Northwestern College shot 55 percent from the field in rolling past Mount Marty 98-60 in men’s G-PAC basketball last night. Senior Jay Small led the Raiders with 25 points in their fourth consecutive victory, while sophomore Jailen Billings returned from injury to lead the Lancers with 19 points. Mount Marty now has a 6 and 14 overall record heading into a home game Saturday against Hastings.
The third-ranked Northwestern women’s basketball team shot 62 percent in the first half to defeat Mount Marty 88-58 last night. All five starts scored in double figures for the Riaders, while sophomore Karlee McKinney paced the Lancers with 16 points. Mount Marty is 9 and 9 this season with their game coming up against 21st-ranked Hastings on Saturday at 2:00.
South Dakota State topped Denver 76-59 on Wednesday in Brookings in women’s basketball. Myah Selland led the Jacks with 18 points and 11 rebounds, as South Dakota State, South Dakota, North Dakota and Oral Roberts now lead the Summit League standings with one loss each. The South Dakota State men’s basketball team will host Denver University tonight at 7:00 in Frost Arena.
The U-S-D Women’s Tennis team is picked to finish second in the Summit League pre-season poll. Five-time defending champion Denver is picked to win the league again and South Dakota State is predicted for third place. The Coyotes open their women’s tennis season with a match at Kansas State on January 19th.
Crofton is rated third in the Nebraska Class C-2 girls basketball poll this week as the Lady Warriors are 10 and 2 on the season, and Ponca is ninth in the state. In the Class C-2 boys basketball poll, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge is 11 and 1 overall and has moved up to third in the state with Ponca rated ninth. In Class D-2 boys basketball, unbeaten Osmond is fourth in the ranking with Wausa and Wynot rated ninth and tenth overall.