Dordt College stayed unbeaten in women’s basketball and handed Mount Marty its first loss of the season by an 87-75 score last night at the Cimpl Arena. The Defenders scored 30 points in the third quarter in the G-PAC opening game. Senior Karissa Chamley led the Lancers with 17 points and junior Ali Kuca of Wagner added 16.
In the men’s game last night in Yankton, Dordt held Mount Marty to just 18 points in the first half and the Defenders picked up at 81-56 win. Freshman Chase Altenburg led the Lancers with 12 points and freshman Jonah Larson of Beresford chipped in 11 points. The Mount Marty basketball teams visit Hastings College for a conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon.
The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team picked up a 77-65 win at Creighton Wednesday in the season opener as junior Taylor Frederick paced the Coyotes with 26 points. USD senior Allison Arens of Crofton added 11 points and she hit the one-thousand point level in her Coyote career.
In the men’s basketball first game of the season, USD rolled past York College of Nebraska by an 83-58 score. Junior Tristan Simpson led the Coyotes with a career-high 23 points and Trey Burch-Manning tossed in 22 points.
The South Dakota high school football championship games begin this morning in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Canistota-Freeman faces Howard in the Class 9-A title game with a kickoff at 10 a-m. At 1:00 today in the Dome, the Bon Homme Cavaliers meet Kimball-White Lake for the 9-AA championship. Tonight at 7:30, the Tea Area Titans take on Dell Rapids for the Class 11-A title.
The Nebraska state volleyball championships start today at many locations across Lincoln. The fourth-seed Wynot volleyball squad takes on Exeter-Milligan in the opening round this afternoon at 3:30 in Class D-2 at Lincoln Southeast High School. Tonight in Class C-2 volleyball at 7:30 at Lincoln Southwest, fifth-seed Hartington Cedar Catholic faces Thayer Central in first round action.