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KYNT Sports 2-11-16

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team won at Northwestern 101-92 in overtime last night, scoring 21 points in the five-minute overtime period for the victory.  Senior point guard Cassidy Gebhart had a career-high 26 points for the Lancers, while Alex Kneeland and Logan Wagner each added 23 points.  Mount Marty is now 18 and 9 overall, and their 12 and 7 record in the G-PAC moves them into a five-way tie for second place in the conference.

The Northwestern men’s team scored 18 consecutive points late in the first half and went on to a 94-50 victory over Mount Marty.  Senior K-J DeCristino led the Lancers with 11 points.  Mount Marty has a G-PAC doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Midland University.

Omaha shot 59 percent from the field and outscored South Dakota State 96-92 in men’s basketball Wednesday night. 

The U-S-D men’s basketball team has a 7:00 home game tonight against North Dakota State in the Dome.

The Yankton High School basketball teams get back on the road tonight.  The Gazelles and Bucks have a doubleheader at Huron, with our broadcast starting at 6 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

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KYNT Sports 2-10-16

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Yankton Bucks basketball team dropped a 45-42 decision at home against Brandon Valley last night, as the Bucks made just 1 and 20 three-point attempts.  Bradey Sorenson led Yankton with 15 points, while Matthew Mors had 10 points and 8 rebounds.  The Bucks are now 6 and 9 overall and fourth in the district.

Brandon Valley pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Yankton Gazelles 60-51 on Tuesday.  Becky Frick led Yankton with 19 points, while Madason Tessier chipped in 17.  The Gazelles are now 5 and 11 overall, and Yankton will have a doubleheader at Huron Thursday evening.

Harrisburg beat Yankton 51-25 and Mitchell downed the Bucks 55-24 in high school wrestling last night.  Jordan Lucht and Cole Diedrichsen each won twice by pins for Yankton, which has a dual meet at Pierre coming up Friday night.

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team has climbed into the top-25 national rankings for the first time since March of 2011.  The Lancers are rated 24th in the N-A-I-A Division Two poll with a 17 and 9 record, and their 11 and 7 mark has them in a four-way tie for third place in the conference.  Mount Marty has a GPAC doubleheader at Northwestern College tonight, with our broadcast starting at 5:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

U-S-D senior Nicole Seekamp was named the Summit League Women’s Athlete of the Month for January.  Seekamp averaged nearly 20 points and 7 assists per game last month as the Coyotes won eight of nine games.  The Australia native is the only Division One women’s basketball player averaging at least 15 points, 6 assists and 3 steals per game.

U-S-D junior high jumper Tyler Frank and junior pole vaulter Madison Mills have been named the Summit League Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week.

South Dakota State football coach John Stiegelmeier will be the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Yankton Quarterback Club.  Stiegelmeier has the most wins in SDSU football coaching history, including four straight trips to the playoffs.

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KYNT Sports 2-9-16

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Viborg-Hurley has moved up to third place in this week’s Class B girls basketball poll from the South Dakota Sportswriters.  The Cougars are now 13 and 2 on the season after a 61-31 win over Bridgewater-Emery last night.  Viborg-Hurley senior Abby Hora scored the 2,000th point of her career in leading the Cougars with 28 points and 6 rebounds.

Freeman is rated sixth in Class B girls basketball but last night Avon upset the Flyers 55-45.  Elk Point-Jefferson is ranked sixth among Class A girls teams.

Yankton High School has a home basketball doubleheader tonight against Brandon Valley.  The Gazelles are one spot behind the Lynx in the girls district standings, while the Bucks are one position ahead of Brandon Valley.  Our broadcast begins at 6 p-m tonight on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling team travels to Mitchell this evening for a triangular against the Kernels and Harrisburg.  It’s a busy stretch for the Yankton wrestlers who have a dual meet at Pierre on Friday and then compete in the Huron Invite on Saturday.

Emerson-Hubbard edged Wynot 54-51 last night in Laurel to win the title of the Lewis & Clark Conference girls basketball tournament.  Unbeaten Winnebago nipped Randolph 58-55 in the boys championship game of the conference.

In women’s J-V basketball last night, Dordt College edged Mount Marty 62-57 at the Cimpl Arena.  Kelli Steffen led the Lancers with 15 points, while Karissa Chamley added 13 points with 11 rebounds.  The Mount Marty varsity teams have a G-PAC doubleheader at Northwestern College Wednesday evening.

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KYNT Sports 2-8-16

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team rallied past Doane College 72-67 Saturday afternoon during homecoming at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior Alex Kneeland led the Lancers with 20 points and freshman Mikayla Prouty added 15.  Mount Marty is now 17 and 9 overall and after Saturday’s results have moved into a four-way tie for third place in the G-PAC standings.

Doane College broke away from a halftime tie to defeat Mount Marty 77-66 in men’s basketball Saturday at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior K-J DeCristino paced the Lancers with 20 points and 10 rebounds.  Mount Marty will have a G-PAC doubleheader Wednesday night at Northwestern College.

