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For the second straight week, Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball forward Sarah Carr was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference's player of the week. Her performances helped the top-ranked Tigers take down No. 12 Dordt College (91-66) and Midland University (98-78). DWU is 19-1 overall and 12-1 in GPAC play this season.
Monday’s scores Boys basketball Aberdeen Christian 57, Waubay/Summit 36 Canton 57, Kimball/White Lake 48 Mobridge-Pollock 72, Standing Rock (ND) 44 Platte-Geddes 55, Gregory 52 Tea Area 77, Aberdeen Roncalli 47 Girls basketball
Canton rode a 20-point second quarter and Kayden Verley's 28 points to a 57-48 win over Kimball/White Lake at the Corn Palace on Monday in boys basketball action. Canton (5-4): Verley led the C-Hawks in scoring, though Lance Tieszen added 12 points and Isaac Dietzenbach chipped in six. The C-Hawks travel Beresford on Friday. Kimball/White Lake (6-3): Kordel Kiehn had a double-double for the WiLdKats with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Justin Becker added 11 points and seven boards and Javen Holan led the team with 16 points. The WiLdKats play Gregory on Thursday in Kimball.
South Dakota State University guard/forward Myah Selland was named the Summit League player of the week for the first time in her career on Monday. The Letcher native helped the Jackrabbits earn wins over Denver (76-59) on Jan. 9 and Oral Roberts (68-55) on Jan. 12 as part of the Lamb Bonanza. She notched her second career double-double against Denver, recording 18 points and 11 rebounds, while having a team-high 19 points to go along with seven boards and three assists versus Oral Roberts.
The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Jan. 14 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team's record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses. Boys Class AA 1. Lincoln (24) 7-0 120 1 2. Yankton 9-1 96 2 3. Stevens 7-3 51 4 4. Brandon Valley 6-2 49 5 5. O'Gorman 5-4 28 RV Receiving votes: Huron 16. Class A 1. Tea Area (22) 9-1 117 1 2. SF Christian (2) 8-0 98 2 3. St. Thomas More 8-0 72 3 4. Red Cloud 8-2 32 4
The Daily Republic's Ryan Deal has been named South Dakota Sportswriter of the Year for 2018, the National Sports Media Association announced Monday. It marks the second consecutive year Deal has won the award. He joined The Daily Republic in July 2016, covers a wide variety of sports, with a focus on Dakota Wesleyan University and area high school sports.
COLTON—The Winner Area wrestling team captured the Tri-Valley Invitational team title on Saturday. The Warriors finished with 250 points, while Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes took second with 228.5 points. Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon placed fourth with 142 points. Winner's Kaden Keiser won the 120-pound match by a 16-6 major decision over Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Grayson Hanson.
Hanson built an early lead and hung on for a 33-23 girls basketball win over Sully Buttes on Saturday during the Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace. Hanson (4-5): Elizabeth Arend finished with 13 points for the Beavers, who jumped ahead 10-2 after the first quarter. Mekiah Campbell added seven points and 11 rebounds. Hanson finished with 36 rebounds, compared to 32 by the Chargers. Hanson plays at Howard on Tuesday.
An impressive field of high school boys basketball teams will gather on Jan. 19 for the 37th annual Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The field includes all five ranked teams in Class B, and eight teams with zero or one losses on the season in the class. In all, 14 of the 18 participating teams have two losses or less this season, through Jan. 11 games.
The Great Plains Conference announced its first ever Girls Basketball Classic, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, on the campus of Mount Marty College in Yankton. The conference's 12 teams were divided into divisions, featuring east and west teams, culminating with the championship game at 6:30 p.m. between Avon and Corsica-Stickney.