Area basketball roundup, scores from Feb. 4: Rus reaches 1,000 points in Titans home win over Cubs

Regional basketball action from Friday, Feb. 4, 2022

Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Reed Rus (2) goes to the basket past Chamberlain's Etan Balestat (24) during a game on Friday, February 4, 2022 in Plankinton.
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PLANKINTON — Reed Rus reached 1,000 career-point mark in Mount Vernon/Plankinton’s 63-38 win over Chamberlain on Friday night in boys basketball action.

MVP (11-4): Reed Rus scored 22 points, along with four assists and three steals in the loss. Zach Baker made three 3-pointers to score 15 points and had three steals while Mason Hetland had 10 points. MVP hosts Dell Rapids on Feb. 8.

Chamberlain (8-5): Jeren Herron had a team-high 10 points for Chamberlain, which had 18 turnovers. The Cubs travel to Crow Creek on Feb. 8.


Andes Central/Dakota Christian 68, Colome 56

NEW HOLLAND — Andes Central/Dakota Christian earned its first win of the season Friday night in boys basketball action, holding off Colome.


ACDC (1-13): Rizon Clark had a game-high 21 points and five steals. Cameron Sybesma had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Nolan Black Cloud had 11 points. Julius Bruguier had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, which had a 41-28 rebounding edge and was 14-for-21 on free throws. ACDC hosts Marty on Feb. 8.

Colome (3-11): Joseph Laprath had 17 points, while Eli Vobr had 12 points and Kash Heath scored 10 points and had seven rebounds. The Cowboys host Centerville on Feb. 5.

Parkston 56, Gregory 54

PARKSTON — Gregory couldn’t overcome its 21 turnovers in a close boys basketball loss against Parkston on Friday.

Parkston (9-7): Cole Prunty had 19 points to lead the Trojans in the win. Max Scott had 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals while Will Jodozi had 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Parkston travels to Scotland on Feb. 8.

Gregory (9-7): Jordan Songer had a team-high 15 points while Daniel Mitchell had 11 points and six rebounds. Cruz Klundt had nine points and Carson Klundt and Rane Kenzy added eight points each. Gregory plays Herreid/Selby Area at the Highmore Classic on Feb. 5.

Avon 49, Bon Homme 33

AVON — Avon outscored Bon Homme 16-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away and end its four-game losing skid.

Avon (3-12): Avon finished with a 38-19 edge in rebounds and had four players in double-digit scoring. Lincoln Thury had 14 points and five rebounds while Landon Thury had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Kley Heumiller also had a 10-point and 14-point double-double and Jaden Stahl had 10 points and a team-high two assists. The Pirates visit Wagner on Feb. 5.

Bon Homme (6-9): Bon Homme had nine steals in the loss. Riley Rothschadl led the way with 15 points and three steals while Karsten Kozak had seven points and five rebounds. Chapin Cooper added four steals while Landon Bares added five rebounds. Bon Homme plays at Burke in Bonesteel on Feb. 8.


Bridgewater-Emery 57, Gayville-Volin 42

EMERY — Bridgewater–Emery snapped its five-game losing streak, shooting 53 percent from the field in its boys basketball win on Friday against Gayville-Volin.

Bridgewater-Emery (6-8): Sutton Arend led with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sam Hofer added 17 points and Aguer VanSickle added 13 points. Bridgewater-Emery hosts Scotland on Feb. 7.

Gayville-Volin (9-5): Spencer Karstens had 14 points and Andrew Gustad had 13 points and seven rebounds. Gayville-Volin hosts Canistota on Feb. 5.

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Ethan's Kody Klumb puts up a shot during a boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 against Kimball/White Lake in Ethan.
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Ethan 64, Kimball/White Lake 45

ETHAN — A 16-0 run to open the game and a 29-5 first quarter set-up Ethan for a home boys basketball victory on Friday night. Kimball/White Lake got within 12 points at the end of the third quarter but the Rustlers were able to hold on for their third-straight win.

Ethan (11-4): Riley Endres had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Rustlers, who had Jay Storm adding 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Kaden Klumb had eight rebounds, as Ethan held a 48-37 edge in rebounds at game’s end. Ethan visits Wagner on Feb. 7.

KWL (5-9): Ryder Michalek had 19 points for the Wildkats. Porter Miller had 11 points and five assists. Blake Leiferman had a team-high eight rebounds. KWL hosts Lyman on Feb. 8 in Kimball.

