Area basketball roundup for Jan. 28: Kimball/White Lake boys top Mitchell Christian

Prep basketball action from around the state for Saturday, Jan. 28.


MITCHELL — A pair of double-doubles lifted the Kimball/White Lake boys basketball team to a 55-40 win at Mitchell Christian on Saturday.

The Wildkats made good use of a size advantage, as 6-foot-5 Blake Leiferman put up 16 points and 11 rebounds as 6-foot-3 Jaxon Pursell wasn’t far behind with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildkats, who have now won three of their last four and six of eight since an 0-3 start. Jaxon Christensen, at 6-foot-2, chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds.

Braedon Nebelsick put up a double-double of his own, as the Golden Eagle sophomore guard scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. KWL limited Mitchell Christian’s leading scorer Aiden Lieber to eight points with seven rebounds and four steals.

KWL (6-5) is back on the road to take on Colome on Tuesday, Jan. 31, while Mitchell Christian (4-8) visits Gayville-Volin on Monday.

Saturday’s leaders

Girls basketball

  • Milbank’s Maurina Street recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds alongside 17 points from Tyra Berry and 13 points, five rebounds and four assists from Isabella Anderson as the Bulldogs topped Dakota Valley, 53-43, at the Sacred Hoops Classic in Sioux Falls. The Panthers’ Ella Reifenrath had 19 points and five rebounds in the loss.
  • Adriana Ratigan (23) and Ashley Haven (13) combined for 36 points for Northwestern in the Wildcats’ 64-48 win over Potter County.

Boys basketball

  • Both coming off the bench, Gavin Soukup led all scorers with 16 points while Colton Smith notched 13 points and 10 rebounds to help Mitchell to a 72-48 win over Rapid City Central.
  • Madison's Aiden Jensen racked up 41 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block as Ben Brooks had 11 points, six rebounds and nine assists in the Bulldogs' 74-48 win over Tiospa Zina.
  • Flandreau Indian’s Malik Longie dropped 53 points in the Indians 91-54 win over Takini in the seventh-place game at the Dakota Oyate Challenge in Huron. Longie didn’t hit a single 3-pointer, knocking down 21 2s and going 11-for-20 at the free-throw line.
  • Kaden Year put up 23 points on 8 of 11 shooting from the floor for Sioux Falls Jefferson, as the Cavaliers took down Sioux Falls Roosevelt 63-60. Griffin Wilde and Taylen Ashley contributed 19 and 14 points, respectively.
  • A 24-point outing from Brayden Pankonen led Dell Rapids to a 65-31 win over Aberdeen Roncalli at the Dak XII/NEC Clash, in Madison.
  • Trey Johnson (19), Noah Haynes (17) and Carter Sorenson (13) combined to net 49 points in Tri-Valley’s 70-31 win over Sisseton at the Dak XII/NEC Clash, in Madison.

Statewide scores

Boys basketball

Crow Creek 63, Dupree 38
Deubrook Area 77, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 42
Elkton-Lake Benton 56, Great Plains Lutheran 51
Herreid/Selby Area 57, Lemmon 55
Highmore-Harrold 52, Ipswich 38
Leola/Frederick Area 57, South Border (N.D.) 50
Mitchell 72, Rapid City Central 48
Pierre 80, Harrisburg 60
Sioux Falls Jefferson 63, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 60
Rapid City Stevens 54, Huron 51
Warner 55, Sully Buttes 51
Wolsey-Wessington 59, Hill City 50


Dak XII/NEC Clash
Dakota Valley 71, Clark/Willow Lake 50
Dell Rapids 65, Aberdeen Roncalli 31
Madison 74, Tiospa Zina 48
Sioux Falls Christian 48, Hamlin 46
Tri-Valley 68, Sisseton 31
West Central 60, Webster Area 39

Dakota Oyate Challenge
Lower Brule 70, Crazy Horse 49
Third-place game
Marty 60, Omaha Nation (Neb.) 52
Fifth-place game
Tiospaye Topa 60, Wakpala 59
Seventh-place game
Flandreau Indian 91, Takini 54

Girls basketball

Aberdeen Christian 41, Waverly-South Shore 26
Elkton-Lake Benton 43, Great Plains Luthern 30
Faulkton Area 43, Hitchcock-Tulare 36
Herreid/Selby Area 48, Lemmon 32
James Valley Christian 58, Iroquois/Lake Preston 38
Leola/Frederick Area 52, South Border (N.D.) 29
Miller 56, Wessington Springs 44
Mitchell 46, Rapid City Central 37
Northwestern 64, Potter County 46
Rapid City Stevens 68, Huron 45
Sioux Falls Jefferson 59, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 26
Stanley County 45, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 33
Sully Buttes 69, Warner 65 (OT)
Wyndmere/Lidgerwood (N.D.) 42, Britton-Hecla 35

Big East Conference Tournament
Flandreau 52, Sioux Valley 47
Third-place game
Garretson 63, McCook Central/Montrose 34

Dakota Oyate Challenge
Omaha Nation (Neb.) 45, Lower Brule 43
Third-place game
Marty 60, Wakpala 30
Fifth-place game
Flandreau Indian 51, Tiospaye Topa 48
Seventh-place game
Crazy Horse 46, Takini 43

Sacred Hoops Classic
Arlington 55, Tri-Valley 36
Milbank 53, Dakota Valley 43
Parkston 73, Pine Ridge 42
Vermillion 32, Luverne (Minn.) 31

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