Area basketball 2-20-21


James Valley Christian 45, Wessington Springs 41
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — The Wessington Springs Lady Spartans held an edge in field goals and in rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the James Valley Christian Lady Vikings earned a 45-41 281 Conference girls’ basketball win at the free throw line Friday night.

JVC was 13-24 from the stripe, while the Lady Spartans were 7-15. The Lady Vikes opened up a gaping 21-9 lead at the end of the first quarter - then went scoreless in the second period - and withstood a second-half Wessington Springs comeback to emerge with the win.

Karilyn Weiting led all scorers in the game with 13 points for JVC, while Brenna Held added 11. Kaylie Robinson claimed eight rebounds to lead the Lady Vikings.

Avery Orth scored 12 points and hauled down 19 rebounds to pace the Lady Spartans. Kirstie Munsen also had 12 rebounds for Wessington Springs

It was the final regular season contest for both squads. JVC ends the season with a mark of 12-7, while Wessington Springs finished 3-17. Both will begin play in the Region 3B tournament next week

James Valley Christian 21 21 32 45
Wessington Springs 9 13 22 41

James Valley Christian (12-7): Karilyn Wieting 5 1-5 13; Brenna Held 4 2-4 11; Kaylie Robinson 2 4-6 9; Alexa Goertz 2 2-2 6; Emily Hasart 1 2-3 4; Abby Hasart 0 2-4 2. Totals: 14 13-24 45.

Wessington Springs (3-17): Avery Orth 5 2-2 12; Alyssa Grohs 3 3-3 9; Kirstie Munsen 4 0-0 8; Carissa Scheel 2 1-2 5; Harlee Heim 1 0-0 3; Angela Paulson 1 0-3 2; Madison Privett 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17 7-15 41.

FG: JVC - 14-53 26%; WS 17-43 39%. 3-pt FG: JVC - 4-18 22% (Wieting 2, Held and Robinson); WS - 0-3. Rebounds: JVC - 27 (Robinson 8); WS - 36 (Orth 19). Turnovers: JVC - 14; WS - 26. Fouls: JVC - 15; WS - 22 (Grohs out)

Miller 51, Highmore-Harrold 46
HIGHMORE — The Miller Rustlers opened up an early lead and then had to hold off a comeback attempt to down the Highmore-Harrold Pirates 51-46 in non-conference girls’ basketball action Thursday night. It was the regular season finale for both clubs. Miller ends with a mark of 11-9, while Highmore-Harrold closes with a record of 14-5.

Miller had three players in double figures, led by Morgan Volda with 16 points. Tyra Gates added 13 and Macie Werdel chipped in 11 for the win.

The Pirates also had three dent double figures, led by Letha Jessen’s 16-point, six rebound performance. Both Kassie Hale and Courtney Moser scored 11 points and Hale also had six rebounds and six assists in the game.

No team stats were available for Miller.

The Rustlers will be one of the top two seeds in Region 6A, which begins play next week at various sites, and Highmore-Harrold will be the second seed in Region 2B, which also begins next week.

Miller         16 20 34 51
Highmore-Harrold       8 18 32 46

Miller (11-9): Macie Werdel 4 0-0 11; Morgan Volda 5 3-6 16; Tyra Gates 3 7-8 13; Jaden Werdel1 1-4 3; Ali Mullaney 3 2-5 8. Totals: 16 13-23 51.

Highmore-Harrold (14-5): Haley Husted 1 2-2 4; Kassie Hale 5 1-2 11; Courtney Moser 4 0-0 11; Letha Jessen 7 2-2 16; Maddie Knox 2 0-0 4; Reghan Westcott 0 0-2 0. Totals: 19 5-8 46.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 54, Mitchell Christian 50 OT
MITCHELL — Sanborn Central/Woonsocket needed overtime to get past Mitchell Christian 54-50 on Thursday.

Tryce Slykhuis had 25 points to lead the Blackhawks, who improved to 8-11. Hayden Beigh and Toby Kneen added nine and eight points, respectively.

Slykhuis and Kneen shared the rebounding honors for Sanborn Central/Woonsocket with eight boards each.

The Blackhawks will close the regular season with a 281 Conference matchup against Wessington Springs on Feb. 26 in Forestburg.

Clark/Willow Lake 49, Sisseton 46
SISSETON — Clark/Willow Lake held on to escape with a 49-46 victory against Sisseton on Thursday.

The Cyclones, who improved to 11-7, led 18-5 at the end of the opening quarter and 25-17 heading into the second half. They carried a 39-20 lead into the final quarter.

Kalab Marx had 16 points to lead Clark/Willow Lake, while Brady Jordan also reached double figures with 14 points. Trey Huber and Tyler O’Neill added seven and six points, respectively.

Anthony Tchida tallied 16 points to lead Sisseton, which is now 9-9. Andrew Kranhold had 11 points, while Xavier Donnell added eight points.

The Cyclones will host Tiospa Zina in Clark on Tuesday.

Clark/Willow Lake     18  25  39  49
Sisseton           5  17  30  46

Clark/Willow Lake (11-7): Trey Huber 2 2-2 7; Brady Jordan 5 2-2 14; Tyler O’Neill 1 4-4 6’ Kalab Marx 6 3-6 16; Renner Uecker 1 0-0 2; Noah Boykin 1 2-2 4. Totals: 16 13-16 49.

Sisseton (9-9): Xavier Donnell 2 3-3 8; Andrew Kranhold 4 3-4 11; Anthony Tchida 5 5-5 16; Dylan Goodhart 1 2-2 4; Levi Greseth 0 1-2 1; Jesi Thin Elk 2 1-3 5; Blake Nielsen 0 0-2 0; Ty Langager 0 1-2 1. Totals: 14 16-23 46.

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