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.