Doane College rallied to beat Mount Marty 75-70 in women’s basketball on Saturday. Cassidy Gebhart led the Lancers with 18 points, while Raquel Sutera added 14 points and 9 rebounds. Mount Marty had a six-point lead early in the men’s game but Doane scored 20 consecutive points and defeated the Lancers 78-49. Tyler Payer paced the Lancers with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Mount Marty hosts York College Monday evening at 6 p-m in a makeup game, and we’ll have the broadcast at 5:35 on KYNT.
The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics team placed third out of 11 teams with a 132.1 total in the SF Invitational. Elsie Kotalik of Yankton tied for tenth place individually with an all-around of 33.275. The Bucks wrestlers took one out of four matches, and placed sixth among eight teams at the Watertown Duals Tournament on Saturday. Casey Skillingstad and Spencer Huber of Yankton each went unbeaten in four matches.
Eastern Washington got five TD passes from Vernon Adams and eliminated South Dakota State 41-17 in the second round of the FCS playoffs Saturday. Austin Sumner had 315 yards passing in the loss as the Jacks finished up 9-5 on the season.
The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad will be in action today at the Sioux Falls Invitational, and the Bucks wrestlers open their season at the Watertown Dual tournament. We’ll have updates on the action from Watertown throughout the afternoon on 1450, KYNT.
In women’s basketball on Thursday, USD defeated Utah State 81-71 in the Dome. In men’s basketball Thursday, Air Force downed USD 94-86. The Coyotes will host a doubleheader Saturday in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.
Yankton senior wide receiver J-J Hejna and special teams player Tanner Termansen were selected to the 11-AA all-state football squad. Hejna set numerous receiving records for the Bucks and had 63 grabs this year for 1205 yard and 10 touchdowns. Termansen averaged over 14 yards a kick return, and had a pair of touchdowns on special teams for Yankton.
Mount Marty led for 16 minutes against the nation’s second-ranked women’s basketball team on Wednesday, before dropping an 87-71 game at unbeaten Northwestern. Raquel Sutera and Cassidy Gebhart each scored 18 points for the Lancers.
Northwestern broke open a close game in the second half and beat Mount Marty 87-64 in the men’s contest on Wednesday. Alex Irvine paced the Lancers with 16 points. Mount Marty has a doubleheader Saturday at Doane College with our broadcast beginning at 1:35 pm on 1450, KYNT.
The Mount Marty men’s basketball program has signed Parkston senior Jalen Hurley for their men’s basketball program. Hurley is a 6-5 forward who was all-conference last year, averaging 11 points and 4 rebounds a game for the Trojans.
North Dakota State was picked first and USD second in both the women’s and men’s Summit League pre-season Indoor Track and Field Poll. The Coyotes return 12 all-league performers from last season.
The Yankton Gazelles totaled 130.35 in their season opening gymnastics meet Monday night, placing behind powerful Mitchell and way ahead of SF Washington. Elsie Kotalik and Ashtyn Haak tied for sixth in the all-around for the Gazelles.
USD rallied for a 71-67 home victory over Utah Valley in men’s basketball on Monday. Brandon Bos led the Coyotes with 15 points. USD is now 3-3 and will play at Air Force on Thursday.
South Dakota State routed Northern Arizona 26-7 Saturday night in the FCS playoff opener as Zach Zenner led the Jacks with 249 yards rushing and two touchdowns. # 13 ranked SDSU is 9-4 overall and will play at # 3 Eastern Washington (10-2) this Saturday afternoon in the second round of the playoffs.
Yankton senior J.J. Hejna was named to the Argus Leader Elite 45 football squad in South Dakota. Hejna smashed season and career receiving records for the Bucks and led the team in tackles and interceptions.
On Saturday, USD edged Wyoming in women’s basketball 82-78 as Lisa Loeffler led the Coyotes with 24 points and 6 rebounds. USD will host Utah State Thursday night in the Dome.
The Yankton Gazelles are the first YHS winter sports team to start their competitive season when they host a triangular with SF Washington and Mitchell Monday at 6:30 p-m.
The Dordt College men’s basketball team opened up a 56-23 halftime lead and rolled past Mount Marty 100-60 Tuesday night. BuD Smith led the Lancers with 20 points. Dordt rallied to win the women’s game 68-59 over Mount Marty at the Cimpl Arena, as freshman Kieran O’Malley scored 15 points for the Lancers.
USD linebacker Tyler Starr of Little Rock, IA was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Starr has a nation’s best 13 forced fumbles and led the conference in QB sacks, and is one of 20 finalists for the FCS national Buck Buchanan Award.
In women’s hoops on Tuesday in Omaha, Creighton defeated USD 63-48. Nicole Seekamp paced the Coyotes (2-5) with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
Mount Marty senior Katie Smelker placed 22nd in the NAIA Cross-Country championships in Lawrence, KS on Saturday, and Smelker became the first Lancer to earn All-American cross-country honors for MMC.