Local Sports 2-16-24

Yankton Bucks Basketball fell to the Tea Area Titans inside the Summit Activities Center last night, 53 to 41.

Landon Potts led the Bucks in scoring with 14 points on the night, all in the 2nd half. Potts also led the team in rebounds with 8.

Next up for the Bucks is their final home game of the season on Tuesday, as they host Watertown.

Yankton Gazelles Basketball currently sits 15th in Class AA with 3 games left in the regular season, following last night’s 82 to 55 loss to Tea Area.

The Gazelles offense had three players in double figures, led by Claire Tereshinski with 19 points. Macy Drotzmann added 14 points, while Eden Wolfgram had 10. South Dakota State commit Katie Vasecka led the Titans with a game-high 27 points.

Next up for the Gazelles is a road matchup with the Watertown Arrows on Tuesday.

Mount Marty Men’s and Women’s Basketball will be in Jamestown, North Dakota tomorrow for a GPAC doubleheader against the Jamestown Jimmies.

Tomorrow’s game will be the penultimate of the season for the Lancer men, while the women will still have a pair of games left on their schedule.

The women will play first at 2:00 PM tomorrow with the men to follow. Pregame coverage on KYNT begins at 1:15. Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

Yankton Bucks Wrestling travels to Brandon, SD today for the Region 2A Tournament, hosted at Brandon Valley High School, with the top four wrestlers in each weight class earning bids to the State Tournament.

 Yankton will compete against Beresford, Brandon Valley., Dakota Valley, Harrisburg, Lennox, Sioux Falls Lincoln, Sioux Falls Washington, and Vermillion during the event. Matches are scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM.

The USA Indoor Archery Nationals officially begin today in Yankton, hosted at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. The three-day event will conclude on Sunday.

Yankton Bucks Hockey opens up their three-game weekend with a home matchup against Sioux Center this evening.

Yankton is currently five points out of a playoff spot with six games remaining, while Sioux Center is currently a single point ahead of Yankton. 

Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 PM tonight at the Yankton Ice Arena.

The GPAC Indoor Track and Field Championships begin today at the Ruth Donohoe First Dakota Fieldhouse in Yankton. Day one of the two-day event is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM.

The Crofton Warriors Girls Basketball team was crowned Class C2-8 Subdistrict champions last night with a 54 to 34 win over Cedar Catholic.

The Warriors, who remained undefeated on the year, were led by Sammie and Cassie Allen, with Sammie ending the night with 12 points, while Cassie added 10.

With the win, Crofton advances to the District Finals on February 23rd. The time and location are yet to be announced.

The Wynot Blue Devils Girls Basketball team are the Class D2-6 Subdistrict champions, following last night’s 45 to 25 win over Humphrey St. Francis.

The Blue Devils are 19 and 2 following the win, as they await the announcement of their matchup for the District Finals.

South Dakota Men’s Basketball fell to 10 and 16 on the year last night with a 91 to 84 road loss to Omaha.

Bostyn Holt led the Coyotes in scoring with 22 points in the loss. He was followed closely by Lahat Thioune who had 20 points and 6 rebounds.

Next up for USD is a road matchup with St. Thomas tomorrow night at 7:00 PM.

South Dakota Women’s Basketball fell to Omaha last night, 77 to 67.

Kendall Holmes finished with a game-high 21 points for USD, while Grace Larkins led the team in rebounds with 12, and assists with 4.

Next up for USD is a home game tomorrow against St. Thomas. Tipoff is at 6:00 PM.

South Dakota State Men’s Basketball had their two-game win streak snapped by Kansas City last night, as the Jackrabbits fell to the Roos 72 to 67.

Zeke Mayo led the Jacks in scoring with 19 points. William Kyle II added 15 points, as well as 5 rebounds and 5 blocks.

SDSU will be on the road again tomorrow as they take on Omaha at 7:00 PM.

South Dakota State Women’s Basketball remained undefeated in conference play last night, defeating the Kansas City Roos 74 to 53.

Brooklyn Meyer tallied a game-high 25 points in the win. Tori Nelson recorded a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double for SDSU as well.

The Jackrabbits will be at home again tomorrow, as they host Omaha at 2:00 PM.

Area Prep Basketball Results From Last Night:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Yankton fell to Tea Area 53 to 41.
  • Gayville-Volin lost to Freeman 72 to 63.
  • Irene-Wakonda was defeated by Canistota 63 to 39.

In Girls Basketball:

  • Yankton lost to Tea Area 82 to 55.
  • Gayville-Volin was defeated by Freeman 62 to 37.
  • Irene-Wakonda fell to Canistota 51 to 32.
  • Crofton defeated Cedar Catholic 54 to 34.
  • Wynot beat Humphrey St. Francis 45 to 25.

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Tonight:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Avon vs Kimball-White Lake.
  • Bon Homme @ Gregory.
  • Scotland vs Menno.
  • Vermillion vs Ponca.
  • Bloomfield vs Wausa.
  • Cedar Catholic vs Norfolk Catholic.
  • Crofton vs Boone Central.
  • Hartington-Newcastle @ Osmond-Randolph.
  • Wynot @ Laurel-Concord-Coleridge.

In Girls Basketball:

  • Bon Homme @ Gregory.
  • Vermillion vs Parker.