Area basketball 2-3-23

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Wolsey-Wessington 59, De Smet 54
DE SMET - The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds held off an upset-minded De Smet Bulldogs on Thursday 59-54 in De Smet.

Mallory Miller led the Lady Warbirds, now 13-2, with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocked shots. Lainey Uttecht added 13 points while Leah Williams contributed 12 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists for Wolsey-Wessington.

Hazel Luethmers led De Smet (6-9) with 19 points. Jada Burke chipped in 13 points for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs travel to Elkton-Lake Benton tonight while the Lady Warbirds travel to Woonsocket to face Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Saturday.

Wolsey-Wessington     13 24 39 59
De Smet         10 20 36 54

Wolsey-Wessington (13-2): Leah Williams 3 5-8 12, Lainey Uttecht 4 2-2 13, Taylor Horn 1 4-5 6, Mya Boomsma 2 2-4 6, Mallory Miller 6 4-6 18, Payton Kemnitz 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18 17-25 59.

De Smet (6-9): Jada Burke 4 4-5 13, Alyssa Asleson 3 0-0 9, Mirra Beck 3 0-0 8, Cori Birkel 1 0-0 2, Hazel Luethmers 7 3-5 19, Megan Dylla 1 0-0 3. Totals: 19 7-10 54.

Miller 62, Ipswich 21
IPSWICH — Miller cruised to a 62-21 victory against Ipswich on Thursday.

The Rustlers, who improved to 11-3, led 12-2 after the first quarter and held the Tigers scoreless in the final quarter.

Morgan Kolda had 17 points and four assists to lead Miller to the win. Jaden Werdel added nine points and had seven assists and three steals.

Tyra Gates had four rebounds for the Rustlers.

Gabby Wald led Ipswich, which is now 1-12, with eight points. Brianna Geditz had four points and three assists.
Miller will travel to play Platte-Geddes on Saturday.

Miller     12  30  53  62
Ipswich       2  15  21  21

Miller (11-3): Tyra Gates 3 0-0 6; Jaden Werdel 4 0-0 9; Morgan Kolda 7 0-0 17; Ally Mullaney 3 1-2 7; Abigail Blake 2 0-0 4; Tricia Lammers 3 1-4 7; Journey Palmer 1 0-0 2; Paige Werdel 1 0-0 2; Aleah Schlechter 0 1-2 1; Kate Lichty 2 0-0 5; Jolie Palmer 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27 3-8 62.

Ipswich (1-12): Katie Bierman 1 0-0 3; Ashlyn Weig 0 1-2 1; Karlie Gohl 1 0-0 3; Kaylin Onken 1 0-0 2; Gabby Wald 3 2-4 8; Brianna Geditz 2 0-0 4. Totals: 8 3-6 21.

Rebounds: M 23 (Gates 4); I 22 (Nierman 3). 3-point goals: M 5-11 (Kolda 3, J. Werdel 1, Lichty 1); I 2-8 (Bierman 1, Gohl 1). Turnovers: M 8; I 18. Assists: M 25 (J. Werdel 7); I 8 (Geditz 3). Steals: M 9 (J. Werdel 3); I 7 (Guthmiller 2). Fouls: M 7; I 9.

Wessington Springs 50, Lower Brule 21
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — After outscoring Lower Brule 13-1 in the opening quarter, Wessington Springs led 30-5 at the half en route to a 50-21 win on Thursday.

Kate Havlik finished with 18 points to lead the Lady Spartans, while Kirstie Munsen had 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

Sereya LaRoche and Brilyn LaRoche finished with eight and seven points, respectively, to lead Lower Brule (7-7).

Wessington Springs, which improved to 9-6, will host Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Saturday.

Lower Brule       1    5  14  21
Wessington Springs     13  30  41  50

Lower Brule: Shereya LaRoche 2 4-6 8; Brilyn LaRoche 2 1-2 7; Lamaira Middletent 2 0-0 4; Lael Middletent 1 0-1 2; Kaitlyn Thompson 0 0-4 0. Totals: 7 5-13 21.

Wessington Springs: Kate Havlik 8 0-0 18; Kirsti Munsen 5 1-4 14; Alyssa Grohs 3 1-2 7; Kerstyn Heim 0 3-6 3; Avery Orth 1 0-2 2; Carissa Scheel 1 0-0 2; Masynn Mebius 0 2-2 2; Ashlyn Weber 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19 7-17 50.

