The Mount Marty College women’s basketball team jumped out to a 14-2 lead and rolled past Peru State 81-56 last night at the Cimpl Arena. The Lancers tied a school record with 18 three-point baskets and were led by sophomore Ali Kuca with 21 points and junior Karissa Chamley who had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Mount Marty is unbeaten in four games on the season and will host Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.
The University of South Dakota volleyball team swept South Dakota State on Tuesday in Brookings by scores of 25-22, 25-22 and 25-20. Hayley Dotseth led the attack with 14 kills, while Brittany Jessen recorded 34 assists. The Coyotes are now 16 and 9 overall and third place in the Summit League standings, as they end the regular season Friday night at home against second-place Denver.
The Yankton Gazelles head north tomorrow for their Sweet 16 volleyball matchup at Aberdeen Central with the winner advancing to the Class Double-A state tourney next week in Rapid City. Last night in Sweet 16 games, area teams in Class A winning their way into the state volleyball tournament included Parker and Dakota Valley.
Hartington Cedar Catholic is the number-one seed in the Nebraska Class C-2 state volleyball tournament which begins tomorrow. The Lady Trojans are unbeaten in 32 matches this fall and will face Southern Valley at 3:30 p-m Thursday in Lincoln.
The three northeast Nebraska football teams involved in quarter-final playoff games all lost on Tuesday. In Class D-1, East Butler upset Creighton 40-28 as the top-seed Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season. In Class D-2, top-seed Bloomfield had their first loss after ten wins as Falls City Sacred Heart scored with 19 seconds to play and added the extra point to stun the Bees 15-14 yesterday. Also in Class D-2 football, B-D-S outscored the Wynot Blue Devils 58-40.