Local Sports Report 1-21-22

  • The Yankton Gazelles came up short in varsity basketball action last night at the Summit Activities Center, falling to SF Roosevelt 47-44. The Gazelles were led in scoring by senior Jordyn Salvatori who tallied 14 points in the effort.  Coach Trey Krier says the defense is a point of concern and focus moving forward to the latter half of the season. The Gazelles, now 3-7, do have the largest break between games thus far in the calendar year, with their next matchup being an ESD Conference game vs Brandon Valley at next Thursday. Bryce Ladwig will have updates for you during the Bucks broadcast from Brandon Valley that same night.
  • The Yankton Bucks Basketball squad seeks to climb back into the win column following a three-game skid at home, but will have to do so against the #1 team in the state, Sioux Falls Roosevelt tonight on the road. You can catch the action on KYNT and KYNTV with Bryce Ladwig, pregame 630pm, tipoff at 7.
  • Last night’s men’s basketball game between South Dakota and Western Illinois in Macomb, Illinois was postponed out of an abundance of caution due to health and safety protocols within the Coyotes’ program. The game will be rescheduled at a later date. Saturday’s scheduled game between South Dakota and St. Thomas to be played in St. Paul, Minnesota, is still on as scheduled.
  • South Dakota came out firing to start the second half, forcing 10 third-quarter turnovers by the Leathernecks and scoring 16-straight points, to pull away with a 70-53 win over Western Illinois inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center last night. South Dakota plays host to league newcomer St. Thomas at 1 pm Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
  • Yankton Gymnastics is back in action tonight, hosting Vermillion and Harrisburg at the River City Gymnastics & Cheer Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 530pm.