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KYNT Sports 3-14-15

Saturday, March 14, 2015

In girls basketball state tournament action on Friday night, Elk Point-Jefferson edged Mount Vernon-Plankinton 46-40 in overtime.  Tonight's title game in Class A matches EP-J against top-seed St. Thomas More.  The Class AA championship will pit O'Gorman vs. Washington, while Sully Buttes face Ethan in the Class B title game.

USD men's basketball coach Craig Smith is one of ten finalists for the Joe B. Hall Award for the top first-year coach in Division One college basketball.  Smith guided the Coyotes to a 17-16 record this season, and USD beat every Summit League team at least once this season.

Mount Marty had one victory and two losses in softball action Friday in Tucson, AZ to put their season record at 4-3 overall.  The Lancers beat Viterbo 10-2 as Brooke Becker pitched a four-hitter, and Jessica Wirth and Amber Krause each homered for MMC.

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KYNT Sports 3-13-15

Friday, March 13, 2015

Top-seed Hastings St. Cecelia shot 73 percent in the first half and rolled past Hartington Cedar Catholic 67-50 last night in the first round of the Class C-2 boys basketball state tournament in Lincoln.  Cedar Catholic’s all-time leading scorer James Keiser finished his career with 20 points last night as the Trojans ended up with an 18 and 8 season record.

After a tie at halftime, Heartland pulled away late in the game to eliminate Bloomfield 65-46 Thursday in the opening round of the Class D-1 boys basketball state tourney in Lincoln.  Senior Cody Beckmann led the Bees with 18 points as they finished the year with a 17 and 9 overall record.

Ethan stayed unbeaten in Class B girls basketball with a 53-34 victory against Viborg-Hurley last night in the first round of the state tourney in Huron.  Abby Hora led the Cougars with 25 points in the loss as they now face McLaughlin in the consolation semifinals today at 1:45.

Elk Point-Jefferson started fast and beat Red Cloud 69-56 in the first round of the Class A girls state tourney in Watertown.  The Huskies now meet Mount Vernon – Plankinton in the Class A semifinals this evening at 7:45.

Mount Marty used strong pitching and defense to win two softball games in Tucson, Arizona on Thursday.  The Lancers blanked the College of Saint Mary 3-0 as Amber Krause fired a three-hit shutout, then Mount Marty downed Robert Morris 4-1 as Brooke Becker pitched a four-hitter.

The Mount Marty baseball squad is 10 and 3 on the season and will face Jamestown, North Dakota in a doubleheader today in Arizona.

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KYNT Sports 3-12-15

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Nebraska high school boys basketball state tournament gets underway today in Lincoln, with four first-round games in six different classes.  In Class D-1 at 2 p-m today, the Bloomfield Bees take on Heartland in the opening round.  Hartington Cedar Catholic faces top-seed Hastings St. Cecelia at 7:00 tonight in Class C-2. 

The South Dakota girls basketball state tournament begins this afternoon with Double-A teams playing in Brookings…the Class A schools are in Watertown…and the Class B teams compete in Huron.  Tonight at 7:45 in Class A, Elk Point-Jefferson faces Red Cloud.  At 6:00 this evening in Class B, Viborg-Hurley takes on second-seed Ethan. 

The Mount Marty softball season began yesterday with a split of two games at the Tucson Invitational.  Presentation College shut out the Lancers 8-0 in the first game, and then Mount Marty came back for an 8-5 win over Purdue University North Central.  In the second game, Jessica Wirth of Yankton and Nicole Elster each had two hits and two RBI’s.

The Mount Marty baseball team improved their season record to 10 and 3 with a sweep over Winnipeg Wednesday in Arizona.  The Lancers took the first game 7-1 and then won the nightcap 9-5 in nine innings as Yankton’s Josh Teichroew was the winning pitcher in relief.

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KYNT Sports 3-11-15

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Watertown scored on a three-point basket with 30 seconds left for their only lead as they edged the Yankton Bucks 36-35 Tuesday in the AA boys regional.  Bradey Sorenson led Yankton with 12 points, as the Bucks finished with a 14-9 record.

South Dakota State held USD to 13% field goal shooting in the first half and defeated the Coyotes 72-57 for the Summit League women's basketball tournament title.  Nicole Seekamp of USD was named the Tournament MVP after averaging 23 points and 5 assists per game.

North Dakota State nipped South Dakota State 57-56 last night to win the Summit League men's basketball tournament.

Mayville State outscored Mount Marty 21-7 in baseball in Tucson, AZ on Tuesday.  The Lancer softball squad begins their season with a pair of games in Arizona today.

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KYNT Sports 3-10-15

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Yankton Bucks will host Watertown this evening at 7:00 in a regional matchup.  The Bucks defeated the Arrows twice this season, and tonight’s winner will advance to the state boys’ basketball tournament next week in Sioux Falls.  Our broadcast will begin at 6:35 p-m on AM 1450 KYNT and on-line at kynt1450-dot-com.

The U-S-D women’s basketball squad has qualified for their third consecutive Summit League post-season championship game after pulling away to defeat I-U-P-U-I 69-58 in Monday’s semifinals.  Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 23 points as they raised their season record to 24 and 6.  The Coyotes will face South Dakota State in the women’s title game today at 1 p-m at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, with the winner qualifying for the N-C-A-A Division One tourney.  On Monday, the Jacks defeated Oral Roberts 59-48.

South Dakota State had a quick start and defeated U-S-D 78-65 last night in the men’s semifinals in the Summit League.  Deondre Parks led the Jacks with 21 points on Monday, while Tyler Larson paced the Coyotes with 19 points and 10 rebounds.  South Dakota State will face North Dakota State in the men’s championship tonight at 8:00, after the Bison edged Oral Roberts 60-56 in the final game last night.

The Mount Marty baseball and softball teams are in Tucson, Arizona for a busy schedule of games this week.  The Lancer baseball squad is 7 and 2 as they prepare to face Mayville State in a doubleheader today at 4 p-m, while the Mount Marty softball team will open its season with two games on Wednesday.

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