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KYNT Sports 1-28-16

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Mount Marty College women’s basketball used strong defense and 27 points from senior Alex Kneeland to defeat Dakota Wesleyan 60-52 last night at the Cimpl Arena.  It’s the third consecutive victory for the Lancers over a top-15 team in the national rankings.  Mount Marty is now 9 and 6 and tied for fifth place in the G-PAC standings. 

In the men’s game, Dakota Wesleyan scored 60 points in the second half to roll past the Lancers 104-66.  Mount Marty placed five players in double figures, but the 14th-ranked Tigers made 19 three-point baskets in the game. 

Mount Marty continues their G-PAC schedule at Hastings College on Saturday.

U-S-D and South Dakota State remain tied for the lead in the Summit League women’s basketball standings.  The Coyotes picked up a 103-77 victory at Western Illinois as Kelly Stewart led the attack with 19 points.  The Jacks picked up a 68-50 win at Oral Roberts. 

Tonight, U-S-D plays at Denver in men’s basketball with both teams at 2 and 5 in the Summit League race.

Yankton will host Harrisburg tonight in a basketball doubleheader.  The Gazelles have won their last two and are a half-game behind Harrisburg in the district standings…while the Bucks are looking to break a six-game losing streak.  Our broadcast is scheduled to start at 6:00 this evening on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 1-27-16

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mount Marty senior Alex Kneeland has been named the G-PAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season.  Kneeland scored 43 points last week as the Lancers defeated the two teams in the national championship last year, Morningside and Concordia.  Kneeland is second in the nation for total points this season, as the Lancers prepare to host Dakota Wesleyan in a doubleheader tonight at the Cimpl Arena.  D-W-U is 15th in the women’s national poll this week and 14th in the men’s ranking, while Mount Marty is 14 and 8 overall and receiving votes nationally for the first time this year.

Our broadcast of Lancer basketball starts at 5:35 this evening on 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team is 15 and 5 on the season and tied for first place in the Summit League, as the Coyotes play at 11 and 9 Western Illinois in a 7:00 game this evening.

Yankton scored a season-best 137.4 in their final regular season gymnastics meet last night at home, losing by less than a half-point to Sioux Falls O’Gorman and beating Washington by 13 points in a triangular.  Gazelles eighth-grader Jaiden Boomsma won the vault and finished second in the all-around with a 35.1 total.

The Yankton Gazelles rallied in the second half to win at Brookings last night by a  48-41 score.  Sophomore Bailey Kortan scored 15 points off the bench and Lindsay Hale chipped in 10.  In the victory, junior Josie Sayler blocked two shots and set a new Gazelle career record with 56 blocked shots, one ahead of Kelsey Fitzgerald.

The Yankton Bucks shot just 28 percent from the floor and 44 percent at the free throw line as Brookings picked up a 55-43 boys basketball victory.  Freshman Rex Ryken and senior Bradey Sorenson each had 11 points for the Bucks.  Yankton will host the Harrisburg Tigers in a basketball doubleheader Thursday night.


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KYNT Sports 1-26-16

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In today’s South Dakota Sportswriters high school basketball poll, Viborg-Hurley is rated sixth in Class B girls basketball and Elk Point-Jefferson is ranked fourth in the Class A girls division.  The number-one rated teams in girls basketball are Sioux Falls Washington, St. Thomas More and Sully Buttes…and the number-one boys teams include Watertown, Sioux Falls Christian and Warner.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks continue their basketball seasons tonight with a doubleheader at Brookings.  Our broadcast starts at 6 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad will have their final home meet tonight.  The Gazelles will host O’Gorman and Washington in a triangular starting at 5:30.

South Dakota State redshirt freshman Mike Daum has been named the Summit League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.  Daum averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds per game in two victories for the Jacks last week, including a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounds in the victory at U-S-D on Saturday.


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KYNT Sports 1-25-16

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team completed a sweep of the top two teams in the G-PAC last week with an 81-60 victory over sixth-ranked Concordia on Saturday at the Cimpl Arena.  Alex Kneeland had 21 points for the Lancers, while Raquel Sutera added 20 points and 10 rebounds.  Crofton freshman Quinn Wragge led the Bulldogs with 16 points and 8 rebounds.  The Lancers shot 51 percent from the field in raising their season record to 14 and 8.

