Area basketball roundup for Feb. 28: Platte-Geddes boys down Chamberlain in Region 5A quarterfinals

Action from the boys Class A and B region tournament quarterfinal games.

Platte-Geddes' Aiden Bultje dribbles the ball along the baseline while being guarded by Chamberlain's Sawyer Donovan during a Region 5A quarterfinal boys basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, in Platte.
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PLATTE, S.D. — Second-seeded Platte-Geddes used an all-around effort to down No. 7-seed Chamberlain, 64-40, in a Region 5A quarterfinal boys basketball contest Tuesday.

The Black Panthers held Chamberlain to four points in the first quarter, mounting a 19-4 lead after one and extending it to a 42-19 lead at half.

Tanner Dyk led all scorers with 16 points to go along with his 11 rebounds for P-G, while Hayden Sprik added 14 points and Dawson Hoffman chipped in 11 points in the winning effort.

For Chamberlain, Collin Two Strike picked up 15 points and Kenyon McCloskey had eight, as well as four assists, as the Cubs closed out their season with a 6-14 mark.

P-G improved to 15-6 with the win and will host No. 3 Hanson on Friday, March 3, for a spot in the Region 5A semifinals, with the winner advancing to the Class A SoDak 16.


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Platte-Geddes defeats Chamberlain 64-40.

Mitchell Christian boys fall to Ethan to end season

ETHAN, S.D. — A 30-point game from Aiden Lieber wasn’t enough for Mitchell Christian, as top-seeded Ethan took down the No. 8-seed Golden Eagles, 72-47, in a Region 3B quarterfinal contest Tuesday.

Ethan shot an efficient 52.6% (30 of 57) from the field and was led by 14 points from Riley Endres on 6-for-10 shooting. Taite Klumb added 13 points and Rylan Gerlach chipped in 11. In total, nine different players scored for the Rustlers.

MCS was limited to 36% (18 of 50) shooting from the floor as the Golden Eagles ended their season with an 8-21 record. Outside of Lieber, Braedon Nebelsick pitched in 10 points.

Ethan moved to 18-3 and will take on No. 4-seeded Dell Rapids St. Mary in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3 in Salem with a trip to the Class B SoDak 16 on the line.

Tuesday’s leaders

Boys basketball

  • Reed Rus became the all-time leading scorer in Mount Vernon/Plankinton history during the Titans’ 75-47 win over Bon Homme in a Region 5A playoff game. Rus had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 15 rebounds, as well as four steals. Jordan Stoltz had 16 points, Mason Hetland had 14 points and Zach Baker scored 10 for the Titans.
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Rus, already the MVP all-time leader in rebounds, assists and steals, added the all-time scoring mark to his resume on Tuesday night

  • Three different players scored in double figures for Wessington Springs in a 69-37 win over Burke in a Region 5B contest. Parker Graff paced the Spartans with 21 points, while Ryder Michalek added 17, Blake Larson chipped in 10 and Brock Krueger had six points and 11 rebounds. For Burke, Nick Nelson had a team-high 16 points.
  • In Hanson’s 56-44 Region 5A playoff win over Wagner, Jayce Slaba tallied a game-high 17 points, while Jackson Jarding added 13 and Ethan Cheeseman contributed 11. Wagner’s Carter Cournoyer and Chris Nelson scored 14 and 12, respectively.
  • Daniel Mitchell (14), Cruz Klundt (12) and Colt Keiser (11) all scored in double figures for Gregory in a 66-26 win over Avon to advance in the Region 5B playoffs. Klundt added five rebounds and five assists in the win.
  • Behind 17 points from James Deckert and 16 points from Kaleb Weber, Parkston toppled Kimball/White Lake, 49-40 in the Region 5A playoffs. Blake Leiferman had 15 points for the Wildkats, while Jaxon Pursell and Dawson Miller each had 10.
  • In a 76-47 Region 3A loss to West Central, McCook Central/Montrose’s Boston Katzer compiled 19 points and Owen Alley added 10. For West Central, Erik Seten led the way with 21 points, four rebounds and four steals, while Dylan Stromer had 12 points and nine boards and Brodie Herr chipped in 11 points.
  • Howard’s Luke Koepsell and Kolt Koepsell scored 24 and 17 points, respectively, in Howard’s 64-30 Region 3B win over Colman-Egan.
  • As Winner rolled past Bennett County, 78-23, Blake Volmer scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, Norman Chasing Hawk IV added 16 points, Ethan Bartels tacked on 15 and Aiden Barfuss contributed 10 in the Region 7A win.
  • A 23-point effort from Quintin Fischbach, as well as 16 points from both Lincoln Woodring and Chase Neiber helped power Northwestern over Langford Area, 78-38 in Region 1B play.
  • Despite a 67-52 loss to Ipswich, Layne Cotton scored 22 points for Faulkton Area. Trevor Heinz had 17 points in the win, while Ian Beyers and Carter Geditz each poured in 15.
  • Dakota Valley kept its undefeated record intact, taking down Parker, 85-31 in the Region 4A playoffs to improve to 21-0. Isaac Bruns scored 25 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Jaxson Wingert also had a double-double, with 19 points and 11 boards. Randy Rosenquist added 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals, while Jaxon Hennies had 10 assists and four steals.
  • Madison beat Baltic, 69-46 in the Region 3A quarterfinals behind 20 points on 10-for-14 shooting from Aiden Jensen, as well as 17 points from Andrew Comes. Jack Erickson picked up 17 points in the loss.
  • As Viborg-Hurley took down Gayville-Volin, 75-46 in the Region 4B quarterfinals, Kobee Sherman posted 25 points and Nick Hanson added 24 points, as well as 10 rebounds. Spencer Karstens had 29 points and six rebounds for the Pirates.