Rebounds: LB 22 (S. LaRoche 6); WS 45 (Munsen 7). 3-point goals: LB 2-14 (B. LaRoche 2); WS 5-18 (Munsen 3, Havlik 2). Turnovers: LB 17; WS 14. Assists: LB 1; WS 9 (Orth 3). Steals: LB 6; WS 8 (Munsen 3). Fouls: LB 16; WS 12.  

Lyman 56, Highmore-Harrold 46
HIGHMORE — The Lyman Raiders broke open a close game with a second half surge Thursday night, pulling away for a 56-46 win over the Highmore-Harrold Pirates in non-conference girls’ basketball action.

Mak Scott erupted for 31 points and eight rebounds to lead the Raiders, who improve to 8-4. Skyler Volmer added 13 points and collected eight rebounds for Lyman.

Highmore-Harrold was led by Brooke Palmer’s 22 point, eight rebound effort.

The Pirates, now 3-11, will host Philip on Saturday.

Lyman         22 27 42 56
Highmore-Harrold     14 24 31 46

Faulkton Area 48, Sunshine Bible Academy 28
MILLER — Addison Melius charted a double-double for the Faulkton Area Trojans Thursday night, leading her team to a 48-28 win over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders in non-conference girls’ basketball action.

Melius scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds - both game-high totals - to pace the Trojans to the win that improved their record to 7-8 on the season.

Sunshine got eight points from both Sadie Konechne and Abby Hinman, while Annaliese VanZee snagged six rebounds for the Crusaders.

SBA, now 0-13, travels to face Hitchcock-Tulare Friday night in Hitchcock.

Faulkton Area         17 33 44 48
Sunshine Bible Academy       6 10 18 28

Faulkton Area (7-8): Ashly Senn 2 4-4 8; Oliva Hadrick 1 0-2 2; Praislee Martinmaas 2 0-0 4; Gabby Kast 2 0-0 5; Addison Melius 7 0-0 14; Tegan Baloun 0 0-1 0; Preslie Russel 0 0-2 2; Kelli Stoecker 4 1-4 9; Anna Aesoph 1 0-1 2; Jaymi Senn 1 2-2 4. Totals: 20 7-18 48.

Sunshine Bible Academy (0-13): Sadie Konechne 2 4-6 8; Lydia Lo 3 0-0 6; Annaliese VanZee 2 0-0 4; Betra Amare 1 0-2 2; Abby Hinman 4 0-0 8. Totals: 12 4-8 28.

FG: FA - 20-44 46%; SBA - 12-49 25%. 3-pt FG: FA - 1-5 (Kast); SBA - 0-7. Rebounds: FA - 42 (Melius 10); SBA - 27 VanZee 6). Turnovers: FA - 18; SBA - 15. Fouls: FA - 10; SBA - 20.

Boys

De Smet 80, Elkton/Lake Benton 62
ELKTON — The De Smet Bulldogs outscored the Elkton/Lake Benton Elks 29-18 in the third quarter, opening up a three point halftime lead and easing into an 80-62 win in boys’ basketball action Thursday night.

Damon Wilkinson led all scorers with 37 points to pace the Bulldogs, who improve to 12-2. Kasen Janssen and Kayden Fast each notched 12 points and George Jensen added 10.

The Elks got 26 points from Ryan Krog, as the loss drops them to 5-6.

De Smet takes on Tea Area Saturday in the Sanford Pentagon Classic at 3:30 p.m.

De Smet             19 35 67 80
Elkton/Lake Benton         15 32 50 62

Faulkton 76, Sunshine Bible Academy 33

MILLER — The Faulkton Area Trojans scored 30 points in the second quarter to open up a huge lead and coasted home with a 76-33 win over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders Thursday night in non-conference boys’ basketball action.

Layne Cotton scored 26 points and collected 11 rebounds for the Trojans, who improve to 5-7 with the win. Roman DiMaria scored 18 points.

Nolan Triebwasser led the Crusaders with 13 points and a trio of SBA players each had four rebounds.

The Crusaders, who are now 0-11, will look to break into the win column Friday against Hitchcock-Tulare in Hitchcock.

Faulkton Area         13 43 61 76
Sunshine Bible Academy       6 10 18 28

Faulkton Area (5-9): Roman DiMAria 7 4-4 18; DJ McGaugh 1 1-2 3; Layne Cotton 11 3-7 26; Gus Kopecky 2 1-2 5; Marshall Koens 1 0-0 3; Gian DiMaria 1 0-0 3; Carter Hall 1 0-0 2; Spencer Melius 3 1-2 8; Charlie Deiter 3 0-0 7; Trey Machtemes 0 1-3 1. Totals: 30 11-20 76.

