Author: Mark Ovenden

DWU and Northwestern Lose Heartbreakers in NAIA Semi’s

DWU and Northwestern Lose Heartbreakers in NAIA Semi's

SIOUX CITY, IA… The NAIA semi-finals couldn’t have been closer. Unfortunately for DWU and Northwestern, they came up just shy in their attempts to make Tuesday’s title game. The defending champion Tiger from Dakota Wesleyan got a late hoop from Kynedi Cheeseman in regulation to tie Southeastern of Florida at 61 and send the game to regulation. It went to…

Scoreboard Monday, March 11th

Scoreboard Monday, March 11th

Scoreboard Monday, March 11th Women’s Basketball Summit League Semi-Finals @ Premier Center-Sioux Falls SDSU 86, Oral Roberts 55 *Miller 18 points, Larson 15 points USD 84, North Dakota 61 *Duffy 17 pts./6 reb., A.Arens 17 pts./8 reb. NAIA Semi-Finals @ Tyson Event Center-Sioux City Concordia 82, Northwestern 79 *DeJong 23 points/Red Raiders 29-5 Southeastern (FLA) 78, DWU 75 (2 OT’s)…

Coyotes Roll Past North Dakota to Make Summit Championship Against SDSU

Coyotes Roll Past North Dakota to Make Summit Championship Against SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Four Coyotes reached double-figures as South Dakota came out victorious 84-61 over North Dakota in the Summit League Tournament semifinals on Monday inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. South Dakota (28-4) heads to the Summit League Tournament’s championship game for the sixth time in seven years of eligibility. It will be the fifth time the Coyotes will meet…

SDSU Women Roll Past Oral Roberts to Make Summit Title Game

SDSU Women Roll Past Oral Roberts to Make Summit Title Game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-The South Dakota State women’s basketball team advanced to its ninth The Summit League Championships title game after recording an 86-55 win over Oral Roberts Monday afternoon in the semifinal round at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The Jackrabbits, who have now won 15-straight games, improved to 25-6. State had five players score in double figures, led by…

Jaros Has Done Patriotic Duty for Lincoln

Jaros Has Done Patriotic Duty for Lincoln

SIOUX FALLS, SD….Like many in South Dakota, Jared Jaros comes from a basketball family, with older brothers Adam and Ty previously playing at Lincoln. But there’s one thing that makes his lineage unique. Jared Jaros, Lincoln Senior:”My great grandpa played in the NBA.  For the Minneapolis Lakers. I learned that a couple of years ago, that’s pretty cool…” Almost as…

State A Girls Field is Set as M-C-M and Lennox are Among 8 SODAK 16 Winners

State A Girls Field is Set as M-C-M and Lennox are Among 8 SODAK 16 Winners

BRANDON, SD… The field for the Girls State “A” Basketball Tournament is now set after Thursday night’s SODAK 16 games around the state. In Brandon both Lennox and McCook Central/Montrose earned their spots in the state tourney with wins. Lennox knocked off SF Christian 51-46 in a battle of ranked teams as Madison Vlastuin led the way for the Orioles…

DeSmet and Corsica/Stickney Are 1st Round Winners Thursday Night at Huron Arena

DeSmet and Corsica/Stickney Are 1st Round Winners Thursday Night at Huron Arena

HURON, SD… The Bulldogs of DeSmet moved into Friday night’s Class “B” semi-finals with a 59-44 win over White River at the Huron Area Thursday night. Rynn Osthus paced the attack for DeSmet with 15 points and Kristen Poppen had 14 along with 8 rebounds. Caelyn Valandra Prue led the Tigers with 18 points and Kylee Wells had 13. They…

DWU Women Roll into 2nd Round at NAIA Tourney in Sioux City

DWU Women Roll into 2nd Round at NAIA Tourney in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In the opening round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament, presented by Riverside Technologies and Seaboard Triumph Foods, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team shot past St. Francis University (Fla.), 97-66 Thursday at the Tyson Events Center. The Tigers (29-5) began the game on a 6-0 run with easy layups and good…

