KYNT Local Sports 12-30-17

The Yankton Bucks used strong defense to defeat Mitchell 49-40 last night in a conference game as part of the Mike Miller Basketball Classic at the Corn Palace.  Freshman Matthew Mors had a huge game for the Bucks, leading the team with 26 points and 8 rebounds.  Yankton is now 3 and 1 on the season and will face Minneapolis De La Salle tonight at 8:00 in the Sanford Pentagon.  The De La Salle squad has won six consecutive Minnesota state basketball championships and they beat White Station from Memphis 70-56 yesterday in Mitchell.  Our broadcast of Bucks basketball in Sioux Falls starts at 7:45 tonight on 1450, KYNT.

The Mount Marty women’s basketball squad topped Waldorf College 72-60 on Friday at the Cimpl Arena.  Junior Mikayla Prouty scored 15 points in 15 minutes for the Lancers, while freshman Karlee McKinney chipped in 13 points, as Mount Marty raised its season record to 9 and 7 overall.

Mount Marty lost another men’s basketball game in the final seconds last night, as the Waldorf Warriors edged the Lancers 63-60 at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior Conlan Callahan led Mount Marty with 14 points as they lost their sixth game by five points or less.  The Lancers are 2 and 13 overall with a home game today against Nebraska Christian College at 4:00, and our broadcast will begin at 3:35 this afternoon on 1450, KYNT.

Nationally-ranked Florida Gulf Coast outscored South Dakota State 87-78 last night in women’s basketball.  Junior Macy Miller of Mitchell led the Jacks with 24 points as their overall record dropped to 10 and 4 on the season.

The University of South Dakota basketball teams open up their Summit League schedule this afternoon with a home doubleheader against Denver University.  The women’s game is at 1:00 and the men’s contest at 3:30 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion.

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