Daily Republic Sports
ORANGE CITY, Iowa—A tight defensive game slipped away from the No. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, as it was handed its first road loss of the season by No. 3 Northwestern College, 69-54. The Tigers held a one-point lead at halftime, but Northwestern gained a five-point advantage heading into the final frame, before outscoring its guests by 11 to pull even atop the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings. DWU, Northwestern and Concordia University are tied atop the standings now with identical 12-2 league records.
PLATTE—Due to impending inclement weather, Platte-Geddes has rescheduled its boys and girls basketball games from Friday to Thursday in Platte. The Black Panthers boys basketball team faces Lennox, with the junior varsity slated to begin at 5 p.m. and the varsity takes the court at approximately 6:15 p.m. The Platte-Geddes JV girls basketball team hosts Gayville-Volin at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose gymnasium and the varsity is scheduled to play Gayville-Volin after the boys game is completed.
Dakota Wesleyan University high jumper Jared Rabenberg has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference field events indoor track and field athlete of the week. The junior earned a victory in the high jump at the Ward Haylett Invite on Saturday at Doane University after breaking the school record with a jump of 7-feet 1/4 inches. Rebenberg's jump is the highest mark in the NAIA in the last two seasons.
KIMBALL—Bridgewater-Emery erased a four-point halftime deficit to narrowly edge Kimball/White Lake, 55-53, for its third straight win in girls basketball action on Tuesday. Bridgewater-Emery (9-2): Julia Weber notched 18 points and five rebounds, while Abigal Arend finished with 13 points and Kerrigan Schultz tallied 10 in the win. The Huskies travel to Howard on Thursday.
Tuesday’s scores Boys basketball Arlington 68, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 34 Bon Homme 64, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 50 Canistota 71, Freeman Academy/Marion 47 Elkton-Lake Benton 38, Deubrook 36 Flandreau 64, Deuel 39 Freeman 67, Centerville 61
WHITE LAKE—Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes picked up a pair of wins as host of a triangular on Tuesday. It defeated Wagner (52-23) and Redfield Area (33-25), while Redfield defeated Wagner 48-28. Both KWLPG and Wagner had a pair of wrestlers pick up two wins. Carter Lenz (113 pounds) and Ty Namanny (152) both had a pin and won via a 7-2 decision for KWLPG. Wagner's KJ St. Pierre (220) had a 12-3 major decision and pin, while Dawson Lensing (285) had pins in 27 and 37 seconds.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell High School girls basketball team's error-filled final two minutes proved costly as Sioux Falls Lincoln came away with a 55-51 win on Tuesday.
Friday's prep girls basketball showdown between Class B No. 1 Ethan and No. 2 Corsica-Stickney has been moved to Corsica High School, with tipoff set for 6:30 p.m. Both teams entered their Tuesday game undefeated, with the Rustlers at 8-0 and the Jaguars at 9-0.
Hanson High School boys basketball coach Josh Oltmanns is the special guest for the Mitchell Quarterback Club on Wednesday ahead of the 37th annual Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace. The Quarterback Club meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Freighthouse Room of the Depot.
AVON—The Avon girls basketball program is hosting a jamboree on Saturday, Feb. 9 for girls in third and fourth grade. The two age groups are separated into two divisions and gyms. Each team is guaranteed three games and score will not be kept. The entry fee of $40 is due by Feb. 1. Contact Brad Popp for more information or to register a team at Brad.Poppe@k12.sd.us .