KYNT Local Sports 1-11-18

The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team shot 60 percent from the floor and rolled past Mount Marty 87-25 last night at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, in a game that served as an exhibition for the Lancers.  Freshman Sarah Castenada scored 15 points for Mount Marty as the 10 and 9 Lancers will host top-ranked and unbeaten Concordia University Saturday at 1:30 at the Cimpl Arena to start a G-PAC doubleheader.  U-S-D had four players in double figures last night and the 12 and 5 Coyotes will host Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon.

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team has signed Kayla Jacobson from Rapid City.  Jacobson is a 5’7” guard from St. Thomas More who has helped her team win three consecutive Class A state titles in South Dakota, and she plans to be a Pre-Physical Therapy Major at M-M-C.

Mount Marty has announced the signing of Emily Vande Kop from Rock Rapids, Iowa for their women’s golf program.  Vande Kop was named All-Conference first team this past year, and she plans to be a Nursing Major at Mount Marty.

The U-S-D Women’s Tennis team was selected to finish second in the Summit League standings this fall behind defending champion Denver.  The Coyotes return four starters from a squad that was runner-up last year.  South Dakota State was chosen to finish sixth place in the Summit League this spring.

U-S-D sophomore pole vaulter Chris Nilsen was picked for second in the nation in the men’s pole vault this year as named by Track and Field Magazine.  Nilsen won the NCAA Indoor championship last year for the Coyotes and finished third in the Outdoor national meet.

The Yankton Gazelles basketball team returns to the court tonight with a game at Mitchell.  The Gazelles are 3 and 3 overall, while the Kernels are 2 and 3 this season.  Our broadcast from the Corn Palace starts at 6:45 pm on AM 1450, KYNT.