Area basketball roundup for Jan. 28: Winner improves to 12-0 with road win over Titans
A roundup of the region’s basketball action from Friday, Jan. 28, 2022
PLANKINTON — Class A No. 3 Winner picked up its 12th straight victory to open the season Friday night, topping Mount Vernon/Plankinton 60-51 in boys basketball action.
Winner (12-0): Blake Volmer scored 15 points with seven rebounds and four assists in the win for the Warriors. Ethan Bartels added 14 points and Elijah Peterson tallied 12 points. Shawn Hammerbeck had eight points and Slade Cournoyer had seven points, seven rebounds and six assists for Winner, which travels to Gregory on Jan. 31.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (8-4): Jordan Stoltz had 13 points and seven rebounds, while Reed Rus had 12 point and five steals. Lincoln Klooz added 11 points for the Titans, which shot 39% in the game and finished 15-for-25 on free throws. MVP hosts Hanson on Feb. 3 in Mount Vernon.
Corsica-Stickney 54, Menno 33
MENNO — A big second half sent Corsica-Stickney to its eighth victory of the season on Friday night in boys basketball action.
Corsica-Stickney (8-3): Taven Burke led all scorers with 14 points, with Tyson Wentland adding 11 points and Robert Nichols added 10 points for the Jaguars, who play at Bon Homme on Jan. 31 at Tyndall.
Menno (3-7): Tyler Massey had nine points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Ajay Herrboldt and Austin Pillsbury each had six points. The Wolves take on St. Francis Indian at the Dakota State Classic on Jan. 29.
Platte-Geddes 62, Colome 44
COLOME — Caden Foxley’s big night propelled the Platte-Geddes boys basketball team to a road victory on Friday night.
Platte-Geddes (8-3): Foxley had 23 points and 15 rebounds in the victory for P-G, with Dawson Hoffman adding 11 points and Jackson Neuman good for 11 points. Joey Foxley had six rebounds in the victory, as Platte-Geddes pulled away in the second half after holding a 29-23 intermission advantage. The Black Panthers host Chamberlain on Feb. 1 in Platte.
Colome (3-9): Joseph Laprath had 13 points for the Cowboys, with Eli Vobr adding 11 points and Brayden Eegers scoring 10. Caden Munroe had six points and nine rebounds for Colome, which is back in action on Feb. 1 at Kimball/White Lake.
Hanson 52, Bridgewater-Emery 51
ALEXANDRIA — Hanson slipped past Bridgewater-Emery after outscoring the Huskies 13-10 in the fourth quarter of a boys basketball contest Friday night.
Hanson (9-4): Ethan Cheesman’s 24-point, 10-rebound double-double powered the Beavers, who got 12 points from Jackson Jarding and nine points from Luke Haiar. Hanson hosts Wagner on Feb. 1.
Bridgewater-Emery (6-8): Sutton Arend nearly matched Cheeseman, posting 23 points and nine rebounds to lead the Huskies. Sam Hofer scored 10 points and Aguer Van Sickle had eight. Bridewater-Emery hosts Gayville-Volin on Feb. 4.
Howard 49, Ethan 46
HOWARD — Howard earned a hard-fought victory on Friday in boys basketball action over visiting Ethan.
Howard (8-2): Luke Koepsell had 16 points, Kolt Koepsell had 13 points and Jace Sifore scored 12 points. The Tigers play Wakpala in the nightcap at the Dakota State Classic on Jan. 29 in Madison.
Ethan (8-4): For the Rustlers, who led 23-22 at halftime, Riley Endres had 16 points and Jay Storm had 12 points. Ethan is back in action on Feb. 1 hosting Sanborn Central/Woonsocket.
Wolsey-Wessington 57, KWL 32
WOLSEY — Wolsey-Wessington earned its eighth straight boys basketball victory on Friday over Kimball/White Lake.
Wolsey-Wessington (10-2): Tate French had 11 points and eight rebounds, while Payson Gohn had 10 points, with nine points and six rebounds for Carson Zomer. The Warbirds play at Castlewood on Feb. 3.
KWL (4-7): Porter Miller and Ryder Michalek had eight points each, with seven from Dawson Miller for the Wildkats. Jaxon Pursell had six rebounds, as KWL plays Colome on Feb. 1 in Kimball.
Burke 62, TDA 51
ARMOUR — A pair of 20-plus-point scorers lifted Burke over Tripp-Delmont/Armour in a boys basketball game Friday night.
Burke (10-2): Senior guards Bryce Frank and Ben Witt scored 23 and 20 points, respectively, to pace the Cougars. Brogan Glover added nine points and five rebounds, while Nick Nelson chipped in four points and seven rebounds. Burke hosts Marty on Feb. 3.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (5-6): Carson Koehn’s 16 points and Kase Brouwer’s 13 points and eight rebounds led the Nighthawks. Riley Spaans had eight points, three rebounds and a pair of steals and Mason Reiner contributed five points, five rebounds and three assists. TDA plays at Gayville-Volin on Feb. 1.
Bon Homme 60, Freeman 49
FREEMAN — Bon Homme earned its fourth straight win on Friday night with a comeback win over Freeman in boys basketball action. The Cavaliers trailed 29-23 at halftime before putting together a 26-9 third quarter run.
Bon Homme (6-7): Riley Rothschadl had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Cavaliers. Karsten Kozak had 12 points and seven rebounds and Nate Hall had nine points. Carter Uecker added six points. Bon Homme takes on Corsica-Stickney on Jan. 31.
