SDSU MBB… Jordan Dykstra had 14 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead South Dakota State in an 82-45 rout over IUPUI on Thursday night.
South Dakota State (20-7, 11-3 Summit) shot 53.8 percent from the floor, knocking down 28 of 52 shot attempts including 11 3-pointers. The Jackrabbits out-rebounded IUPUI 41-20 and had 17 assists.
Greg Rice gave IUPUI (6-21, 1-12) a 10-8 lead after a lay-up with 12:57 to go but South Dakota State answered with a 33-11 run to close out the first half leading 41-21.
South Dakota State's Nate Wolters led all scorers with 18 points and Chad White chipped in with 14 points and four rebounds.
Donovan Gibbs scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Jaguars.
It is the second straight 20-win season for South Dakota State, which has won nine of its last 10 games including an eight-game winning streak before the 88-83 loss to Oakland on Feb. 9.
NDSU-WIU… Terell Parks scored 13 points and pulled down 15 rebounds Thursday night, helping Western Illinois dominate the second half of a 49-36 victory over North Dakota State and hold onto first place in the Summit League.
Adam Link had 14 points for the Leathernecks (19-5, 11-2), who stayed a half-game ahead of South Dakota State and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Bison (19-7, 10-4). Western Illinois plays at SDSU on Saturday.
Lawrence Alexander and TrayVonn Wright scored 10 apiece for the Bison, whose point total was their lowest ever at Bison Sports Arena, which opened in 1970.
NDSU closed the first half on a 10-0 run to lead 22-17 at halftime, but WIU scored 13 straight points just after halftime to go ahead for good. The Bison pulled within 35-31 on Alexander's free throws with 4:14 left, but the Leathernecks scored the next eight points to seal the victory.
SDSU WBB… IUPUI made the plays down the stretch to knock off league-leading South Dakota State in Summit League women's basketball 70-67.
IUPUI pulled to within a game of the Jackrabbits in the loss column, improving to 8-3 in The Summit League and 15-9 overall. SDSU dropped to 19-7 overall and 11-2 in league play.
Cold three-point shooting again plagued the Jackrabbits, who made only 1-of-17 attempts from long range. Overall, SDSU was 21-of-47 from the field, 44.7 percent, and 24-of-37 at the free throw line for 64.9 percent.
Megan Waytashek scored a game-high 20 points in a losing effort. Mariah Clarin and Ashley Eide wach finished with 11 points.
IUPUI was led by DeAirra Goss with 16 points and six rebounds, while Katie Comello added 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting from three-point range. Kerah Nelson finished the night with 11 points and six rebounds.
Rebounding was even at 37. Hannah Strop tallied a game-high seven boards for the Jackrabbits.
SDSU closes out its weekend road trip Saturday afternoon at Western Illinois. Tipoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. in Macomb, Ill.
BHS BBB…Brookings clinched the second-seed in the upcoming District 1AA boys basketball tournament with Thursday night’s 55-47 win over Sioux Falls Lincoln.
Brookings led by five after one quarter, and slowly stretched the lead in the second half.
Tyler Nagy threw in 23 points for the Bobcats – with Braxton Carlson adding eleven points and seven rebounds. Caleb Rector led the Patriots with 14 points. Calvin Krause had ten points. Nermin Krdzalic was held to just three points, but led Lincoln with eight rebounds.
Lincoln won the rebounding battle 37-30 – 14 of the Patriots’ boards were on the offensive glass. But Brookings had just ten turnovers and forced 19.
THURSDAY BBB SCORES…
Brandon Valley 53, Yankton 39
Flandreau 79, Howard 49
Madison 69, Vermillion 44
Rapid City Stevens 56, Rapid City Central 47
Sioux Falls Christian 82, Beresford 46
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 82, Sioux Falls Washington 32
Tea Area 76, Chester 31
Tiospa Zina Tribal 71, Great Plains Lutheran 67
Wessington Springs 58, Iroquois 37
POSTPONEMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
Waubay vs. Florence/Henry, ppd. to Feb 15.
Arlington vs. Waverly-South Shore, ccd.
Hamlin vs. Deuel, ppd. to Feb 16.
THURSDAY GBB SCORES…
Aberdeen Roncalli 44, Clark/Willow Lake 27
Castlewood 30, Estelline 28
Chester 52, Arlington 39
Dell Rapids 43, Madison 33
Menno 56, Howard 51
Sioux Falls Christian 50, Beresford 47
Sioux Valley 59, Garretson 37
West Central 37, Lennox 36
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Groton Area vs. Britton-Hecla, ccd.
Hamlin vs. Deuel, ppd. to Feb 16.
Langford vs. Waubay, ccd.
Sisseton vs. Wilmot, ccd.
Webster vs. Milbank, ccd.
STATE GYMNASTICS…The state “AA” and “A” gymnastics meets begin Friday in Rapid City with team competition. Individual event championships, and the all-around winners, will be determined Saturday.
Watertown won the ESD Conference, and regional, title last weekend, while Brookings placed fourth. Bobcat head coach Rachelle Engbrecht says Watertown will be tough to beat. 97629 :29 “themselves qualified individually”.
Brookings will have nine gymnasts competing.
“AA” and “A” teams will compete simultaneously – Engbrecht says the matchup between Watertown and defending “A” champ Deuel could be interesting. 97630 :20 “with Madison second”.
Brookings gymnastics coach Rachelle Engbrecht.
REGION WRESTLING…The Region 1A wrestling tournament starts Saturday morning at ten at Bob Jostad Gym in Brookings. The top four place winners in each class advance to the state tournament.
Teams competing include the Bobcats, Milbank and Watertown.
Brookings coach Scott Miller says there’s been a tranformation within the region over the past five years. 97631 :33 “favorite of winning”.
Miller says some Bobcats will have to wrestle well to crack the top four. 97632 :31 “106 left behind”.
Miller says it’s “feast or famine” in terms of quality in some other regions.
Class “B” regionals will also be held Saturday. Sioux Valley, Deuel and Kingsbury County compete in Region 1 at Redfield, while Flandreau and Tri-Valley travel to Region 2 in Salem.