 The U-S-D women’s basketball team downed Omaha 70-55 Sunday afternoon as senior Nicole Seekamp led the attack with 14 points and 6 assists.  The Coyotes are 19 and 5 this season and their 10 and 1 record leads the Summit League standings by a half-game over South Dakota State.

U-S-D broke their four-game losing streak in men’s basketball with a 91-79 win Saturday over Oral Roberts in the Dakotadome.  Senior Casey Kasperbauer led the Coyotes with 17 points as they raised their Summit League record to 3 and 8 in what was Craig Smith’s 100th win as a college head coach.

The Yankton Gazelles placed second in the E-S-D Conference gymnastics meet Saturday in Watertown and earned an automatic qualifying spot for this week’s Class Double-A state meet in Aberdeen.  Mitchell took the E-S-D title and the Gazelles scored 137.3 for the runner-up spot in their best conference finish in the past 19 years.  Yankton eight-grader Jaiden Boomsma took third in the all-around and Haleigh Diede was fifth. 

Omaha Millard South and Pierre finished one-two in the team race for the Yankton Wrestling Invitational championship on Saturday.  Bucks senior Spencer Huber took first in the 132-pound weight class, while Jordan Lucht took fifth place at 170 pounds.  The Bucks will wrestle at Mitchell tomorrow night in a triangular against the Kernels and Harrisburg.

Aberdeen Central stayed unbeaten and clinched the E-S-D Conference girls basketball title Saturday with a 54-41 victory over the Yankton Gazelles.  Sophomore Bailey Kortan paced the Gazelles with 10 points as they fell to a season record of 5 and 10.  Yankton will host Brandon Valley in a doubleheader Tuesday night.

Guardian Angels Central Catholic defeated Crofton for the second time this season, beating the Lady Warriors 57-44 Saturday in Norfolk for the Mid-States Conference girls basketball title.  Monica Arens had 26 points as Crofton now stands at 17 and 3 on the season with the sub-district tourney next week.

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KYNT Sports 2-6-16

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mount Marty College has announced the signing of another all-state basketball player for their women’s program.  Kaylee Granum is a 5’7” guard from Sioux Valley High School who was a Class A all-state selection the past two years, and is averaging 17 points and 6 assists this season while shooting 41 percent from three-point range and 84 percent at the free throw line.  Granum will major in Pre-Pharmacy at Mount Marty College.

Mount Marty celebrates their Homecoming with a basketball doubleheader against Doane College starting at 2:00 today.  Our broadcast from the Cimpl Arena starts at 1:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team crushed Denver 79-33 last night as all 13 Coyotes saw at least ten minutes of game time.  U-S-D is on an eight-game winning streak and leads the Summit League by a half-game over South Dakota State.  The Coyotes have a 2:00 game at Omaha tomorrow afternoon.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team is back in action today with a 2:00 game against Oral Roberts in the Dakotadome.

This is a busy day for Yankton High School winter sports athletes.  The Bucks wrestling team will host 17 schools in the annual Yankton Wrestling Invitational, with the matches starting at 9:00 this morning.  The Gazelles gymnastics team will compete in the E-S-D Conference meet with the top three teams getting an automatic bid to the state meet next week.  The Gazelles basketball team makes the trip to Aberdeen for a 5:00 game against the unbeaten Golden Eagles.

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KYNT Sports 2-5-16

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Yankton Bucks put together a big third quarter and held on to defeat Sioux Falls Roosevelt 55-48 last night.  Tanner Frick led Yankton with 15 points, while Bradey Sorenson had 13 points and 8 rebounds, and freshman Rex Ryken chipped in 10 points off the bench.  The Bucks are now 6 and 8 on the season with a home game against Brandon Valley on Tuesday.

In the girls contest, Sioux Falls Roosevelt pulled away in the third quarter to beat Yankton 61-50 last night.  Josie Sayler led the Gazelles with 15 points and Madason Tessier added 13.  The Gazelles are 5 and 9 overall, with a game at unbeaten Aberdeen Central on Saturday.

The top two teams in Nebraska Class C-2 girls basketball will face each other tomorrow night for the Mid-States Conference tournament championship.  Number-one Guardian Angels Central Catholic will face second-ranked Crofton for the conference title.  G-A-C-C handed the Lady Warriors their first loss in three years in December.  Last night in the conference semifinals, Crofton whipped Pierce 59-41 as Katie Peterson and Kelsey Sanger each had 16 points in the win.

In men’s basketball Thursday in the Dakotadome, Max Landis set a school record with 44 points in leading Fort Wayne to a 95-82 victory over U-S-D.  Tre Burnette led the Coyotes with 18 points as they fell to 10 and 14 overall and 2 and 8 in the Summit League. 

In women’s basketball last night, South Dakota State rolled past Omaha 65-47 to raise their Summit League record to 8 and 1.  The U-S-D women’s team will try to keep pace with the Jacks when they play at Denver tonight.

