Girls take to hardwood to open 2023 Huron Holiday Classic

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HURON — The Huron Holiday Classic tipped off Friday with a slate of seven girls’ games at Huron Arena.

The boys’ portion of the HHC is set for today, beginning at 11 a.m., with Crazy Horse against Mitchell Christian.

Langford Area will play Lyman at 12:30 p.m., followed by Sanborn Central/Woonsocket vs. Lower Brule at 2 p.m.; Chamberlain vs. Clark/Willow Lake at 3:30 p.m.; Burke vs. Faulkton Area at 5 p.m.; Wessington Springs vs. Jones County at 6:30 p.m.; and Howard vs. James Valley Christian at 8 p.m.


Kimball/White Lake’s Summer Skluzak drives against Laila Wells of Lower Brule during their Huron Holiday Classic game Friday at Huron Arena.

Kimball/White Lake 61, Lower Brule 34
The Kimball/White Lake WiLdKats raised to a double digit first quarter lead and pulled away for a 61-34 win over the Lower Brule Lady Sioux to open the Huron Holiday Classic.

The WiLdKats led 21-10 after one quarter of play and outscored the Lady Sioux in each of the final three periods of play, as they improve to 3-3 on the season.

Harley Namanny scored 25 points and Madison Meier added 12 for KWL, while Lindy Kiehn windexed the boards for 14 rebounds.

Lower Brule was led by Lael Middletent and Kaitlyn Thompson, both with nine points. Thompson led the Lady Sioux on the boards with six.

Score by quarters
Kimball/White Lake 21 35 48 61
Lower Brule 10 21 26 34

KIMBALL/WHITE LAKE (3-3): Summer Skulzak 2 0-0 4; Madison Meier 5 1-2 12; Ryann Neilsen 3 0-0 6; Harley Namanny 9 4-6 25; Lindy Kiehn 4 0-2 8; Rylee McCord 0 4-6 4; Brandi Surat 0 2-2 2. Totals: 23 11-18 61.

LOWER BRULE (3-4): Shante Walters 3 0-0 7; Brilyn LaRoche 2 0-0 5; Lael Middletent 4 1-5 9; Marlee Sazue 1 0-0 2; Kaitlyn Thompson 3 3-4 9; Laila Wells 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14 4-9 34.

FG: KWL - 23-45 51%; LB - 14-51 28%. 3-pt FG: KWL - 4-14 (Namanny 3, Meier); LB - 2-16 (Walters and LaRoche). REB: KWL - 41 (Kiehn 14); LB 23 (Thompson 6). Fouls: KWL - 15; LB - 16 (Middletent out).


Burke’s Emmy Spencer puts up a shot against Colman-Egan’s Brynlee Landis during the Huron Holiday Classic on Friday at Huron Arena.

Burke 50, Colman-Egan 47
Cecily Geaghan hit a three-pointer with 1:14 to play that gave the Burke Lady Cougars the lead, then iced the game with two free throws in the closing seconds to help Burke to a 50-47 win over the Colman-Egan Hawks Friday at the Huron Holiday Classic.

The game was close throughout, with Burke holding slim leads at the first three quarter stops. Colman-Egan forged a small lead midway through the fourth quarter, but went cold from the field for the last two minutes of the game, allowing the Lady Cougars, now 5-2, to claim the win.

Geaghan led the Burke attack with 13 points, while Kailey Frank added 11 points and had 10 rebounds in the contest.

Colman-Egan, which falls to 5-3, got a game-high 19 points and six rebounds from Brynlee Landis. Jolie Flatten added 10 points for the Hawks.

Score by quarters
Colman-Egan 10 24 38 47
Burke 12 27 39 50

COLMAN-EGAN (5-3): Presley Luze 1 0-2 3; Brynlee Landis 6 5-7 19; Lanie Mousel 2 0-0 4; Elania Rhode 1 0-0 3; Kaylee Voelker 1 0-0 2; Jolie Flatten 4 0-1 10; Quinn Meyer 1 0-0 2; Addison Geigle 2 0-1 4. Totals: 18 5-11 47.

BURKE (5-2): Emmie Hausmann 3 0-0 6; Piper Hanson 4 1-1 9; Kailee Frank 4 2-3 11; Cecily Geaghan 4 2-2 13; Olivia Bull 1 1-2 3; Annie Connot 0 0-2 0; Paige Bull 3 2-2 8. Totals: 19 8-12 50.

FG: CE - 18-48 38%; B - 19-48 40%. 3-pt FG: CE - 6-25 (Flatten 2, Landis 2, Luze and Rhode); B - 4-11 (Geaghan 3, Frank). REB: CE - 19 (Landis 6); B - 25 (Frank 10). Fouls: CE - 14 (Luze out), B - 13 (Hanson out).


