Area basketball roundup for Feb. 16: MVP outlasts Parkston in boys hoops battle

Wessington Springs boys, Bridgewater-Emery girls earn wins at Mitchell Christian

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Parkston's Sam Benson goes up for a layup between Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Christopher Mayer (4) and Mason Hetland (15) during a high school boys basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Parkston.
Zech Lambert / Mitchell Republic

PARKSTON, S.D. — Four players scored in double figures to help Mount Vernon/Plankinton earn a road win at Parkston on Thursday night in a 63-58 contest.

Reed Rus had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, with 15 points from Jordan Stoltz, 13 points from Mason Hetland and 11 points from Zach Baker. The Titans converted 50% of their field-goal tries but overcame an 18-for-38 game at the free-throw line.

James Deckert had a big night for the Trojans, posting 29 points and 14 rebounds. Will Jodozi had 15 points and six rebounds, but Parkston was held to 35.7% shooting for the game and was 3-for-16 on 3-pointers.

MVP (14-5) closes the regular season at McCook Central/Montrose on Monday, Feb. 20 in Salem. Parkston (10-9) plays at Corsica-Stickney on Monday, Feb. 20 in Corsica to end the regular season.

Wessington Springs downs Mitchell Christian

MITCHELL — A hot start for Wessington Springs powered the Spartans to a road win at Mitchell Christian on Thursday night in a 65-35 victory over the Golden Eagles.


The Spartans led 22-13 after one quarter and 30-18 at halftime before posting a 24-11 advantage in the third quarter. Parker Graff scored 21 points for Wessington Springs, while Ryder Michalek had 12 points and Colby Flowers and Brock Krueger each scored 11 points.

For Mitchell Christian, Aiden Lieber scored 14 points and Nahum Anderberg had nine points.

Wessington Springs (12-6), which has now won five games in a row and 10 of its last 11 games, will host James Valley Christian on Friday, Feb. 17. MCS (7-12) closes the regular season at Centerville on Monday, Feb. 20.

Huskies defeat Golden Eagles girls

MITCHELL — Bridgewater-Emery earned a road victory on Thursday night over Mitchell Christian, picking up a 51-38 win in girls basketball action.

No stats were reported by Mitchell Christian.

Bridgewater-Emery improves to 5-15 and awaits the start of the Region 3B playoffs. The Golden Eagles finish the regular season at 0-19. They will play the No. 1 seed in the Region 3B playoffs on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at a site and time to be determined.

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Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Kyia Schmidt drives with the ball while being defended by Parkston's Abby Hohn during a high school girls basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Parkston.
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Girls basketball

  • Mount Vernon/Plankinton outscored Parkston, 40-22, after a tied first quarter in a 54-36 win on Thursday. Emilee Fox scored 20 points and had eight rebounds for MVP, with 17 points from Reagan Rus. Faith Oakley had 11 points for Parkston, while Mya Thuringer scored nine points. 
  • Andes Central/Dakota Christian earned a road win over Kimball/White Lake, 51-48, with 15 points and 11 rebounds from Josie Brouwer and nine points and 10 rebounds from Allison Muckey. Harley Namanny had 21 points for the Wildkats and Ryann Nielsen had 20 points and seven rebounds. 
  • Sanborn Central/Woonsocket had 18 points from Jayce Baruth, 14 from Liz Boschee and 12 points from Kenna Ochsner in a 59-38 win over Iroquois/Lake Preston. 
  • Hanson had five scorers in double figures in a 68-31 win over Chamberlain. Alyssa Moschell had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Eliza Oltmanns (15 points), Annalyse Weber (11), Erin Dewald (11) and Taziah Hawkins (11) added to the Beaver (15-5) effort.
  • Emma Marshall finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds and Madison Orr had 11 points and 10 rebounds to power Irene-Wakonda to a 62-57 overtime win over Canistota. Kayla Papendick scored 19 points for the Hawks, while Ellie Becker had 12 points.
  • Cassidy Keiser scored 27 points and Jessy Jo VanDerWerff scored 19 points for Gregory in a 61-42 win over Burke. Adisyn Indahl had 12 points and Kailee Frank had 11 points for the Cougars. 
  • Scotland’s Martina DeBoer scored 19 points, while Trinity Bietz had 11 points and eight rebounds in a 48-31 win over Gayville-Volin.
  • Watertown’s Jaida Young had 17 points in a 56-48 win at Huron. The Tigers’ Heaven Gainey scored 19 points in the loss.
  • A 25-point outing from Ashlee Kaup helped Potter County defeat Ipswich, 44-34.