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KYNT Sports 2-4-16

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team scored 29 points in the fourth quarter to upset ninth-ranked Briar Cliff 88-81 last night in Sioux City.  The Lancers nailed 11 three-point baskets in building a 12-point halftime lead, the Chargers rallied to grab the lead in the third quarter and then Mount Marty came back for the win to raise their season record to 16 and 9 overall.  Raquel Sutera had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Lancers, while Cassidy Gebhart scored 10 points with 10 assists.  Mount Marty has defeated four teams ranked in the top 15 in the nation in the past two weeks.

In the men’s game, sixth-ranked Briar Cliff shot 65 percent in the first half and rolled past Mount Marty 102-59.  Senior Alex Irvine paced the Lancers with 17 points.  Mount Marty will host a twin bill against Doane College on Saturday.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team will face a tough opponent in Vermillion this evening.  Fort Wayne is in a three-way tie for the lead in the Summit League and they are 18 and 6 for the year.  The Coyotes are 2 and 7 in league play and stand at 10 and 13 on the season heading into the 7:00 game tonight in the Dome.

Yankton High School returns to basketball action tonight on the home court.  The Gazelles and Bucks are both 5-8 this season as they host Sioux Falls Roosevelt this evening.  Our broadcast starts at 6:00 pm on AM 1450, KYNT.

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KYNT Sports 2-3-16

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team has moved up to 26th place in this week’s N-A-I-A Division Two poll after winning one of two games against top-15 ranked teams last week.  The Lancers will play at ninth-rated Briar Cliff tonight in the women’s contest at 6:00…followed by the Mount Marty men against the sixth-rated Chargers in the men’s game.  Our broadcast of Mount Marty College basketball in Sioux City will start at 5:35 this evening on AM 1450, KYNT.

The University of South Dakota will announce their football recruiting class during National Signing Day activities today.  The Coyotes will announce a couple dozen players under new head coach Bob Nielson, who will be bringing four players that he had recruited in his previous job at Western Illinois.  Five players from the larger high schools in South Dakota are expected to sign with U-S-D, including Dodi Makwinja and Jack Peery from O’Gorman, Pierre’s Brevin Kaiser, and Ethan Roth and Jacob Headlee of Harrisburg.

Yankton High School all-state senior lineman and long snapper Bradey Sorenson will join the football program at South Dakota State.

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KYNT Sports 2-2-16

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Today’s blizzard has postponed the Sioux Falls Roosevelt at Yankton High School basketball games, which will be played this Thursday February 4th at the same times as previously scheduled.  The Mitchell wrestling triangular involving the Yankton Bucks has also been postponed with no make-up date set so far.

Vermillion High School’s basketball doubleheader with Beresford today has been postponed, with the girls games to be played this Saturday and the boys games re-scheduled for February 22nd.  The quarterfinal and consolation games in the Lewis & Clark Conference girls basketball tournament have been pushed back until Wednesday.  The wrestling dual with Burke-Gregory at Bon Homme-Scotland has been postponed with no make-up date set so far.

The Mount Marty College hitting camp for youngsters has been postponed today and moved back to this Thursday with the same schedule as planned.

The Mount Marty J-V women’s basketball team edged Northwestern 96-89 in overtime last night at the Cimpl Arena, as Ashley Green paced the Lancers with 17 points while Karissa Chamley added 16 points with 11 rebounds.  The Mount Marty varsity teams will have a G-PAC doubleheader at Briar Cliff on Wednesday.

Mount Marty has signed Allison Brown from River Valley High School in Iowa for their softball program.  Brown is a 5’7” infielder who helped her team place fourth at the state tournament by hitting .311 with 33 RBI’s.

In the South Dakota Sportswriters high school basketball poll this week, Elk Point-Jefferson is rated fifth in Class A girls basketball.  Viborg-Hurley is ranked fifth in Class B girls basketball in the state with Freeman in the sixth position.

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KYNT Sports 2-1-16

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hastings College scored 13 consecutive points early in the first quarter and the 13th-ranked Broncos led all the way in a 75-63 win over the Mount Marty women’s basketball team on Saturday.  Alex Kneeland led the Lancers with 21 points as they fell to 9 and 7 and sixth place in the G-PAC.

The Hastings men’s team scored ten points in a row to end the first half and went on to defeat Mount Marty 94-55.  Sophomore Deric Denning paced the Lancers with 12 points.  Mount Marty plays at doubleheader at Briar Cliff on Wednesday.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team routed North Dakota State 80-54 on Saturday as senior Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 17 points.

Omaha outscored U-S-D 96-83 in men’s basketball Saturday as the Coyotes dropped their third game in a row.

In men’s basketball, South Dakota State stayed in a tie for first place in the Summit League with a 67-56 win over Denver.

Pierre placed first in the Brookings Wrestling Invitational with 247 points, while Yankton took 13th place out of 15 teams with 64 points.  Senior Spencer Huber led the Bucks with a runner-up finish at 132 pounds.

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