Area basketball roundup for Jan. 5: Howard wins girls matchup with SCW

Mitchell area games were impacted by weather but there was plenty of basketball action around the state Thursday.

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HOWARD, S.D. — Howard earned a tough home win over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Thursday night in girls basketball action, taking down the Blackhawks, 62-49.

For Howard, Abby Aslesen had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Kate Connor had 17 points and six rebounds on 7-for-13 shooting. Aslesen was 8-for-12 from the field. Tana Hoyer added eight points from the bench for the Tigers.

Liz Boschee had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Blackhawks, while Kennadie Ochsner had 10 points. SCW had 21 turnovers in the game, while Howard committed only nine. The Blackhawks had the better shooting percentage, firing at a clip of 45.7%, while Howard was at nearly 43%.

Howard (5-1) is set to travel to Menno on Friday, Jan. 6. SCW (2-2) takes on Little Wound on Saturday at the Redfield Classic.

Girls leaders

  • Wessington Springs’ Avery Orth had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans’ 52-10 winning effort over Sunshine Bible. Kirstie Munsen had 15 points as well for Springs. The Crusaders were 3-for-40 from the field in the game. 
  • Isabelle Ellwein had 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting in a 60-38 win for Huron over Brookings. Heavan Gainey scored 15 for the Tigers. 
  • Hilary Behrens scored 20 points for Brandon Valley in a win over Watertown on Thursday night, improving the Lynx to 2-3 on the strength of a 55-33 win. 
  • Arlington’s Jaelyn Huntimer was 13-for-15 shooting and scored 32 points in a home win over De Smet, 77-65. The Cardinals had 23 points from Addalyn Steffensen, as well. That was despite 23 points from Jada Burke for the Bulldogs, with 15 points for Emma Albrecht
  • Brynlee Landis scored 17 points and Lanie Mousel had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Colman-Egan in a 40-32 win over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, which had 19 points from Julia Trygstad

Boys leaders

  • Eight players found the scoresheet and Howard made 41 points hold up as the winning score on Thursday, topping Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, 41-39. Colby Claussen had 10 points and Taiden Hoyer and Luke Koepsell scored eight each. Jeff Boschee (14) and Cody Slykhuis (10) represented SCW’s top scorers as the Blackhawks nearly rallied all the way back from 11 down to start the fourth quarter. 
  • Wessington Springs had 18 points and 11 rebounds from Ryder Michalek on 9-for-13 shooting in an 83-30 win over Sunshine Bible Academy on the road. Blake Larson and Parker Graff each had 14 points for the Spartans. 
  • Four scored in double figures for Colman-Egan in a 70-44 win over Arlington. Jase Mousel had 14, Jackson Zwart and Sawyer Uhing each hsa 13 and Logan Voelker had 10 points. 
  • Waubay/Summit’s Jackson Wohlleber scored 25 points, had 10 rebounds, five steals and five assists in a 72-39 win over Langford Area. Teammate Jonathan Johnston was 10-for-17 from the field for 24 points, as the Mustangs moved to 4-0. 
  • Reilyn Zavesky scored 27 points for Huron in a home triumph over Brookings, 61-57. That effort overcame three in double figures for the Bobcats, led by Austin Clark’s 15 points and eight rebounds. 
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Statewide scores

Boys basketball

Aberdeen Roncalli 62, Leola/Frederick Area 51

Castlewood 61, Sisseton 29

Colman-Egan 70, Arlington 44

Dell Rapids 67, Canton 36

Dell Rapids St. Mary 65, Estelline/Hendricks 45

Deuel 79, Webster Area 50

Hamlin 58, Tiospa Zina 41

Harding County 77, McIntosh 35


Highmore-Harrold 66, Sully Buttes 52

Hot Springs 71, Bennett County 19

Howard 41, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 39

Huron 61, Brookings 57

Ipswich 59, Warner 48

Lead-Deadwood 75, Oelrichs 29

Little Wound 65, Dupree 25

McLaughlin 59, Stanley County 41


Miller 64, Mobridge-Pollock 45

Philip 52, Jones County 36

Red Cloud 51, St. Francis Indian 39

Redfield 49, Britton-Hecla 26

St. Thomas More 56, Douglas 42

Sioux Falls Lincoln 72, Pierre 62

Spearfish 63, Hill City 60

Waubay/Summit 72, Langford Area 39

Wessington Springs 83, Sunshine Bible Academy 30

White River 88, Kadoka Area 53

Wolsey-Wessington 59, James Valley Christian 56

Girls basketball

Arlington 77, De Smet 65

Brandon Valley 55, Watertown 33

Chamberlain 44, Crow Creek 42

Colman-Egan 40, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 32

Dell Rapids St. Mary 45, Estelline/Hendricks 32

Deubrook Area 49, Iroquois/Lake Preston 44

Deuel 55, Webster Area 35

Edgemont 47, Crawford (Neb.) 19

Florence/Henry 76, Wilmot 23

Groton Area 30, Clark/Willow Lake 27

Harding County 63, McIntosh 12

Howard 62, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 49

Huron 60, Brookings 38

Kadoka Area 41, White River 36

Lead-Deadwood 50, Oelrichs 25

Lemmon 51, Heart River (N.D.) 36

Little Wound 63, Dupree 54

Miller 45, Mobridge-Pollock 41

Northwestern 60, Hitchcock-Tulare 22

Oakes (N.D.) 52, Aberdeen Christian 20

Pierre 59, Sioux Falls Lincoln 41

Red Cloud 92, St. Francis Indian 31

Redfield 58, Britton-Hecla 40

St. Thomas More 61, Sturgis 35

Sisseton 57, Castlewood 40

Spearfish 48, Hill City 25

Stanley County 59, McLaughlin 36

Vermillion 47, Ponca (Neb.) 36

Warner 63, Ipswich 30

Wessington Springs 52, Sunshine Bible Academy 10

Wolsey-Wessington 56, James Valley Christian 43

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