Winner (8-0): The Warriors were led by Finn Bartels’ 12 points, with 11 points and nine rebounds from Blake Volmer and 11 points and four assists from Slade Cournoyer. Winner made nine 3-pointers in the victory. Winner hosts Pierre on Jan. 11.
Madison (3-4): Aiden Jensen led all scorers with 14 points to go with five rebounds and four assists. Peyton Wolf had 13 points and four rebounds, while Nate Ricke notched 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. The Bulldogs host Flandreau on Jan. 13.
Crow Creek’s Jeremiah Shields (3) attempts a scoop layup in front of Kimball/White Lake defenders Jaxon Pursell (24) and Nathan Mohnen (4) during the second half of a Sacred Hoops Classic contest on Jan. 8, 2022, at the Corn Palace.
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MITCHELL — Crow Creek won an early morning boys basketball matchup Saturday at the Corn Palace to kick off the Sacred Hoops Classic.
Crow Creek (2-3): The Chieftains, who led 31-24 at halftime, were led by 18 points from Jeremiah Shields. Crow Creek takes on Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on Jan. 11.
Kimball/White Lake (2-3): Ryder Michalek and Porter Miller each had 15 points for KWL, which hosts Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Jan. 11 in Kimball.
MITCHELL — Custer rallied from seven points down to start the fourth quarter to force overtime and pick up a boys basketball victory Saturday at the Sacred Hoops Classic at the Corn Palace.
Custer (6-2): Kyle Virtue had a game-high 22 points to help the Wildcats pick up the win. Virtue had the key basket late in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime tied at 42. Rhett Lowe scored 10 points. Custer hosts St. Thomas More on Jan. 13.
Parkston (5-4): Max Scott had 19 points for the Trojans, while Brayden Jervik added 10 points, with Will Jodozi adding nine points. Parkston will play at Wagner on Jan. 13.
MITCHELL — Porter Ihnen outscored the opposition by himself, as the Lennox sophomore racked up 45 points — including 41 in the first half and 25 in the second quarter alone — in a runaway boys basketball win at the Sacred Hoops Classic on Saturday afternoon.
Lennox (7-1): Ihnen was one of nine Orioles to score in the contest, as Braeden Wulf and Braxton Musser each added eight points. Lennox hosts Vermillion on Jan. 14.
Pine Ridge (1-7): Lewis Ten Fingers had eight points and Zander Big Crow had seven for the Thorpes, who are at St. Francis Indian School on Jan. 11.
Lower Brule’s Keshaume Thigh (10) shoots a jump shot over West Central’s Jacob Krempges (2) during the second half of a Sacred Hoops Classic contest on Jan. 8, 2022, at the Corn Palace.
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MITCHELL — Brian LaRoche Jr scored eight-straight points in the fourth quarter to help Class B No. 3 Lower Brule build a double-digit lead and take down Class A No. 5 West Central in the Sacred Hoops Classic on Saturday night.
Lower Brule (6-1): Keshaume Thigh notched a game-high 20 points for the Sioux, who also got 16 points from Gavin Thigh and 12 from LaRoche. Lower Brule is away at Sunshine Bible Academy on Jan. 11.
West Central (4-2): The Trojans had six players with at least seven points, led by Wilson Droge’s 11, which all came in the second half. Grafton Stroup and Dillon Jackson added 10 and nine points, respectively. West Central faces off with Dakota Valley on the road on Jan. 11.
MITCHELL — Madison held off a late charge from Pine Ridge to pick up a girls basketball victory Saturday at the Sacred Hoops Classic at the Corn Palace. Madison led 32-15 at halftime and 41-30 after three quarters and then held on late to pull out the victory.
Madison (2-6): Zoey Gerry had 20 points for Madison, with Audrey Nelson scoring 10 points and Karley Lurz adding seven. The Bulldogs are at Vermillion on Jan. 11.
Pine Ridge (3-5): Lolo Carlow had 22 points and Patricia Carlow had nine points for Thorpes. Pine Ridge hosts Little Wound on Jan. 14.
Kimball/White Lake’s Kate Havlik (11) shoots a jump shot between Lower Brule defenders Courtney St. Cloud (44) and Hillary Goodlow (4) during the second half of a Sacred Hoops Classic contest on Jan. 8, 2022, at the Corn Palace.
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MITCHELL — Kimball/White Lake’s Ryann Nielsen hit a corner 3-pointer to level the game at the end of regulation, but Crow Creek closed out the girls basketball contest in overtime at the Sacred Hoops Classic.
Crow Creek (3-4): Courtney St. Cloud recorded a game-high 19 points, while Kharmon Wells had 13 points for the Sioux. Crow Creek is at Sunshine Bible Academy on Jan. 11.