Mallory Venard of Jones County drives the baseline against Kaitlyn Swenson of Chester during their Huron Holiday Classic game Friday at Huron Arena.

Chester 48, Jones County 22

The Chester Flyers started slowly, the poured on the gas Friday afternoon, running past the Jones County Coyotes 48-22 in the Huron Holiday Classic at Huron Arena.

The Flyers outscored Jones County 14-2 in the second quarter, breaking open a game that was tied after one period of play, and then built from that point, holding the Coyotes to 11 points over the final three quarters of play.

Emmerson Eppard scored 24 points and cleared seven rebounds to place the Flyers, now 3-5, to the win. Jacy Wolf added 17 for Chester.

Jacey Jensen had 15 of Jones County’s 22 total points in the contest. Sunny Valburg and Aubrey Tucker each claimed four rebounds for the Coyotes.

Score by quarters
Jones County 11 13 18 22
Chester 11 25 37 48

JONES COUNTY (2-5): Sophie Dowling 1 0-0 2; Sunny Valburg 1 0-0 2; Jacey Jensen 7 0-0 15; Aubrey Tucker 1 1-4 3. Totals: 10 1-4 22.

CHESTER (3-5): Jacy Wolf 8 0-0 17; Emmerson Eppard 6 10-13 24; Katelyn Schut 1 3-6 5; Alyssa Schut 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 13-19 48.

FG: JC - 10-30 30%; C - 16-42 38%. 3-pt FG: JC - 1-6 (Jensen); C - 3-15 (Eppard 2, Wolf). REB: JC - 17 (Valburg 4, Tucker 4); C - 29 (Eppard 7). Fouls: JC - 15; C - 7.


De Smet’s Ivey Schoenfelder puts up a shot against Sanborn Central/Woonsocket’s Jaycee Baruth.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 48, De Smet 45
The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks only led at the end of one quarter, but it was the most important one as a second-half comeback culminated in a 48-45 victory Friday over the De Smet Bulldogs at the Huron Holiday Classic at Huron Arena.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and stretched the lead to 28-20 at half, but SC/W scored the first eight points of the second half to tie the game. The two teams played nip-and-tuck the rest of the way in an exciting ballgame.

The Blackhawks move to 4-1 behind 16 points from Kennadie Ochsner. Ochsner was one of the three players with five rebounds to pace Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, and she hit four free throws down the stretch to help the Blackhawks earn the W.

De Smet evens its record at 4-4 with the loss despite a game-high 19 points from Hazel Luethmers and nine rebounds from Mirra Beck.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket travels to Bridgewater-Emery Tuesday while the Bulldogs travel to Clark/Willow Lake.

Score by quarters
De Smet         11 28 37 45
SanCentral/Woon     9 20 35 48

DE SMET (4-4): Alyssa Asleson 3 2-5 9, Brooke Jennings 1 0-0 2, Megan Dylla 1 1-2 4, Mirra Beck 2 1-2 5, Ivey Schoenfelder 1 0-0 3, Audi Currier 1 0-0 3, Hazel Luethmers 7 4-6 19. Totals: 16 8-15 45.

SANBORN CENTRAL/WOONSOCKET (4-1): Makenzie Schley 2 2-3 6, Liz Boschee 1 5-8 8, Kennadie Ochsner 4 6-6 16, Kali Hofer 1 1-2 3, Kara Wormstadt 0 1-2 1, Cami Edwards 1 0-0 2, Kamryn Ochsner 2 0-0 5, Jaycee Baruth 2 2-4 7. Totals: 13 17-25 48.

FG: DS - 16/48 33%; SCW - 13/43 30%. 3-pt FG: DS - 5/18 (Asleson, Dylla, Schoenfelder, Currier, Luethmers); SCW - 5/20 (KeOchsner 2, Boschee, KaOchsner, Baruth). Rebounds: DS 29 (Beck 9), SCW 29 (Boschee, KeOchsner, Hofer 5). Fouls: DS 18, SCW 16.


Warner’s Ava Nilsson puts up a shot against Deubrook Area’s Mataya Gouws.

Warner 56, Deubrook Area 51
The Warner Monarchs held on at the end, getting free throws from Ava Nilsson to ice the game and remain undefeated on the season, with a 56-51 victory over the Deubrook Area Dolphins Friday at the Huron Holiday Classic.

The win moves Warner to 5-0 while the Dolphins fall to 3-4.

The Monarchs were led by Lauren Marcuson with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ava Nilsson also contributed 14 points while Kyra Marcuson and Stacia Carda each added 10 points for Warner.

