Briar Cliff senior Jackson Lamb poured in 54 points, including 34 in the second half, to lead the Chargers in a 100-90 victory over 17th-ranked Mount Marty in men’s basketball last night at the Cimpl Arena. Lamb scored the second most points in a single game this year among NAIA Division Two men. Senior Chris King led the Lancers with 40 points, just four off the all-time school record. Mount Marty is now in a fourth place tie in the G-PAC with an 8 and 6 record.
Briar Cliff led by 23 points at halftime and defeated Mount Marty 80-61 in women’s basketball last night in Yankton. Senior Jamie Tebben led the Lancers with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Mount Marty is 5 and 10 and eighth place in the G-PAC, one game ahead of the Chargers and Midland for the final playoff spot. Mount Marty will host Doane University Saturday in a conference doubleheader.
The South Dakota women’s basketball squad used another strong defensive performance in a 71-39 victory at Omaha last night. Senior Taylor Frederick came off the bench to lead the 18th-ranked Coyotes with 20 points, and senior Madison McKeever scored her one-thousandth career point during the win.
The South Dakota men’s team plays at Denver tonight in Summit League basketball. The Coyotes are 5 and 3 in League play and 14 and 8 overall, while Denver has just one league win.
Last night, South Dakota State outscored Oral Roberts 76-61 in men’s basketball as freshman Noah Freidel paced the Jacks with 20 points. South Dakota State leads the Summit League with a 7 and 2 record, and is now 16 and 8 overall.
Former Yankton High School and South Dakota State University lineman Kellen Soulek has an opportunity to play pro football. Soulek was drafted and signed by the St. Louis Battlehawks. The 6’4”, 310 pound defensive tackle will play for St. Louis in the eight-team XFL, which starts action next week.
The top-seed Yankton Bucks have a big boys basketball game tonight at third-seed Sioux Falls Roosevelt. The Bucks are 9 and 2 and the RoughRiders are 8 and 3 overall. Our broadcast of Bucks basketball begins at 6:30 p-m on AM 1450 KYNT.