Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX FALLS—The boys basketball matchups for the Sanford Pentagon Classic on Feb. 2 were announced on Friday. Ten games will be played on Heritage Court consisting of 17 in-state schools and three from Iowa. The Classic will feature Class A No. 1 Tea Area against Class AA No. 1 Sioux Falls Lincoln at 8 p.m. Other ranked teams include Class A No. 2 Sioux Falls Christian facing Sioux City East (Iowa) at 6:30 p.m., while No. 3 St. Thomas More plays Harrisburg at 9:30 p.m.
The annual South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association meeting is Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. The Center is located between the Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn. There will be a free lunch at noon to start. The meeting will follow and include a review of last year's activities, financial reports, election of officers and a report on the golf cart and savings bond promotion. It is open to all league officers, managers, umpires, fans and media.
KEARNEY, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team was in action at the Midwest Duals on Friday. It fell to the University of Nebraska-Kearney, 36-12. The match had just over five minutes of wrestling as two matches ended in a double forfeit, UNK won five by forfeit and DWU had one win by forfeit. Each team had a pin, with DWU's coming from Marcus Urban pinning Walker Johnson in 1:58 in the 157-pound match.
Thursday’s Scores Boys basketball Aberdeen Roncalli 59, Groton 43 Akron-Westfield 59, Elk Point-Jefferson 56 Beresford 66, Canton 41 Bridgewater-Emery 80, Howard 55 Bon Homme 56, Parkston 40 Brookings 62, Sioux Falls Washington 58
The Mitchell Christian girls basketball team struggled to find an answer for Mattilynn Reiner as Tripp-Delmont/Armour topped the Golden Eagles 42-28 on Thursday. Reiner finished with 13 points for TDA, while Kianna Payer added 11 points. Reiner scored seven of those points in the third quarter, helping TDA take a 33-23 into the fourth. "We competed well tonight. We competed well defensively, but Reiner is just a really good player," Mitchell Christian coach Chris Nemec said. "She was able to get loose and did a good job for them. We were happy with how our team competed."
CHAMBERLAIN—The Chamberlain High School gymnastics team took first in the triangular it hosted on Tuesday. It scored 120.65 points, with Wall/Kadoka Area/Philip (115.95) finishing in second and Stanley County (98.30) taking third. Allison Hough placed first in all four events, giving her the all-around title with 34.45 points. Alyssa Allen took third in all-around as she placed second in vault, third in beam and floor, as well as fourth in bars. Grace DuVall tied with Allen for third in floor.
CRETE, Neb.—A pair of Dakota Wesleyan University wrestlers picked up a win against Doane University on Thursday, though the Tigers still fell 33-15. DWU's Marcus Urban pinned Kalen Roth in 2:35 to claim the 157-pound match, while Cole Halouska won a 13-10 decision over Garrett Cornwell at 165 pounds. The Tigers wrestle against University of Nebraska-Kearney today in Kearney, Nebraska.
The Mitchell Christian School boys basketball team scored 41 points in the second and third quarters, but needed to fend off a late Tripp-Delmont/Armour run to pick up a 65-61 home win on Thursday, thanks to a 40-point night from Alec Nelson. Trailing by eight after the first quarter, the Golden Eagles exploded for 21 points in the second quarter to take a 32-26 lead at halftime, and then extended the lead to 13 going into the fourth quarter.
MOUNT VERNON—As host of of a quadrangular, Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney came away with a pair of wins on Thursday. It took down Flandreau (51-24) and Marion/Freeman (59-18), while falling 48-34 to Beresford/Alcester-Hudson. Marion/Freeman also fell to BAH (66-15) and Flandreau (36-33). For MVPCS, Kellen Cassidy notched three pins at 285 pounds, while Hadley Tobin had a pair of them at 106 pounds. Griffin Tobin earned two wins, including a pin at 120 pounds. Hunter Pranger had a pin and 11-2 major decision at 152 pounds, as well.
HOWARD—Julia Weber nailed a shot as time expired to lift Bridgewater-Emery to a 64-62 girls basketball win over Howard on Thursday. Bridgewater-Emery (10-2): Weber finished with 26 points and five rebounds. Abigal Arend contributed 14 points, while Kerrigan Schultz added 10 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. Tessa Burnham scored eight points in the win. The Huskies play Freeman Academy/Marion on Monday in Marion.