KYNT Local Sports for 1-8-19

The Yankton Bucks basketball team handed Sioux City East their first loss of the season with a 65-63 overtime win at the Summit Activities Center last night.  Sophomore Jaden Kral led the Bucks with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Matthew Mors and Cooper Cornemann each added 14 points.  The Bucks are now 5 and 2 overall and sit first in the Class Double-A seeding points.  Yankton will visit Sioux Falls Lincoln Saturday for the girls and boys basketball doubleheader.

Yankton lost a pair of ESD Conference wrestling dual meets last night at Harrisburg.  The host Tigers defeated the Bucks 51-19 and Mitchell downed Yankton 43-24.  For the Bucks, Trevor Ellis, Owen Warren, Cruz Dyer and Tucker Baym each recorded a pair of wins.  Yankton is 6 and 7 on the dual meet season and will wrestle at the Brandon Valley Invitational on Saturday.

Mount Marty has a key G-PAC basketball doubleheader at Dordt College tonight.  The Lancer men are rated 23rd in the nation with a 14 and 3 overall record, while Dordt  is 13 and 5 and rated 33rd nationally.  In women’s basketball, the Defenders are 14 and 3 and sixth in the national poll while the Lancers have a 9 and 6 record.  Our broadcast from Sioux Center, Iowa starts at 5:30 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

Defending champion Concordia has been picked to win the G-PAC Baseball regular season title this spring in the annual Pre-Season Coaches poll.  Concordia was followed by Jamestown in second place with the Mount Marty Lancers chosen for sixth place in the conference.  Each team will play 28 conference games with the post-season tournament scheduled to begin on April 30th.

Defending champion Morningside has been chosen to win the G-PAC Softball regular season title this spring in the annual Pre-Season Coaches Poll.  Morningside was followed by Midland in second place with the Mount Marty Lancers picked for fifth place in the conference.  Each team will play 22 G-PAC games with the post-season tournament scheduled to start on April 29th.