KYNT Local Sports for 1-9-20

The Dordt University men’s basketball team shot 71 percent from the floor in the first 30 minutes of the game last night in rolling past Mount Marty 107-82.  Dordt had all five starters in double figures as they moved a half-game behind the Lancers and Northwestern, who are tied for third in the G-PAC standings.  Chris King paced Mount Marty with 19 points and Colby Johnson added 15.

In women’s basketball on Wednesday, sixth-rated Dordt hit three free throws in the final eight second to edge Mount Marty 74-71 in Sioux Center, Iowa.  Lancer senior Ali Kuca hit 6 of 12 from long range and led the team with 25 points, and in the process became Mount Marty’s career leader with 281 three-point baskets.  The Lancers are now 3 and 7 and tied with Midland for the eighth spot in the G-PAC standings.  Mount Marty will host Midland University this Saturday afternoon in the conference doubleheader at the Cimpl Arena.

Douglas Wilson scored a season-high 31 points leading South Dakota State to an 80-68 victory at Denver last night in men’s basketball.  The win snapped a seven game road losing streak for the Jacks, who are now 12 and 7 on the season.

The South Dakota track and field teams are both ranked in the top 40 in the nation by the U-S Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association.  The Coyote men are rated 22nd in the poll and the U-S-D women are 40th overall.  South Dakota is the top-ranked men’s team in the Summit League, and the Coyote women are second behind North Dakota State.