Daily Republic Sports
Dakota Wesleyan University junior Kynedi Cheeseman was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season on Tuesday. The Alexandria native scored 24 points on 10-for-13 shooting -- including 4 of 7 from 3-point range -- during a 102-51 win against the College of St. Mary on Saturday. Cheeseman ranks second in the conference with 464 points and is third with 18.6 points per game.
SALEM—Class A No. 3 West Central raced to a 68-56 victory over Class A No. 4 McCook Central/Montrose in girls basketball action Tuesday. The Fighting Cougars were outscored 17-8 in the fourth quarter after leading for most of the first half. West Central (14-0): Rylee Halderman poured in 18 points for WC, while Cheyanne Masterson scored 13 in the win. Cassidy Siemonsma had eight points and eight rebounds. The Trojans travel to Class A No. 1 Lennox on Thursday.
Tuesday’s scores Boys scores Bon Homme 64, Burke 33 Canistota 65, Menno 52 Chamberlain 75, Crow Creek 53 Colome 53, North Central, Neb. 33 Dell Rapids St. Mary 84, Centerville 50 De Smet 67, Flandreau 55
HURON—The Mitchell Christian girls basketball team narrowly lost, 45-43, to James Valley Christian on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles shook off a slow start as they were outscored 12-5 in the first quarter. It regained the lead 23-21 at halftime, though only managed four points in the third before a late rally fell short. Anna Cooper scored a game-high 19 points for Mitchell Christian (6-9), going 9 of 11 from the free-throw line, while Audrey Hofer added nine points and Maggie Reynen pitched in eight.
In the latest NAIA Division II coaches' polls released on Tuesday, both Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams dropped one spot. Despite going 3-0 during the past two weeks, the DWU women came in ranked No. 5, flipping spots with Southeastern (Fla.). The Tigers (23-3, 16-3 GPAC) received a total of 275 points, two behind Southeastern.
PARKSTON—The Parkston wrestling team lost the final two matches on Tuesday, but still held on for a 36-33 dual win over Wagner. Parkston's Noah Mahoney (138 pounds) and Luke Bietz (170) both won via pin, while Riley Weber (106), Landon Sudbeck (113), Cordell Murtha (145) and Logan Heidinger (160) all won by decision. Wagner's two pins came from Lance Soukup (120) and Dawson Lensing (285). KJ St. Pierre won a 7-0 decision. KWLPG sweeps Miller quad
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team had no answer for high-scoring University of Jamestown on Monday. The No. 17 Tigers dropped a 102-63 Great Plains Athletic Conference contest against the No. 18 Jimmies. Jamestown's Jon Purintun erupted for 36 points and nailed five 3-pointers in the win. Kevin Oberweiser added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Jimmies, who nailed 15 3-pointers and shot 34 of 71 from the field in the game.
GREGORY—Lauren Sees and Shalayne Nagel combined to score 45 points to power Avon to its fifth straight girls basketball win over Gregory on Monday. Avon (12-5): Sees finished with 27 points, while Nagel had 18 points and 19 rebounds. Madisyn Cameron dished out seven assists. The Pirates host Menno today. Gregory (3-14): Jessy Jo VanDerWerff led the Gorillas with 13 points, six rebounds and five assists. Sydney Svatos added 12 points and seven rebounds. The Gorillas travel to Scotland on Friday. A 24 41 57 63 G 13 19 31 42
Monday’s Scores Boys Scores Canton 71, Centerville 39 Chester Area 64, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 54 Colman-Egan 61, Baltic 41 Dakota Valley 72, Spirit Lake (Iowa) 63 Dell Rapids St. Mary 72, Gayville-Volin 48 De Smet 59, Castlewood 56
The Mitchell Christian School started sluggish in the opening minutes of Monday's boys basketball contest against Sunshine Bible Academy, but quickly turned it around. The Golden Eagles reeled off a 25-3 run from the middle of the first quarter through the first two minutes of the second and were able to hold off the Crusaders in the second half for a 66-58 win. MCS head coach Jesse Tolsma was pleased with the win, but pointed towards needing to improve on defense after being outscored 49-46 in the final three quarters as Travis Hass poured in a game-high 35 points for SBA