Watertown teams go 3-1, Aberdeen Central squads 2-0 in weekend hoops
RAPID CITY — Watertown High School's boys and girls basketball teams went a combined 3-1 in weekend non-conference games against Rapid City Stevens and Rapid City Central.
The Arrow boys (3-7) beat Stevens 37-29 on Friday and Central 63-41 on Saturday.
Dylon Rawdon tallied 12 points and Caden Beauchamp and Kohen Kranz 10 each for Watertown's boys against Central. Jake Olson added nine, Marcus Rabine seven, Will Engstrom six and Jack Heesch five. Beauchamp also grabbed eight rebounds and Kranz made seven assists.
Cameron Steidley scored 11 points for Rapid City Central.
On Friday, Watertown held Stevens scoreless in the fourth quarter to prevail in a game when it shot only 30 percent (eight of 25) from the field and Stevens 23 percent (11 of 48).
Olson tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Arrows. Rawdon added nine points, Beauchamp six and Kohen and Heesch each five. Beauchamp also added five rebounds.
Dayler Segrist led Stevens with nine points and six rebounds.
Watertown's girls (5-5) salvaged a split of their two games, blasting Central 77-32 on Saturday after losing to Stevens 66-42 on Friday.
Maddy Rohde scored 20 points, Jaida Young 17 and Miranda Falconer 15 for the Arrows. Emery Thury added six rebounds and four assists, Rohde five rebounds and five assists, Young four steals and Falconer four assists.
On Friday, Taaliyah Porter tallied 14 points, Brittany Jones 13, Macey Wathen 12, Izzy Higgins nine and Finley Love eight to lead Stevens past Watertown. Higgins contributed nine rebounds and Porter three assists and five steals.
Rohde and Young each finished with 11 points for Arrows. Falconer pitched in with five points and Thursday six rebounds.
Watertown's girls host Huron at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The boys visit Huron the same night.
Other Boys Basketball
Aberdeen Central 68, Brandon Valley 57: The Golden Eagles (2-6) snapped a five-game losing skid with the Eastern South Dakota Conference win. Spencer Barr drained 11 of 19 field-goal attempts, including five 3-pointers and also sank eight of nine free throws in a 35-point performance. Jett Carlson contributed 11, Grant Fritz and Parker Lemer six each and Camden Fauth five. Dylan Langerock scored 18 points and Cole Dekker 11 for Brandon Valley.
Corn Palace Classic: No. 2 Aberdeen Christian rolled past No. 1 White River 87-68 in a battle of top Class B teams. Malek Wieker poured in 29 points, Ethan Russell 23 and Jackson Isakson 14 for Aberdeen Christian (10-0). Kaden Clark added nine points and joined Isakson and Russell with seven rebounds apiece. Joe Sayler's 42 points and seven rounds led White River.
In other games, it was No. 3 Class B De Smet 61 (Damon Wilkinson 19 points and 17 rebounds, Kadyn Fast 14 and seven, George Jensen 11 and nine and Kasen Janssen 11 points), No. 4 Class B Lower Brule 53 (Gavin Thigh 19 points and seven rebounds, Brian Laroche Jr. 18 points and Tate Elk Soldier 10 points); Clark-Willow Lake 47 (Kaplan Felberg 24 points and seven rebounds and Trey Huber 10 points), Canistota 41 (Tage Ortman 14 points and Brandon Kjetland 10 points and 16 rebounds; Hamlin 73 (Tyson Stevenson 24 points, Easton Neuendorf 18 points, Brennan Keszler eight points and Zac VanMeeteren seven rebounds), Mount Vernon-Plankinton 48 (Reed Rus 26 points, seven rebounds and five steals) and No. 1 Class A Dakota Valley 82 (Isaac Bruns 31 points and nine rebounds, Randy Rosenquist 21 and 11, Jaxon Hennies 16 points and Jaxson Wingert 11 points and seven rebounds), No. 2 Class A Sioux Valley 57 (Oliver Vincent 21 points, Maxwell Engebretson 11 points and Alec Squires 10 points and 14 rebounds).
