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Wessington Springs 62, James Valley Christian 46
HURON — The Wessington Springs Lady Spartans led at all the quarter stops Friday night, derailing the James Valley Christian Lady Vikings 62-46 in 281 Conference girls’ basketball action.
It was the final regular season game for both squads. The Lady Spartans close the book on a 5-15 regular season campaign, while the Lady Vikings end the year at 4-16.
Makayla Dornbusch netted 19 points to pace Wessington Springs, which also got 14 points from Cadee Schelske, 12 from Grace Gran and 11 from Chasity Vissia. Rebounding was spread equally as well, as Gran, Sierra Swenson and Schelske each collected four boards.
JVC was led by Rebekah Williams’ 10 points, while Summer Gross snared a game-high 10 rebounds and Karily Wieting contributed nine points and seven boards.
Both teams will likely begin play in the Region 3B tournament on Monday, at De Smet, although tournament pairings won’t be finalized until all teams have completed play this weekend.

Wessington Springs     12  31  41  62
James Valley Christian   8  25  32  46

Wessington Springs (5-15): Makayla Dornbusch 7 5-7 19; Grace Gran 5 1-1 12; Piper Jones 0 1-2 1; Sierra Swenson 1 1-2 3; Abby VonEye 1 0-0 2; Cadee Schelske 5 2-4 14; Chasity Vissia 5 1-2 11. Totals: 24 11-18 62.
James Valley Christian (4-16): Avery Shumaker 2 2-2 6; Emily Hasart 2 1-1 5; Summer Gross 0 2-2 2; Karilyn Wieting 3 1-2 9; Alanna Hood 2 1-2 5; Josalyn Wipf 1 0-2 2; Rebekah Williams 2 5-6 10; Brenna Held 3 1-1 7. Totals: 15 13-18 46.
FG: WS - 24-64 38%; JVC - 15-57 26%. 3-pt FG: WS - 3-7 (Schelske 2, Gran); JVC - 3-9 (Wieting 2, Williams). Rebounds: WS - 18 (Gran, Swenson and Schelske, 4 each); JVC - 37 (Gross 10, Wieting 7). Turnovers: WS - 11; JVC - 32. Fouls: WS - 13; JVC - 14.

Andes Central-Dakota Christian 41, Sunshine Bible Academy 33
MILLER — The Andes Central-Dakota Christian Thunder outscored the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders in the first and the last quarters to hold on for a 41-33 non-conference girls’ basketball win Friday night. It was the final regular season game for both squads. ACDC ends the year with a mark of 12-8, while SBA ends 7-10.
Mackenzie Muckey scored 14 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Thunder, while Beulah Black Cloud added 12 points. Sidney Muckey also had seven rebounds.
For the Crusaders, both Lindsey Wilken and Susan Wilken netted 15 points in the game, and Bethany Konechne led all rebounders in the game, with 15 rebounds.
SBA will open Region 2B tournament play on Monday.

AC-DC     8 22 27 41
SBA     4 18 22 33

Boys
Andes Central-Dakota Christian 59, Sunshine Bible Academy 46
MILLER — The Andes Central-Dakota Christian Thunder sprinted to a 32-13 lead in the first half and cruised to a 59-46 win over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders Friday night in non-conference boys’ basketball action.
Cliff Johnson led a balanced attack for the Thunder, now 10-9, with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Jacey Garcia added 13 points, Chase Pheifer chipped in 11 and Daaron Tronvold tacked on 10 points in the game.
Travis Hass scored 15 points and grabbed nine boards for SBA, which remains winless at 0-17. Jade Burma added 14 points for the Crusaders, who close the regular season Feb. 23 at Iroquois.

ACDC     17 32 43 59
SBA       9 13 28 46
ACDC (10-9): Daaron Tronvold 5 0-0 10; Jacey Garcia 6 1-1 13; Luke Kaemingk 1 3-6 5; Chase Pheifer 5 1-1 11; Cliff Johnson 7 1-3 15; Steven Dion 1 0-0 3; Parker Vander Pol 1 0-2 2. Totals: 26 6-13 59.
SBA (0-17): Chris Hass 2 0-0 6; Sam Pedersen 2 0-2 4; Ross Engle 3 0-0 7; Travis Hass 5 5-9 15; Jade Burma 5 2-2 14. Totals: 17 7-13 46.
FG: ACDC - 26-61 42%; SBA - 17-51 33%. 3-pt FG: ACDC - 1-9 (Dion); SBA - 5-18 (C. Hass 2, Burma 2, Engle). Rebounds: ACDC - 44 (Johnson 12); SBA - 32 (T. Hass 9). Turnovers: ACDC - 22; SBA - 26. Fouls: ACDC - 13; SBA - 14.

James Valley Christian 67, Wessington Springs 37
HURON — The James Valley Christian Vikings outscored the Wessington Springs Spartans 43-13 in the first half Friday night, and eased to a 67-37 win in 281 Conference boys’ basketball action.
JVC ends the regular season with a mark of 9-11. Wessington Springs, which falls to 4-15, will close the regular season Feb. 23 at Sanborn Central.
Michael Waldner scored 12 points and had eight rebounds to pace the Vikings. Ryan Wager doled out six assists in the game.
John Witte led all scorers with 17 points and all rebounders with nine boards in the game. Gunnar Brandenburg added nine points in the game.

