Local Sports 1-22-24

Mount Marty Men’s Basketball suffered their third straight loss on Saturday, as they were defeated by Dakota Wesleyan 77 to 63.

Tash Lunday was the leading scorer for Mount Marty with 17 points on the afternoon. Lunday was also 2nd in rebounds with 7 and tied for 1st in assists with 3. Angok Akot (uh-nook A-cot) held the team-high in rebounding with 8.

Mount Marty is back on the road on Wednesday, as they face off with Concordia in Seward, Nebraska.

Mount Marty Women’s Basketball was defeated by their in-state rivals Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday, 83 to 59.

Kaela Martinez posted a team-high 21 points in the loss. Jadyn Jensen joined Martinez in double figures with 15 points of her own.

The Lancers will be on the road for their next game on Wednesday, taking on Concordia in Seward, Nebraska.

Yankton Bucks Basketball fell to 1 and 8 on the year last week, as they were defeated by Sioux Falls Roosevelt 61 to 42.

Landon Potts led Yankton in scoring with 17 points in the loss. He was followed closely by Carson Ness, who finished with 15 points of his own.

The Bucks are off until next Friday night when they take on Brandon Valley in Brandon.

Yankton Gazelles Basketball picked up their third win of the year on Friday, defeating Sioux Falls Roosevelt at home, 31 to 29.

Claire Tereshinski and Macy Drtozmann combined for the team lead in scoring with 10 points each. 

Yankton hosts O’Gorman tonight inside the Summit Activities Center. Tipoff is set for 7:00 PM with pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV beginning at 6:30. Bryce Ladwig will be on the call.

Mount Marty Freshman Edwin Nyamutswa set two meet records at the Polar Dog Invitational last week, taking home a pair of event wins for Lancer Track & Field.

Nyamutswa won the 60-meter in 6.83 seconds, and the 200-meter in 22.09 seconds to set the two records. Fellow Lancer Marcus Jnofinn finished 2nd in both races. Logan Ferrari also claimed an individual title in the 5,000-meter run, while the Lancer men’s 1600-meter relay team of Nathaniel Kropuenske, Mason Schleis, Zavio Prato, and Donovan Breckenridge took first in their event.

For the Lancer women, Josey Wahlstrom, Alexis Even, Tianna Bumbaca-Kuehl, and Calli Davis finished 2nd in the 1600-meter relay, with Bumbaca-Kuehl also taking 3rd in the 600-meter run. Grace Rippen also placed 3rd in the pole vault.

MMU’s next competition is the NAIA Preview in Brookings on Friday and Saturday.

Yankton Bucks Wrestling finished 9th at the River City Rumble in Chamberlain over the weekend, led by a 1st place finish at 138 by Dylan Sloan.

Following Sloan with podium finishes were Shayce Platt, who took 3rd at 157, while Edly Amaro, 285, and Damian Janish, 106, each finished 4th in their weight classes.

Yankton will host Aberdeen Central and Brandon Valley for a triangular tomorrow night in Yankton, beginning at 5:00 PM.

Yankton Gazelles Wrestling took home 5th at the River City Rumbler in Chamberlain on Saturday, with all three Gazelles placing in the top two of their weight classes.

Winry Yaggie led the way as the 145-pound champion. Monica Massey claimed 2nd place at 114, while Jaclyn Kite was the runner-up at 138.

Yankton will host Aberdeen Central and Brandon Valley for a triangular tomorrow night in Yankton, beginning at 5:00 PM.

Yankton Gymnastics finished 4th at the Huron Invitational on Friday, posting a score of 133.3 as a team.

Senior Ava Koller (Collar) was the highest individual finisher for Yankton, placing 4th in the all-around competition with a score of 35.5. 

Yankton will take on O’Gorman today in a duel in Sioux Falls, beginning at 5:30 PM.

South Dakota and South Dakota State Men’s Basketball squared off in Vermillion over the weekend, with the Jackrabbits securing a 73 to 55 win over the Coyotes.

For SDSU, Zeke Mayo led the team in scoring with 20 points, followed by Charlie Easley who had 19 in the win. William Kyle II posted a team-high 8 rebounds.

For USD, Jevon Hill recorded a team-high 15 points. Kaleb Stewart was the only other Coyote to score double figures with 10 points in the loss.

Next up for USD is a road game against Denver on Thursday, while the Jackrabbits return home for their game against Kansas City on the same day.

South Dakota and South Dakota State Women’s Basketball met in Brooking on Saturday, with the Jackrabbits defeating the Coyotes, 73 to 55.

For SDSU, Tori Nelson led the way in scoring with 15 points on the night. Followed by 13 from Brooklyn Meyer. Meyer also led the team in blocks with 2 and tied for the lead in assists with 4.

For USD, Grace Larkins was the lone Coyote to score double figures, posting a game-high 18 points in the loss. Larkins added 5 rebounds and a pair of steals as well.

Next up for USD is a home game against Denver on Thursday, while the Jackrabbits hit the road for their matchup with Kansas City on the same day.

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Tonight:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Bon Homme vs Chamberlain
  • Vermillion vs Pine Ridge
  • Bloomfield vs St. Mary’s
  • Wynot @ Niobrara-Verdigre

In Girls Basketball:

  • Yankton vs O’Gorman
  • Bloomfield vs St. Mary’s
  • Wynot @ Niobrara-Verdigre