THURSDAY, JANUARY 31:
Men’s Basketball: South Dakota @ South Dakota State (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 6:30)
Boys’ Basketball: Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Watertown
Deubrook @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland (POSTPONED)
Sioux Valley @ Flandreau (POSTPONED)
Lake Preston @ Elkton-Lake Benton (POSTPONED)
Madison @ West Central
Great Plains Lutheran @ Waubay
Dells St. Mary’s @ Colman-Egan (POSTPONED)
Swimming: Iowa Central @ South Dakota State (Women @ Iowa Central)
Indoor Track: South Dakota State @ Husker Invitational, Lincoln, NE
Hockey: South Dakota State men @ Dordt, 7:30pm
Austin @ Brookings Blizzard, 7:05pm
Tennis: South Dakota State, Montana State women @ North Dakota
Bowling: Brookings @ Harrisburg, Eastway Bowl
SDSU WBB…Megan Waytashek scored a game-high 18 points to pace three double-figure scorers as the Jackrabbit women's basketball team widened its Summit League lead to two games with a 63-55 victory at South Dakota Wednesday night. The Jackrabbits improved to 16-6 overall and 8-1 in The Summit League.
The Jackrabbits received 15 points from Ashley Eide and 10 from Gabby Boever. SDSU finished 24-of-61 from the field, 39.3 percent, including 5-for-12 on three-point attempts.
The Jackrabbits also controlled the glass, holding 42-30 rebounding advantage. Hannah Strop led all players with seven rebounds and all 10 Jackrabbit players to see action recorded at least one board. Eide says rebounding was key: 97626 :26 “to see that”.
For USD, Tempestt Wilson led the way with 15 points, followed by 13 points from Nicole Seekamp and 12 by Lisa Loeffler.
Jackrabbit head coach Aaron Johnston says, after a slow start, SDSU took charge. 97627 :33 “point game again”.
SDSU visits Missouri-Kansas City Saturday – Johnston says the Jacks would like to wrap up a three-game road sweep. 97628 :22 “ready to play”.
You’ll hear the game Saturday afternoon on the Ranch AM910.
RANGER HOCKEY…Brookings Rangers results from last weekend:
BANTAM B: The Brookings Bantam B team beat Sioux Falls 5-2 Sunday – Jordan Vlaminck had a hat trick. Saturday, Brookings got by Pierre 2-0, and on Friday, Riley Kass had two goals in a 6-1 win over Huron.
PEE WEE 2: At the North St. Paul Tournament, Brookings defeated Roseville 3-2…lost to Forest Lake 6-1…and defeated Highland Central 4-0, as Austin Lesnar had three goals.
GIRLS U12: Carlie Kruse had three goals in a 6-1 win over the Rushmores, but the Rushmores came back for a 5-1 victory.
SQUIRT RED: Luverne opened the weekend with an 11-0 win over Brookings, then followed up with a 9-1 victory. The Omaha Lancers posted a 8-0 win, followed by Yankton’s 5-3 victory.
SQUIRT WHITE: The Squirt White opened tournment play with a 4-3 win over Yankton, as Zach Weber scored a hat trick.
The White team then defeated Red 9-1, as Weber had four goals and Max Kjelden two. Luverne defeated Brookings 10-1, then the Omaha Lancers posted a 11-2 victory.
BIG 12 TITLE GAME…Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the league likely will seek permission from the NCAA to hold a championship game even though it doesn't have the 12 members required under the current rules.
During a visit to Oklahoma State on Wednesday night, Bowlsby told reporters the league "probably will" ask for a waiver from the NCAA to bend the rules. As he has done repeatedly, Bowlsby reiterated the league is comfortable with 10 members. One casualty of the departure of schools leaving the Big 12 as a 10-team league was the conference championship game, which wasn't held the last two seasons because of shrinking membership.
Bowlsby says he considers it odd that as the NCAA is deregulating it would dictate how conferences crown their champions.