The Yankton Gazelles handed second-rated Harrisburg their first loss of the season last night with a 60-58 victory at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Yankton shot 46 percent from the field and 87 percent at the free throw line in raised their record to 8 and 5 overall with their fifth consecutive win. Madison Wuebben paced the Gazelles with 18 points and 7 rebounds, Kelsey Oswald added 12 points, and Payton Wolfgram and Sadie Fedders each added 11 points. Yankton is now seeded fifth in Class Double-A girls basketball with a home game coming up next Thursday against Watertown.
The Yankton Bucks outscored Harrisburg by 23 points in the second half on their way to a 62-43 win at the Pentagon on Thursday. Matthew Mors had 32 points and 10 rebounds and passed the two-thousand point level in career scoring, while Hunter Kotrous added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks. Top-rated Yankton shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half to win their ninth consecutive game and go to 13 and 2 overall. The Bucks next game is at Watertown next Friday.
The Crofton Lady Warriors rolled past Battle Creek 66-39 last night in the semifinals of the Mid States Conference Tournament. Alexis Folkers led Crofton with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and the 17 and 3 Lady Warriors will meet Norfolk Catholic Saturday night in the conference championship at Wayne State College.
In Lewis & Clark Conference Tournament boys basketball action on Thursday, Creighton rolled past Wynot 70-35 and Randolph defeated Bloomfield 63-39.
Mount Marty College will be among the teams competing in the Dakota Realty Alumni Track meet starting at 3:00 today in Vermillion. The USD softball squad begins their season today with an afternoon game at Northern Iowa.