Dakota State Classic: Florence-Henry 71 (Mehki Keller 18 points, Peyton Roe 15, Tegan Sumner and Ty Bergh 10 each and Carson Vavruska eight and Adam Moe nine rebounds), Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 38 (Caden Hojer 13 points and nine rebounds, Brayden Hanson 12 points and Riley Schneider 10 points and eight rebounds); Mitchell Christian 63 (Aiden Lieber 29 points and seven rebounds and Braedon Nebelsick 12 and seven), Arlington 45 (Blake Maden 16 points and 10 rebounds, Kaden Steffensen 15 points and Evan Fonseca eight rebounds) and Hills-Beaver Creek, Minn. 55 (Riley Tatge 13 points, Brock Harnack 10 points and Beau Bakken 10 rebounds), Mobridge-Pollock 50 (Shane Henderson 15 points and eight rebounds, Michael Wald 14 points and Jackson Eisemann nine points).
Waverly-South Shore 57, Britton-Hecla 47: Landon Maag scored 16 points, Troy Kneeland 15 and Grant Holman nine to pace the Coyotes. Landon Carlson had 16 points and Ashton Mills and BoDell Davidson nine each for Britton-Hecla.
Langford Area 61, North Central 49: The Lions prevailed with 20 points from Jackson Bahr, 16 from Jesse Keough, 14 from Kassen Keough and nine from Rennan Bruns. Bastien Delalande produced 19; points and Cole Bukaske and Spencer Buechler nine apiece for North Central. Buechler also contributed 10 rebounds.
Lyman 75, Sunshine Bible Academy 42: Lyman rolled with 22 points from Cooper Long, 16 from Ryker Choal and 15 rebounds Teagan Gourneau. Nolan Triebwasser and Jensen Wipf carded 10 each for SBA.
James Valley Christian 57, Ipswich 52: The Vikings used 15 points from Landon Wager, 13 from Dax Frandsen, 12 from Landon Wallman and nine from Jerrad Wallman to notch the win. Tyler Hettich had 13 points, Trevor Heinz 13 points and four steals, Blake Rich nine points and eight rebounds, Carter Geditz eight rebounds and Ian Beyers five assists for Ipswich.
Scores: McLaughlin 57, Miller 32; Wolsey-Wessington 49, Iroquois-Lake Preston 43; Herreid-Selby Area 74, Strasburg-Zeeland (N.D.) 62; and Ellendale 71, Carrington 53 (N.D.). No other details were reported.
Great Plains Lutheran 65, Sioux Falls Lutheran 37: Alex Heil drained five 3-pointers and notched 25 points, four assists and three steals to lead the Panthers. Austin Rubendall followed with 13 points and Hayden Karli and Myles York 11 each. Brody Scharlemann added four steals and four assists.
Aberdeen Roncalli 49, Northwestern 45: Maddox Miller had 12 points, Darwin Gambler 11 and Aiden Fisher nine to lead Roncalli. Quintin Fischbach garnered 12 points and Chase Neiber 10 for Northwestern.
Deuel 54, Tiospa Zina 52: Gavin Benck (17 points, 8 rebounds), Braydon Simon (12 points, 4 assists), Ronnie Begalka (8 rebounds) and Trey Maaland (5 steals) led the way for Deuel in the Northeast Conference game. Storm Sierra collected 21 points and 10 rebounds and Reondre Greeley nine points for TZ.
De Smet 73, Estelline-Hendricks 29: The third-rated Class B Bulldogs won the Dakota Valley Conference game with the help of 17 points and eight rebounds from Damon Wilkinson, 12 points and 11 rebounds from Kasen Janssen and 11 points apiece from Kadyn Fast and Thomas Aughenbaugh. Braxton Pravecek produced seven points, Braxton Saathoff six points and Joseph McAninch five rebounds for Estelline-Hendricks.