Kimball/White Lake (1-5): Nielsen led the Wildkats with 18 points, with Kate Havlik adding 16 and Harley Namanny chipping in 12. KWL hosts Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Jan. 11.
MITCHELL — Behind a 21-2 second quarter, Custer downed Crow Creek in a girls Sacred Hoops Classic contest on Saturday night.
Custer (5-3): Allyson Cass scored a game-high 23 points, with Josey Wahlstrom and Alice Sedlacek adding 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Wildcats. Custer is at St. Thomas More on Jan. 11.
Crow Creek (2-3): Angelina LeBeau recorded 18 points, as Ronessa Sazue chipped in 13 and Nateela His Law contributed 10 for the Chieftains. Crow Creek is at Mobridge-Pollock on Jan. 13.
West Central’s Addy Kramer (10) looks to power up a shot between White River defenders Karlie Cameron (5) and Maleighya Estes (22) during the first half of a Sacred Hoops Classic contest on Jan. 8, 2022, at the Corn Palace.
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MITCHELL — Class A No. 3 West Central turned an 11-point halftime lead into a running clock in the fourth quarter after outscoring Class B No. 3 White River 23-6 in the third quarter of a Sacred Hoops Classic girls basketball contest on Saturday night.
West Central (7-0): Rylee Haldeman drove the offense for the Trojans, scoring 11 points in the first half and finishing with 23 points. Tabor Teel scored 10 points for West Central and Addy Kramer had seven points, as the Trojans pulled away for a win. West Central faces off with Dakota Valley on the road on Jan. 11.
White River (6-2): Maleighya Estes, a Dakota Wesleyan basketball commit, had 15 of the 17 White River points in the first half on her way to a game-high 26 points. The Tigers are back in action on Jan. 18 against Lyman in Presho.
MADISON — Kate Miller’s double-double keyed the Freeman girls basketball team to a win Saturday at the Dakota State University Classic.
Freeman (3-5): Miller had 27 points on 11-for-16 shooting and 15 rebounds in the game. As a team, Freeman had 64 rebounds and 28 of those came on the offensive end of the court. Teammate Ashlin Jacobsen had a double-double of her own with 13 points and 10 rebounds and five rebounds. Erin Uecker had 10 rebounds for the Flyers, who shot 27.6% for the game. Freeman allowed only six points in the second half of the win. Freeman hosts Parker on Jan. 11.
St. Francis (3-4): The Warriors were held to 18% shooting in the game, including 1-for-10 from 3-point territory and 3-for-22 overall in the second half. St. Francis hosts Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on Jan. 10.
MADISON — Powered by 41 first-half points, Canistota earned its first win of the girls basketball season on Saturday at the Dakota State Classic.
Canistota (1-5): Natalie Becker scored 16 points and had six steals for the Hawks, who also had 12 points and seven rebounds for Kayla Papendick. Sydnee Engbrecht had 11 points and five steals, as Canistota had 23 steals and pulled down 22 offensive rebounds. Canistota hosts Menno on Jan. 11.
Flandreau Indian (0-2): Flandreau Indian was led by Angelique Bell, who had five points. They had 28 turnovers and were outrebounded 42-25. Flandreau Indian is back in action on Jan. 14 hosting Freeman Academy/Marion.
MADISON — In a battle of 5-2 teams entering Saturday, Howard emerged with a nail-biting victory at the Dakota State University Girls Basketball Classic
Howard (6-2): Kate Connor had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers, who had 14 offensive rebounds in the game. Abby Aslesen joined the double-double club with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the victory for the Tigers, who trailed 12-8 after one quarter but flipped the game with a 15-9 second period in a contest that had 14 lead changes. The Tigers play De Smet on Jan. 11 in Howard.
Scotland (5-3): Jenna Vitek had 14 points and five assists for the Highlanders, who also had 13 points from Bailey Vitek. Scotland finished shooting 45%, better than Howard’s 39% but only took two free throws for the entire game. Scotland hosts Centerville on Jan. 11.
REDFIELD — Platte-Geddes broke open a close game at halftime with a 16-6 third quarter and picked up a girls basketball victory over Groton Area at the Redfield Holiday Classic Saturday.
Platte-Geddes (4-3): Karly VanDerWerff had a team-high 13 points for the Black Panthers, who also picked up 10 points from Baleigh Nachtigal and nine from Regan Hoffman. P-G led 15-14 at halftime before opening the game up with a 16-6 third quarter. Platte-Geddes heads to Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Jan. 13 to play in Plankinton.
Groton Area (4-4): The Tigers had a game-high 15 points and 12 rebounds from Gracie Traphagen but no other teammate had more than four points, as Groton Area was held to only nine field goals in the game. The Tigers host Aberdeen Christian on Jan. 11.
