The Yankton Bucks hosted the Pierre Governors last night in what was a tightly contested ESD basketball matchup. Neither team was able to pull away throughout the night, but a three pointer from Isaiah Schelhaas (Scell-hoss) to end the 3rd quarter put the Bucks up one going into the final period.

            A Mac Ryken bucket from beyond the arc with just over 6 minutes left in the 4th would give Yankton the lead. With the clock winding down and the Bucks up 3, Mac Ryken came up with the game sealing takeaway.

            Drew Ryken would hit both free throws after he was intentionally fouled, and the Bucks would secure a 56 to 51 victory. Next time the Bucks take the floor will be on Monday night, on the road in Huron at 7:00 PM. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV will begin at 6:30.

            The Yankton Gazelles basketball squad are back on the hardwood this evening as they will travel to Pierre T.F. Riggs high school for a road matchup with the Governors. Tipoff from Pierre is set for 7:00 PM tonight, coverage can be found on KYNT and KYNTV beginning with the pregame show at 6:30. Bryce Ladwig will be on the call.

            The Mount Marty Lancers men and women will return to the court tomorrow night as they host a GPAC double header against Hastings College inside the Cimpl Arena. The women will play first as they are set for a 2:00 PM tipoff with the men to follow. Coverage can be found via KYNT and KYNTV beginning at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon. Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

            Members of the Mount Marty Lancers indoor track and field teams will take part in not one, but two events today, as The Lancers are scheduled to have athletes compete in both the Concordia Classic in Seward, Nebraska beginning at 12:00 PM, as well as the opening day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational at the University of Nebraska at 4:00.

The Lancers will participate in the 2nd day of the Husker Invitational on Saturday, with events scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM.

The Yankton Gazelles Gymnastics squad will be in action tomorrow as they are set to compete in the ESD conference meet at Pierre Riggs high school. Events are scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM noon.

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles wrestling teams will hit the mats tomorrow morning as they will host an invitational at Yankton High School. Yankton will be one of 22 total schools at the meet, with matches set to begin at 9:00 AM.

The South Dakota Coyotes men’s and women’s basketball teams both squared off with the North Dakota State Bison last night. The USD women would fall on the road to the Bison 86 to 82 in overtime, while the Coyote men would earn a 71 to 62 home victory over NDSU.

Next up for both USD squads are the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks tomorrow afternoon. The women will play in Grand Forks, while the men will play inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. Both games are set to tip off at 1:00 PM.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits men’s and women’s basketball teams swept the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks last night in a pair of Summit League matchups. The SDSU women remained undefeated in conference play with a 75 to 57 road victory over the Hawks, while the Jackrabbit men cruised to a 96 to 73 home victory over UND. Next up for the Jackrabbits is a split double header against North Dakota State on Saturday, as the women will play in Fargo at 1:00 PM, while the men will battle inside Frost Arena at 2:00.

Local High School Basketball Results:

In Girls Basketball:

  • Scotland fell to Platte-Geddes 42 to 42
  • Vermillion defeated Sioux Falls Christian 62 to 55 to remain undefeated
  • Crofton topped Cedar Catholic 55 to 50

In Boys Basketball:

  • Bon Homme beat Parker 55 to 54
  • Scotland were victorious over Corsica-Stickney 39 to 37
  • Vermillion lost to Sioux Falls Christian 73 to 47
  • Bloomfield fell to Wakefield 70 to 48
  • Hartington-Newcastle were defeated by Winside 44 to 40
  • Wynot defeated Ponca 37 to 25