds, and Syver Enga rounded out the MCS scorers with two points.

Howard (13-3) hosts Canistota on Tuesday, while Mitchell Christian (7-11) hosts Wessington Springs on Thursday in the Golden Eagles’ regular season home finale.


Tiger girls top MCS

Howard picked up its 10th win in its last 11 games by defeating Mitchell Christian, 57-17, on the road Monday night.

A trio of Tigers — Trinity Palmquist (14 points), Abby Aslesen (13) and Kate Connor (12) — reached double figures in scoring in the win.

For the Golden Eagles, Rebekah Strong dropped in nine points, while Lindy Hofer, Jasmyne Lessman, Madelyn Nebelsick and Hannah DeLine each scored two points.

Howard (16-3) wraps up the regular season by visiting Class B top-ranked Viborg-Hurley on Thursday, while Mitchell Christian (0-18) concludes its regular season in a home date with Bridgewater-Emery on Thursday.

Mitchell Christian's Rebekah Strong (5, in white) goes up for a layup attempt in front of a Howard defender during a Class B girls basketball game on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at the Mitchell Christian School.
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Monday’s leaders

Girls basketball

  • Class B No. 4 Ethan topped Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 50-35, with Ava Lingemann (19), Marissa Storm (11) and Leah Klock (10) combining for 40 of the Rustlers’ points. For the Thunder, Josie Brouwer had 11 points, five rebounds and three steals in the loss.
  • Hanson’s Eliza Oltmanns finished with 17 points and six rebounds and Alyssa Moschell chipped in 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals as part of a 76-47 win over Beresford.
  • Abby Hohn posted 18 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals, while Keeara Oakley added 11 points, six rebounds two assists and two steals in Parkston’s 70-40 win over Bon Homme.
  • Courtney Sees notched 23 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals, as McKenna Kocmich (17) and Lila Vanderlei (12) combined for 29 points to help Avon to a 59-44 win over Gayville-Volin. In the loss, Maia Achen had 20 points and six rebounds for the Raiders.
  • Brandon Valley’s Hilary Behrens and Tea Area’s Katie Vasecka put up deuling 31-point games, but Behrens’ Lynx took the 73-65 win.

Boys basketball

  • Noah Bearshield netted 14 points with seven rebounds and Daniel Mitchell added 10 points and six boards in Greogry’s 60-32 win over Colome.
  • Colman-Egan’s Jase Mousel had 17 points, four rebounds and two steals alongside Jackson Zwart’s 14 points and six rebounds, as the Hawks defeated Iroquois/Lake Preston, 48-43. In the loss, Logan Peskey had a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Sharks.
  • Milbank’s Jaxson Wildung’s 18-point, 13-rebound double-double with three assists helped the Bulldogs to a 55-42 win over Estelline/Hendricks.

Statewide scores

Girls basketball

Avon 59, Gayville-Volin 44
Bennett County 55, Oelrichs 24
Brandon Valley 73, Tea Area 65
De Smet 66, Canistota 42
Deubrook Area 45, Deuel 28
Ethan 50, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 35
Gregory 53, Colome 16
Hanson 76, Beresford 47
Harding County 66, Bison 22
Hettinger/Scranton (N.D.) 47, Lemmon 34
Hitchcock-Tulare 55, Aberdeen Christian 26
Howard 57, Mitchell Christian 17
Lakota Tech 62, Rapid City Christian 56
Lower Brule 48, Little Wound 44
Miller 61, Potter County 41
Mobridge-Pollock 29, Faith 26
O'Gorman 70, Aberdeen Central 38
Parkston 70, Bon Homme 40
Pine Ridge 42, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 28
Sisseton 77, McLaughlin 37
Tri-Valley 63, McCook Central/Montrose 44
West Central 48, Elk Point-Jefferson 37
Wolsey-Wessington 87, Sully Buttes 81

Boys basketball

Avon 54, Gayville-Volin 38
Baltic 67, Elkton-Lake Benton 40
Colman-Egan 48, Iroquois/Lake Preston 43
Deuel 60, Deubrook Area 42
Ethan 65, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 24
Faulkton Area 65, Florence/Henry 57
Gregory 60, Colome 32
Hankinson (N.D.) 81, Wilmot 70
Howard 58, Mitchell Christian 27
Jones County 58, New Underwood 33
Lower Brule 87, Little Wound 47
Milbank 55, Estelline/Hendricks 42
Miller 86, Potter County 60
Parkston 56, Bon Homme 39
Timber Lake 75, Dupree 61
Wakpala 75, North Central 50
Wall 51, Kadoka Area 44
Wolsey-Wessington 59, Sully Buttes 49

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