Area basketball roundup for Feb. 9: Titans edge Ethan in boys basketball clash

Prep basketball action from around the state for Thursday, Feb. 9.

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MOUNT VERNON, S.D. — Four players scored in double figures for Mount Vernon/Plankinton in a home boys basketball victory over Ethan on Thursday night by a score of 63-62.

Jordan Stoltz, Mason Hetland, Zach Baker and Reed Rus each scored 14 points for the Titans, with Stoltz adding 11 rebounds and four blocks. Baker drew a key foul on an Ethan offensive charge with less than 5 seconds remaining with the Titans leading, 61-59.

For Ethan, Riley Endres had a game-high 22 points and Drake Gustafson had 11 points. Taite Klumb had 10 points for the Rustlers. The Titans led 35-21 at halftime and 49-39 going into the third quarter.

Ethan (13-3) will play at Avon on Feb. 10. MVP (12-4) will take on St. Thomas More on Feb. 11 at the Corn Palace in the DWU Classic.

Thursday’s leaders

Girls basketball

  • Behind 24 points from Courtney Sees, Avon defeated Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 51-49, overcoming a big night from Megan Reiner, who posted 34 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in the loss.
  • Mak Scott (21 points) and Skyler Volmer (19) combined for 40 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals for Lyman in a 50-42 win over Philip.
  • Canistota earned a home victory over Gayville-Volin, 44-33. The Hawks got 18 points, 12 rebounds and four assists from Kayla Papendick. In the loss, Taylor Hoxeng had 21 points and seven rebounds for the Raiders. 
  • Allison Muckey finished with 23 points and seven rebounds and Josie Brouwer added 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals in Andes Central/Dakota Christian’s 48-43 win over Freeman Academy/Marion. In the loss, FAM’s Jada Koerner had 17 points, six rebounds and seven steals. 
  • Northwestern’s Ashley Haven and Ella Haven both recorded double-doubles in the Wildcats’ 44-40 win over Great Plains Lutheran, as each scored 11 points to go with 12 and 10 rebounds, respectively.
  • Milbank defeated Ortonville (Minn.), 53-23, behind 20 points and eight rebounds from Isabella Anderson alongside 17 points, 10 rebounds and five steals from Maurina Street.

Boys basketball

  • Tage Ortman put up 28 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals as Canistota took down Gayville-Volin, 64-47. Brady Scott added 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Brandon Kjetland had 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots in the win.
  • Connor Epp posted 19 points and five assists alongside Matt Hagen’s 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals as Freeman Academy/Marion defeated Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 74-45.
  • Parkston had four starters score in double figures in a 66-35 win over Chamberlain. James Deckert led the way with 16 points, seven rebounds and two steals as Will Jodozi notched a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double. In the loss, Kenyon McCloskey had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Cubs.
  • Sutton Arend scored 22 points in Bridgewater-Emery’s 65-49 win over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, as the Huskies’ senior went over 1,000 points for his career.
  • Corsica-Stickney picked up a 54-42 win over Freeman, outscoring the Flyers 34-26 in the second half. Sacha Bemurat had 14 points for the Jaguars, with 13 points from Tyson Wentland and nine points from Lucas Krogstad
  • A 30-point night from Jack Henry wasn’t quite enough for Dell Rapids, as Tea Area knocked off the Quarriers, 59-58.
  • Faulkton Area’s Layne Cotton notched a double-double with 28 points and 13 rebounds in a 63-41 win over Potter County. In the loss, Alex Tanner had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Battlers.
  • All five Milbank starters reached double figures in scoring — led by Garrett Mertens with 25 points and Joe Schulte with 18 points and 11 rebounds — as the Bulldogs nearly cracked the century mark in a 97-43 win over Ortonville (Minn.).

Statewide scores

Girls basketball
Aberdeen Central 53, Huron 28
Aberdeen Roncalli 52, Aberdeen Christian 19
Andes Central/Dakota Christian 48, Freeman Academy/Marion 43
Arlington 43, James Valley Christian 28
Avon 51, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 49
Canistota 44, Gayville-Volin 33
Centerville 45, Menno 19
Clark/Willow Lake 33, Britton-Hecla 25
Edgemont 55, Hulett (Wyo.) 24
Hamlin 60, Deuel 24
Harding County 62, Tiospaye Topa 19
Herreid/Selby Area 50, Leola/Frederick Area 45
Ipswich 43, Wilmot 37
Iroquois/Lake Preston 59, Hitchcock-Tulare 54
Kadoka Area 52, Todd County 43
Lyman 50, Philip 42
Milbank 53, Ortonville (Minn.) 23
Northwestern 44, Great Plains Lutheran 40
Rapid City Christian 69, Lead-Deadwood 8
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 50, Bridgewater-Emery 25
Sisseton 67, Tiospa Zina 31
Spearfish 46, Custer 29
Sully Buttes 48, Mobridge-Pollock 44
Tea Area 70, Dell Rapids 45
Tri-Valley 55, Lennox 51
Watertown 48, Mitchell 44
Wessington Springs 58, Warner 43
West Central 58, Sioux Valley 49
Winner 66, Burke 44


Boys basketball
Aberdeen Christian 62, Aberdeen Roncalli 40
Bridgewater-Emery 65, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 49
Burke 50, Kimball/White Lake 38
Canistota 64, Gayville-Volin 47
Castlewood 68, Deubrook Area 51
Centerville 53, Menno 45
Chester Area 58, Flandreau 45
Clark/Willow Lake 65, Britton-Hecla 36
Corsica-Stickney 54, Freeman 42
De Smet 52, Wolsey-Wessington 49
Douglas 60, Hill City 57
Estelline/Hendricks 59, Elkton-Lake Benton 55
Faulkton Area 63, Potter County 41
Freeman Academy/Marion 74, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 45
Groton Area 57, Redfield 46
Hamlin 64, Deuel 50
Harding County 89, Tiospaye Topa 44
Hitchcock-Tulare 71, Iroquois/Lake Preston 65 (OT)
Howard 60, Dell Rapids St. Mary 57
Hulett (Wyo.) 61, Edgemont 35
James Valley Christian 72, Arlington 26
Milbank 97, Ortonville (Minn.) 43
Mobridge-Pollock 50, Sully Buttes 39
Mount Vernon/Plankinton 63, Ethan 62
Northwestern 62, Great Plains Lutheran 41
Oelrichs 62, Takini 55
Parkston 66, Chamberlain 35
Philip 76, Lyman 53
Scotland 60, Bon Homme 53
Sioux Valley 68, West Central 30
Tea Area 59,Dell Rapids 58
Timber Lake 80, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 78
Tri-Valley 62, Garretson 39
Tripp-Delmont/Armour 50, Avon 30
Western Christian (Iowa) 68, Sioux Falls Christian 43
White River 75, Stanley County 46

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