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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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KYNT Sports 1-29-16

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Yankton Bucks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 60-53 victory over Harrisburg last night.  Seventh-grader Matthew Mors led the Bucks with 17 points and senior Bradey Sorenson added 16. 

Harrisburg pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Yankton Gazelles by a 54-44 score last night.  Senior Becky Frick paced the Gazelles with 14 points.  Both Yankton teams are 5 and 8 on the season and will host Roosevelt next Tuesday.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad competes at home tonight, hosting the Huron Tigers at 6:00.

Crofton pulled off a big girls basketball victory last night over the state’s top-rated Class C-1 team.  The Lady Warriors  handed Pierce their first loss 48-30, and the game featured the 300th high school coach victory for Crofton’s Aaron Losing.

Crofton is rated second in the Class C-2 girls basketball poll this week, and Hartington Cedar Catholic moved into tenth place.  Randolph is ranked ninth in the D-1 girls poll and Wynot stayed at third place in Class D-2.  In the Nebraska boys high school poll, Ponca is tenth in Class C-2 and Randolph seventh in D-1.

Denver defeated U-S-D 66-52 in men’s basketball on Thursday.  D-J Davis led the Coyotes with 12 points as they dropped to 10 and 12 on the season.

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KYNT Sports 1-28-16

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Mount Marty College women’s basketball used strong defense and 27 points from senior Alex Kneeland to defeat Dakota Wesleyan 60-52 last night at the Cimpl Arena.  It’s the third consecutive victory for the Lancers over a top-15 team in the national rankings.  Mount Marty is now 9 and 6 and tied for fifth place in the G-PAC standings. 

In the men’s game, Dakota Wesleyan scored 60 points in the second half to roll past the Lancers 104-66.  Mount Marty placed five players in double figures, but the 14th-ranked Tigers made 19 three-point baskets in the game. 

Mount Marty continues their G-PAC schedule at Hastings College on Saturday.

U-S-D and South Dakota State remain tied for the lead in the Summit League women’s basketball standings.  The Coyotes picked up a 103-77 victory at Western Illinois as Kelly Stewart led the attack with 19 points.  The Jacks picked up a 68-50 win at Oral Roberts. 

Tonight, U-S-D plays at Denver in men’s basketball with both teams at 2 and 5 in the Summit League race.

Yankton will host Harrisburg tonight in a basketball doubleheader.  The Gazelles have won their last two and are a half-game behind Harrisburg in the district standings…while the Bucks are looking to break a six-game losing streak.  Our broadcast is scheduled to start at 6:00 this evening on AM 1450, KYNT.

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KYNT Sports 1-27-16

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mount Marty senior Alex Kneeland has been named the G-PAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season.  Kneeland scored 43 points last week as the Lancers defeated the two teams in the national championship last year, Morningside and Concordia.  Kneeland is second in the nation for total points this season, as the Lancers prepare to host Dakota Wesleyan in a doubleheader tonight at the Cimpl Arena.  D-W-U is 15th in the women’s national poll this week and 14th in the men’s ranking, while Mount Marty is 14 and 8 overall and receiving votes nationally for the first time this year.

Our broadcast of Lancer basketball starts at 5:35 this evening on 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team is 15 and 5 on the season and tied for first place in the Summit League, as the Coyotes play at 11 and 9 Western Illinois in a 7:00 game this evening.

Yankton scored a season-best 137.4 in their final regular season gymnastics meet last night at home, losing by less than a half-point to Sioux Falls O’Gorman and beating Washington by 13 points in a triangular.  Gazelles eighth-grader Jaiden Boomsma won the vault and finished second in the all-around with a 35.1 total.

The Yankton Gazelles rallied in the second half to win at Brookings last night by a  48-41 score.  Sophomore Bailey Kortan scored 15 points off the bench and Lindsay Hale chipped in 10.  In the victory, junior Josie Sayler blocked two shots and set a new Gazelle career record with 56 blocked shots, one ahead of Kelsey Fitzgerald.

The Yankton Bucks shot just 28 percent from the floor and 44 percent at the free throw line as Brookings picked up a 55-43 boys basketball victory.  Freshman Rex Ryken and senior Bradey Sorenson each had 11 points for the Bucks.  Yankton will host the Harrisburg Tigers in a basketball doubleheader Thursday night.

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KYNT Sports 1-26-16

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In today’s South Dakota Sportswriters high school basketball poll, Viborg-Hurley is rated sixth in Class B girls basketball and Elk Point-Jefferson is ranked fourth in the Class A girls division.  The number-one rated teams in girls basketball are Sioux Falls Washington, St. Thomas More and Sully Buttes…and the number-one boys teams include Watertown, Sioux Falls Christian and Warner.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks continue their basketball seasons tonight with a doubleheader at Brookings.  Our broadcast starts at 6 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad will have their final home meet tonight.  The Gazelles will host O’Gorman and Washington in a triangular starting at 5:30.

South Dakota State redshirt freshman Mike Daum has been named the Summit League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.  Daum averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds per game in two victories for the Jacks last week, including a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounds in the victory at U-S-D on Saturday.

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