Eleven area basketball games


Sully Buttes 59, James Valley Christian 45
HURON — The Sully Buttes Chargers overcame an early deficit Saturday, to post a 59-45, comeback win over the James Valley Christian Vikings in boys’ basketball action.
Sully Buttes, now 6-1 on the season, outscored the home team by nine points in the third quarter and pulled away for the win.
Nick Wittler led a trio of Sully Buttes players in double figures with 15 points. Both Cameron Ogle and Jeff Lamb chalked up 14, and Lamb added a game-high 13 rebounds.
James Valley Christian was led by Josh Wieting’s game-high 19 points, while Braden Held led the rebounders with nine boards.
JVC will play Wessington Springs on Saturday in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament.

Sully Buttes     15 31 48 59
James Valley Christian 17 30 38 45
SULLY BUTTES (6-1) Nick Wittler 6 2-3 15; Cameron Ogle 5 4-4 14; Jeff Lamb 7 0-1 14; Morris Hofer 3 1-1 7; Sebastian Frost 2 0-0 6; Grant Johnson 1 0-1 2; Jack Darling 0 1-2 1. Totals: 24 8-12 59.
JAMES VALLEY CHRISTIAN (2-4): Josh Wieting 6 4-8 19; Braden Held 3 0-0 6; Darrian Hood 1 3-5 6; Colton Schweigert 2 0-0 4; Derek Thompson 2 0-0 4; Zack Kleinsasser 2 0-0 4; Zach Hofer 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17 7-13 45.
FG: SB - 24-55 44%; JVC - 17-56 30%. 3-PT FG: SB - 3-14 (Frost 2, Wittler); JVC - 4-22 (Wieting 3, Hood). Rebounds: SB - 42 (Lamb 13); JVC - 32 (Held 9). TO: SB - 13; JVC - 9. Fouls: SB - 16 (Johnson out); JVC - 14.

De Smet 78, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s 75 2OT
DE SMET — The De Smet Bulldogs gave up a 15-point first half lead to the Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Cardinals, who forced two overtime periods, but in the end it was the Bulldogs who came out on top of the 78-75 thriller Friday night.
The knock-down, drag-out contest saw three players hit double figures for the Bulldogs, topped by Trevin Hollan’s 30-point, 12-rebound effort. Kalen Garry scored 21 points while Cody Cavanaugh added 14 points and 10 boards.
Ethan McCune led both teams with six assists.
The Cardinals’ Connor Libis led all scorers with 44 points, including seven three-point field goals. Max Herber added 15 points and Weston Gareats claimed 12 rebounds to lead DRSM, which suffered its first loss on the season and falls to 6-1.
De Smet, which improved to 5-1, hosts Howard on Tuesday.

DRSM       9 27 41 61 69 75
De Smet     21 34 49 61 69 78
DRSM (6-1); Weston Gareats 2 0-1 4; Max Herber 5 5-6 15; Cole Welbig 1 1-2 3; Connor Libis 14 9-11 44; Colin Winnberg 2 0-3 4; Noah Dennis 1 1-2 4; Connor Cangas 0 0-1 0; Ethan Gareats 0 1-2 1. Totals: 25 17-28 75.
DE SMET (5-1): Kalen Garry 7 7-9 21; Ethan McCune 2 4-7 9; Trevin Holland 10 6-7 30; Rett Osthus 0 2-2 2; Cody Cavanaugh 5 3-9 14; Tory Holland 0 2-2 2. Totals: 24 24-26 78.
FG: DRSM - 25-81 31%; D - 24-71 34%. 3-pt FG: DRSM - 8-32 (Libis 7, Dennis); D - 6-25 (T. Holland 4, McCune and Cavanaugh). Rebounds: DRSM - 55 (W. Gareats 12, Herber 9); D - 60 (T. Holland 12, Cavanaugh 10). TO: DRSM - 13; D - 14. Fouls: DRSM - 28 (W. Gareats, Herber out); D - 23 (T. Holland out)

Clark-Willow Lake 68, Wilmot 40
WILLOW LAKE — The Clark-Willow Lake Cyclones stormed to an early lead, withstood a second quarter comeback, then salted the game away with a 21-6 run in the third quarter, as they sprinted to a 68-40 win over the Wilmot Wolves Saturday night.
Jacob Prouty led a trio of Cyclones in double figures with 25 points, while Micah Burke scored 20 and had 19 huge boards and Stone Burke added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Cyclones stayed perfect on the season at 6-0.
For Wilmot, which falls to 2-5, Andre Rios scored nine points.
C-WL hosts Milbank in Clark on Thursday.

