Area basketball 1-25-23

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN Above: Dawson Hale of Highmore-Harrold handles the ball on the perimeter during a game against James Valley Christian on Tuesday at the JVC gym. Below: Highmore-Harrold’s Mason Knox puts up a shot during a game against James Valley Christian on Tuesday at the JVC gym.

James Valley Christian 62, Highmore-Harrold 42
HURON — The James Valley Christian Vikings pushed their season record to 8-2 Tuesday night, with a 62-42 win over the Highmore-Harrold Pirates in 281 Conference boys’ basketball action, at the JVC gym.

The Vikings outscored their visitors 14-5 in the second period, opening a margin that they built upon with an 18-10 run in the third quarter to coast to the win.

Landon Wager scored 19 points to lead JVC, while Isaac Korell added 14 in the contest.

For the Pirates, who fall to 9-3 with the loss, Trey Knox scored 12 points and Mason Knox added 10.
H-H will host Ipswich on Saturday, while the Vikings travel to Miller on Thursday night.

Highmore-Harrold       11 16 26 42
James Valley Christian   14 28 46 62

Highmore-Harrold (9-3): Carson Stephenson 2 0-0 5; Trey Knox 4 3-4 12; Mason Knox 4 2-4 10; Bryce Bourk 4 1-3 9; Isaiah Felicia 0 2-2 2; Trake Cowan 1 0-0 4. Totals: 16 8-13 42

James Valley Christian (8-2): Dax Fandsen 2 0-0 4; Landon Wager 7 2-2 19; Lanson Wallman 3 1-1 8; Ethan Bartholow 3 0-0 6; Isaac Korell 7 0-0 14; Brennen Hood 3 1-2 8; Davis Chase 1 1-2 3. Totals: 26 5-7 62.

Wessington Springs 56, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 17
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — The Wessington Springs Spartans scored nearly all the points they would need in the first quarter Tuesday night, sprinting past the Anded Central/Dakota Christian Thunder 56-17.

Brock Krueger had 14 points and seven rebounds, Ryder Michalek added 11 points and Parker Graff chipped in 10 points and snagged 11 rebounds for the Spartans, who improve to 5-5 with the win.

Peter Backes led the Thunder’s effort with six points while Ty Archambeau claimed five rebounds.

Wessington Springs travels to Miller on Saturday.

AC/DC               8 13 17 17
Wess Spgs     17 35 46 56

AC/DC (0-9): Peter Backes 2 2-2 6; AJ Johnson 2 0-1 4; Ryder Niewenhuis 1 0-0 3; Garth Maas 1 0-0 2; Tate Timmermans 1 0-0 2. Totals: 7 2-5 17.

Wessington Springs (5-5): Brock Krueger 6 1-1 14; Ryder Michalek 5 1-2 11; Parker Graff 3 2-3 10; Colby Flowers 3 1-3 7; Blake Miller 3 0-0 6; Blake Larson 2 0-2 4; Sam Pncelow 1 0-0 2; Jack Neely 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 5-11 56.

FG: ACDC - 7-35 20%; WS - 24-49 49%. 3-pt FG: ACDC - 1-17 (Niewenhuis); WS - 3-10 (Graff 2, Krueger). Rebounds: ACDC - 18 (Ty Archambeau 5); WS - 32 (Flowers 11). Turnovers: ACDC - 21; WS - 12. Fouls: ACDC - 12; WS - 15.

Wolsey-Wessington 54, Sunshine Bible Academy 22
MILLER — The Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters Tuesday night, en route to a 54-22 win over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders in 281 Conference boys’ basketball action.

Moshe Richmond led the Warbirds, now 9-1, with 14 points, while Ricky Maurovic came off the bench to score 13. Tate French added 12 points and had a game-high nine rebounds.

For SBA, Nolan Triebwasser scored seven points and had four rebounds in the contest.

The Crusaders (0-9) will host Highmore-Harrold on Tuesday, while the Warbirds will be on the road, taking on Kimball/White Lake on Friday in White Lake.

