Daily Republic Sports
HARRISBURG—The Mitchell High School boys basketball team couldn't overcome a 29-point third quarter the Harrisburg on Saturday. The Kernels trailed just 26-25 at halftime, but the Tigers erupted for 29 points in the third quarter and secured a 66-52 Eastern South Dakota Conference win. Mitchell's Caden Hinker tossed in 25 points for the Kernels. Harrisburg's Nick Hoyt scored 22 points, while Isaac Brower scored 15. Blair Slaughter tossed in 14 points. The Kernels (1-13) host Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Tuesday at the Corn Palace.
MENNO—Three players combined to score 50 points as Colome knocked off Menno in a boys basketball game on Saturday. Colome (12-4): Layton Thieman finished with 23 points and six boards, while Jackson Kinzer netted 17 points and dished out seven assists. Calvin Ringing Shield added 10 points. Colome plays at Burke on Tuesday. Menno (4-12): Logan Klaudt tossed in 14 points and Kyle Munkvold scored 12 points. Trey Bohlmann added nine points. Menno plays Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday in Viborg. C 14 32 44 59 M 12 29 39 49
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell High School gymnastics season came to a strong close on individual competition day at the state meet Saturday, as three Kernels placed in the top-five of the Class AA all-around competition at the Swiftel Center. Senior Maria Krall took second place with a score of 36.675, followed by Kaylee Bauder in third place (36.400) and Alyssa Hughes in fifth place (36.075). Watertown's Myah Morris won the Class AA all-around for a second-straight year with a score of 38.425.
SEWARD, Neb.—The second-half scoring exploded and the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team held on Saturday for a road victory at Concordia (Neb.) University, 68-63, at Walz Arena in Great Plains Athletic Conference play. The win was a pivotal one in the Tigers' bid for the postseason, improving to 19-8 overall and 12-7 in conference play. DWU stands fourth in the GPAC standings, a game behind third-place Briar Cliff (13-6 GPAC) and 1 1/2 games ahead of fifth-place teams Dordt and Northwestern (each 10-8).
SEWARD, Neb.—A battle between two of the nation's top teams was closely fought through three quarters Saturday, but No. 1-ranked Concordia (Neb.) University pulled away from the fifth-ranked Dakota Wesleyan University women 79-66 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference basketball showdown at Walz Arena.
Platte-Geddes 51, Freeman Academy/Marion 47 Kelby VanDerWerff and Caden Foxley combined for 31 points as Platte-Geddes pulled away from Freeman Academy/Marion in the opening game of the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver's Classic at the Corn Palace. Platte-Geddes (8-6): VanDerWerff netted 19 points and collected six rebounds. Foxley added 13 points. Kade Starr and Hayden Stluka both scored eight points apiece for Platte-Geddes, which outscored FAM 12-6 in the fourth quarter. The Black Panthers play at Scotland on Monday.
In the opening game of the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver's Classic, Bridgewater-Emery outscored Burke 22-7 in the second quarter to pull away for a 63-36 win in girls basketball action on Friday at the Corn Palace. Bridgewater-Emery (16-2): Kerrigan Schultz scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to earn MVP honors for the game. Julia Weber scored a game-high 20 points off the bench, while Abigal Arend pitched in 11 points. The Huskies host Irene-Wakonda on Tuesday in Emery.
Friday’s scores Boys scores Bennett County 57, New Underwood 29 Beresford 63, Elk Point-Jefferson 60 Dakota Valley 60, Dell Rapids 46 Faulkton Area 46, Langford Area 39 Gregory 61, Scotland 42 Highmore-Harrold 57, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 46
KIMBALL—In a dual meet that came down to the 220-pound match, Tyler Resick avoided the suspense by pinning Gunner Ristau in 19 seconds to give Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes a 37-36 win def. Chamberlain on Friday. After falling behind 24-3, KWLPG scored wins in six of the next seven matches to secure the win. Wyatt Talbott began the run with a 5-0 decision over Cody Skustad at 138 pounds, while Spencer Hanson won a major decision at 152, Ty Namanny beat Remington Rossow, 4-2, in def.time, while Levi Nightingale (170) and Cody Westendorf (182) won by pin.
The Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team scored four third-period goals to emerge with an 8-6 win in a seesaw game with the Yankton Friday at the Mitchell Activities Center. Jake Jarman scored four times, including three goals in the final period for the Marlins. Down 6-4 with less than 8 minutes remaining in the game, Jarman scored back-to-back goals to tie the game at 6. Austin Kerr buried a short-handed goal with 3:51 remaining in the game to give the Marlins a lead, before Jarman scored the game-sealing goal with 24 seconds left for the 8-6 advantage.