Area high school basketball for Jan. 10: Hanson girls pull away from MCM

Hanson improves to 6-2 in win over Region 5A foe MCM.

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SALEM, S.D. — A 41-17 second-half margin helped Hanson close out a victory over McCook Central/Montrose 75-38 in girls basketball action on Tuesday night between Class A foes.

Hanson had four players score in double-figures, led by 16 each from Eliza Oltmanns and Alyssa Moschell. Taziah Hawkins had 11 points and seven rebounds and Annalyse Weber had 10 points and seven rebounds for Hanson, which shot 25.7% from the field but upped that to 51.9% in the second half and was 24-for-35 on free throws.

Michaela McCormick had 16 points and six rebounds for the Fighting Cougars and Abby Wagner scored 12 points from off the bench on 6-for-6 shooting. MCM was 1-for-22 on 3-pointers and shot 25.5% from the field overall.

Hanson (6-2) plays Parker on Thursday, Jan. 12 in Alexandria. MCM (3-2) hosts Sioux Valley on Thursday, Jan. 12 in Salem.

Girls basketball leaders

  • Liz Boschee did a little bit of everything for Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in a 60-32 win over Kimball/White Lake in Woonsocket. Boschee had 13 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, six steals and five blocks. Kailynn Eggleston had 11 points for SCW, and Ryann Nielsen had 13 points for KWL. 
  • In a 25-point win over Alcester-Hudson, Viborg-Hurley’s Coral Mason contributed 20 points and four assists on the offensive end while picking up 12 boards, four blocks, and six steals. Denae Mach had nine points and five steals in the win as well.
  • As Flandreau beat Garretson 44-29, the Flyers’ Claire Sheppard scored her 1,000th career point, putting up 19 points and eight rebounds. Lizzie Pavlis had nine points and six rebounds, while Lily Klein scored nine points and had six steals.
  • Courtney Sees had 20 points, six rebounds and five steals, as Lily Vanderlei scored 13 points and had seven rebounds as Avon beat Freeman Academy/Marion 51-39
  • Twelve points from Lily Barfuss on 6-for-7 shooting to pace Winner to a win over North Central (Neb.), 45-31. Keelie Kuil had eight points, seven steals and six rebounds for the Warriors. 

Boys basketball leaders

  • Blake Leiferman had 33 points and 15 rebounds as Kimball/White Lake defeated Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in three overtimes on Tuesday, 66-59. Hayden Beigh had 22 points and Jeff Boschee had 20 points for SCW. 
  • Sutton Arend scored 27 points and 10 rebounds in Bridgewater-Emery’s 42-38 win over Ethan, dealing the Rustlers their first loss of the season. Wyatt Sinkie scored 11 points for Ethan and Riley Endres had 10 points. 
  • Gregory beat Wagner 58-48 and Rane Kenzy put up 21 points and had six rebounds. Noah Bearshield had 16 points and six rebounds, while Cruz Klundt had a team-high 11 rebounds. Carter Cournoyer had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Wagner.
  • Mount Vernon/Plankinton put three players over 20 points in an 84-68 win over Wessington Springs. Mason Hetland scored 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting, and had nine rebounds. Reed Rus had 24 points and 10 assists and Jordan Stoltz had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. Ryder Michalek had 19 points for Springs, while Parker Graff had 17 points for the Spartans. 
  • Easton Kempf scored 17 points for Elk Point-Jefferson in a 74-55 win over Canistota, which got 18 points from Tage Ortman
  • Dakota Valley edged West Central and moved to 7-0 on the season. Isaac Bruns and Jaxon Wingert each scored 18 for the Panthers, while West Central had 19 points from Dylan Stromer and Crew Heier had 13 points, seven rebounds and six blocks.  
  • Aiden Jensen had 21 points in Madison’s 52-44 win over Vermillion, which included 20 points from Andrew Comes, as well. 
  • Tyler Simon scored a game-high 30 points for Potter County in a 64-42 win over Stanley County. 

Statewide scores

Boys basketball

Belle Fourche 77, Lead-Deadwood 10


Beresford 60, McCook Central/Montrose 42

Bowman County, ND 57, Lemmon 20

Bridgewater-Emery 42, Ethan 38

Castlewood 54, Clark/Willow Lake 51

Centerville 65, Scotland 44

Corsica-Stickney 62, Mitchell Christian 51

Dakota Valley 55, West Central 50

De Smet 67, Howard 23


Deuel 67, Arlington 30

Elk Point-Jefferson 74, Canistota 55

Estelline/Hendricks 62, Great Plains Lutheran 56

Freeman Academy/Marion 69, Avon 65

Gregory 58, Wagner 48

Hanson 46, Ethan 44

Harding County 75, Dupree 40

Highmore-Harrold 66, Faulkton Area 57


Ipswich 63, Sully Buttes 46

James Valley Christian 84, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 39

Kimball/White Lake 66, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 59 (3 OT)

Leola/Frederick Area 47, North Central 42

Madison 52, Vermillion 44

McLaughlin 52, Mobridge-Pollock 37

Miller 51, Redfield 46

Mitchell 71, Huron 66

Mount Vernon 84, Wessington Springs 68

Northwestern 65, Florence/Henry 49

Parker 68, Freeman 64

Pierre 66, Winner 32

Sioux Falls Christian 65, Dell Rapids 63

Sioux Valley 51, Hamlin 50

Todd County 56, Little Wound 55

Tripp-Delmont/Armour 66, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 31

Viborg-Hurley 51, Alcester-Hudson 43

Warner 50, Hitchcock-Tulare 47

Watertown 48, Aberdeen Central 30

Waubay/Summit 57, Sisseton 26

Wilmot 53, Britton-Hecla 48

Girls basketball

Aberdeen Roncalli 71, Faulkton Area 43

Alcester-Hudson 45, Viborg-Hurley 20

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 66, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 32

Arlington 60, Deuel 42

Avon 51, Freeman Academy/Marion 39

Belle Fourche 77, Lead-Deadwood 10

Canistota 39, Menno 38

Castlewood 44, Clark/Willow Lake 37

Centerville 45, Scotland 28

Colman-Egan 45, Chester Area 37

Corsica-Stickney 54, Mitchell Christian 23

De Smet 59, Howard 48

Dell Rapids St. Mary 67, Elkton-Lake Benton 53

Ethan 60, Bridgewater-Emery 24

Flandreau 44, Garretson 29

Freeman 61, Parker 34

Great Plains Lutheran 41, Estelline/Hendricks 39

Groton Area 53, Aberdeen Christian 25

Hamlin 63, Sioux Valley 46

Hanson 75, McCook Central/Montrose 38

Hill City 51, Philip 18

Huron 49, Mitchell 45

James Valley Christian 40, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 19

Kadoka Area 48, Lyman 41

Leola/Frederick Area 51, North Central 39

Milbank 69, Tiospa Zina 38

Miller 41, Redfield 27

Mobridge-Pollock 58, Herreid/Selby Area 45

Parkston 50, Chamberlain 31

Potter County 64, Stanley County 42

Rapid City Christian 63, Sturgis Brown 33

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 60, Kimball/White Lake 33

Sioux Falls Christian 56, Dell Rapids 21

St. Thomas More 51, Custer 26

Tea Area 63, Tri-Valley 54

Vermillion 54, Madison 26

Wagner 75, Gregory 29

Warner 56, Hitchcock-Tulare 20

Watertown 50, Aberdeen Central 36

Wilmot 53, Britton-Hecla 48

West Central 57, Dakota Valley 44

Winner 45, North Central (Neb.) 31

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