Girls Basketball

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…

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…

Ethan, Warner and DeSmet all advance to Girls State “B” Basketball Tournament

Ethan, Warner and DeSmet all advance to Girls State "B" Basketball Tournament

HURON, SD… The top 3 ranked teams in girls Class “B” basketball  all advanced to the state tournament  with SODAK 16 wins in Huron, Ethan remained unbeaten with a 70-38 win over DuPree. Karly Gustafson led the Rustler with 22 points. In the 2nd game at the Huron Arena 3rd-ranked DeSmet broke open a close game to beat Sanborn Central/Woonsocket…

Top-Ranked West Central Advance to Class “A” SODAK 16

Top-Ranked West Central Advance to Class "A" SODAK 16

TEA, SD… The top-ranked Trojans of West Central overcame a slow start to beat Garretson 56-45 Thursday night in Region 3-A girls basketball. Rylee Haldeman sparked the team with 3 quick hoops at the end of the first half to turn a deficit into a 27-20 half-time lead and they never looked back, improving to 21-0. Joining the T’s in…

Unity Christian Just Misses Upset at State 2-A Tournament

Unity Christian Just Misses Upset at State 2-A Tournament

DES MOINES, IA… The Knights of Unity Christian almost pulled off the upset Tuesday night in Des Moines at the Iowa Class 2-A state tournament. Top-seeded Grundy Center advanced with a 49-45 win, but not without a scare. Corrina Timmermans gave the Knights the lead in the 4th quarter, but a steal and hoop by Sydney Matthews gave GC the…

O’Gorman Boys and Harrisburg Girls are Hoop Winners Thursday

O'Gorman Boys and Harrisburg Girls are Hoop Winners Thursday

SIOUX FALLS< SD… The O’Gorman boys followed up Tuesday’s impressive win over Lincoln with a 50-32 win at the Washington gym Thursday night. Zach Norton led the way with 14 points, Akoi Akoi had 13 and Jack Cartwight 12 for the Knights. Ganin Thompson had 14 for the Warriors. The 4th-ranked Harrisburg girls beat #3 Lincoln 61-51.  Jeniah Ugofsky led…

O’Gorman Boys and West Central Girls Both Winners Tuesday Night

O'Gorman Boys and West Central Girls Both Winners Tuesday Night

  SIOUX FALLS, SD… The O’Gorman Knights boys dominated the top-ranked Lincoln Patriots Tuesday night in the Knights gym 62-44. Luke Ronsiek led the way for Derek Robey’s team with 20 points. Jeremy Jones and Zach Norton who beat the half-time buzzer with a “3” each scored 10 in the first half as the Knights built a 35-17 lead and…

Viborg-Hurley and EPJ Split Hoops Doubleheader

Viborg-Hurley and EPJ Split Hoops Doubleheader

VIBORG, SD… Viborg-Hurley and EPJ split a basketball doubleheader Monday night in Viborg. The Cougar boys team moved into the top spot in the Class “B” poll earlier in the day and they ran into a very determined Huskies team. The Cougars jumped on top 9-0 behind Brodee Sherman… But EPJ rallied to take the lead by 3 in the…

West Central Edges Lennox in OT Thriller

West Central Edges Lennox in OT Thriller

LENNOX, SD… In a battle of two of the top teams in Class “A” girls basketball it turned into a classic Friday night in Lennox. It looked like the top-ranked Orioles were going to pull away and hand West Central it’s first loss. Madysen Vlastuin hit a 3 to end the 3rd quarter and the Orioles were up by 7….

Girls Basketball Recap with OG, BV and Lincoln Winning

Girls Basketball Recap with OG, BV and Lincoln Winning

SIOUX FALLS, BRANDON & HARRISBURG, SD… It was a busy Tuesday night in girls basketball. Emma Ronsiek had 16 and Isabelle Moore 14 points as 2nd-ranked O’Gorman beat Roosevelt 48-31 at the Sanford Pentagon. They will most likely move back into the top spot after Lincoln knocked off Harrisburg 53-52 on Emma Osmundson’s late basket. She scored 17 and Morgan…