Wessington Springs         6  13  21  37
James Valley Christian    18  43  59  67
Wessington Springs (4-15): Gunnar Brandenburg 3 3-3 9; John Witte 7 2-2 17; Houston Mees 2 0-0 5; Coy Fasnacht 1 0-0 2; Jacob Messmer 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15 5-5 37.
James Valley Christian (9-11): Ryan Wager 3 0-0 7; Josh Wieting 2 0-0 5; Michael Waldner 5 0-0 12; Darrian Hood 2 3-4 7; Brandon Burket 0 2-2 2; Braden Held 0 2-2 2; Colton Schweigert 3 0-0 7; Zach Hofer 3 0-0 8; Carter Wells 3 0-0 8; Zach Kleinsasser 2 0-0 5; Derek Thompson 2 0-0 4. Totals: 25 7-8 67.
FG: WS - 15-49 31%; JVC - 25-56 45%. 3-pt FG: WS - 2-15 (Witte and Mees); JVC - 10-23 (Burket 2, Hofer 2, Wells 2, Wager, Wieting, Schweigert and Kleinsasser). Rebounds: WS - 25 (Witte 9); JVC - 33 (Waldner 8). Turnovers: WS - 19; JVC - 15. Assists: WS - 3 (from three players); JVC - 16 (Wager 6). Fouls: WS - 7; JVC - 11.

Thursday games
Hitchcock-Tulare 43, Wolsey-Wessington 40
HITCHCOCK — Hitchcock-Tulare converted on 7 of 11 free throws in the final quarter to secure a 43-40 victory against Wolsey-Wessington in a 281 Conference matchup on Thursday.
After trailing 15-12 at the half, the Patriots used a 17-10 scoring run in the third quarter to carry a 29-25 lead into the final quarter.
Zach Binger finished with 17 points to lead Hitchcock-Tulare, which improved to 7-12 and 5-2 in the conference. Ty Hofer also reached double figures with 11 points, while Grant Hamilton had eight points.
Hofer also snagged nine of the 27 rebounds in the game for the Patriots.
Lynden Williams was the lone player to reach double figures for the Warbirds with 16 points. Skylar Zomer and Diedrick Offt added seven and six points, respectively.
Williams had team highs of seven rebounds and eight assists for Wolsey-Wessington, which is now 12-6. Brevan Hooks and Devante Luellman each had a pair of steals.
Wolsey-Wessington will close the regular season today against Herreid/Selby Area in Warner. Hitchcock-Tulare will play Northwestern in Mellette on Feb. 23 to close the regular season.

Wolsey-Wessington     7  15  25  40
Hitchcock-Tulare     5  12  29  43
Wolsey-Wessington (12-6): Lynden Williams 7 2-5 16; Devante Luellman 2 0-4 4; Brevan Hooks 1 0-0 2; Carter Mehling 1 1-2 3; Mark Hamilton 0 2-4 2; Diedrick Offt 2 0-0 6; Skylar Zomer 3 1-2 7. Totals: 16 6-17 40.
Hitchcock-Tulare (7-12): Zach Binger 7 1-3 17; Caileb Wanner 1 1-3 3; Grant Hamilton 2 4-6 8; Ty Hofer 4 3-6 11; Logan Gilbert 0 4-4 4. Totals: 14 13-22 43.
Rebounds: WW 33 (Williams 7); HT 27 (Hofer 9). 3-point goals: WW 2 (Offt 2); HT 2 (Binger 2). Turnovers: WW 12; HT 10. Assists: WW 8 (Williams 8); HT 4. Steals: WW 8 (Hooks 2, Luellman 2); HT 8. Fouls: WW 19; HT 19.

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 47, Mitchell Christian 38
FORESTBURG — The Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Blackhawks boys’ basketball team escaped with a 47-38 win over the Mitchell Christian Golden Eagles, Thursday night in Class “B” action.
SC-W improved its season record to 14-5 with the win, while MC fell to 6-13 on the season.
Trent Kingsbury led the Blackhawks with a game-high 14 points and led the rebounders with 12, while Devon Weber added nine points.
Ty Vanderpol led the Golden Eagles with 12 points and eight rebounds, followed by Christian Cooper with eight points.
The Blackhawks will be back in action when they travel to Wessington Springs to take on the Spartans on Feb. 23.

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 10 22 35 47
Mitchell Christian                     8 14 33 38
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket  (14-5): Trent Kingsbury 6 1-1 14; Devon Weber 4 1-1 9; Jared Goldammer 4 0-0 8; Tater Moody 3 1-4 7; Trey Weber 2 0-0 6; Spens Sclicht 1 0-0 3. Totals: 20 6-4 47.
Mitchell Christian (6-13): Ty Vanderpol 4 4-7 12; Christian Cooper 2 2-4 8; Riley Oneil 3 0-0 6; Colton Wolbrink 2 0-0 6. Totals: 11 6-11 38.
FG: SCW - 20-58 35%; MC - 13-40 33%. Rebounds: SCW - 39 (Kingsbury 12, Moody 12); MC - 20 (Vanderpol 8). Assists: SCW - 18; MC - 5. Steals: SCW - 8; MC - 11.

MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN
Grace Gran of Wessington Springs puts up a shot against defensive pressure by James Valley Christian’s Summer Gross during their 281 Conference girls’ basketball game Friday at the JVC gym. Cadee Schelske of Wessington Springs applies defensive pressure against James Valley Christian’s Rebekah Williams during their 281 Conference game Friday at the JVC gym. 


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