Wolsey-Wessington       14 28 42 54
Sunshine Bible Academy  8 11 16 22

Wolsey-Wessington (9-1): Grant Timm 1 0-0 2; Moshe Richmond 7 0-0 14; Caleb Richmond 0 2-2 2; Blaze Herdman 3 0-0 6; Tate French 6 0-0 12; Colin Hughes 0 2-4 2; Harley Roberts 1 0-0 3; Ricky Maurovic 6 1-1 13. Totals: 24 5-8 54.

Sunshine Bible Academy (0-9): Owan Watson 1 0-0 2; Daniel Gerbracht 3 0-0 6; Nolan Trebwasser 2 2-2 7; Jensen Wipf 3 1-2 7.

FG: WW - 24-54 44%; SBA - 9-32 28%. 3-pt FG: WW - 1-9 (Roberts); SBA - 1-6 (Triebwasser). Rebounds: WW - 35 (French 9); SBA - 19 (Triebwasser 4). Turnovers: WW - 16; SBA - 29. Fouls: WW - 8; SBA - 13.

De Smet 56, Castlewood 36
CASTLEWOOD — Using a strong defensive effort, the No. 3-ranked De Smet Bulldogs pulled away for a 56-36 win against Castlewood, which was receiving votes in the Class B rankings, on Monday.

Damon Wilkinson finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead De Smet, which improved to 10-2. Kasen Janssen also reached double figures with 17 points.

George Jensen recorded four assists for the Bulldogs, while Kaydn Fast had three steals.

Bryon Laue and Lane Tvedt had 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Castlewood, which is now 9-3.

De Smet will host Canistota on Thursday.

De Smet: Kasen Janssen 6 2-2 17; George Jensen 2 1-2 5; Damon Wilkinson 9 7-7 25; Gannon Gruenhagen 1 0-0 3; Thomas Aughenbaugh 2 0-0 6. Totals: 20 10-11 56.

Castlewood: Quincy Thu 2 0-0 5; Jackson Schofield 0 1-2 1; Lane Tvedt 4 3-6 11; Joe Decker 3 0-0 7; Bryon Laue 6 0-0 12. Totals: 15 4-8 36.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 64, Hitchcock-Tulare 32
HITCHCOCK — Using an 18-6 run  in the second quarter, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket pulled away for a 64-32 victory in a 281 Conference matchup Saturday against Hitchcock-Tulare.

The Blackhawks, who are now 4-5, led 28-11 at the half and limited the Patriots to just eight points in the third quarter.

Bryce Larson had 19 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead Sanborn Central/Woonsocket. Jeff Boschee added 14 points.

Boschee, Toby Kneen and Hayden Beigh had nine boards each for the Blackhawks.

Carter Binger led the Patriots (4-4) with nine points and 11 rebounds. TJ Salmen and Jackson Maynard finished with eight and six points, respectively.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 10  28  46  64
Hitchcock-Tulare                   5  11  19  32

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (4-5): Toby Kneen 3 0-0 6; Jeff Boschee 6 1-4 14; Cody Slykhuis 1 0-0 2; Hayden Beigh 2 0-0 5; Bryce Larson 7 2-3 19; Payton Uecker 2 1-2 5; Brady Larson 2 3-4 7; Evan Easton 1 0-0 2; Trey Moody 1 0-0 2; McCay Schult 0 2-2 2. Totals: 25 9-15 64.

Hitchcock-Tulare (4-4): Carter Binger 3 1-6 9; Cole Schroeder 2 0-0 4; TJ Salmen 4 0-0 8; Jackson Maynard 3 0-0 6; Erik Salmen 1 2-2 4; Brenden Nowell 0 1-2 1. Totals: 13 4-10 32.

Rebounds: SCW 40 (Boschee 9, Kneen 9, Beigh 9); HT 31 (Binger 11). 3-point goals: SCW 5 (Bryce Larson 3, Boschee 1, Beigh 1); HT 2 (Binger 2). Turnovers: SCW 11; HT 14. Assists: SCW 17 (Boschee 6); HT 1. Steals: SCW 11 (Slykhuis 5, Boschee 5); HT 2. Fouls: SCW 9; HT 12.

Girls

Wolsey-Wessington 73, Sunshine Bible Academy 14
MILLER – The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds bounced back from a weekend loss to record a big 73-14 drubbing of the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders Tuesday at the SBA Event Center.

