WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28:
Men’s Basketball: North Dakota @ South Dakota State (Live on Ranch 910AM @ 8:00)
IPFW @ Navy
Women’s Basketball: Marquette @ South Dakota State (Live on Ranch 910AM @ 5:30)
MENS BB…The Dakota State University men's basketball team trailed 15 points in the early second-half, but regained their lead in the closing seconds to complete a 59-57 comeback win over AIB-Iowa. Cameron Krump had a game-high 16 points. Yusuf Vinson added 13 points. Terrell Newton scored 12 points off the bench. Luke Lamb had 10 points.
WOMENS BB…Dakota State used a 31-13 scoring run to close the first-half for a 53-35 halftime lead and went on to a 88-67 win over Presentation. Kylie Westover and Katy Pillar each had 17 points. Alyson Drooger added 15 points.
In a game that featured 49 fouls, IUPUI managed to put together a defensive stand when it counted, leading the Jaguars to a 61-53 road win at Belmont.
Western Illinois got back on track posting a 69-55 decisive win over Valparaiso. Saule Kontautaite scored a season-high 23 points.
DEUEL GYMNASTICS…Deuel held off Madison 141.85 to 137.15 in the gymnastics season opener in Clear Lake.
Sam Wiekamp of Deuel won all-around honors at 38.0 – she won all four individual events. Lexi Finck of Madison was second at 35.1
Madison won the JV meet 121.4 to 97.5
Huron 63, Yankton 15
McCook Central/Montrose 45, Mount Vernon/Plankinton Corsica 36
McCook Central/Montrose 57, Tea Area 24
Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica 49, Tea Area 22
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 48, Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica 31
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 50, McCook Central/Montrose 25
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 76, Tea Area 3
HOCKEY WRAP…The Brookings PeeWee A hockey team grabbed fifth place at the Stillwater, MN tourney over the weekend.
They fell 5-2 to Chaska/Chanhassen…lost 8-0 to Stillwater Red…held off Forest Lake 6-5…then played Rochester Red to a 2-2 tie.
The girls U10 team won the Marshall tourney title. They beat Mankato 6-3, as Ellison Hegdahl scored three unassisted goals. Brookings and Mankato played to a scoreless tie. Then Brookings closed with a 7-0 win over Marshall.
CLASS 11AA ALL-STATE FB…The Class 11AA All-State Football team:
QB – Chase Marso, sr., Brandon Valley
FB – Nic Steffl, sr., O’Gorman
RB – Sam Cooke, sr., Washington
RB – Caden Quintanilla, jr., Lincoln
WR – Nate Gerry, sr., Washington
WR – Matt Vandeberg, sr., Brandon Valley
TE – Zach Page, sr., Brookings
OT – Grant Lewis, sr., Washington
OT – Joe Sandoval, sr., Brandon Valley
OG – Kellen Soulek, sr., Yankton
OG – Austin Kuhnert, sr., Washington
C – Kyle Spalding, sr., Washington
DE – Austin Benson, sr., Washington
DE – Adam Guthmiller, sr., Brandon Valley
DT – Max Smith, sr., O’Gorman
DT – Aaron Beaird, jr., Rapid City Central
LB – Danny Marlette, jr., Washington
LB – John Wessel, sr., Roosevelt
LB – Schyler Kumpf, sr., Aberdeen Central
LB – Luke Meyers, sr., Lincoln
DB – Christian Parker, sr., Washington
DB – Tony Tripp, sr., Brandon Valley
DB – Zach Tuschen, sr., Roosevelt
DB – J.J. Hejna, jr., Yankton
K – Garret Pochop, jr., Pierre
P – Troy Hunhoff, sr., Yankton
Player – Shay Bratland, jr., Watertown
Long snapper – Andy Reimer, sr., Huron
Jon Hander, Washington; Josh Hilgemann, Aberdeen Central; Austin Wagner, Pierre; Lucas Wilber, Roosevelt; Nate Winter, Brandon Valley; Dylan Letcher, Roosevelt; Lane Lettau, Pierre; Erik Ode, Brandon Valley; Levi Rozeboom, Lincoln; Dallas DeCory, Rapid City Central; Parker Hook, Huron; Aaron Iverson, Washington; Kirby Fuerst, Mitchell; Mark Haiar, O’Gorman; Alex Thorson, Watertown; Asher Pikula, Rapid City Central; Trevor Naasz, Lincoln.
MVFC HONORS…South Dakota State defensive players T.J. Lally and Marshall Peugh earned spots on the 2012 Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team.
Lally shared the team lead with six sacks and two forced fumbles, while ranking second in total tackles with 89 (63 solo) and tackles for loss with eight. He also intercepted two passes. Peugh completed the regular season third on the team with 5.5 sacks and tallied 44 total tackles.
DENVER INTO SUMMIT…The University of Denver has accepted an invitation to become The Summit League’s newest member. Denver will join The Summit League during the 2013-14 academic year.
Commissioner Tom Douple says Denver has an excellent academic reputation and a history of successful athletics. He says the school is easily accessed through one of the world’s leading airports.
Denver’s membership will take effect on July 1, 2013. The Pioneers, who compete in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball, will be immediately eligible for all Summit League Championships during the 2013-14 season.
NCAA WBB…Former WNBA President Val Ackerman has been hired as a consultant and advisor by the NCAA for women's basketball.
She will work with NCAA vice president of women's basketball championships Anucha Browne Sanders, who was hired over the summer. Ackerman will help conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current state of women's college basketball, including the NCAA tournament. Some areas she'll be looking at include: scheduling, imaging, revenue generation, marketing and television strategies.
Ackerman, the first woman to serve as president of USA basketball, also represents the U.S. on the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Central Board. She was president of the WNBA for eight seasons after helping get the league started.
SIOUX CITY VB…The NAIA says Sioux City will continue to be the host city for the NAIA Volleyball National Championship through 2015. Sioux City has served as hosts since 2008 and the 2012 national championship began Tuesday and runs through Saturday in the Tyson Events Center.
This year’s championship will mark the fifth-consecutive year in Sioux City, which will set the longest continuous streak of one city hosting the volleyball national championship. In the 32-year history of the championship, there have been 17 different cities to play host.