JVC edges Blackhawks in 281 Conference battle


FORESTBURG — James Valley Christian escaped with a 48-46 victory against Sanborn Central-Woonsocket in a 281 Conference matchup on Thursday.
The Blackhawks held a 37-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Vikings came up with four more points in the final quarter to secure the win.
Josh Wieting was the lone player in double figures for JVC, with 23 points. Braden Held and Darrian Hood finished with seven points each.
Hood also had a team-high 10 rebounds for the Vikings, who are now 3-4.
Noah Dickson led the Blackhawks (5-3) with 21 points. Tater Moody and Trey Ulmer finished with 10 and eight points, respectively.
Dickson and Moody had 16 rebounds each to help Sanborn Central-Woonsocket to a 50-30 advantage on the boards. Moody had three assists, while Dickson had five steals.
Both teams will open play in the 281 Conference Tournament on Saturday in Wolsey. James Valley Christian will face Wessington Springs at 2:30 p.m., while Sanborn Central-Woonsocket plays Iroquois at 5:30 p.m.

James Valley Christian            10  21  35  48
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket  9  17  37  46
James Valley Christian (3-4): Josh Wieting 10 2-4 23; Braden Held 3 0-0 7; Colton Schweigert 2 0-1 4; Darrian Hood 2 2-4 7; Derek Thompson 1 2-3 4; Zach Kleinsasser 1 0-0 3. Totals: 19 6-12 48.
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (5-3): Trey Ulmer 3 0-0 8; Spens Schlicht 1 0-1 2; Noah Dickson 8 5-6 21; Tater Moody 4 2-3 10; Cayden Slykhuis 1 0-0 3; Malachi Bruce 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 7-10 46.
Rebounds: JVC 30 (Hood 10); SCW 50 (Dickson 16, Moody 16). 3-point goals: JVC 4 (Weiting 1, Held 1, Hood 1, Kleinsasser 1); SCW 3 (Ulmer 2, Slykhuis 1). Turnovers: JVC 13; SCW 15. Assists: JVC 7 (Held); SCW 7 (Moody 3). Steals: JVC 12 (Wieting); SCW 8 (Dickson 5). Fouls: JVC 12; SCW 16. B-game score: SCW 29, JVC 25.

Clark-Willow Lake girls win in double overtime
CLARK — The Clark-Willow Lake girls’ basketball team stretched its winning streak to five with a 67-65 victory in double overtime against Milbank on Thursday.
Milbank held a 42-40 advantage entering the final quarter. Both teams ended regulation play with 51 points and then each scored seven points in the first overtime.
Janae Kolden finished with a game-high 32 points to lead the Cyclones, who improved to 8-2. Charity Kabwe also reached double figures with 11 points, while Olivia Sass and Abbie Bratland added nine and eight points, respectively.
Gabbi Cummins had 24 points to lead three players in double figures for Milbank (3-3). Jaecy Engebretson had 15 points, while Makayla Johnson had 12 points.
Clark-Willow Lake will travel to play Sioux Falls Christian on Tuesday. Milbank hosts Hamlin on Jan. 17.

Milbank 17  29  42  51  58  65
Clark-Willow Lake 14  26  40  51  58  67
Milbank (3-3): Lindsey Mertens 1 2-3 5; Gabbi Cummins 9 5-10 24; Taylor thue 4 1-3 9; Jaecy Engebretson 5 3-4 15; Makayla Johnson 2 8-10 12. Totals: 21 19-30 65.
Clark-Willow Lake (8-2): Abbie Bratland 3 2-2 8; Charity Kabwe 3 5-7 11; Janae Kolden 11 7-9 32; Olivia Sass 4 1-4 9; Chayla Vig 1 0-0 2; Jada Burke 1 3-6 5; Maggie Hovde 0 0-1 0. Totals: 23 18-29 67.


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