KYNT Local Sports 2-28-18

The Yankton Bucks had a pair of brothers make the E-S-D All-Conference wrestling squad.  State champion Carlos Ruffo and fourth-place finisher Giovanni Ruffo each were honored by the E-S-D.  Pierre won the Class A team wrestling title and tied with Harrisburg and Watertown for the conference championship.

Huge crowds packed the Cimpl Arena at Mount Marty College on Tuesday with four quarterfinal games in the Region 5-B boys basketball tournament.  Irene-Wakonda rolled past Freeman 76-41…Bridgewater-Emery beat Gayville-Volin by a 78-44 score…Viborg-Hurley topped Menno 59-41 and Canistota downed Freeman Academy/Marion 69-45.  The Region 5-B semifinals will be played Friday night at the Yankton High School/Summit Activities Center.

The Wynot boys basketball team used a 15-point run in the second half to defeat Humphrey St. Francis 55-45 last night in District title game.  The Blue Devils have now qualified for their third consecutive trip to the Class D-2 state tournament.

A pair of very close games decided the post-season championships in G-PAC basketball last night.  Concordia edged Dakota Wesleyan 80-78 in the women’s title game, and Morningside nipped Northwestern 80-76 to claim the men’s championship.  All four teams receive an automatic bid to the N-A-I-A Division Two national tournaments in March.

The University of South Dakota women’s golf team just finished competing in the nation’s largest college golf tournament.  The Coyotes placed 36th in a field of 43 teams in a three-day tournament in South Carolina. Junior Lexi Petersen led U-S-D with a 227 total as she finished 58th out of 217 golfers in the meet.

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