MONDAY, JANUARY 7:
Boys’ Basketball: Great Plains Lutheran @ Wilmot
Girls’ Basketball: Deuel @ DeSmet
Baltic @ Elkton-Lake Benton
Dell Rapids @ Lennox
Beresford @ Tri-Valley
Lake Preston @ Iroquois
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Chester
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8:
Boys’ Basketball: Yankton @ Watertown
Mitchell @ Brandon Valley
Deubrook @ Clark/Willow Lake
Arlington @ Deuel
Hamlin @ Sioux Valley
Dell Rapids @ Sioux Falls Christian
Tea Area @ Tri-Valley
Colman-Egan @ Castlewood
Howard @ DeSmet
Centerville @ Chester
Parker @ Dells St. Mary’s
Girls’ Basketball: Brookings @ Sioux Falls Washington (Live on KCountry 102 @ 7:00)
Brandon Valley @ Mitchell
Aberdeen Central @ Huron
Deubrook @ Clark/Willow Lake
Hamlin @ Sioux Valley
Garretson @ Flandreau
Vermillion @ Madison
Howard @ DeSmet
Wilmot @ Great Plains Lutheran
Bowling: Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Brookings
Wrestling: Flandreau, West Lyon, Parker @ Parkston
Tri-Valley, Tea Area, Elk Point-Jefferson @ Beresford
SDSU MBB…Juevol Myles scored 22 points, overshadowing a record-setting night by Nate Wolters, as South Dakota defeated South Dakota State 74-71 Saturday.
The Coyotes (7-10, 3-2 Summit) led by 20 points early in the second half before hanging on to defeat South Dakota State (11-6, 2-2).
Wolters scored 26 points in the losing effort to become the Jackrabbits' all-time leading scorer with 1,943 career points. He surpassed Mark Tetzlaff's mark of 1,931 set from 1981-85. Wolters says the Jacks didn’t play with energy. 97621 :17 “learn from that”.
Head coach Scott Nagy says he can’t explain the slow start – SDSU trailed by 17 at halftime: 97622 :27 “tell you that”.
Brandon Bos added 16 points for South Dakota, including a 3-pointer to open the second half to put the Coyotes ahead 45-25. Casey Kasperbauer had 14 points and Trevor Gruis 12.
Chad White scored 16 points and Brayden Carlson 11 for South Dakota State, which used a 14-2 run midway through the second half to get within single digits and got as close as 72-71 on Jordan Dykstra's 3-pointer with 4 seconds left.
Fort Wayne 96, Omaha 78
North Dakota State 63, Kansas City 44
Western Illinois 57, IUPUI 53 (OT)
Alabama 65, Oakland 45
SDSU WBB…The South Dakota State women’s basketball team led wire to wire, defeating in-state rival South Dakota, 72-60, Sunday as part of the South Dakota Showdown Seriespresented by South Dakota Corn.
The Jackrabbits improved to 11-5 overall and took over sole possession of first place in The Summit League with a 3-0 record. The win also was No. 301 in head coach Aaron Johnston’s career, tying him with Nancy Neiber (301-140 record in 16 seasons from 1984-2000) for most victories in program history. Johnston says fans may have been expecting a comfortable win at home, but USD didn’t make it easy. 97627 :14 “really pull away”.
Megan Waytashek punctuated her 15-point afternoon with a layup and three-pointer in the closing minutes and Ashley Eide iced the game with four free throws down the stretch.
USD, which also received 15 points from Nicole Seekamp and 14 from Polly Harrington, ended the afternoon 23-of-53 from the field, 43.4 percent. Rebounding was nearly even, with USD holding a 31-29 advantage. Wilson led all players with seven rebounds for the Coyotes, while Leah Dietel and Waytashek paced SDSU with six boards each. Johnston says defense will help the Jacks’ rebounding. 97628 :22 “very under control”.
The Jackrabbits are slated to play their first Summit League road game of the season Thursday at Oakland. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (5:30 p.m. Central) in Rochester, Mich.
BHS BBB…Brookings held Yankton to 15 points in the first three quarters, and rolled to a 47-29 ESD Conference boys’ basketball win over the Bucks Saturday night in Yankton.
Braxton Carlson led the 6-1 Bobcats with 21 points and nine rebounds. Kaleb Vig added 13 points for Brookings, which shot 42 percent from the floor and had 34 rebounds and 16 turnovers.