Statewide scores

Boys basketball

Class A — Quarterfinal region tournament games

Region 1A

Groton Area 72, Webster Area 28
Milbank 56, Redfield 28
Tiospa Zina 37, Aberdeen Roncalli 34
Waubay/Summit 56, Sisseton 20


Class 2A

Clark/Willow Lake 63, Florence/Henry 35
Deuel 72, Estelline/Hendricks 47
Hamlin 59, Great Plains Lutheran 22
Sioux Valley 79, Elkton-Lake Benton 40

Region 3A

Dell Rapids 64, Tri-Valley 31
Madison 69, Baltic 46
Sioux Falls Christian 83, Garretson 34
West Central 76, McCook Central/Montrose 47

Region 4A

Dakota Valley 85, Parker 31
Elk Point-Jefferson 83, Canton 74
Vermillion 51, Lennox 47
Tea Area 72, Beresford 47

Region 5A

Hanson 56, Wagner 44
Mount Vernon/Plankinton 75, Bon Homme 47
Parkston 49, Kimball/White Lake 40
Platte-Geddes 64, Chamberlain 40


Region 6A

Crow Creek 91, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 61
Miller 64, Stanley County 52
McLaughlin vs. North Central, ppd
Mobridge-Pollock vs. Dupree, ppd

Region 7A

Lakota Tech 69, Little Wound 46
Pine Ridge 72, St. Francis Indian 28
Red Cloud 53, Todd County 41
Winner 78, Bennett County 23

Region 8A

Belle Fourche 69, Hill City 61
Hot Springs 45, Custer 26
Rapid City Christian 84, Lead-Deadwood 31

Class B — Quarterfinal region tournament games

Region 1B

Aberdeen Christian 55, Britton-Hecla 17
Hitchcock-Tulare 45, Leola/Frederick Area 44
Northwestern 78, Langford Area 38
Warner 56, Waverly-South Shore 45


Region 2B

Castlewood 79, Flandreau Indian 46
De Smet 77, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 20
James Valley Christian 60, Deubrook Area 47
Wolsey-Wessington 60, Iroquois/Lake Preston 29

Region 3B

Bridgewater-Emery 60, Chester Area 40
Dell Rapids St. Mary 66, Canistota 58
Ethan 72, Mitchell Christian 47
Howard 64, Colman-Egan 30

Region 4B

Scotland 57, Centerville 54
Freeman Academy/Marion 42, Freeman 35
Irene-Wakonda 62, Alcester-Hudson 49
Viborg-Hurley 75, Gayville-Volin 46

Region 5B

Gregory 66, Avon 26
Marty 66, Corsica-Stickney 54
Tripp-Delmont/Armour 49, Colome 29
Wessington Springs 69, Burke 37


Region 6B

Highmore-Harrold 58, Sully Buttes 53
Ipswich 67, Faulkton Area 52
Lower Brule 84, Potter County 61
Herreid/Selby Area 69, Lyman 67 (OT)

Region 7B

Crazy Horse 74,Kadoka Area 56
Philip 61, New Underwood 44
Jones County 86, Wall 66
White River 123, Oelrichs 28

Region 8B

Faith 64, Newell 33
Harding County 73, Bison 30
Tiospaye Topa 75, Timber Lake 71
Lemmon vs. Wakpala, ppd

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