Local Sports 3-11-24

Yankton Bucks senior Landon Potts and Gazelles senior Claire Tereshinski were selected as All-Eastern South Dakota Conference honorees.

Potts was named All-Conference following a season in which he averaged 16.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.3 steals per game. Potts ended the year as the Bucks leader in scoring, assists, steals, and blocks.

Tereshinski was an All-ESD Honorable Mention following her senior season. She averaged team highs in scoring, 12.1 points per game, and steals, 1.5 per game. Tereshinski also tallied 2.4 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Tereshinski will continue playing basketball in Yankton, as she is committed to Mount Marty University.

The Vermillion Tanagers captured the Class A Girls Basketball State Championship on Saturday, defeating Tea Area 60 to 54.

Chandler Cleveland had a game-high 20 points for the Tanagers. Vermillion ends their State Title campaign with a 22 and 4 record.

Tea Area ends their final Class A season at 21 and 5, as the Titans will move up to Class AA next season, and join the ESD Conference.

The Mount Marty Lancers four-game softball series against Mayville State University scheduled to begin today in Yankton has been canceled. 

In place of the originally scheduled games, Mount Marty will be hosting inter-squad games in their place at 4:00 PM today and 4:30 PM tomorrow at Sertoma Park in Yankton.

The Lancers’ next scheduled contest is a GPAC clash with Jamestown, in Jamestown, North Dakota on March 23rd.

Mount Marty Competitive Cheer finished 8th at the GPAC Conference Championships in Crete, Nebraska on Saturday.

The Lancers finished with a score of 55.61 on the day. Northwestern claimed the Conference title with a final score of 92.67.

Wynot Boys Basketball took home 3rd place in the Class D2 State Tournament following their 71 to 47 win over Sumner-Eddyville-Miller on Saturday.

Dylan Heine scored a team-high 18 points for the Blue Devils. He was followed closely by Zach Foxhoven with 15.

Wynot ends the year with a 19 and 8 overall record. 

South Dakota Men’s Basketball had their season come to an end on Friday, as they were eliminated from the Summit League Tournament by Oral Roberts, 77 to 62.

Kaleb Stewart led the Coyotes with 18 points and 6 assists. Paul Bruns finished just shy of a double-double with 11 points and 9 rebounds.

USD ends their season with a 12 and 20 overall record.

South Dakota State Men’s Basketball advanced to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals with a 79 to 63 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday.

Luke Appel led the Jacks in scoring with 18 points. Summit League Player of the Year Zeke Mayo added 15 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

SDSU will face St. Thomas tonight at 6:00 PM at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The winner will advance to the Summit League Championship.

South Dakota Women’s Basketball defeated St. Thomas 70 to 57 yesterday to advance to today’s Semifinal round of the Summit League Tournament. 

Grace Larkins had a game-high 29 points for USD, adding 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Carley Duffney also cracked double digits in scoring with 13 points.

USD will face #1 seeded South Dakota State in the Summit League Semifinals today. Tipoff from the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls is scheduled for 12:30 PM.

South Dakota State Women’s Basketball defeated Omaha on Saturday 66 to 53 to punch their ticket to the Semifinals of the Summit League Tournament.

Paige Meyer led the Jacks in scoring with 24 points on the night. Madison Mathiowetz added 10 points of her own, as well as a team-high 6 assists.

SDSU will face USD today in the Summit League Semifinals at 12:30 PM.

Summit League Tournament Schedule for Today:

Men’s Tournament:

  • #1 South Dakota State vs #4 St. Thomas at 6:00 PM
  • #6 Omaha vs #7 Denver at 7:45 PM.

Women’s Tournament:

  • #1 South Dakota State vs #4 South Dakota at 12:30 PM.
  • #2 North Dakota State vs #3 Oral Roberts at 3:00 PM.