Concordia shot 55 percent in the men’s game and rolled past Mount Marty 87-48 on Saturday.  Alex Irvine topped the Lancers with 15 points.  Mount Marty will face Dakota Wesleyan Wednesday night in a doubleheader at the Cimpl Arena.

South Dakota State edged U-S-D 79-75 Saturday in men’s basketball in the Dome.  Freshman Mike Daum led the Jacks with 23 points as they upped their record to 16 and 5 overall.  Casey Kasperbauer had 14 points as the Coyotes dropped to a 10 and 11 mark for the season.  Saturday marked the 400th career coaching victory for Scott Nagy for the Jackrabbits.

U-S-D and S-D-S-U remain tied for the lead in the Summit League in women’s basketball.  The Coyotes defeated I-U-P-U-I 65-59 as Nicole Seekamp led the attack with 24 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.  The Jacks rolled past Western Illinois 85-63 on Saturday.

The Yankton Gazelles used a big second half to defeat Huron 57-45 on Saturday as junior Madason Tessier scored 17 points and senior Becky Frick added 13 points and 7 rebounds.  In the boys contest, second-rated Huron pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Yankton 51-41.  Senior Tanner Frick paced the Bucks with 13 points and 5 rebounds.  Yankton has a doubleheader at Brookings on Tuesday.


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KYNT Sports 1-23-16

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The local college and high school basketball teams are all in action at home today.  The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks will host the Huron Tigers with the varsity games starting at 4:15 pm at the Summit Activities Center…the Mount Marty College women and men will host Concordia University beginning at 2:00 at the Cimpl Arena…and the University of South Dakota has a doubleheader in the Dome.  The Coyote women face I-U-P-U-I at 1:30 today, followed by the U-S-D men against South Dakota State at 4:00.

Our broadcast of Mount Marty basketball starts at 1:35 today on AM 1450 KYNT, followed by Yankton High School hosting Huron.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad competes in the Pentagon tournament today in Sioux Falls, with the matches starting at 9 a-m.


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KYNT Sports 1-22-16

Friday, January 22, 2016

Doane College is the pre-season pick in a close vote over Morningside and Briar Cliff to win the G-PAC baseball title.  The conference coaches selected Mount Marty for sixth place in the baseball poll.

The G-PAC pre-season softball coaches’ poll was also released today, and Doane College is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as the conference champions.  Mount Marty was chosen for 12th place in the G-PAC softball race.

The U-S-D women’s basketball squad is now 14 and 5 overall after a 92-60 rout of Fort Wayne last night in the Dome.  Senior Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 19 points as U-S-D remained tied for first in the Summit League standings.

Chamberlain scored 133.1 and won a gymnastics triangular last night at Yankton High School.  The Gazelles scored 129.6 for the runner-up spot with Vermillion third with 119.55.  Eighth-grader Jaiden Boomsma led the Gazelles with a third place finish in the all-around. 


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KYNT Sports 1-21-16

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team went into Sioux City last night and stunned the defending national champion and number-one ranked Morningside Mustangs 84-77.  Junior Logan Wagner of Parkston nailed seven three-point baskets and led the Lancers with a career-high 26 points…senior Alex Kneeland scored 22…senior Raquel Sutera of Tabor had 11 points and 8 rebounds…and junior Kellie Winckler of Lake Andes scored 10 points with 11 rebounds.  The upset victory moves Mount Marty into a tie for sixth place in the G-PAC standings, while Morningside suffered just their fourth home loss in the last four years.

In men’s basketball, Mount Marty led Morningside by three points late in the first half before the Mustangs pulled away for an 87-58 victory.  Sophomore Deric Denning hit five three-point baskets and paced the Lancers with 15 points.  Mount Marty will host Concordia University in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

U-S-D trailed by ten points early in the second half before a big rally led the Coyotes to a 76-67 win over Western Illinois in the Dakotadome last night.  U-S-D senior Casey Kasperbauer led the scoring with 26 points, and Tre Burnette chipped in 14 points and 13 rebounds.  The Coyote men are now 10 and 10 on the season, and will host South Dakota State at 4:00 Saturday in the Dome.

The U-S-D women’s basketball squad is 13 and 5 overall and in a four-way tie for first place in the Summit League standings.  The Coyotes host Fort Wayne at 7:00 tonight in Vermillion.

The Yankton Gazelles continue their gymnastics season tonight by hosting Vermillion and Chamberlain in a triangular starting at 5:30 p-m in the Y-H-S gym.