Brady Hale’s eight points led the Bucks.
Yankton won the J-V game 56-48…Yankton nipped the Bobcats in the sophomore game 48-47.
SATURDAY BBB SCORES…
Aberdeen Central 62, Mitchell 52
Castlewood 62, Britton-Hecla 50
Clark/Willow Lake 77, Florence/Henry 43
Colman-Egan 63, Bridgewater-Emery 61, OT
Hamlin 51, Estelline 35
Huron 47, Sioux Falls Washington 37
Pierre 65, Watertown 36
Rapid City Central 50, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 46
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 58, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 55, OT
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 87, Sturgis 51
Wilmot 55, Grant-Deuel 41
Big East Conference:
Seventh: Howard 51, Baltic 45
Fifth: Parker 41, Chester 37
Third: Flandreau 75, Garretson 59
First: Sioux Valley 55, McCook Central/Montrose 40
BHS GBB…Brookings rallied from a 12-point deficit to tie the game, but Sioux Falls Lincoln went on another run to defeat the Bobcats 51-39 Saturday in non-conference girls’ basketball.
Cera Ledbetter led the 4-2 Patriots with 17 points and six rebounds. Darby Hugunin had 15 points and Emilee Pierson ten points.
Lincoln won the rebounding battle 41-27, including 20 offensive boards. Brookings coach Lynn Frederick says that was the difference in the game. He says the Bobcats could have gotten the ball inside more offensively. 97623 :26 “those opportunities there”.
Lauren Coughlin led Brookings with 11 points and five rebounds. Frederick says the Bobcats have to do better than close calls: 97624 :13 “by our kids”.
Lincoln won the J-V game 51-30…the Patriots took the sophomore game 39-35…but Brookings won the freshman game 50-8.
SATURDAY GBB SCORES…
Aberdeen Central 63, Mitchell 55
Bridgewater-Emery 47, Colman-Egan 41
Estelline 40, Hamlin 37
Pierre 62, Watertown 31
Rapid City Central 48, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 46
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 69, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 27
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 58, Sturgis 48
Wilmot 66, Grant-Deuel 14
Langford 51, Hitchcock-Tulare 31
Northwestern 54, Lower Brule 35
St. Thomas More 39, Aberdeen Roncalli 26
Summit 50, Redfield/Doland 26
Warner 52, Clark/Willow Lake 31
BHS WRESTLING…Brookings defeated Watertown in a wrestling dual for the first time since 1989 – taking a 40-33 win Friday night.
Pins by Jake Russell, Aaron Eggebrecht and Justin Behrend in the final three matches sealed the victory – head coach Scott Miller says Russell and Eggebrecht came up huge. 97625 :47 “and he did”.
Devon Crandall also had a pin. Nick Hanson had a technical fall and Peter Hanson and Justice Lamer picked up major decisions. Adam Palmer added a decision.
Miller says the win means everything to the program: 97626 :19 “all the kids”.
Brookings competed Saturday at the West Sioux tourney in Hawarden, Iowa.
SATURDAY WR SCORES…
Canby, Minn. 45, Sisseton 27
Milbank 45, Marshall/Lakeview, Minn. 30
Sioux Falls Washington 73, Warner/Northwest 4
Canby, Minn. 52, Milbank 14
Sioux Falls Washington 54, Marshall/Lakeview, Minn. 21
Sisseton 66, Warner/Northwest 15
Canby, Minn. 66, Warner/Northwest 9
Marshall/Lakeview, Minn. 42, Sisseton 39
Sioux Falls Washington 56, Milbank 21
Canby, Minn. 51, Marshall/Lakeview, Minn. 20
Milbank 69, Warner/Northwest 12
Sioux Falls Washington 58, Sisseton 24
BHS GYMNASTICS…Watertown won the team title at Saturday’s Patty Jorgensen Invitational gymnastics meet.
TEAM SCORES: Watertown 143.150; Mitchell 136.400; Madison 133.375; Brookings 134.000; Huron 132.225; Sioux Falls Roosevelt 130.850; Aberdeen Central 129.625; Yankton 128.700; Sioux Falls Lincoln 128.125; Pierre 127.975; Sioux Falls Washington 111.775
All Around: Krisia Bramer, Watertown, 36.925; Holly Fahrenwald, 8th, 33.425
Bars: Bramer, 9.45; Sami Swedlund, 21st, 8.1
Beam: Lynne Hanten, Watertown, 9.225; Fahrenwald, 5th, 8.625
Floor: Hanten, 9.575; Alexis Gannon, 4th, 9.425; Fahrenwald, 6th, 9.2
Vault: Lexy Morris, Watertown, 9.55; Gannon, 6th, 9.125.
