Yankton Bucks Basketball fell to 0 and 3 to start the season on Friday, as they were defeated by Sioux Falls Lincoln, 79 to 44.

Landon Potts led Yankton in scoring with 17 points. He was followed by Carson Ness and Tucker Gilmore who recorded 9 points apiece.

The Bucks will be off until Thursday night, when they take on Aberdeen Central in Yankton.

Yankton Gazelles Gymnastics posted their highest score of the season over the weekend, scoring a 131.7 to finish 3rd out of 8 teams in their session of the Jill McCormick Invitational.

Ava Koller (Collar) was 2nd all-around with a score of 35.075. Koller was the top scorer in the floor routine, while finishing 2nd in both the beam and vault. Burkley Olson was the top Gazelle on bars as she tied for 9th.

Yankton have an extended break before their next competition on January 6th.

Yankton Bucks Wrestling finished 3rd out of 7 teams in the Sioux Falls Washington Invitational over the weekend.

Dylan Sloan and Bode Thurman each claimed individual titles at 144 and 150 respectively, while Max Diedrichsen and Edley Amaro earned runner-up finishes in their weight classes. Damian Janish, 106, and Joelton Reimnitz-Hahn, 138, each placed third.

            Next up for Yankton wrestling is a triangular in Brookings on Tuesday.

            Yankton Gazelles wrestling finished as the runners-up in the 6 team Sioux Falls Washington Invitational on Saturday.

            All three Gazelles finished in the top-4 individually. Winry Yaggie (Win-ree Yaw-gi) took home the 145-pound championship. Jaclyn Kite finished 2nd in her weight class, with Monica Masey 4th in hers.

Next up for Yankton wrestling is a triangular in Brookings on Tuesday.

Mount Marty Men’s Basketball will be on the road tomorrow night, as they take on the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 PM.

Mount Marty Women’s Basketball will be on the road today for their game against Bethesda University of California in Anaheim. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 PM this afternoon.

            The South Dakota State Jackrabbits cruised into the FCS National Championship game last Friday night, as they shutout UAlbany 59 to 0.

            Quarterback Mark Gronowski completed 15 of his 19 pass attempts for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win. Jadon Janke (Yon-key) was the leading receiver with 6 catches for 151 yards and a score. Defensively the Jackrabbits forced 4 turnovers as a unit.

SDSU will take on Montana in the FCS title Game on January 7th.

University of South Dakota Football standouts Brock Mogensen and Myles Harden were selected as First Team FCS All-Americans by Phil Steele late last week. Also honored were Joe Cotton and Mi’Quise Grace as part of the All-Freshman Team.

            Mogensen is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the Missouri Valley Football Conference from his linebacker spot. He led the conference, and was 13th in the country, in tackles this season with 113.

            Harden is a defensive back for the Coyotes, who recorded a team high six pass breakups this season, along with 58 tackles. Harden, who recently declared his entry into the NFL Draft, secured 6 interceptions over 29 games as a Coyote.

            Left Tackle Joe Cotton and Defensive End Mi’Quise Grace were each selected to the All-Freshman Team. Cotton started all 13 games for the Coyotes this season as a member of an o-line that allowed the fewest negative plays in the FCS. Grace appeared in all 13 games and totaled 34 tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, and 5.5 sacks

            South Dakota Men’s Basketball fell to UC Irvine in a road matchup over the weekend, 121 to 78.

            Jevon Hill led the Coyotes in scoring with 13 on the night. Two other Coyotes also scored in double figures, as Bostyn Holt had 12, while Max Burchill had 11.

            Next up for the Coyotes is a road game against CSU Bakersfield at 9:00 PM tomorrow night.

            South Dakota Women’s Basketball took home an overtime victory over UT Martin on Saturday, 80 to 74.

            Grace Larkins led the way with 18 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals for the Yotes. Kendall Holmes was 2nd in scoring with 17. Holmes’ game-tying three with 5 seconds remaining is what eventually sent the game to overtime, allowing USD to pull out the win.

            USD’s next game will be a home matchup against Bradley on Wednesday night.

            South Dakota State Women’s Basketball fell to #21 ranked Gonzaga in Spokane, Washington yesterday, 83 to 58.

            Mesa Byom (By-um) and Jenna Hopp tied for the team high in scoring with 12 apiece. Hopp also led the team in steals with 2 and was 2nd in rebounds with 4.

            Next up for SDSU is a road game against #20 ranked Creighton on Thursday.

Local High School Basketball Scores From Saturday:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Bon Homme were defeated by McCook Central-Montrose 56 to 23.
  • Scotland fell to Andes Central-Dakota Christian 68 to 42.
  • Vermillion defeated Beresford 76 to 56.
  • Crofton lost to West Central 59 to 51.

In Girls Basketball:

  • Scotland lost to Andes Central-Dakota Christian 82 to 14.
  • Crofton defeated Vermillion 52 to 38.
  • Hartington-Newcastle defeated Osmond-Randolph 46 to 27.

Area High School Basketball Schedule for Tonight:

In Girls Basketball:

  • Avon vs Hanson.