KYNT Local Sports 1-6-18

The Yankton Bucks rode 37 points from freshman Matthew Mors to a 70-48 victory over Watertown last night at the Summit Activities Center.  The Bucks shot at least 50 percent in each quarter from the field and got 8 points each from Rex Ryken, Cameron Krejci and Owen Feser.  The Bucks are 4 and 3 overall and will play at top-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln next Tuesday.

The Yankton Gazelles shot 61 percent from the floor and rolled past Watertown 59-39 on Friday.  Sophomore Madison Wuebben led the Gazelles with 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Maddy Hochstein scored 15 and Emily Oswald added 14 points.  Yankton is 3 and 2 on the season and will host Lincoln on Tuesday.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling team and the Gazelles gymnastics squad will have their first competitions in the past three weeks today.  The Bucks will wrestle at the Brandon Valley Invitational, while the Gazelles gymnasts go for honors in the Brookings Invite this afternoon.

The Mount Marty Lancers continue their G-PAC basketball schedule with a doubleheader in the Tyson Events Center this afternoon, taking on Briar Cliff University.  The Chargers are fifth-ranked in the nation in men’s basketball, and our broadcast begins at 1:35 p-m today on AM 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team looks to stay unbeaten in the Summit League today with a 1:00 game in Vermillion against North Dakota State.  The Coyotes are 14 and 4 overall this season.

U-S-D senior quarterback Chris Streveler finished second in the voting for the Walter Payton Award, which is the F-C-S equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.  Quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe from Sam Houston State edged Streveler by just four first-place votes in the balloting.  Streveler set Coyote records with 4,854 yards of total offense and he accounted for 43 touchdowns in leading U-S-D to an 8 and 5 record and the second round of the national playoffs.

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