SDSU SWIMMING…The South Dakota State University men’s swimming team won one event and claimed runner-up finishes in five other relays en route to a second-place finish Saturday at the Tampa Relays.
Host Tampa won the four-team meet with 136 points, followed by the Jackrabbits with 98. Rounding out the competition were SUNY Geneseo with 86 points and SUNY New Paltz with 60.
In a meet featuring 10 different relays, the Jackrabbits 3x166-yard team of Nathaniel Weinman, Blake Yeager and Kyle Ochsner won the event in a time of 5 minutes, 15.31 seconds.
South Dakota State’s women’s swimming team posted seven top-five finishes to turn in a fourth-place finish out of seven teams.
The 400-yard individual medley relay team of Kayce Smith, Bianca Ninneman, Shauna Foor and Emma Wright registered the highest finish for the Jackrabbits, placing second with a time of 4 minutes, 22.42 seconds.
Rice (Texas) won the meet with 126 points, followed by host Tampa with 98 points and SUNY Geneseo third with 66. SDSU placed fourth with 56.
BLIZZARD…Blizzard goaltender Drew Weigman stopped all 24 shots that came his way for his third shutout of the season as Brookings posted a 1-0 shutout win in Bismarck on Saturday night.
The lone goal of the game came in the second period off the stick of Joe Anderson, who scored a power play goal with assists to Justin Moody and Conor Andrle. The win moved Brookings into a second-place tie in the Central Division.
After the first five minutes of the game it looked like Coulee Region came to play as they took a 2-0 lead on goals from Hunter Anderson and Cory Lushanko. However, Brookings scored seven straight including four in the third period to win 7-2. Justin Moody scored twice and Emil Blomqvist, Casey Purpur, Evan Hesse, Thomas Williams and Nikita Sokolov added the goals for Brookings.
BHS BOWLING…Brookings dropped two bowling matches against Sioux Falls Washington.
The boys lost 26-24. Ethan Hicks rolled a 246 game and a 642 series to lead Brookings. Sawyer Busch had a 265 game and a 595 series…Brandon Wonnenberg and Nathan Holmes each had a 546 series, and Quentin Mason a 525.
The varsity girls lost 50-0. Abby Roden had a 400 series, Tiana Holmes a 371, and Grace Venarsky a 346.
Washington’s J-V boys’ won 23-2. Brandon Rippert had a 515 series and Devon Austin a 512.
COTY AWARDS…The South Dakota High School Coaches Association has announced its Coach of the Year Awards for the fall of 2012.
Girls Cross Country – Larry Buffington, Gayville-Volin Others nominated: Jason Bohl-Garretson, Thad Caldwell-Rapid City Central, Jesse Coy-Rapid City Stevens, Todd Thorson-Ipswich, Andy VanDeest-Spearfish
Boys Cross Country – Bob Cords, Madison Others nominated: Phil Bjorneberg-Parker, Jesse Coy-Rapid City Stevens, Chris Gruenhagen-Brookings, Karen Karim-Custer, Eric Pooley-Sioux Falls Lincoln
Football – Steve Hansen, Dell Rapids Others nominated: Dan Aaker-Winner, Brian Hermanson-Sioux Falls Washington, Lenny Schoreder-Canistota, Adolph Shepardson-Deubrook Area, Jay Wammen-Harding County
Volleyball – Kari Jung, Warner Others nominated: Anita Boeck-Arlington, Jill Christensen-Parker, Don Craig-Dakota Valley, Holly Lynch-Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Darci Wassenaar-Sioux Falls Christian
SDSU ACADEMICS…South Dakota State University student-athletes turned in another successful term in the classroom, finishing the recently completed fall semester with a collective 3.21 grade-point average.
Individually, 68 percent of Jackrabbit student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester. Of that group, 134 carried a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99, with 22 recording a perfect 4.0 GPA.
The women's basketball squad recorded the highest team GPA for the semester at 3.67, followed by the men's tennis team at 3.58.