KYNT Local Sports for 2-21-18

The Yankton Bucks pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Brookings 61-49 last night at the Summit Activities Center.  Freshman Matthew Mors scored 38 points for the Bucks, who are now 13 and 6 on the season with their final game Saturday night at home against Brandon Valley.

Brookings edged Yankton 61-56 last night in girls basketball at Brookings High School.  Junior Maddie Hochstein led the Gazelles with 20 points as their overall record fell to 5 and 14 going into a home game Saturday with Brandon Valley.

Top-seed Irene-Wakonda rolled past Gayville-Volin 54-28 last night in Region 5-B girls basketball at the Cimpl Arena.  In other girls games in the Region, Freeman defeated Viborg-Hurley 55-34…Canistota edged Menno 47-41 in overtime…and Bridgewater-Emery beat Alcester-Hudson 50-41.

In the Nebraska Class D-2 boys basketball sub-district at Hartington on Tuesday, Wynot beat Allen 48-20 and Bloomfield defeated Wausa 35-26.  In the Class C-2 sub-district at Wayne, top-ranked Ponca routed Hartington-Newcastle 71-39 and Hartington Cedar Catholic outscored Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 75-58.

The championship of Summit League women’s basketball will be decided tonight in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center as USD hosts SDSU at 7 p-m.  The Coyotes are unbeaten in league play this season, while the Jacks have only one loss.  USD is looking to extend their 17-game winning streak and become the first time to go undefeated in Summit League women’s basketball in 24 years.

USD sophomore pole vaulter Chris Nilsen has been named the National Athlete of the Week by the U-S Track & Field Coaches Association.  Nilsen vaulted a personal best 19 feet, ¼ inch at the Nebraska Tune-Up Meet in Lincoln and his vault tied for the fifth best in NCAA history.  The Coyotes compete for the Summit League Indoor Track and Field championship this weekend in Fargo.