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KYNT Sports 1-20-16

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Yankton Bucks shot 55 percent in the first half and led fourth-ranked O’Gorman by 12 points in the third quarter, before the Knights rallied for a 59-53 win last night.  Senior Tanner Frick topped Yankton with a career-high 25 points, while Bradey Sorenson chipped in 17 points. 

Sioux Falls O’Gorman broke away from a one-point lead at halftime, and defeated the Yankton Gazelles 54-30 last night.  The unbeaten Knights were led by 15 points from Katie Messler, while senior Becky Frick scored 10 points for the Gazelles.  Yankton will host Huron in a basketball doubleheader this Saturday.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling team dropped a 53-21 decision at home against Watertown last night.  Cole Diedrichsen, Jordan Lucht, and Cody Vornhagen each won by fall last night and Spencer Huber won by a 12-5 margin to raise his season record to 25 and 1.  The Bucks will wrestle in the Pentagon Tournament this Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Yankton Bucks wrestling head coach Riley Smith will be the guest speaker today at the regular meeting of the Yankton Quarterback Club.  The public is invited to attend the meeting which starts at noon at the Yankton Elks Lodge.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams visit Morningside tonight for a G-PAC doubleheader.  The Mustangs are ranked number-one in the country in women’s basketball after winning the national title last year.  Our broadcast of Lancer basketball begins at 5:35 this evening on AM 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team looks to move up in the Summit League standings tonight at 7:00 in the Dome.  The Coyotes are 1 and 4 in league play as they host a Western Illinois squad that is winless in five games.

U-S-D senior Nicole Seekamp has been named the Women’s Basketball Player of the Week in the Summit League for a sixth time in her career.  Seekamp led the Coyotes to a pair of road wins last week with 24 points and 9 assists per game.


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KYNT Sports 1-18-16

Monday, January 18, 2016

U-S-D scored the final seven points in the last minute Sunday to edge South Dakota State 63-58 in women’s basketball before more than four-thousand fans in Brookings.  Senior Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 23 points, while sophomore Macy Miller paced the jacks with 20 points.  Both teams are tied for first place in the Summit League with 4 and 1 records.

The College of St. Mary pulled away in the second half to beat Mount Marty 77-59 in women’s basketball on Saturday.  The Lancers are now seventh in the G-PAC with a 6 and 6 conference record.

In a non-conference matchup, Grace University defeated Mount Marty 80-59 on Saturday.  The Lancers are 1 and 18 overall, and Mount Marty will travel to Morningside this Wednesday for the conference doubleheader.

Watertown topped Yankton 45-39 in girls basketball Saturday night.  Lindsay Hale topped the Gazelles with 14 points and Becky Frick added 12.  In the boys matchup, Watertown outscored Yankton 67-55.  Senior Tanner Frick paced the Bucks with 19 points, while seventh-grader Matthew Mors had 18 points and 8 rebounds.  Yankton will visit O’Gorman for a basketball doubleheader on Tuesday

Yankton tied for fifth place out of 13 teams at the Harrisburg Wrestling Invitational on Saturday.  Spencer Huber was first for the Bucks at 132 pounds, while Cody Vornhagen and Cole Diedrichsen each took second in their divisions.


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KYNT Sports 1-16-16

Saturday, January 16, 2016

After second-ranked Aberdeen Central beat Yankton 66-9…the Bucks wrestling team came back for a 39-36 victory over Brandon Valley last night at the Summit Activities Center.  Cody Vornhagen and Spencer Huber each posted two wins for the Bucks last night.  Yankton will compete in the Harrisburg Invitational today.

The Yankton girls and boys basketball teams have a doubleheader in Watertown this evening.  The Gazelles varsity game is scheduled for 5:15 today, while the Bucks take on the top-ranked Arrows around 7:00 this evening.  Rich Wright will have the play-by-play of Yankton and Watertown on AM 1450, KYNT.

Mount Marty College has two games in Omaha today.  The Lancer women play at the College of St. Mary at 2:00, while the Mount Marty men visit Grace University at 4 p-m.  Jim Gevens will have the call of the Mount Marty women’s game, and Scott Kooistra will bring you the play-by-play of Lancer men’s basketball on KYNT.

U-S-D will visit South Dakota State in a women’s basketball showdown Sunday at 2:00 in Brookings.  The Coyotes are 12 and 5 on the season and 3 and 1 in the Summit League…while the Jacks are unbeaten in the League, 14 and 3 overall and rated third in the nation’s mid-major women’s basketball poll.


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