The Yankton Gazelles had a nine-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but then fifth-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln scored the final 15 points to post a 41-35 victory last night at the Summit Activities Center. Senior Emily Oswald led the Gazelles with 11 points and 12 rebounds as their record is now 3 and 3 with a game at Mitchell Thursday night.
Top-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln shot 56 percent from three-point range in a 75-53 win over Yankton last night in Sioux Falls. Freshman Matthew Mors led the Bucks with 24 points and senior Jack Wolfgram added 16 points. The Bucks are 4 and 4 on the season with a game at Sioux Falls O’Gorman coming up next Tuesday.
The Mount Marty women’s basketball squad outscored Dakota State 82-75 last night in Madison. Sophomore Ali Kuca hit 4 three-point baskets and led the Lancers with 19 points, while freshman Sarah Castenada added 18 points and 9 rebounds. Mount Marty is now 10 and 9 on the season with an exhibition game at the University of South Dakota tonight.
Dakota State pulled away in the second half to defeat the Mount Marty men’s team by a score of 79-64. Marcus Mathieu paced the Lancers with 18 points and Conlan Callahan added 17. Mount Marty is 3 and 16 overall and will host Concordia University in a G-PAC doubleheader Saturday afternoon.
South Dakota State junior Mike Daum has been named the Summit League Men’s Athlete of the Month for both November and December. Daum leads the Jacks by averaging nearly 23 points and 9 rebounds a game and shooting 48 percent from the floor, and he is now third in all-time scoring for S-D-S-U.
University of South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster is the guest speaker at today’s gathering of the Yankton Quarterback Club. All local sports fans are invited to attend during the noon hour today at JoDean’s.