KYNT Local Sports for 2-12-20

Mount Marty College will host Dakota Wesleyan University in a basketball rivalry doubleheader tonight in Yankton.  Dakota Wesleyan is 13th-ranked nationally in women’s basketball at 18 and 8 overall, while the Lancers are 13 and 12 on the season.  The Tigers are tenth in the nation in men’s basketball with a 19 and 6 record, while 18th-ranked Mount Marty is 18 and 8 on the season.  Our broadcast of Lancer basketball from the Cimpl Arena begins at 5:30 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

Today’s guest speaker at the Yankton Quarterback Club is Corey Westra of Sioux City, commissioner of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  Westra is in his 17th year guiding the G-PAC.  Sports fans are invited to attend the Quarterback Club meeting during the noon hour today at JoDean’s.

The USD men’s basketball squad is on a seven-game winning streak heading into tonight’s home contest at 7:00 with Western Illinois.  The Coyotes are 18 and 8 overall, while the Leathernecks have a 5 and 16 season record.

The South Dakota women’s basketball team is now up to 16th in the nation in the USA Today/Coaches Poll.  The Coyotes are 22 and 2 overall, and unbeaten in 11 Summit League games heading into a Thursday night home game against Western Illinois.  USD has beat their league opponents by an average of 36 points a game.

Tyndall native Carl Youngworth is being inducted February 29th into the South Dakota Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  Youngworth was a football, basketball and track and field standout for Yankton College before and after his military service in World War One.  He coached various sports at Yankton College for 45 years, leading the Greyhounds to 37 Conference championships.

With three weeks left in the regular season, the Yankton Bucks and Gazelles are both unbeaten in the E-S-D Conference race.  The Bucks are tied with Huron, and the teams face each other Saturday, February 22nd at the Huron Arena.  The Gazelles are one game ahead of Harrisburg in the loss column in the conference.