Daily Republic Sports
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team etched its name in the NAIA record books on Monday. The No. 4 Tigers came out on top of a 98-92 four-overtime thriller against the University of Jamestown. It tied the Great Plains Athletic Conference record for the most overtimes and is one of just three four overtime games in NAIA women's basketball history. The NAIA record is five overtimes between Southeastern (Fla.) and Embry Riddle (Fla.) in 2004.
The Mitchell Christian School girls basketball team led visiting Sunshine Bible Academy by 13 points at halftime en route to snapping a three-game losing streak with a 42-28 win on Monday. SBA managed two points against a stingy Golden Eagle defense in the first quarter, while Anna Cooper scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the first half to balloon the lead. "It's nice to get a win as we're coming down the stretch," MCS head coach Chris Nemec said. "We've got a back-to-back tomorrow night, so we play again tomorrow and we just hope it will continue."
Wagner graduate Solomon St. Pierre has signed a contract with the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League. St. Pierre will be entering his first season with the Storm. He played for the Sioux City Bandits of the Champions Indoor Football League (CIF) during the 2018 season. After compiling 55 tackles, two tackles for loss, 11 interceptions and 13 pass break-ups, St. Pierre was named the CIF's 2018 co-defensive player of the year, CIF All-League team and was a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first-team selection.
FLANDREAU—Howard and McCook Central/Montrose ran away from the 13-team field at the Lake Central Conference/Big East Conference tournament on Saturday, though the Tigers came out on top by four points. Howard scored 161 points and MCM finished with 157, while Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney (105 points) placed sixth. Howard had four individual champions, including Lane Miller (113 pounds), Kieffer Klinkhammer (120) and Riley Genzlinger (126). The Tigers' EJ Leetch also won a 4-2 decision over MCM's Tanner Peterson to claim the 195-pound championship.
WAGNER—Parkston/Ethan/Hanson secured the Region 2A team championship, scoring 134.675 points. Wagner/Bon Homme came in second with 132.225 points, while Chamberlain (118.175) took fifth. Vermillion's Carter Williams won the all-around, though WBH's Emily Duffek (34.975) finished in second. PEH had a pair of gymnasts in the top five, as well, with McKenzie Prunty (34.900) and Tyra Zens (34.400) taking third and fourth, respectively.
FORT PIERRE—The Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team dropped its fourth straight game as Oahe topped it 6-5 on Sunday. The Capitals gained an early 2-0 lead before Ryan Bergeson and Drew Kitchens netted back-to-back goals for Mitchell. However, Oahe answered with straight goals to take a 6-2 lead 3:12 into the third period. Austin Kerr scored less than a minute later, though, followed by Nicholas Lord and Peyton Nash both scoring.
YANKTON—There were 18 schools competing in the Yankton tournament on Saturday, but the Mitchell High School wrestling team managed to score 138 team points to take fourth place. Rapid City Stevens won the tournament, scoring 218.5 points. Wagner (102.5 points) took sixth and Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon (88) placed ninth, as well.
Playing host of the DWU Open on Saturday at the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex, the Dakota Wesleyan University track and field team had six athletes come away with individual titles. The Tigers' strength came in jumping events. Lia Gui Gui (5-1.75) won high jump, while Kamber Lamer placed first in long jump (18-9.75) and triple jump (38-10.5). DWU swept the top-four in long jump, with Lydia Gerber (17-9), Alyssa Weidler (17-0) and Claire Stoller (16-9.75) rounding it out.
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell High School gymnastics team had a strong showing at the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet on Saturday, edging Watertown for the team title. The Kernels scored 145.800 points, while Watertown finished in second with 144.125. Mitchell produced positive results on every event, leading the field in vault (26.950 points), bars (36.475) and beam (35.300), while placing second in floor (37.075). It also placed two gymnasts in the top-three of all-around.
Bridgewater-Emery had two 30-point scorers to help it top Gregory, 78-57, on Saturday at the Corn Palace. Bridgewater-Emery (14-2): Abigal Arend and Julia Weber both scored 30 points for the Huskies. Jada Wethor added seven rebounds, while Kerrigan Schultz dished out six assists in the win. Weber also finished with five steals. The Huskies play Alcester-Hudson in Emery on Tuesday.