Sunshine Bible Academy (0-11): Owan Watson 0 0-2 0; Daniel Gerbracht 2 3-5 7; Parker Jones 0 1-2 1; Nolan Triebwasser 4 5-8 13; River Jones 2 0-0 5; Josh Wilken 1 0-0 3; Issac Hauge 0 1-2 1; Toby Mickelson 1 1-4 3. Totals: 10 11-23 33.

FG: FA - 30-63 48%; SBA - 10-28 36%. 3-pt FG: FA - 5-17 (Cotton, Koens, G. DiMaria, Melius, Deiter); SBA - 2-11 (Jones, Wilken). Rebounds: FA - 39 (Cotton 11); SBA - 26 (3 players with 4). Turnovers: FA - 15; SBA - 31. Fouls: FA - 19; SBA - 18 (Anthony Mitchell out).

Wessington Springs 60, Iroquois/Lake Preston 46
IROQUOIS — With all four of its scorers in double figures, Wessington Springs collected a 60-46 victory against Iroquois/Lake Preston on Tuesday in a 281 Conference matchup.

Blake Larson finished with 26 points and seven rebounds to lead the Spartans. Ryder Michalek had 13 points, while Parker Graff and Colby Flowers added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Brock Krueger had team-highs of five assists and four steals.

Logan Peskey had a game-high 29 points. 10 rebounds and three steals for Iroquois/Lake Preston. Tobias Arbeiter had eight points.

Haydon Shurson recorded six assists for the Sharks.

Wessington Springs 13  24  50  60
Iroquois/Lake Preston 4  21  31  46

Wessington Springs: Blake Larson 8 7-10 26; Ryder Michalek 6 1-6 13; Parker Graff 5 0-0 11; Colby Flowers 5 0-4 10. Totals: 24 8-20 60.

Iroquois/Lake Preston: Logan Peskey 13 0-2 29; Tobias Arbeiter 4 0-0 8; Haydon Shurson 2 0-0 5; Riley Casper 0 4-6 4. Totals: 19 4-8 46.

Rebounds: WS 22 (Larson 7); ILP 35 (Peskey 10). 3-point goals: WS 4-12 (Larson 3, Graff 1); ILP 4-19 (Peskey 3, Shurson 1). Turnovers: WS 13; ILP 25. Assists: WS 12 (Krueger 5); ILP12 (Shurson 6). Steals: WS 13 (Krueger 4); ILP 7 (Peskey 3). Fouls: WS 10; ILP 16 (Jake Larsen, out).

Highmore-Harrold 57, Sunshine Bible Academy 28
MILLER — The Highmore-Harrold Pirates pushed their season record to 11-3 Tuesday night, with a 57-28 win over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders in 281 Conference boys’ basketball action.

Mason Knox scored 14 points and hauled down 17 rebounds to pace the Pirates’ effort.

Nolan Triebwasser scored 11 points and had seven boards for SBA, which also got seven rebounds from Daniel Gerbracht.

SBA, which falls to 0-10, travels to Hitchcock-Tulare on Friday night, while the Pirates host Philip on Saturday.

Highmore-Harrold         17 39 53 57
Sunshine Bible Academy       7 12 19 28

Highmore-Harrold (11-3): Dawson Hale 3 0-0 7; Carson Stephenson 3 0-0 8; Treyton Knox 4 0-0 8; Mason Knox 5 2-3 14; Bryce Bourk 3 0-1 6; Caleb Roth 1 0-0 2; Miles McPeak 2 0-0 4; Trake Cowan 4 0-4 8. Totals: 25 2-8 57.

Sunshine Bible Academy (0-10): Owan Watson 1 0-0 2; Daniel Gerbracht 2 2-6 8; Parker Jones 2 0-0 5; Nolan Triebwasser 4 0-0 11; Jensen Wipf 1 0-0 3. Totals 10 2-6 28.

FG: HH - 25-52 48%; SBA - 10-48 21%. 3-pt FG: HH - 5-12 (Stephenson 2, M. Knox 2, Hale); SBA - 6-25 (Triebwasser 3, Gerbracht 2, Jones). Rebounds: HH - 46 (M. Knox 17); SBA - 24 (Triebwasser 7, Gerbracht 7). Turnovers: HH - 18; SBA - 15. Fouls: HH - 9; SBA - 8.