Yankton Gazelles Basketball defeated Sioux Falls Lincoln last Friday night 33 to 20, picking up their first win over the Patriots since 2012. The win also marked the first under new head coach Matt Decker.

            Senior Macy Drotzmann would lead the Gazelles on the night, as she recorded 11 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Including a big 3-point shot in the 4th quarter, beating the shot clock and putting the Gazelles up by 9 at the time.

            Bailey LaCroix and Camryn Koletzky each added 6 points for Yankton, with LaCroix grabbing 7 rebounds as well.

            The Gazelles will be on the road for their next game tomorrow night, as they take on the Huron Tigers. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 PM with pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV beginning at 6:30. Bryce Ladwig will be on the call.

            Mount Marty Track and Field took the top-2 spots in the Men’s Heptathlon over the weekend during the SDSU Holiday Open, as Mason Schleis took home first place, with Michael Beyer in second.

            Schleis would win both the 60-meter hurdles and the pole vault en route to his Heptathlon title. Fellow Lancer James Deseh would finish 7th in the event in his collegiate debut.

            Mount Marty Track and Field will return to action on December 8th when they open the Concordia Bulldog Early Bird in Seward, Nebraska.

            Mount Marty Men’s Basketball fell to Briar Cliff on Saturday, as the Chargers defeated the Lancers 72 to 57.

            The Lancers had three players score in double figures, led by 14 points from Jared Lopez. Cole Bowen added 12 for MMU, with Tash Lunday scoring 10. Lopez ended one rebound shy of a double-double with 9 on the night.

            Next up for the Lancers is a home game against Concordia on Wednesday. The game will be the second half of a men’s and women’s double header.

            Mount Marty Women’s Basketball were defeated by Briar Cliff over the weekend, as the Chargers remained undefeated with a 90 to 58 win.

            Sidney Thue (Thoo-ee) was the leading scorer for the Lancers with 17 points on the night. Thue also added 5 rebounds and a steal to her stat sheet.

            The Lancers will be at home again on Wednesday as they host Concordia University at 6:00 PM. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 5:15. Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

            Yankton Wrestling competed in the Watertown Duals on Saturday, all three Gazelles earned top-2 finishes, led by 145 pound champion Winry Yaggie, while the Bucks finished 7th as a team.

            For the Gazelles, Yaggie went 3 and 0 with 3 pins to capture the top spot at 145. Monica Massey went 4 and 1 to claim 2nd place at 114, while Jaclyn Kite did the same at 138. Both wrestlers secured first round pins in all four of their victories.

            The Bucks finished 7th in the Duals, ending Saturday with a 49 to 30 victory over Mitchell. In their final dual, Joelton Reimnitz-Hahn, Bode Thurman, Shayce Platt, Damian Janish, and Dylan Sloan all picked up victories over the Kernels. Edly Amaro, Chase Howe, and Payton Eustace were also able to pick up wins during pool play against Tea, Aberdeen Central, and Milbank.

            Yankton wrestling with host Lennox, Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls Washington in a quadrangular tomorrow night. Matches are set to begin at 5:00 PM.

            Yankton High School will host their Winter Sports Kickoff tonight inside the YHS Commons, beginning at 5:45 PM. Speeches from the Winter Athletic Coaches are slated to begin at 6:00.

            South Dakota Football advanced to their first FCS Playoff Quarterfinal in program history on Saturday, as they defeated Sacramento State 34 to 24.

            The Coyote Offense ran for 194 yards on the ground in the win, led by Charles Pierre Jr who recorded 123 yards rushing in the win. USD forced two turnovers in the game as well, as they secured an interception and a fumble recovery on defense.

            USD will host North Dakota State in the FCS Quarterfinals on Saturday. Kickoff from the DakotaDome is set for 1:30 PM.

            South Dakota State Football shutout Mercer on Saturday, advancing to the FCS Quarterfinals with a 41 to 0 victory.

            SDSU’s rushing attack led the way to victory, as they racked up 346 total yards on the ground, led by 117 yards and 3 touchdowns from running back Isaiah Davis. Amar Johnson also eclipsed the century mark with 107 rushing yards of his own.

            The Jackrabbits will host Villanova in the Quarterfinals on Saturday. Kickoff from Brookings is scheduled for 11:00 AM.

            South Dakota Men’s Basketball moved to 6 and 3 last night, with a 70 to 68 win over Western Illinois off of a last second layup from Bostyn Holt.

            Holt’s buzzer beater gave him 14 points on the night. Paul Bruns would lead USD in scoring with 19 points, adding 9 rebounds and a pair of steals as well.

            USD are off until this Saturday when they host CSU Bakersfield at 6:00 PM, inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

            South Dakota Women’s Basketball took home a 78 to 73 road victory over Loyola-Marymount last night, picking up their third straight win in the process.

            Grace Larkins scored a game high 25 for the Yotes in the win. Larkins also recorded 5 steals, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in the win.

            USD will be back at home next Sunday as they host Dickinson State in Vermillion.

            South Dakota State Men’s Basketball are 4 and 4 on the year, as they defeated Towson over the weekend, 61 to 48.

            Zeke Mayo scored a game high 20 points in the win, as he was one of four Jackrabbits to score in double figures. Joining Mayo were William Kyle III, 14, Kalen Garry, 11, and Luke Appel (Apple), 11.

            SDSU will be back at home tomorrow night, as they host Kent State at 8:15 PM.

            South Dakota State Women’s Basketball are 4 and 2 on the year, as they end their week long break tomorrow night with a home game against Washington State. Tip off is set for 6:00 PM from Frost Arena in Brookings.

Local High School Basketball Results (Friday-Sunday):

In Boys Basketball:

  • Bloomfield defeated Tri County Northeast 52 to 44 on Friday.
  • Cedar Catholic fell to Omaha Roncalli Catholic 78 to 41 on Saturday.
  • Crofton were defeated by Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 69 to 49 on Friday.
  • Hartington-Newcastle topped Wakefield 35 to 29 on Saturday.
  • Wynot beat Winside 64 to 38 on Friday.

In Girls Basketball:

  • Yankton defeated Sioux Falls Lincoln 33 to 20 on Friday.
  • Bloomfield defeated Tri County Northeast on Friday, 48 to 42.
  • Cedar Catholic fell to Omaha Roncalli Catholic 42 to 40 on Saturday.
  • Crofton topped Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 73 to 18 on Friday.
  • Hartington-Newcastle were defeated by Wakefield 41 to 30 on Saturday.
  • Wynot defeated Winside 63 to 8 on Friday.