The University of Jamestown men’s basketball team had a 27-rebound advantage on their way to a 94-82 victory over 18th-ranked Mount Marty last night. The Jimmies also shot 55 percent from three-point range in the game, and were led by 29 points from former Sioux Falls Washington standout Jack Talley. Keegan Savary led the Lancers with 19 points and Ryan Warren chipped in 16. Mount Marty is now 9 and 7 and in a fourth-place tie in the conference. The Lancer men are 18 and 8 overall and will host 10th-ranked Dakota Wesleyan next Wednesday.
The Mount Marty women’s basketball squad held a six-point lead at halftime, but Jamestown controlled the second half and picked up a 64-48 victory on their home court last night. Senior Jamie Tebben led the Lancers with 15 points and 9 rebounds as they dropped to 12 and 12 on the season. The Mount Marty women are eighth place in the G-PAC with a 6 and 11 record, and will host the College of St. Mary Saturday at 2 p-m at the Cimpl Arena.
University of South Dakota senior basketball standouts Ciara Duffy of Rapid City and Tyler Hagedorn from Norfolk were each honored as the Summit League Athletes of the Month for January. Duiffy averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game for the 17th-ranked Coyotes, while Hagedorn averaged 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Coyote men during January.
Yankton High School will take on Harrisburg in girls and boys basketball tonight during the “Throwback Classic” at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. The Gazelles are 7 and 5 on the season with a four-game winning streak, while unbeaten Harrisburg is seeded third in the state. The Bucks are 12 and 2 overall and rated number one in the state, while the Tigers are 5 and 7 and coming off a two-point victory at second-ranked Sioux Falls O’Gorman on Tuesday. Yankton fans are asked to wear white for tonight’s doubleheader at the Pentagon, and our broadcast begins at 5:30 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.
Yankton Bucks long snapper and lineman Luke Barnes has signed to play Division Two college football at the University of Sioux Falls, while Hartington Cedar Catholic defensive lineman Rex Becker will play for Division Two Wayne State.