SPORTS 4-1-14


SDSU WBB…South Dakota State will travel to Texas-El Paso Wednesday night for a WNIT “Final Four” matchup.
Tip-off is at 8:00pm, Central Time – you’ll hear the game on the Ranch AM910 at 7:30.
   Seniors Kristine Vitola (21 points, 14 rebounds) and Kayla Thornton each recorded double doubles, and UTEP downed Washington 70-63 Monday.
   It marks the second victory in three days against a Pac-12 school, and the Miners equaled the second-most triumphs (28) at the school in program history.
   Talia Walton led Washington with 22 points.  It was a defensive-minded contest with both teams shooting less than 40 percent from the floor.  UTEP had a 50-36 rebounding edge, which helped contribute to a big advantage at the charity stripe The Miners made 22-of-28 free throws while the Huskies connected on 6-of-11 tries.

SDSU MEN’S GOLF…Grant Smith shot 150 to lead the South Dakota State men’s golf team at the Beu/Mussato Invitational in Macomb, Ill.
   The Jacks shot a 620. good for fifth after two rounds, while Bradley leads the field with a 609.
   Smith is tied for sixth.  Dylan Baker shot a 156 to tie for 20th.  Hudson Carpenter and Trevor Tobin are tied for 23rd after shooting 157s.  Lukas Davison shot a 160.
   Competing as individuals, Ian Rinken shot a 162. Guillermo fired a 163 and Austin Sitter shot a 164.

SDSU WOMEN’S GOLF…Sydney MacDonald shot a one-under par 71 Monday to help the South Dakota State women’s golf team move into 12th place after the second round of the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate at Stockbridge, Ga.
   MacDonald is tied for 19th with a two-round 151.
   SDSU shot a two-round 637, good for 12th. Georgia State, ranked 24th in the country, leads the field, shooting a 588.
   Myranda Dunmire shot a 160 and is tied for 56th.  Brianna Janu is in a tie for 60th after shooting a 161.  Alli Plath has a 165. Islamiah Fuad finished the second round at 174.

BHS GOLF…The Brookings golf opener Monday at Yankton was postponed due to weather.
   The Bobcats are now scheduled to open the season Monday at Sioux Falls Lincoln.

ALL-STATE GBB…The Class “B” All-State girls’ basketball team has been released.  The list:
Shelby Selland, 6-foot-2 senior, Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (18.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.4 apg).
Miranda Ristau, 6-foot-2 senior, Warner (16.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.1 bpg).
Kynedi Cheeseman, 5-foot-9 sophomore, Hanson (17.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3 apg).
Ashley Rozell, 6-foot junior, Warner (18.5 ppg, 4 rpg, 3.1 spg).
Chloe Lamb, 5-foot-9 freshman, Sully Buttes (14 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.5 apg).
Chesney Nagel, 5-foot-8 senior, Avon (17.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.3 apg).

Remi Wientjes, 5-foot-9 senior, Sully Buttes (16 ppg, 5 rpg, 3.8 spg).
Myah Selland, 6-foot-1 freshman, Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (13.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 5 apg).
Darbi Gustafson, 6-foot-1 junior, Ethan (13.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.3 bpg).
Shelby Reed, 5-foot-9 senior, Estelline (17.2 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 3.1 apg).
Abby Hora, 5-foot-8 sophomore, Viborg-Hurley (18.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 4.4 apg).
Grayson Gruenhagen, 5-foot-7 senior, De Smet (10.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg).

Shenia Doering, 6-foot senior, Alcester-Hudson (19.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.9 apg).
Karissa Chamley, 5-foot-9 junior, Summit (18.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.4 spg).
Ali Lake, 5-foot-10 senior, Potter County (18.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.3 apg).
McKenzee Zilverberg, 5-foot-7 junior, Highmore-Harrold (14.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 5.1 apg).
Katie Sackmann, 5-foot-7 junior, Lemmon (14 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 spg).
Madison Mathews, 5-foot-8 junior, Jones County (18.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 5 apg)

IUPUI HEAD COACH…IUPUI hired former Arizona star Jason Gardner as its new basketball coach Monday.
   He replaces Todd Howard, who was fired after going 26-70 in three seasons.
   Gardner, the 2009 Indiana Mr. Basketball, served as an assistant coach on Josh Pastner’s staff at Memphis. Before that he served as an assistant at Loyola of Chicago.

DWU SIGNEES…Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball coach Matt Wilber has signed six more players, including Lake Preston’s Cole Casper.
   Casper averaged 17.3 points, give rebounds and 4.5 assists through 15 games in his senior season. He had accumulated more than 1,100 points and earned all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior.
   Casper also lettered four times in both track and football, and earned all-conference football team as a senior and participated in the state track meet as a junior.
   Other signees are Scott VanWinkle of BonHomme, Austin Bicknase of Harrisburg, Mitch Heumiller of Mobridge-Pollock, Kevin Peterson of Brandon Valley, and Ben Robinson of Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School.

TROUT STOCKING…Rainbow trout will be stocked in the Oahe Marina and at LaFramboise Causeway near Pierre starting in April.
   Weather permitting, trout will be released in Oahe Marina and at the LaFramboise Causeway starting April 4, with additional Friday stockings planned throughout the month. The trout range in size from 9 to 11 inches.

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