Freeman Academy/Marion 57, Viborg-Hurley 42

FREEMAN — Freeman Academy/Marion got out to an early 18-4 first quarter lead that was enough to hold off Viborg-Hurley and win their nine game in a row.


FAM (11-1): Connor Epp had 18 points and five assists while Thalen Schroeder had 16 points and 11 rebounds.Quincy Blue also had a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds, along with five steals and three assists. FAM hosts Gayville-Volin on Feb. 8.

Viborg-Hurley (8-4): Hayden Gilbert had 19 points in the loss for the Cougars. Viborg-Hurley plays Corsica-Stickney on Feb. 5 in the Sanford Pentagon Classic at the Sanford Pentagon.


Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Maria Baker (12) steals the ball from Chamberlain's Jayna Handel (22) during a game on Friday, February 4, 2022 in Plankinton.
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Mount Vernon/Plankinton 51, Chamberlain 35

PLANKINTON — Mount Vernon/Plankinton scored 30 points in the second half to pull away from Chamberlain in a girls basketball win on Friday.

MVP (11-3): Maria Baker had 16 points and five steals in the Titans win. Reagan Rus added 13 points and Cally Faulhaber added nine points. MVP hosts Dell Rapids on Feb. 8.

Chamberlain (8-8): Mya Knippling had 13 points while Jayslee Peterson had eight points. Chamberlain hosts Lyman on Feb. 7.

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 73, Colome 22

NEW HOLLAND — Andes Central/Dakota Christian shot 58 percent from the field and had a 49-7 lead at halftime en route to winning its 10th game of the season.

ACDC (10-5): Josie Brouwer had 20 points and seven steals in the win. Allison Muckey scored 12 points and had six steals while Lexie VanderPol had nine points and four rebounds. Halle Olson added seven points and five rebounds. The Thunder hosts Marty on Feb. 8.

Colome (1-14): Toree Ringing Shield had 10 points and four rebounds while Maura Luedke had 10 points and four steals. Colome hosts Centerville on Feb. 5.

Parkston 56, Gregory 44

PARKSTON — Parkston made 18 of its 24 free throw attempts to help win their fifth-straight game of the season on Friday.

Parkston (12-2): Allison Ziebart had a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Abby Hohn had 12 points, five rebounds and two assists while Gracie Oakley had 10 points and four assists. Faith Oakley added 10 points and four rebounds. Parkston plays Sioux Falls Christian in the NEC/Dak 12 Clash in Madison on Feb. 5.

Gregory (4-10): Cassidy Keizer had 17 points and five rebounds while Brooklyn Kenzy had nine points, three rebounds and three assists. Jessy Jo VanDerWerff added six points and four rebounds. Gregory travels to Leola/Frederick Area on Feb. 5.

St. Thomas More 40, Winner 28

RAPID CITY — St. Thomas More won the battle Friday between two of the preeminent girls basketball programs in Class A in a low-scoring showdown.

STM (11-3): Reese Ross had 16 points to lead the Cavaliers and Jada Mollman had 13. Marian Duffy added seven points for STM, which is ranked No. 3 in Class A this week. STM visits Red Cloud on Feb. 8.

Winner (7-8): Bella Swedlund scored 11 points and Ellie Brozik tallied seven for the Warriors, who trailed 20-14 at halftime and 30-20 after three quarters. Winner hosts Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on Feb. 5.

Bridgewater-Emery 49, Gayville-Volin 26

EMERY — Bridgewater-Emery’s 37-12 first-half advantage led the Huskies to their 12th win of the season on Friday.

Bridgewater-Emery (12-5): Morgan Uptagrafft had 17 points and six assists while Julia Weber had eight points, four assists and three steals. Chloe Schmitt added seven points and 12 rebounds. Casey Meyer also added seven points. The Huskies play White River on Feb. 11.

Gayville-Volin (6-8): Molly Larson had 13 points and Taylor Hoxeng had four rebounds. The Raiders host Canistota on Feb. 5

Ethan 65, Kimball/White Lake 33

ETHAN — Behind the offensive play of Hannah Bartscher and Bella Nesheim, the Ethan Rustlers earned a home girls basketball victory on Friday night. Prior to the game, the Rustlers also recognized coach Tom Young for recently surpassing 500 career wins.

