South Dakota State scored on all five of their first half possessions and the Jacks topped Northern Iowa 37-22 Saturday in the second round of the F-C-S Playoffs. Quarterback Taryn Christion led the Jacks with 275 yards total offense and three touchdown passes, which gave him 31 for the season in setting an SDSU season record. The Jacks will now host New Hampshire Saturday at 2:00 in Brookings.
Sam Houston State built up a 27-point halftime lead and held off the University of South Dakota 54-42 Saturday in the second round of the F-C-S Playoffs. Coyote quarterback Chris Streveler set an F-C-S and school record with 520 yards passing and he accounted for six scores in leading the nation in total offense. U-S-D ended up 8 and 5 overall in making the playoffs for their first time in Division One.
The U-S-D men’s basketball team fell behind early but battled to a 96-80 loss at unbeaten and top-ranked Duke University on Saturday. Tyler Hagedorn and Nick Fuller each scored 16 points for the Coyotes, who are now 7 and 3 on the season with a home game Wednesday night against Drake University.
A very strong Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball team rolled past U-S-D 77-55 on Saturday. The Coyotes are now 4 and 4 overall with a game tonight at 6:00 against Incarnate Word in San Antonio.
The Mount Marty women’s basketball squad snapped a four-game losing streak with a 69-59 win over the College of St. Mary Saturday at the Cimpl Arena. Junior Karissa Chamley led the attack with 16 points and 13 rebounds. It was Mount Marty’s first GPAC win this season as they will host Dakota Wesleyan Wednesday.
The Mount Marty men’s basketball team had more than a 2-to-1 rebound advantage in an 82-59 victory over Oak Hills Christian on Saturday. Marcus Matthieu led the Lancers with 22 points as they are now 2 and 8 heading into the Wednesday home game against D-W-U.
Top-ranked College of Saint Francis, Indiana outscored Morningside 43-36 in the NAIA Football semifinals on Saturday. Top-rated Lindsey Wilson defeated Dordt College 3-1 Saturday night in the NAIA National Volleyball championship match.
The Yankton Gazelles placed seventh out of 13 teams in the SF Gymnastics Invitational on Saturday at Lincoln HS. Yankton scored 129 in the meet, as senior Lauren Vik had a tenth place in the Vault for the Gazelles.
The Yankton Bucks finished eighth in the Watertown Team Duals Invitational on Saturday, as senior Cole Diedrichsen went unbeaten in four matches for the Bucks.