Junior Matthew Mors sank a pair of free throws with two seconds left to give Yankton a 47-46 victory at third-seed Sioux Falls Roosevelt last night. Mors scored 13 points for the Bucks and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds, while senior Cooper Cornemann tossed in 21 points to lead the Yankton attack. The top-seed Bucks are 10 and 2 on the season and will host the Pierre Governors at 7:00 Saturday night, while the 5 and 5 Yankton Gazelles play at Pierre tomorrow night.
The South Dakota men’s basketball team outlasted Denver 93-87 last night. Stanley Umude led the Coyotes with 23 points and 13 rebounds while Tyler Hagedorn added 20 points. U-S-D has won four consecutive games and is now 6 and 3 in the Summit League, just one game behind league-leading South Dakota State. The Coyotes play at Omaha Sunday at noon.
The SDSU women’s basketball team won at Western Illinois by an 89-48 score last night. Freshman Tori Nelson led the Jacks with 17 points and 6 rebounds. South Dakota State is 8 and 1 in the Summit League, one game behind USD.
North Dakota State has been chosen to repeat as champions of Summit League softball this spring. South Dakota and South Dakota State were picked second and third in the pre-season Coaches poll. The Coyotes open their softball season February 7th at a tournament hosted by Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
Tomorrow is a very busy day for Mount Marty College student-athletes. The Lancer women’s and men’s basketball teams will host Doane University Saturday afternoon at a G-PAC doubleheader starting at 2:00 at the Cimpl Arena. The Mount Marty women’s and men’s indoor track athletes will compete at the Dakota Wesleyan Invite in Mitchell, and the Lancer competitive dance team will perform at the Concordia Invitational in Seward, Nebraska.