Deubrook was led by a game-high 16 points from Kadence Bowne, who also led the team with four rebounds. Kylee Johnson chipped in 13 points for the Dolphins and Mataya Gouws had 11.

Score by quarters

Deubrook Area 13 25 34 51
Warner 15 27 42 56

DEUBROOK AREA (3-3): Delaney Peterson 1 0-0 2, Kyarra Blum 1 0-0 2, Kadence Bowne 5 4-5 16, Matte Bauman 2 0-0 4, Kylee Johnson 4 2-7 13, Mataya Gouws 4 3-4 11, Peyton Trooien 1 0-0 3. Totals: 18 9-16 51.

WARNER (4-0): Kyra Marcuson 3 2-2 10, Ava Nilsson 6 2-4 14, Kyleigh Schopp 2 0-0 4, Stacia Carda 4 2-2 10, Sophia Hoeft 1 1-2 4, Lauren Marcuson 5 3-8 14. Totals: 21 10-18 56.

FG: D - 18/52 35%; W - 21/47 45%. 3-pt FG: D - 6/16 (Johnson 3, Bowne 2, Trooien); W - 4/12 (KMarcuson 2, Hoeft, LMarcuson). Rebounds: D 23 (Bowne 4), W 41 (LMarcuson 10). Fouls: D 16, W 14.


Howard’s Jayden Jaynes puts up a shot in the paint.

Howard 48, Faulkton 35
The Howard Tigers handed the Faulkton Area Lady Trojans their first loss of the season with a 48-35 victory Friday at the Huron Holiday Classic.

The Tigers move to 5-3 behind a huge game from Abby Aslesen, who had 25 points and 12 rebounds. Dakota Spader added seven points.

The Lady Trojans drop to 5-1. Olivia Hadrick, Carley Cotton, and Kelli Stoecker each had nine points. Stoecker also grabbed nine boards.

Score by quarters
Howard 11 23 38 48
Faulkton 17 23 33 35

HOWARD (5-3): Dakota Spader 1 4-4 7, Anna Becker 2 0-0 4, Tana Hoyer 1 0-0 3, Reese Rudebush 1 0-0 3, Abby Aslesen 9 6-7 25, Elizabeth Albrecht 1 0-0 3, Jayden Jaynes 1 1-4 3, Ann Connor 0 0-2 0. Totals: 16 11-17 48.

FAULKTON AREA (5-1): Olivia Hadrick 2 4-4 9, Presleigh Martinmaas 1 0-0 2, Kelli Stoecker 3 2-3 9, Anna Aesoph 0 1-2 1, Carley Cotton 3 2-2 9, Jayme Senn 2 0-0 5. Totals: 11 9-11 35.

FG: H - 16/50 32%; FA - 11/39 28%. 3-pt FG: H - 5/20 (Spader, Hoyer, Aslesen, Albrecht, Rudebush); FA - 4/14 (Hadrick, Cotton, Senn, Stoecker). Rebounds: H 28 (Aslesen 12), FA 24 (Stoecker 9). Fouls: H 18, FA 18.


James Valley Christian’s Addyson Knight looks to pass the ball against Lyman’s Brooke Palmer.

Lyman 53, James Valley Christian 47
The Lyman Raiders, ranked second in Class “B”, started off slowly Friday against the James Valley Christian, but a 19-12 second quarter allowed the Raiders to jump in the lead and hold on for a 53-47 victory in the girls’ finale in the Huron Holiday Classic at Huron Arena.

JVC jumped out to an 11-8 lead after one period and came back to tie the score at 36 heading into the final frame, but the Raiders closed out the victory.

The Raiders move to 4-0 behind 20 points from Makenzie Scott. Skyler Volmer chipped in 13 points and Broke Palmer added 10 points for Lyman.

JVC falls to 2-3. Alexa Goertz led the Lady Vikings with 16 points and Kaylie Robinson added 15.

The Lady Vikings will host Wolsey-Wessington Thursday.

Score by quarters
Lyman          8 27 36 53
JVC         11 23 36 47

LYMAN (4-0): Morgan Hoffman 1 0-0 2, Jordyn Scott 2 0-0 5, Skyler Volmer 5 3-4 13, Annie Brakke 1 0-0 2, Makenzie Scott 8 4-8 22, Brooke Palmer 4 2-4 10. Totals: 21 9-16 53.

JAMES VALLEY CHRISTIAN (2-3): Addyson Knight 0 1-2 1, Daril Frandsen 1 0-0 2, Rhayonna Hood 1 3-4 5, Kaylie Robinson 5 5-7 15, Addison Bartholow 2 4-6 8, Alexa Goertz 4 6-9 16. Totals: 13 19-28 47.