Milbank 56, Florence-Henry 53: The Bulldogs prevailed with 15 points apiece from Garrett Mertens and Jaxson Wildung, 11 from Joe Schulte and nine from Yohana Ajwanga. Mehki Keller led all scorers with 28 points for the Falcons. Peyton Roe contributed 12 and Ty Bergh seven.
Castlewood 77, Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 25: Fifth-rated Class B Castlewood cruised behind Lane Tvedt's 25 points. Bryon Laue added 10 points and nine rebounds and Jamison Keszler 11 points. Riley Schneider had 10 points for ORR.
Leola-Frederick Area 56, Langford Area 48: Noah Kippley's 13 points and Brayden Sumption's nine sparked LFA. Kassen Keough finished with 15, Jackson Bahr 14 and Jesse Keough 10 for Langford Area.
Ipswich 54, Faulkton Area 30: Trevor Heinz tallied 19 points and Tyler Hettich eight points and four assists for Ipswich. Layne Cotton and Gus Kopecky had eight points apiece for Faulkton Area.
Warner 46, Britton-Hecla 45: Warner used 14 points from Hunter Cramer and nine each from Zachary Evans and Drew Bakeberg to slip past the Braves, who got 25 points from Landon Carlson and 10 from BoDell Davidson.
Waverly-South Shore 58, Wilmot 34: Troy Kneeland garnered 17 points, Landon Maag 12 and Dan Dalton 11 to propel the Coyotes to the Eastern Coteau Conference win. Keitrick Genia tallied nine points and eight rebounds, Dennis Creadon nine points and five rebounds and Taedon Muilenberg six points for Wilmot.
Webster Area 56, Sisseton 42: Matthew Mount tallied 14 points and eight rebounds and Jacob Zeller 13 points to lift Webster Area to the Northeast Conference victory. Nate Tchida collected 22 points, Colter Hanson eight points and five rebounds and Christian Shepherd four assists for Sisseton.
Scores: McLaughlin 66, Dupree 32; Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier 53, Oakes 31 (N.D.); Ellendale 73, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 55 (N.D.); Lac qui Parle Valley 76, Ortonville 50 (Minn.) and Dawson-Boyd 63, Yellow Medicine East 32 (Minn.). No other details were reported.
Other Girls Basketball
Aberdeen Central 51, Brandon Valley 39: The Golden Eagles (3-5) won the Eastern South Dakota Conference game with 15 points from Taryn Hermansen, eight from Anna Malchow, seven from Taryn Hettich and six from Taylor Lyke. Hilary Behrens tallied 13 points and Ava Kellenberger nine for Brandon Valley.
Hamlin 45, Florence-Henry 31: Top-rated Hamlin (11-0) won the battle of unbeatens with 18 points from Kami Wadsworth and 10 each from Brooklyn Brandriet and Ally Abraham. Caylin Kelly collected nine points and eight rebounds and Haley Hlavacek eight points for the Falcons (9-1).
Dakota Valley Conference Classic: Estelline-Hendricks 38 (Brooke Johnson 17 points and Kenzy Beare nine), Dawson-Boyd, Minn. 25 (Katie Dahl 15 points); Hills-Beaver Creek, Minn. 50 (Olivia Deelstra 16 points and Lanae Elbers 12 points), De Smet 49 (Hazel Luethmers 14 points, Emma Albrecht 13, Jada Burke 10 and Alyssa Asleson nine); Elkton-Lake Benton 60 (Tevan Erickson 16 points, Kylie Ramlo 15 and Rachael Krog 13), Adrian-Ellsworth, Minn. (Sadie Krahling 11 points).
Other games in the classic included Arlington 63, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, Minn. 44; Deubrook Area 39, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Minn. 30; Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 54, Waubay-Summit 16. No other details were reported.
Groton Area 45, Great Plains Lutheran 29: Sydney Leicht scored 13 points and Jaedyn Penning and Brooke Gengerke each chipped in with eight for the Tigers. Halle Bauer, Olivia Holmen and Esta Cameron each scored six for GPL.