Freeman (1-11): The Flyers had 13 points from Tate Sorensen, while Evan Sharberg had 11 points. The Flyers are back in action on Jan. 29 at the Dakota State Classic against Langford Area.
MVP 42, Winner 35
PLANKINTON — Mount Vernon/Plankinton earned a home victory over Winner in girls basketball action on Friday,
MVP (9-2): Emilee Fox had 23 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Titans, while Cally Faulhaber had eight points and nine rebounds. MVP finished with a 34-22 edge in rebounding and overcame 18 turnovers to the Warriors’ six giveaways. The Titans take on Dakota Valley on Jan. 29 in Sioux Falls.
Winner (6-6): Bella Swedlund had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who led 20-18 at halftime. Cora Moss had six points as Winner finished the game shooting 22% from the field and was 3-for-24 from 3-point territory. Winner is back in action on Jan. 29 against Florence/Henry at the Sacred Hoops Classic in Sioux Falls.
Hanson 57, Bridgewater-Emery 42
ALEXANDRIA — Hanson leaned on its defense to build a 47-28 lead after three quarters and come away with a home victory in a girls basketball contest Friday night.
Hanson (11-3): Eliza Oltmanns put up 15 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, with Annalyse Weber adding 12 points and four steals. Vanessa Doyle and Erin Dewald chipped in 11 and nine points, respectively, for the Beavers, who host Wagner on Feb. 1.
Bridgewater-Emery (10-4): Julia Weber scored 15 points, as Morgan Uptagrafft had 11 and Taylor Schallenkamp had eight for the Huskies, who host Menno on Jan. 29.
Chamberlain 55, Mobridge-Pollock 52
CHAMBERLAIN — Mya Knippling’s big night helped Chamberlain pick up a road victory Friday in Big Dakota Conference girls basketball action.
Chamberlain (8-7): Knippling had 27 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks for the Cubs, while Jayslee Petersen had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Chamberlain led 17-8 after one quarter and 30-16 at the halftime horn. The Cubs play at Platte-Geddes on Feb. 1.
Mobridge-Pollock (7-3): The Tigers were led by 21 points by Landyn Henderson, while Emma Keller had 16 points in the loss. Mobridge-Pollock plays at Lemmon on Jan. 31.
Howard 43, Ethan 42
HOWARD — In a game with 14 lead changes and five ties, Howard pulled out a last-second victory over Ethan in a girls basketball showdown on Friday.
Howard (8-5): Canyon Kidd had 12 points for the Tigers, powered by four 3-pointers. Abby Aslesen had 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Rylee Rudebusch had eight points. Kate Connor has seven points and 13 rebounds for Howard, which outrebounded Ethan, 37-19. The Tigers are back in action on Jan. 31 at Oldham-Ramona/Rutland in Rutland.
Ethan (7-5): Hannah Bartscher had 14 points, with Ava Lingemann scoring 12 points and Annalise Buenning scoring eight points for the Rustlers, who led 34-33 after three quarters after trailing 22-20 at halftime. Ethan plays Waubay/Summit in the Sacred Hoops Classic at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls on Jan. 29.
Corsica-Stickney 60, Menno 30
MENNO — Powered by a 16-2 opening quarter, Corsica-Stickney picked up its seventh girls basketball victory in a row on Friday over Menno.
Corsica-Stickney (13-2): Rachel Gerlach had 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting, including five 3-pointers, and six rebounds. Avery Broughton had 16 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and four steals. Casey Tolsma added nine points and Morgan Clites had six assists and five rebounds as Corsica-Stickney shot 48% in the game. The Jaguars host Burke on Feb. 1 in Corsica.
Menno (3-8): Menno was led by 11 points from Paityn Huber, with six points from Grace Nusz and five points and five rebounds for Ashton Massey. Bridget Vaith had seven rebounds for the Wolves, who committed 20 turnovers. Menno visits Bridgewater-Emery on Jan. 29 in Emery.
Platte-Geddes 61, Colome 23
COLOME — Platte-Geddes surged to a 42-12 halftime lead on the way to a girls basketball victory on Friday night.
Platte-Geddes (7-6): Baleigh Nachtigal scored 18 points, Cadence Van Zee had 16 and Karly VanDerWerff had 13, as all three swiped six steals. VanDerWerff grabbed eight rebounds, while Hadley Hanson dished out eight assists for the Black Panthers, who face off with Canton in the Sacred Hoops Classic on Jan. 29.
Colome (1-12): Maura Luedke led Colome with seven points, four rebounds and two steals. Allie Spellman contributed four points and two steals, with Breanna Thieman chipping in three points, three rebounds and two steals. Colome is at Lyman on Jan. 31.
Freeman 46, Bon Homme 45
FREEMAN — Despite a 17-13 fourth quarter for Bon Homme, Freeman held on late Friday for a girls basketball victory.
Freeman (7-6): Ashlin Jacobsen had 16 points for the Flyers, while Erin Uecker had 11 points had 17 points and five blocks. Kate Miller had 12 points and eight rebounds, helping Freeman to a 31-21 edge in rebounding. The Flyers host Scotland on Feb. 1 in Freeman.
Bon Homme (5-10): Jaden Kortan had 18 points, while Jurni Vavruska had 14 points, five assists and four steals for the Cavaliers. Olivia Bures added six rebounds, as the Cavaliers host Avon on Feb. 3 in Tyndall.