Viborg-Hurley Sweeps Exciting Doubleheader From Canistota

Viborg-Hurley Sweeps Exciting Doubleheader From Canistota

HURLEY, SD… The Cougars of Viborg-Hurley spent a doubleheader Monday night in Hurley from Canistota. But it wasn’t without a supreme effort from the Hawks. In the girls game the Hawks actually led by as many as 9 points in the second quarter as Jordan Engelbrecht scored 21 for  James Strang’s team. But the 11-4 Cougars finished the half with…

O’Gorman Edges Harrisburg in Battle of Top Teams in Girls “AA” Hoops

O'Gorman Edges Harrisburg in Battle of Top Teams in Girls "AA" Hoops

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The top 2 teams in girls “AA” basketball collided at the O’Gorman gym Friday night and the result was a classic basketball game. The 2nd-ranked Knights prevailed 42-40 in a game that came right down to the final buzzer. Carley Kunkel hit a trio of 3’s to lead the way for OG with 11 points. Emma Ronsiek…

Top-Ranked Lincoln Boys and Harrisburg Girls Get Narrow Victories

Top-Ranked Lincoln Boys and Harrisburg Girls Get Narrow Victories

SIOUX FALLS, & HARRISBURG, SD… Both top-ranked teams in class “AA” escaped with narrow victories Thursday night. Jared Jaros led Lincoln to A 58-56 win over Brookings with 27 points. Drew Cole paced the Bobcats with 22 points. Lincoln remains unbeaten in 11 games. In Harrisburg, the 13-1 Tigers edged Yankton 34-29 in a defensive battle. They play #2 O’Gorman…

Top-Ranked Tigers Pull Away to Beat Washington

Top-Ranked Tigers Pull Away to Beat Washington

HARRISBURG, SD… The Harrisburg girls basketball team moved into the top spot Monday and played like it when they hosted Washington. The was just a 2-pointer 19-17 in the 2nd quarter when Harrisburg went on a 30-2 run and went on to win the game 68-34. Aby Phipps led the way with 16 points, while Jeniah Ugofsky and Brecli Honner…

BV Boys and OG Girls Both Victorious Tuesday Night

BV Boys and OG Girls Both Victorious Tuesday Night

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Brandon Valley Lynx went to the Washington gym Tuesday night and beat the Warriors 71-59. Evan Talcott led the way with 20 points and Carter Olthoff 18 as the 4th-ranked Lynx improved to 7-2. Carter Shields had 18 points for the Warriors. At the O’Gorman Gym the Knights overcame a slow start and beat SC East…

Ethan Rolls to 10th Straight Win as Gustafson Scores 32 at Canistota

Ethan Rolls to 10th Straight Win as Gustafson Scores 32 at Canistota

CANISTOTA, SD… The Hawks of Canistota put up a spirited battle early against the top-ranked team in class “B” Monday night on their home floor. They led by as many as 4 points when Noelle Hofer scored the first 8 points of the game and Jordan Engbrecht scored 17 points. But Karly Gustafson had an amazing night with 32 points…

Lincoln Girls Win at BV, Brookings Boys at Washington

Lincoln Girls Win at BV, Brookings Boys at Washington

BRANDON and SIOUX FALLS, SD… It was a good night to be a road team in high school basketball Morgan Hansen had 24 points as the Lincoln Patriots went to Brandon Valley and beat the #3 Lynx 51-43. And at the Washington gym, the Bobcats of Brookings out-lasted the home team 62-58 in a back and forth game. Jay Wilber…

OG Sweeps Yankton, BV and SFC Girls Also Victorious Tuesday Night

OG Sweeps Yankton, BV and SFC Girls Also Victorious Tuesday Night

SIOUX FALLS & HARRISBURG, SD… Tuesday night featured several big games in high school basketball. On the boys side, 2nd-ranked Yankton took an early lead at O’Gorman as sophomore sensation Matthew Mors led both teams with 28 points. But the Knights rallied to take the lead in the 4th quarter on a Luke Ronsiek bucket and he followed that up…

Lennox Takes 2 at Vermillion

Lennox Takes 2 at Vermillion

VERMILLION, SD… The top-ranked Lennox Orioles edged #4 Vermillion in a great girls basketball game Thursday night 63-55 in Vermillion. Madysen Vlastuin led the Orioles with 19 points and Rianna Fillipi had 14. Lexi Plitzuweit led the Tanagers with 24 points. In the boys game, Lennox pulled away early and beat Vermillion 68-47 as Josh Arlt led the way with…