Area basketball roundup for Feb. 2: Efficient offense lifts Wagner girls over ACDC

Prep basketball action from around the state for Thursday, Feb. 2.

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Wagner's Eve Zephier makes a pass against Andes Central/Dakota Christian during a high school girls basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in Wagner.
Zech Lambert / Mitchell Republic

WAGNER, S.D. — Another efficient scoring night for Ashlyn Koupal helped propel Wagner over Andes Central/Dakota Christian 67-49 on Tuesday night in Wagner.

Koupal led all scorers with 24 points on 10-for-18 shooting from the floor, while going 3-for-6 from 3-point range. She tacked on seven rebounds, seven blocks, a steal and an assist.

Shalayne Nagel added 21 points in the Red Raiders’ winning effort, as well as nine rebounds, six assists and five steals, while Emma Yost had six points, eight rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks. Macy Koupal also added nine points for Wagner.

For ACDC, Allison Muckey led the way with 13 points, connecting on three of her seven field-goal attempts and all six of her free-throw tries. Josie Brouwer also cracked double-digit scoring, as she put up 10 points, to go along with two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Wagner, the No. 3-ranked team in Class A, shot 28-for-55 (50.9%) from the field as a team, while the Thunder shot 18-for-37 (48.6%). The Red Raiders also forced 19 turnovers and won the rebounding battle, 30-14.


Wagner (15-1) will take on Class B No. 1 Viborg-Hurley on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Yankton at Mount Marty University, while ACDC (11-2) travels to Colome on Friday, Feb. 3, for its next game.

Thursday’s leaders

Girls basketball

  • Kate Havlik and Kirstie Munsen combined to put up 32 points and 13 rebounds in leading Wessington Springs to a 50-21 win over Lower Brule.
  • Mak Scott put up 31 points, seven rebounds, three assists and seven steals alongside 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals from Skyler Volmer in Lyman’s 56-46 win over Highmore-Harrold.
  • As Viborg-Hurley topped Bridgewater-Emery, 56-27, the Cougars got 28 points, five rebounds, three assists and four steals from Coral Mason.
  • Northwestern’s Ella Haven tallied 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, five steals and two blocked shots as the Wildcats defeated Aberdeen Christian, 47-33.
  • Carli Kuyper’s 16-point, 12-rebound double-double helped Lennox notch a 54-36 win over Baltic.
  • Faulkton Area defeated Sunshine Bible Academy, 48-28, behind 14 points and 10 rebounds by Addison Melius.

Boys basketball

  • Chris Nelson poured in 18 points and Carter Cournoyer chipped in 16 for Wagner, as the Red Raiders took down Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 70-47.
  • Dawson Hoffman scored 18 points to help lead Platte-Geddes past Kimball/White Lake, 62-53. In the loss, Blake Leiferman had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildkats.
  • Sutton Arend tossed in 28 points to pace Bridewater-Emery in a 58-42 defeat of Menno.
  • Sioux Valley breezed to an 86-31 win over Flandreau, as Oliver Vincent (27) and Alec Squires (19) combined to net 46 points for the Cossacks.
  • Faulkton Area’s Layne Cotton recorded 26 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, eight steals and one block as Roman DiMaria chipped in 18 points in a 76-33 win over Sunshine Bible Academy.
  • Brian LaRoche Jr dropped in 35 points in Lower Brule’s 70-62 win over Wessington Springs, which got 27 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals from Blake Larson alongside 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists from Ryder Michalek in the loss.
  • Aberdeen Christian remained undefeated with a 63-49 win over Northwestern, as Jackson Isakson and Ethan Russell each scored 19 points and Malek Wieker had 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists for the Knights.
  • Isaac Bruns poured in 46 points on 17 of 27 shooting while Randy Rosenquist posted nine points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, seven steals and two blocks in Dakota Valley’s 80-63 win over Elk Point-Jefferson. In the loss, Easton Kempf scored 25 points for the Huskies.

Statewide scores

Girls basketball

Belle Fourche 62, Modbridge-Pollock 34

Centerville 65, Marty 33

Crow Creek 66, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 38

Custer 44, Hot Springs 33

Dakota Valley 54, Elk Point-Jefferson 17

Dell Rapids St. Mary 86, Iroquois/Lake Preston 46


Dupree 42, McLaughlin 38

Faulkton Area 48, Sunshine Bible Academy 28

Freeman 53, Alcester-Hudson 27

Garretson 58, McCook Central/Montrose 47

Great Plains Lutheran 58, Wilmot 43

Hamlin 57, Castlewood 23

Hanson 53, Mount Vernon/Plankinton 47

Hill City 40, Newell 32


Jones County 42, New Underwood 21

Lennox 54, Baltic 36

Leola/Frederick Area 43, Warner 39

Lyman 56, Highmore-Harrold 46

Milbank 48, Aberdeen Roncalli 28

Miller 62, Ipswich 21

Northwestern 47, Aberdeen Christian 33

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 54, Mitchell Christian 26


Philip 53, Lead-Deadwood 17

Platte-Geddes 42, Scotland 40

Redfield 49, Webster Area 31

Sisseton 63, Clark/Willow Lake 38

Timber Lake 60, Harding County 46

Tri-Valley 54, Dell Rapids 44

Vermillion 62, Sioux Falls Christian 55

Viborg-Hurley 56, Bridgewater-Emery 27


Wagner 67, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 49

Wall 59, White River 38

Wessington Springs 50, Lower Brule 21

West Central 65, Tea Area 57

Wolsey-Wessington 59, De Smet 54

Boys basketball

Aberdeen Christian 63, Northwestern 49

Alcester-Hudson 52, Freeman 49

Beresford 57, Madison 46


Bon Homme 55, Parker 54

Bridgewater-Emery 58, Menno 42

Dakota Valley 80, Elk Point-Jefferson 63

De Smet 80, Elkton-Lake Benton 62

Dell Rapids 75, Tri-Valley 44

Dell Rapids St. Mary 82, Iroquois/Lake Preston 58

Deuel 61, Groton Area 52

Estelline/Hendricks 64, Colman-Egan 30

Faulkton Area 76, Sunshine Bible Academy 33

Hamlin 65, Castlewood 43

Ipswich 51, Miller 45

Warner 51, Leola/Frederick Area 47 (OT)

Lower Brule 70, Wessington Springs 62

Lyman 52, Gregory 37

Marty 78, Burke 59

Mitchell Christian 69, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 47

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 74, Hanson 61

Philip 84, Lead-Deadwood 49

Platte-Geddes 62, Kimball/White Lake 53

Scotland 39, Corsica-Stickney 37

Sioux Falls Christian 73, Vermillion 47

Sioux Falls Lincoln 71, Brookings 44

Sioux Valley 86, Flandreau 31

Tea Area 59, West Central 49

Wagner 70, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 47

Waubay/Summit 60, Florence/Henry 43

White River 74, Wall 44

Yankton 56, Pierre 51

Little Moreau Conference Tournament
First round

Harding County 80, Bison 39

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