Wilmot           3 19 25 40
Clark-Willow Lake     14 25 46 68
WILMOT (2-5): Reece Renelt 3 0-0 7; Andre Rios 4 0-0 9; Braden Conrad 3 0-0 6; Nick Hamman 0 0-2 0; Jacob Barse 2 0-0 6; RaShaun Gruettner 2 0-0 6; Trey Jurgens 3 0-0 6. Totals: 17 0-2 40.
CLARK-WILLOW LAKE (6-0): Grayson Florey 1 2-6 4; Jacob Prouty 9 5-7 25; Stone Burke 6 0-0 12; Micah Burke 8 4-9 20; Tyler O’Neill 0 2-2 2; Renner Uecker 2 0-0 5. Totals 26 13-24 68.
FG: W - 17-51 33%; CWL - 26-71 37%. 3-PT FG: W - 6-25 (Barse 2, Gruettner 2, Renelt and Rios); CWL - 3-15 (Prouty 2, Uecker). Rebounds: W - 28 (Renelt 11); CWL - 54 (M. Burke 19, S. Burke 10). TO: W - 13; CWL - 5. Fouls: W - 20 (Conrad out), CWL - 9.

Girls
Sully Buttes 58, James Valley Christian 21
HURON — The Sully Buttes Chargers started quickly and never looked back Saturday afternoon, taking a 58-21 win from the James Valley Christian Lady Vikings at the JVC Gymnasium.
Lauren Wittler scored 18 points for the Chargers, who move to 5-2. Brooklyn Bradford added 13 points and Kendra Kleven had five assists.
For the Lady Vikings, who fall to 2-4, Josalyn Wipf scored seven points and had four assists, while Brenna Held scored six and had a game-high six rebounds.
JVC will play Wolsey-Wessington in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament on Friday in Wolsey, while Sully Buttes will visit Miller on Thursday.

Sully Buttes         17 34 41 58
James Valley Christian     9 11 15 21
SULLY BUTTES (5-2): Clara Hansen 1 0-0 3; Jill Hofer 2 0-0 4; Kendra Kleven 2 2-2 7; Lauren Wittler 9 0-0 18; Brooklyn Bradford 6 0-0 13; Tallynn Bradford 1 0-0 2; Angela Guthmiller 3 1-1 7. Totals 24 3-3 58.
JAMES VALLEY CHRISTIAN (2-4): Summer Gross 1 0-0 2; Karilyn Wieting 3 0-2 6; Josalyn Wipf 3 1-4 7; Brenna Held 3 0-0 6. Totals: 10 0-2 21.
FG: SB - 24-51 47%; JVC - 10-34 30%. 3-pt FG: SB - 3-12 (Hansen, Kleven, B. Bradford); JVC - 1-6 (Wipf). Rebounds: SB - 16 (Wittler 5); JVC - 13 (Held 6). TO: SB: 4; JVC - 18. Fouls: SB - 9; JVC - 7.

Clark-Willow Lake 53, Wilmot 25
WILLOW LAKE — The Clark-Willow Lake Cyclones got 24 points from Janae Kolden, as she led the team to a 53-25 win over the Wilmot Wolves in non-conference girls’ basketball action on Saturday night.
Kolden was the lone double-figure scorer for C-WL, which got production from throughout the lineup as they improve to 6-2 on the year.
Wilmot was led by Madeline Remund’s 14 points as the Wolves fell to 0-7.
The Cyclones will host Sisseton on Tuesday in Clark.