Northwestern Red Raiders Advance to NAIA 2nd Round

Northwestern Red Raiders Advance to NAIA 2nd Round

SIOUX CITY, IA…Northwestern stays perfect in first round games at the championship, improving to 16-0 all-time. The Red Raiders advance with a 27-4 record where they will play either Indiana Wesleyan or Bryan (Tenn.) in a second round game on Friday night at 7pm. ONU ends the season at 21-12. The Red Raiders shot better than 50% in each half,…

Ethan and Freeman Advance to Girls State “B” Semi’s

Ethan and Freeman Advance to Girls State "B" Semi's

HURON, SD… The top-ranked and unbeaten Ethan Rustlers trailed Waverly-South Shore in the second quarter in the opening round of the Girls State “B” tournament at the Huron Arena Thursday. But Karly Gustafson scored 16 points and Jessica Bartscher his back to back 3’s as part of her 12 point performance as the Rustlers rallied to take the lead at…

Scoreboard Thursday, March 7th

Scoreboard Thursday, March 7th

Scoreboard Thursday, March 7th Women’s Basketball NAIA National Tournament 1st Round in Sioux City DWU 97, St. Thomas 66 *Osthus 23 pts./Cheeseman 22 pts Northwestern 93, Olivet Nazarene 80 *DeJong, Kiel 18 points NHL Wild 3, Tampa Bay 0 *Zucker 3 goals (20) H.S. Basketball Girls State “B” 1st Round @ Huron Arena Ethan 52, W-S-S 40 *Gustafson 16 points…

Moser Leads Boyden Hull to 2-A Finals

Moser Leads Boyden Hull to 2-A Finals

DES MOINES, IA… The Comets of Boyden Hull are used to being in the state tournament in boys basketball. They had been to the Class 1-A 16 times. But this year they are competing in Class 2-A. And they are one win away from being crowned state champs after Wednesday’s 62-59 win over South Hamilton, Jewell. Keyton Moser was perfect…

Defenders Rally Falls Short at NAIA Tournament in Sioux City

Defenders Rally Falls Short at NAIA Tournament in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, IA… The first ever appearance in the NAIA Women’s Basketball Tournament ended Wednesday night when the Dordt Defenders fell 86-72 to Indiana Northwest. The Defenders under their 3rd coach in 3 years won 20 games for Bill Harmsen and they made a big rally in Wednesday’s loss. They tailed 45-28 at the half and actually rallied to take…

Hoglund’s Big Game Helps DWU Advance at NAIA

Hoglund's Big Game Helps DWU Advance at NAIA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thanks to a 43-point outing by Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team downed Warner University (Fla.), 79-65 in the opening round of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament presented by Athletic Care, Wednesday at the Sanford Pentagon. Both teams began the game slow on offense as the first…

Scoreboard Wednesday, March 6th

Scoreboard Wednesday, March 6th

Scoreboard Wednesday, March 6th Men’s Basketball NAIA National Tournament 1st Round @ Sanford Pentagon DWU 79, Warner 65 *Hoglund 43 points Women’s Basketball NAIA National Tournament 1st Round @ Tyson Event (Sioux City) Indiana Northwest 86, Dordt 72 *Feenstra 19 points Boys Basketball Iowa Class 2-A State Tournament  Semi-finals @ Des Moines, IA Boyden Hull 62, S. Hamilton, Jewell 59…

Northern Men Repeat as NSIC Champions

Northern Men Repeat as NSIC Champions

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern State Wolves had 3 very challenging games in the NSIC Tournament and they responded in all three with hard-fought victories. The widest margin of victory was in Tuesday night’s title game against SMSU when the Wolves prevailed 72-68. Afterwards, MVP Ian Smith and junior Gabe King talked about what it meant to them to repeat…