Faulkton Area 49, Highmore-Harrold 43: Paislee Martinmaas produced 19 points and nine rebounds Addison Melius 14 and 16 and Carley Cotton nine points for the winning Trojans. Brooke Palmer notched 22 points and eight rebounds and Addison McDonnell nine points for Highmore-Harrold.
North Central 41, Langford Area 21: Brittney Frickson's 19 points and Amree VanderVorst's 10 rebounds sparked North Central. Ella Batie added seven. Alexa Darling finished with seven points and Megan Gustafson six for Langford Area.
Lyman 62, Sunshine Bible Academy 23: Mak Scott had 17 points and Skyler Volmer 16 for Lyman. Sadie Koneche scored 11 and Abby Hinman eight for SBA, which also got six rebounds from Betra Amare.
Britton-Hecla 55, Waverly-South Shore 17: The Braves won with 12 points from Tiyanna Schott, 11 from Jayden Bender and 10 from Sterling Brassfield. Carlee Mushitz had seven for the Coyotes.
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 45, Hitchcock-Tulare 42: Liz Boschee tallied 15 points, Kenna Ochsner 12 points and seven rebounds, Kam Ochsner 10 points and Isabel Gilbert eight for SCW. Katelyn Schroeder's 27-point, 11-rebound effort led Hitchcock-Tulare.
Clark-Willow Lake 55, Wilmot 26: Key contributors for the Cyclones included Alicia Vig, 10 points and seven rebounds; Kayla Jordan, 10 points and six steals; Musonda Kabwe, eight points and five steals; Shay Michalski, six points and six rebounds; Teyha Vig, five points and five rebounds; and Summer Seefeldt, five points. Mya Heinje tallied nine points, Kayla Hamman eight and Ashlyn Ebben seven points, five rebounds and three steals for Wilmot.
Hancock 65, Lac qui Parle Valley 60, OT (Minn.): Kaitlyn Rohloff scored 27 points and Misti Zempel 17 to lead Hancock. Camryn Lee had 18, Taylor Shelstad 17 and Isabel Gerdes and Ayanna Gipson 11 each for LqPV. Shelstad added six rebounds and nine assists and Lee eight rebounds.
Scores: James Valley Christian 45, Ipswich 30; Maple River (N.D.) 56, Tri-State 49; Oakes 71, Northern Cass (N.D.) 62; Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier 59, Ellendale 16 (N.D.). No other details were reported.
Warner 47, Britton-Hecla 26: Kiah Koch and Lauren Marcuson each had 13 points and Stacia Carda eight for the Monarchs. RaeAnn Hagenson tallied five for the Braves.
Castlewood 67, Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 23: Mackenzie Everson erupted for 27 points, Maddie Horn 14 and Gracie Haug 11 to lead Castlewood to the Dakota Valley Conference win. Emily Matson's eight points led ORR.
De Smet 50, Estelline-Hendricks 44: De Smet won the Dakota Valley Conference game behind Jada Burke's 21 points and Hazel Luethmers' 16. Emma Albrecht followed with nine. Kenzy Beare had 11 points, Madalyn Ebbers 10 and Sadie Johnson nine for the Redhawks.
Lac qui Parle Valley 73, Yellow Medicine East 36: The Eagles rolled with 23 points and six steals from Taylor Shelstad, 12 points from Jayln Lee, 10 points from Camryn Lee. Rylee Lund and Isabel Gerdes each added eight points and six rebounds and Ayanna Gipson seven points, six rebounds and four steals. Hannah Stark led YME with 10 points.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 60, Canby 33 (Minn.): Paige Nelson finished with eight points and Lacie DeVos six points and five rebounds for Canby.
Others: Deubrook Area 57, Dell Rapids St. Mary 52; Sioux Valley 78, Dell Rapids 58; North Central 70, Herreid-Selby Area 67; and Dawson-Boyd 49, Lakeview 47 (Minn.). No other details were reported.
This article originally appeared on Watertown Public Opinion: No. 2 Aberdeen Christian boys blast No. 1 White River in showdown.