KYNT Local Sports for 11-19-19

The Yankton High School wrestling team started their practices yesterday.  Yankton graduate Riley Smith is starting his sixth year as head coach for the Bucks.  Yankton opens their wrestling schedule with a home meet Thursday, December 5th against Watertown and Beresford.

The G-PAC Men’s Soccer all-conference team was announced Monday.  Mount Marty senior Gabriel Ivlev from Valencia, Spain was named second-team goalkeeper in the conference.  The Lancer men placed eighth in the G-PAC and qualified for their first post-season playoffs in school history.

The scoring outburst by the Mount Marty men’s basketball team last Saturday has put the Lancers up to 30th in the nation in points per game.  Mount Marty edged Hastings 107-105 and the Lancers are now averaging over 88 points per game.  The Lancers are second in NAIA basketball with 129 three-point baskets so far this season.  It could be a very high scoring game in Sioux City Wednesday as Mount Marty’s opponent Briar Cliff is fifth in the nation at nearly 98 points a game.

The South Dakota men’s basketball defeated SIUE 71-56 in Vermillion last night as Tyler Peterson led the Coyotes with 15 points.  Tyler Hagedorn added 13 points and 14 rebounds as the Coyotes won their fifth straight game to begin the season.

USD senior Tyler Hagedorn of Norfolk was chosen as the Summit League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.  In two Coyote wins last week, Hagedorn averaged 28 points a game and was a perfect 11-for-11 on three-point attempts.

South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy has repeated as the Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.  Duffy averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists per game in a pair of Coyote overtime victories against Drake and Utah.