KYNT Local Sports for 2-9-19

The Yankton Gazelles earned the sixth-place team trophy at the Class Double-A gymnastics state meet Friday in Brookings.  Watertown won the state title with a 147 total, three points ahead of Mitchell, and the Gazelles took sixth with a team score of 134.25.  The state individual competition is today in Brookings and Yankton seventh-grader Ava Koller will go for honors in the All-Around.  Other Gazelles qualifying for today include Miranda Schulte, Trinity Johnson, Maggie Schaefer, Alison Johnson, Isabelle Ferdig and Callie Boomsma.

Deuel won the Class A gymnastics state championship yesterday with Parkston-Ethan-Hanson in second place, while Wagner-Bon Homme was seventh place and Vermillion took eighth.

The Yankton Gazelles basketball team rallied from seven points behind at halftime to defeat the Watertown Arrows  54-41 last night at the Summit Activities Center.  Juniors Kelsey Oswald and Madison Wuebben each scored 10 points for the Gazelles, who are now 7 and 8 on the season with a home game coming up against Mitchell on Thursday.

Watertown topped Yankton 51-44 in boys basketball last night up at the Watertown Arena.  The Arrows shot 48 percent from three-point range, while the Bucks were limited to 16 percent long-range shooting.  Junior Hunter Kotrous and sophomore Matthew Mors each scored 13 points for the Bucks, who now have a 12 and 4 season record with their next game Friday at Mitchell.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams have their final road doubleheader this season coming up this afternoon.  The Lancers visit Doane University, and the Mount Marty women are just a half-game behind a GPAC playoff spot.  We’ll have the broadcast of Lancer basketball starting at 1:35 pm on AM 1450, KYNT.

The USD women’s basketball squad is 21 and 3 overall with a home game coming up this afternoon at 1:00 against Oral Roberts.  The Coyote men’s team is now 9 and 14 overall and will host Oral Roberts Sunday at 1:00 in Vermillion.