Wilmot           4 11 21 25
Clark-Willow Lake     21 35 49 53
WILMOT (0-7): Madeline Remund 5 2-2 14; Emma Greiner 1 0-0 2; Bailee Jurgens 2 0-0 5; Shelby Dockter 1 0-0 2; Jatana Grajczyk 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10 2-2 25,
Clark-Willow Lake (6-2): Abbie Bratland 4 1-5 9; Jaycie Forbes 1 0-0 2; Saylor Burke 1 0-2 2; Janae Kolden 9 3-5 24; Olivia Sass 2 0-0 4; Charity Kabure 3 0-0 8; Jody Burke 2 0-0 4. Totals: 22 4-12 53.

De Smet 71, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s 21
DELL RAPIDS — The De Smet Lady Bulldogs pushed their season record to 7-0 Saturday night, as they pounded the Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Cardinals 71-21 in girl’s basketball action.
Rynn Osthus scored 13 points, while both Raegan Burke and Autumn Wilkinson added 12 points and Wilkinson led all rebounders with 13 boards in the game.
For DRSM, who fall to 3-5, Ella Heinitz scored eight points and Ella Griffin had seven rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs will look to remain perfect as they host Colman-Egan.

Ethan 62, Wessington Springs 16
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — The top-ranked Ethan Rustlers scored 29 first-quarter points and coasted to a 62-16 win over the Wessington Springs Lady Spartans Saturday night in non-conference girls’ basketball action.
Ethan, which improves to 6-0 on the season, got 17 points and seven rebounds from Karly Gustafson, while Cameryn Logan added 13 points and Maddie Miller chipped in 10.
The Lady Spartans were led by Grace Gran’s nine points, while Piper Jones had four rebounds for Wessington Springs, which falls to 1-8.

Ethan         29 39 55 62
Wessington Springs        6  7 14 16
ETHAN (6-0): Karly Gustafson 6 4-7 17; Cameryn Logan 6 0-0 13; Maddie Miller 5 0-0 10; Jessica Bartscher 3 0-0 8; Adaya Pastow 2 1-1 5; Mollie Miller 1 0-0 2; Callie Hohn 1 0-3 2; Regan Gerlach 1 0-0 2; Lexi Lingermann 1 0-0 2; Hannah Bartscher 0 1-2 1. Totals: 25 6-13 62.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS (1-8): Grace Gran 3 3-4 9; Chloe Munsen 2 0-0 4; Piper Jones 1 0-0 2; Chasity. Vissia 0 1-2 1. Totals: 6 4-6 16.
FG: E - 25-47 53%; WS - 6-23 26%. 3-pt FG: E - 4-11 (J. Bartscher 2, Gustafson, Logan); WS - 0-2. Rebounds: E - 18 (Gustafson 7); WS - 11 (Jones 4). TO: E - 13; WS - 25. Fouls: E - 6; WS - 12.

Redfield-Doland 53, Lyman 48
The Redfield-Doland Pheasants put three players in double figures Saturday night, as they downed the Lyman Raiders 53-48 in the closing game of the Pheasant Classic.
Kailee Clausen and Eve Millar each tallied 15 points for the Pheasants. Millar’s scoring came largely at the charity stripe, where she was 11-12 in the game, while also handing out seven assists. Hannah Kuehn scored 12 points as well for R-D, while Trista Frost had six rebounds.
Kacie Wagner scored 16 points and snagged eight rebounds for the Raiders,
Redfield-Doland will host second ranked Miller on Tuesday.

Lyman         10 23 36 48
Redfield-Doland     20 31 35 53
LYMAN (5-4): Maddy Manger 4 0-0 11; Kayte Garnos 5 1-2 13; Madelyn Schindler 2 0-0 4; Kacie Wagner 5 5-8 16; Jacey Miller 2 0-2 4. Totals: 16 6-12 48.
REDFIELD-DOLAND (5-2): Hannah Kuehn 4 0-1 12; Katelyn Nelson 0 1-2 1; Kailee Clausen 6 1-1 15; Eve Millar 2 11-15 15; Trista Frost 1 2-3 4; Georgia Kuehn 3 0-2 6. Totals: 16 15-21 53.

