Area basketball roundup for Feb. 25: Corsica-Stickney, Wessington Springs girls advance from Region 5B

The Jaguars upended No. 1 region seed Andes Central/Dakota Christian at the Corn Palace.

From left, Corsica-Stickney's Avery Broughton and Sutten Eide celebrate during a Class B Region 5 girls semifinal basketball game against the Andes Central/Dakota Christian Thunder on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at the Corn Palace.
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MITCHELL — After a slow first three quarters offensively, Corsica-Stickney’s offense came to life in the fourth, as the Jaguars beat Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 45-38, in a Region 5B girls basketball semifinal game at the Corn Palace on Saturday and qualify for the Class B SoDak 16.

Avery Broughton helped lead the C-S charge in the fourth with six points, as the Jaguars scored 22 as a team after scoring 23 in the first three quarters combined.

Broughton finished with 17 points in the win. Elsewhere for the Jaguars, Sydney Spaans posted 11 points.

The Thunder also started slowly on offense but led 8-5 after one quarter before being tied 16-16 at half. ACDC took a 24-23 lead to the fourth, but the Jaguars outscored the Thunder 22-14 in the final frame.

Josie Brouwer had 11 points in the loss and Allison Muckey had 10 points.


Corsica-Stickney (13-8) awaits its opponent in the SoDak 16 on Thursday, March 2, while ACDC closes its season at 18-4.

Wessington Springs' Alyssa Grohs dribbles the ball past Gregory's Regan Graesser during a Class B Region 5 girls semifinal basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at the Corn Palace.
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Wessington Springs moves past Gregory in Region 5B semifinals

MITCHELL — A big game from Avery Orth helped Wessington Springs take down Gregory, 66-50 during a Region 5B girls basketball semifinal game at the Corn Palace on Saturday and qualify for the Class B SoDak 16.

Orth racked up 23 points in the win, with 11 coming in the first half and 12 coming in the second. Kate Havlik and Carissa Scheel also cracked double figures for the Spartans, picking up 15 and 13 points, respectively. Kirstie Munsen chipped in nine in the win.

For Gregory, Jessy VanDerWerff also had 23 points and tallied 15 in the second half. Cassidy Keiser had 11 points in the loss.

Wessington Springs (16-6) moves on to the Class B SoDak 16 on Thursday, March 2, and Gregory ends the season at 11-11.

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Corsica-Stickney defeats AC/DC 45-38 and Wessington Springs defeats Gregory 66-50.

Saturday’s leaders

Girls basketball

  • In Wagner’s 73-36 win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton, four Red Raiders scored in double figures. Shalayne Nagel had 25 points, Emma Yost put up 15, Ashlyn Koupal racked up 13 and Macy Koupal chipped in 11. Emilee Fox had 14 points for MVP in the loss.
  • A 17-point outing from Gracie Oakley helped lift Parkston over Hanson, 62-56. Abby Hohn added 16 points and Mya Thuringer had 10 for the Trojans, while Eliza Oltmanns scored 22 points for Hanson.
  • Howard earned a spot in the Class B SoDak 16 with a 57-31 win over Dell Rapids St. Mary in Salem. The Tigers’ Kate Connor finished with 22 points for the Tigers and Abby Aslesen scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
  • Though Freeman fell to Centerville, 77-62, Ashlin Jacobsen had 22 points and Kate Miller scored 15 points with eight rebounds. Lillie Eide (17), Mackenzie Meyer (14), Thea Gust (14) and MaKayla Heesch (13) all scored in double figures for the Tornadoes.
  • Despite a 67-47 loss to Northwestern, Wilmot’s Addison Heinje put up 28 points. Adriana Ratigan had 22 points on 10-for-15 shooting for Northwestern, to go along with nine rebounds.
  • Sioux Falls Washington’s Grace Peterson picked up 23 points in a 51-38 win over Rapid City Central. Teila Jiron had 15 points in the loss.
  • As Flandreau beat Great Plains Lutheran, 51-17, Lizzie Pavlis scored 19 points, Claire Sheppard tacked on 13 and Lily Klein had an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double.
  • Castlewood defeated Arlington, 52-48, behind a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double from Mackenzie Everson, as well as 15 points from Madeline Horn. Addalyn Steffensen poured in 17 points in the defeat.

Boys basketball

  • Dylan Soulek poured in 25 points, powered by five 3-pointers, as Mitchell claimed a second-straight Eastern South Dakota Conference championship with a 57-49 win at Brandon Valley.
  • Brookings’ Austin Clark picked up 24 points and eight rebounds in the Bobcats’ 73-67 win over Spearfish. For the Spartans, Seth Hamilton had 20 points.
After bringing the game to within one at 19-18 in the second quarter, Class AA No. 5-ranked Brandon Valley outscored the Kernels 36-15, picking up a win in Brandon on Saturday.


Statewide scores

Girls basketball

Class AA regular season

Brandon Valley 55, Mitchell 33

Rapid City Stevens 54, Sioux Falls Lincoln 43

Sioux Falls Washington 51, Rapid City Central 38

Spearfish 39, Brookings 33

Sturgis 44, Yankton 42

Class A

Region 1A — Quarterfinals


Aberdeen Roncalli 45, Redfield 32

Groton Area 55, Waubay/Summit 27

Milbank 55, Webster Area 37

Sisseton 83, Tiospa Zina 46

Region 2A — Quarterfinals

Flandreau 51, Great Plains Lutheran 17

Florence/Henry 54, Clark/Willow Lake 23

Hamlin 74, Estelline/Hendricks 26


Sioux Valley 57, Elkton-Lake Benton 44

Region 3A — Semifinals

Garretson 44, West Central 43

Sioux Falls Christian 69, Tri-Valley 29

Region 4A — Semifinal

Lennox 53, Canton 22

Region 5A — Semifinals

Parkston 62, Hanson 56


Wagner 73, Mount Vernon/Plankinton 36

Region 6A — Semifinals

Miller 64, Crow Creek 35

Dupree 68, Mobridge-Pollock 62

Region 7A — Semifinals

Lakota Tech 61, Winner 50

Red Cloud 75, Todd County 42

Region 8A — Semifinals


Rapid City Christian 66, Belle Fourche 49

St. Thomas More 42, Hill City 26

Class B 

Region 1B — Quarterfinals

Leola/Frederick Area 50, Aberdeen Christian 13

Hitchcock-Tulare 41, Britton-Hecla 40

Northwestern 67, Wilmot 47

Warner 58, Langford Area 26

Region 2B — Semifinals

Wolsey-Wessington 60, James Valley Christian 35

Castlewood 52, Arlington 48

Region 3B — Semifinals

Ethan 50, Colman-Egan 21

Howard 57, Dell Rapids St. Mary 31

Region 4B — Semifinals

Centerville 77, Freeman 62

Viborg-Hurley 60, Scotland 22

Region 5B — Semifinals

Corsica-Stickney 45, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 38

Wessington Springs 66, Gregory 50

Region 6B — Semifinal

Sully Buttes 49, Herreid/Selby Area 31

Region 7B — Semifinals

Jones County 46, Kadoka Area 29

Wall 62, White River 55

Region 8B — Semifinals

Harding County 58, Faith 46

Timber Lake 66, Lemmon 53

Boys basketball

Class AA regular season

Aberdeen Central 49, Watertown 44

Brookings 73, Spearfish 67

Mitchell 57, Brandon Valley 49

Sioux Falls Lincoln 75, Rapid City Stevens 41

Sioux Falls Washington 79, Rapid City Central 54

Yankton 60, Sturgis 42

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