Local Sports 12-30-23

Mount Marty Men’s Basketball picked up their third win of the season last night, defeating Bellevue University 77 to 72.

Tash Lunday led the Lancers in scoring with 21 points. After a slow start, 19 of Lunday’s points came in the 2nd half.

The Lancers will be in action again today, as they take on Haskell Indian Nations University at 2:30 PM. Pregame coverage on KYNT begins at 2:00, with Tehl Tanner on the call.  

Yankton Bucks and Gazelles Basketball will be in Brookings today for a double header with the Bobcats.

The Bucks are 0-4 on the year while the Gazelles are 2 and 3 entering the double header. Both Yankton squads are coming off of losses to Aberdeen Central on December 21st.

The Gazelles will play first at 12:00 PM noon with the Bucks to follow. Pregame coverage on KYNTV begins at 11:30 AM. Bryce Ladwig will be on the call.

South Dakota Men’s Basketball notched a road victory over North Dakota State last night, 75 to 66.

Kaleb Stewart led the charge for USD with a career high 33 points in the win. Lahat Thioune (La-hot Toon) grabbed a double-double in the win, posting 13 points and 19 rebounds for the Yotes.

USD will be back home on New Year’s Eve, when they host Omaha inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Sunday.

South Dakota Women’s Basketball had their 7-game win streak come to an end last night, as they were defeated by North Dakota State, 84 to 69.

Grace Larkins was the lone Coyote to score double digits in the loss with 17. USD had three players end just shy with 9 points on the night. Last night’s loss was the first at home this season for USD.

The Coyotes will be on the road on New Year’s Eve for their next game, as they take on the Omaha Mavericks. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Sunday.

South Dakota State Men’s Basketball return to the hardwood on Sunday, for a New Year’s Eve matchup with North Dakota.

SDSU are 6 and 7 on the year, following back-to-back losses to Wyoming and Norfolk State. UND enters the contest with an 8 and 5 record, having won two of their last three games.

Tip-off from Frost Arena in Brookings is slated for 2:00 PM on Sunday.

South Dakota State Women’s Basketball will be on the road on Sunday, as they travel to Grand Forks to take on the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks.

SDSU are 6 and 5 on the year following a pair of losses to top-25 ranked opposition, while UND are 3 and 8 on the year, having fallen in their last 3 games.

Tip-off from Grand Forks is scheduled for noon on Sunday.

Area High School Basketball Results from Last Night:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Avon lost to Wagner 47 to 28.
  • Bloomfield fell to Wausa 38 to 30.
  • Cedar Catholic defeated Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 55 to 49.
  • Crofton topped Humphrey St. Francis 68 to 63.
  • Hartington-Newcastle beat Stanton 52 to 28.

In Girls Basketball:

  • Avon were defeated by Wagner 51 to 38.
  • Irene-Wakonda lost to Hanson 63 to 31.
  • Bloomfield topped Wausa 49 to 42.
  • Cedar Catholic fell to Pender 63 to 35.
  • Crofton defeated Humphrey St. Francis 71 to 42.
  • Hartington-Newcastle were beaten by Stanton 44 to 33.
  • Wynot lost to West Point-Beemer 43 to 39.

Area High School Basketball Schedule for Today:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Yankton vs Brookings
  • Irene-Wakonda vs Elk Point-Jefferson
  • Cedar Catholic vs Wayne

In  Girls Basketball:

  • Yankton vs Brookings
  • Irene-Wakonda vs Elk Point-Jefferson
  • Cedar Catholic vs Plattsmouth