KWL (2-13): Kate Havlik and Dani Deffenbaugh each had eight points, with six points for Ryann Nielsen for the Wildkats, who made 11 field goals and were 8-for-14 at the free-throw line.

Ethan (10-5): Bartscher scored 31 points on 9-for-11 shooting, including four 3-pointers, while tallying six steals, five rebounds and five assists. Nesheim had 17 points, powered by five 3-pointers with four of those coming in the first period. Ava Lingemann added six points and eight rebounds for Ethan, which has now won five of its last six games. The Rustlers visit Class A No. 1 Wagner on Feb. 7.

Tripp-Delmont/Armour 70, Marty 62 (2 OT)

MARTY — Megan Reiner scored 35 points and Tripp-Delmont/Armour outscored Marty 11-3 in the second overtime on Friday night to earn a road girls basketball victory. Marty trailed 43-36 going to the fourth quarter but forced overtime at 51-all and the two teams were even at 59 to force a sixth period.

TDA (6-8): In addition to the 35 points, Reiner had 14 rebounds, seven steals and two blocks. Hannah Stremick had 14 points, while Emma Faller had eight points, five rebounds and four steals. Mia Reiner had five points and nine rebounds. TDA won the rebounding battle 42-31. The Nighthawks are back in action on Feb. 5 hosting Wessington Springs in Tripp.

Marty (6-5): Jayla Bruguier had 29 points for the Braves, with 19 points from Hawk Bair and 10 points from Nevaeh Medicine Horn. Marty will play at Lower Brule on Feb. 7.



Aberdeen Christian 62, Iroquois/Doland 28

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 73, Colome 22

Arlington 47, Deubrook Area 45

Bridgewater-Emery 49, Gayville-Volin 26

Britton-Hecla 43, Milbank 37

Colman-Egan 44, Estelline/Hendricks 34

De Smet 50, Elkton-Lake Benton 35

Edgemont 61, Newell 45

Ethan 65, Kimball/White Lake 33

Flandreau 67, Sioux Valley 54

Great Plains Lutheran 47, Wilmot 45

Harrisburg 40, Aberdeen Central 38 (OT)

Hitchcock-Tulare 56, Sunshine Bible Academy 26

Little Wound 58, McLaughlin 15

Lower Brule 51, Flandreau Indian 22

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 51, Chamberlain 35

Parkston 56, Gregory 44

Potter County 61, Sully Buttes 34

Rapid City Central 47, Brandon Valley 46

Rapid City Christian 47, Chadron (Neb.) 45

St. Thomas More 40, Winner 28

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 50, Rapid City Stevens 36

Sioux Falls Washington 50, Watertown 19

Todd County 70, Stanley County 48

Tripp-Delmont/Armour 70, Marty 62 (2 OT)

Viborg-Hurley 50, Freeman Academy/Marion 13

Wall 60, Kadoka Area 50

Waubay/Summit 60, Northwestern 45

West Central 66, Madison 19


Aberdeen Central 56, Harrisburg 51

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 68, Colome 56

Avon 49, Bon Homme 33

Brandon Valley 60, Rapid City Central 35

Bridgewater-Emery 57, Gayville-Volin 42

Deubrook Area 82, Arlington 58

Edgemont 33, Newell 32

Ethan 64, Kimball/White Lake 45

Freeman Academy/Marion 57, Viborg-Hurley 42

Garretson 55, McCook Central/Montrose 38

Hitchcock-Tulare 64, Sunshine Bible Academy 39

Lakota Tech 84, Hill City 68

Langford Area 52, Redfield 35

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 63, Chamberlain 38

Newell 33, Edgemont 32

Parkston 56, Gregory 54

Pierre 61, Yankton 55

Potter County 72, Sully Buttes 57

Rapid City Christian 54, Chadron (Neb.) 50

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 56, Rapid City Stevens 53

Sioux Falls Roosevelt 55, Mitchell 54

Sioux Falls Washington 68, Watertown 64

Tiospa Zina 55, Deuel 51

Tri-State (N.D.) 60, Waverly-South Shore 55

Wakpala 69, Takini 63

Wall 67, Kadoka Area 55

Waubay/Summit 67, Northwestern 50

Webster Area 64, Sisseton 53

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Consolation round

Bison 44, McIntosh 38

Dupree 79, Tiospaye Topa 61


Faith 57, Harding County 47

Timber Lake 49, Lemmon 45

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