KYNT Local Sports for 12-2-19

The Mount Marty men’s basketball squad won another game decided in the final seconds over a nationally ranked team.  Saturday night in Fort Dodge, the Lancers edged 20th-ranked St. Ambrose from Davenport, Iowa by a 93-90 score.  Chris King and Colby Johnson each scored 22 points and Jordan Johnson added 21 as the Lancers shot 47 percent from the field.  Mount Marty is 10 and 2 overall and will visit seventh-ranked and unbeaten Dakota Wesleyan Wednesday as part of a women’s – men’s G-PAC doubleheader at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

The University of South Dakota women’s basketball squad set a school record with 17 three-point baskets in crushing Northern Illinois 91-48 Saturday in Las Vegas.  The Coyotes had four players in double figures as they connected on 59 percent of their three-point attempts.  U-S-D senior Ciara (keer-uh) Duffy from Rapid City was named the Most Valuable Player at the South Point Thanksgiving Classic in Vegas.  The Coyotes are 7 and 1 and will host Creighton on Wednesday.

Northern Arizona scored 14 of the final 16 points and rallied to edge U-S-D 76-72 in men’s basketball on Saturday.  Stanley Umude led the Coyotes with 18 points and 14 rebounds in the contest.  South Dakota will conclude their West Coast swing with a game at the University of Washington this evening.

South Dakota State lost two basketball games on Saturday.  Indiana University topped the Jacks in men’s basketball 64-50, and Florida Gulf Coast edged the SDSU women’s team by a 71-70 score in Cancun, Mexico.

The Yankton High School winter sports season begins tonight.  The Gazelles gymnastics squad coached by Justin Olson will compete in a meet at Mitchell beginning at 6:00 this evening.