REDFIELD — Trista White’s 25 points helped Sanborn Central/Woonsocket pick up a girls basketball victory at the Redfield Holiday Classic on Saturday.
SCW (5-3): White added seven rebounds in the victory, which saw SCW score 23 points in the second quarter and 40 points in the entire first half. Kennadie Oschner had 10 points, with nine from Teya Moody. SCW had 16 assists on 20 made field goals, with four each from Moody and Trinity Boschee. SCW, which has won three of its last four games, heads to Kimball/White Lake on Jan. 11.
Northwestern (2-6): Faith Larson and Teryn Sparling each had nine points for the Wildcats, who hit seven 3-pointers in the game but could not overcome 24 turnovers in the contest. Northwestern hosts Ipswich on Jan. 13.
CORSICA — Class A No. 4 Wagner remained perfect on the season with a road win at Class B No. 2 Corsica-Stickney Saturday in girls basketball action.
Wagner (6-0): Macy Koupal had a big night for the Red Raiders, tallying 18 points and 13 rebounds. Emma Yost had 11 points, six assists and five rebounds and Ashlyn Koupal had nine points and five rebounds in Wagner’s win. The Red Raiders, who led 22-12 after one quarter and 32-18 at halftime, won the rebounding battle, 37-25 and hit eight 3-pointers in the win. Wagner heads to Gregory on Jan. 11.
Corsica-Stickney (6-2): Avery Broughton had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists, with Rachel Gerlach scoring nine points and grabbing six rebounds and Morgan Clites adding eight points. But it was a cold offensive night for the Jaguars, who shot 28% from the field and were 2-for-12 on 3-pointers. The Jaguars play at Mitchell Christian on Jan. 11.
EAGLE BUTTE — A 24-2 first quarter propelled Chamberlain to a road girls basketball win Saturday at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte.
Chamberlain (3-5): Kinsey Evans had a game-high 14 points and Jayd Chmela had 12 points and seven steals in the Cubs’ win. Mya Knippling added 11 points for Chamberlain, which led 44-12 at halftime. Chamberlain heads to McLaughlin on Jan. 13.
CEB (2-6): The Braves had 10 points from Shawnee Lawrence in the loss. CEB is in action next on Jan. 10 at St. Francis.
GREGORY — Winner earned its second victory of the week with a Saturday girls basketball win at Gregory.
Winner (5-3): Bella Swedlund had 23 points and six rebounds in the Warriors’ victory. Kelsey Sachtjen had 15 points and seven rebounds, as Winner outrebounded Gregory, 33-21. The Warriors host Corsica-Stickney on Jan. 13 in Winner.
Gregory (1-5): Jessy VanDeWerff had 20 points for Gregory. Brooklyn Kenzy had six points and Cassidy Keiser had eight rebounds. The Gorillas host Wagner on Jan. 11.
EMERY — Bridgewater-Emery’s hopes for an upset of Class A No. 2 St. Thomas More ran out of gas in the second half Saturday, with the Cavaliers earning a road victory. The Huskies led throughout the first half and were up 24-19 at halftime but STM took the lead late in the third quarter and held off the Huskies on the final possession of the game.
St. Thomas More (8-1): No stats were reported for St. Thomas More, which has won seven straight games and host Custer on Jan. 11.
Bridgewater-Emery (5-2): Julia Weber had 13 points for the Huskies, with 11 from Casey Meyer and seven from Cara Meyer. The Huskies play at Ethan on Jan. 11
CANISTOTA — A three-headed offensive attack helped Canistota earn a home win Saturday in boys basketball action.
Canistota (4-1): Tage Ortman had 17 points and 10 rebounds, bolstered by a 7 for 12 shooting night. Isiah Robertson had 16 points and Tye Merrill scored 15 points for the Hawks, who had a 44-16 halftime lead. Canistota is at Ethan on Jan. 14.
ACDC (0-7): Julius Bruguier had 10 pints and six rebounds for the Thunder. Cameron Sybesma added eight points but ACDC was held to 29.5% shooting for the night. ACDC is at Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Jan. 11.
CORSICA — A 41-point first half helped Corsica-Stickney to a home victory Saturday night in boys basketball action.
Corsica-Stickney (5-2): Tyson Wentland had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Jaguars, who also had 12 points and five assists from Taven Burke and 10 points from Caden VanDrongelen. C-S shot 54% from the field in the win and outrebounded Wagner, 44-26. Corsica-Stickney visits Mitchell Christian on Jan. 11.
Wagner (1-4): Dustin Honomichl had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Red Raiders, who had 11 points from Chris Nelson and 10 from Toby Zephier. Wagner is back in action on Jan. 13 when they host Wagner.