Groton Area 50, Wolsey-Wessington 44
The Groton Area Tigers raced to an early lead, then held off a furious comeback attempt by the Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds Saturday, to claim a 50-44 win at the Pheasant Classic in Redfield.
Jennie Doeden scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds to pace the Tigers
Wolsey-Wessington got 12 points from Lizzi Brandt, while Raquel Nelson added nine points and six rebounds and Cortney Sprecher chipped in eight points. Chantel Haider handed out nine assists for the Lady Warbirds.
Wolsey-Wessington, now 2-3, will travel to Highmore tonight to take on the Pirates.

Groton Area     17 29 38 50
Wolsey-Wessington       6 18 31 44
GROTON AREA (3-3: Eliza Wanner 4 0-0 11; Payton Maine 1 5-7 8; Miranda Hanson 2 1-4 5; Allyssa Locke 2 1-2 5; Gracie Traphage 1 0-0 2; Kaycie Hawkins 2 0-0 24; Jennie Doeden 7 1-1 15. Totals: 18 8-16 50.
WOLSEY-WESSINGTON (2-3): Brynn Haider 2 1-2 6; Ally Boomsma 1 2-2 4; Chantel Haider 2 0-2 5; Cortney Sprecher 4 0-2 8; Raquel Nelson 3 2-4 9; Lizzi Brandt 6 0-2 12. Totals: 18 5-14 44.

Langford Area 59, Wessington Springs 25
The Langford Area Lions started quickly and never looked back Saturday, running their season record to 5-2 with a resounding 59-25 win over the Wessington Springs Lady Spartans at the Pheasant Classic.
Ady Dwight scored 31 points and claimed nine rebounds to pace the winning effort.
Wessington Springs got eight points each from Grace Gran and Chasity Vissia, as the Lady Spartans fall to 1-8 on the season.
Wessington Springs will face Highmore-Harrold in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament Friday in Wolsey.

Langford Area     16 26 45 59
Wessington Springs       3 15 21 25
LANGFORD AREA (5-2): Mallory Miller 3 1-4 7; Brooklin KLeeger 0 4-6 4; Jennaka Nelson 0 0-2 0; Alyssa Keough 0 1-2 1; Madi Nelson 1 0-0 2; Olyvia Dwight 1 0-0 2; Chesney Olson 3 0-3 6; Addy Taylor 0 2-4 2; Maddie Reints 1 0-0 2; Ady Dwight 12 7- 9 31. Totals: 22 15-32 59.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS (1-8): Grace Gran 1 6-8 8; Emma Gran 1 0-0 3; Kirstie Munsen 1 0-0 2; Chloe Munsen 0 4-4 4; Chasity Vissia 2 2-7 8. Totals: 5 12-19 25.

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 74, St. Francis Indian School 62
The Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Blackhawks scratched out a 74-62 win over the St. Francis Indian Lady Warriors Saturday at the Pheasant Classic. The game was close throughout, as the Blackhawks (4-3) held three-point leads after the first and second quarters and an eight-point advantage after three.
SC-W was led by Kaylee White’s 19 point effort, while Megan Poyer added 16 points and claimed 19 big rebounds. Abby Vermeulen scored 10 points for the Blackhawks and all three players had three assists.
Matilda Anderson scored 22 points and had six boards to lead the Lady Warriors, who fall to 3-4 with the loss, while Cayliah Brady added 16 points.
The Blackhawks will play Iroquois in the opening round of the 281 Conference Tournament Friday afternoon in Wolsey.

St. Francis Indian         15 27 40 62
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket     18 30 48 74
ST. FRANCIS INDIAN (3-4); Charlize Arcoren 3 0-0 7; Cayliah Brady 7 2-4 16; Sharlee Kills In Sight 1 2-3 5; Jazlea Arcoren 1 6-8 9; Kayanee Metcalf 1 1-2 3; Matilda Anderson 7 5-7 22. Totals: 20 16-24 62.
SANBORN CENTRAL-WOONSOCKET (4-3): Teya Moody 0 2-2 2; Megan Poyer 6 2-4 16; Abby Vermeulen 4 2-2 10; Madi Moody 2 0-0 5; Tesa Jensn 3 1-3 7; Trinity Boschee 4 4-6 12; Kaylee White 4 10-12 19; Brooke Doering 0 0-2 0; Mariah Jost 1 1-1 3. Totals: 24 22-32 74.


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