The Lady Warbirds move to 10-2 behind 21 points and eight rebounds from Mya Boomsma. Payton Kemnitz added 12 points and Shae Uttecht chipped in 10 points.

Leah Williams scored 17 points, including the 1,000th point of her career in the fourth quarter for Wolsey-Wessington. She also dished out nine assists.

Sadie Konechne led SBA (0-11) with eight points.

Wolsey-Wessington              18 28 53 73
Sunshine Bible Academy        4   8 12 14

Wolsey-Wessington (10-2): Leah Williams 6 2-4 17, Payton Kemnitz 6 0-0 12, Taylor Horn 3 0-0 7, Mya Boomsma 8 4-4 21, Kaitlyn Kahre 1 0-0 2, Macy Washechek 1 0-0 2, Shae Uttecht 3 4-5 10, Riyli Peterson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 29 10-13 73.

Sunshine Bible Academy (0-11): Lydia Lo 2 0-0 4, Betra Amare 1 0-1 2, Sadie Konechne 4 0-0 8. Totals: 7 0-1 14.

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 70, Wessington Springs 67
WESSINGTON SPRINGS – A high-scoring first half led to a defensive struggle in the third quarter, and the Andes Central/Dakota Christian Thunder barely scraped out a close win over the Wessington Springs Lady Spartans 70-67 on Tuesday in Wessington Springs.

The Thunder move to 9-1 behind a dominant performance from freshman Halle Olson, who dropped in 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and also rejected nine shots. Josie Brouwer added 18 points.

Springs falls to 6-5 despite 22 points and 14 rebounds from Avery Orth, both game-high totals. Kirstie Munsen added 18 points and Carissa Scheel netted 17 points for the Lady Spartans.

The Lady Spartans host Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Thursday.

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 14 43 54 70
Wessington Springs                     16 48 53 67

Andes Central/Dakota Christian (9-1): Mahpiyah Irving 4 0-0 12, Leah Brown 0 0-1 0, Josie Brouwer 7 2-4 18, Allison Muckey 5 3-7 14, Isabella Brouwer 2 0-0 5, Halle Olson 7 2-2 21. Totals: 25 7-14 70.

Wessington Springs (6-5): Carissa Scheel 5 4-5 17, Kate Havlik 2 0-0 5, Ashlyn Weber 1 0-0 3, Alyssa Grohs 1 0-0 2, Kirstie Munsen 6 4-5 18, Avery Orth 9 3-4 22. Totals: 24 11-14 67.

FG: ACDC - 25/65 38%; WS - 24/60 40%. 3-pt FG: ACDC - 13/28 (HOlson 5, Irving 4, JBrouwer 2, Muckey, IBrouwer); WS - 8/18 (Scheel 3, Munsen 2, Orth, Havlik, Weber). Rebounds: ACDC 24 (Muckey 8), WS 32 (Orth 14). Assists: ACDC 20 (Muckey 7), WS 18 (Munsen 8). Turnovers: ACDC 11, WS 12. Fouls: ACDC 14, WS 13.

Clark/Willow Lake 55, Wilmot 26
CLARK — After outscoring Wilmot 16-4 in the opening quarter, Clark/Willow Lake used a 24-9 run during the final two quarters for a 55-26 victory on Saturday.

Alicia Vig and Kayla Jordan each had 10 points to lead the Cyclones, who improved to 5-7.  

Mya Heinje and Kayla Hamman had nine and eight points, respectively, for Wilmot, which is now 4-7.

Clark/Willow Lake travels to play Redfield on Thursday.

Wilmot           4  17  21  26
Clark/Willow Lake     16  31  41  55

Wilmot (4-7): Mya Heinje 4 0-0 9; Kayla Hamman 3 2-3 8; Ashlyn Ebben 3 1-1 7; Abigail Schwenn 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11 3-4 26.

Clark/Willow Lake (5-7): Alicia Vig 3 2-2 10; Kayla Jordan 4 0-0 10; Musonda Kabwe 2 4-4 8; Shay Michalski 3 0-0 6; Tehya Vig 2 0-0 5; Summer Seefeldt 2 1-4 5; Brynn Roehrich 2 0-0 4; Katelynn Merkel 1 1-2 3; Sami Brenden 1 0-0 2; Kate Larson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21 8-12 55.

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