Boys basketball

  • Preston McFayden scored 28 points for Wagner in a 68-38 win over Burke. Ted Slaba scored 13 points and Joey Cournoyer scored 10 points and tallied 14 rebounds for the Red Raiders. Nick Nelson scored 19 points and Reed Benter had 14 points for the Cougars. 
  • Blake Leiferman scored 27 points and eight rebounds, while Dawson Miller and Porter Miller each scored 13 points for Kimball/White Lake in a 75-55 win over Andes Central/Dakota Christian. Peter Backes scored 22 points for the Thunder. 
  • Scotland picked up a 54-44 win over Gayville-Volin, powered by 18 points from Stephen Johnson and 12 points from Ashton Dennis. The Raiders’ Spencer Karstens had a game-high 21 points. 
  • Viborg-Hurley raced past Howard in a Cornbelt Conference game, 59-39, with 15 points from Nick Hanson and 14 points from Brady Schroedermeier for the Cougars (16-2). Luke Koepsell had 15 points for Howard and Taiden Hoyer added 12 points. 
  • Ryder Falkenhagen scored 38 points for Potter County in a 67-59 win over Ipswich on Thursday night. He went 12-for-19 from the field, 13-for-15 from the free-throw line and also pulled down nine rebounds, dished out two assists and came away with two steals.

Statewide scores

Girls basketball

Aberdeen Christian 49, Langford Area 22


Aberdeen Roncalli 55, Deuel 30

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 51, Kimball/White Lake 48

Brandon Valley 46, Harrisburg 42

Bridgewater-Emery 51, Mitchell Christian 38

Castlewood 51, Estelline/Hendricks 27

Centerville 64, Dell Rapids St. Mary 61

Custer 57, Lead-Deadwood 17

Deubrook Area 58, Elkton-Lake Benton 48


Dupree 57, Newell 38

Freeman Academy/Marion 41, Menno 21

Garretson 45, Sioux Valley 43

Great Plains Lutheran 63, Waverly-South Shore 23

Gregory 61, Burke 42

Hamlin 65, Clark/Willow Lake 30

Hanson 68, Chamberlain 31

Harding County 68, Hulett (Wyo.)


Herreid/Selby Area 64, Northwestern 47

Irene-Wakonda 62, Canistota 57 (OT)

Jones County 59, Lyman 40

Kadoka Area 58, Bennett County 28

Lakota Tech 67, White River 52

Lemmon 70, McIntosh 22

Leola/Frederick Area 60, North Central 58

Little Wound 60, St. Francis Indian 49


McCook Central/Montrose 70, Madison 52

Milbank 49, Webster Area 38

Miller 50, Highmore-Harrold 22

Mobridge-Pollock 60, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 20

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 54, Parkston 36

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 70, Flandreau Indian 29

Potter County 44, Ipswich 34

Rapid City Central 56, Rapid City Stevens 50


Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 59, Iroquois/Lake Preston 38

Sioux Falls Lincoln 52, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 38

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 47, Sioux Falls Jefferson 43

Sisseton 52, Florence/Henry 42

Spearfish 57, Douglas 25

Sully Buttes 39, Faulkton Area 31

Tea Area 62, Yankton 30

Viborg-Hurley 50, Howard 33

Watertown 56, Huron 48

Wolsey-Wessington 65, Hitchcock-Tulare 44

Boys basketball

Aberdeen Christian 72, Langford Area 32

Canistota 52, Irene-Wakonda 39

Crazy Horse 88, Bennett County 25

Dakota Valley 85, Canton 49

Deubrook Area 58, Elkton-Lake Benton 48

Deuel 65, Aberdeen Roncalli 48

Douglas 75, Spearfish 68

Faulkton Area 62, Sully Buttes 56 (OT)

Flandreau Indian 71, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 58

Florence/Henry 51, Sisseton 38

Freeman Academy/Marion 60, Menno 35

Great Plains Lutheran 67, Waverly-South Shore 47

Hamlin 56, Clark/Willow Lake 42

Iroqouis/Lake Preston 45, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 42

Kimball/White Lake 75, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 55

Marty 85, Centerville 42

Miller 66, Chamberlain 59

Mitchell 62, Pierre 55

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 63, Parkston 58

Potter County 67, Ipswich 59

Scotland 54, Gayville-Volin 44

Sioux Valley 77, Garretson 18

Sisseton 51, Florence/Henry 38

Rapid City Christian 77, Hill City 51

Viborg-Hurley 59, Howard 39

Wagner 68, Burke 38

Wessington Springs 65, Mitchell Christian 35

Wolsey-Wessington 69, Hitchcock-Tulare 43

Yankton 77, Tea Area 68

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