Avon vs. Alcester-Hudson at Avon — 6:15 p.m. CT
Beresford 53, Irene-Wakonda 49 at Beresford — Beresford’s Logan Busch dominated the court at 27 points, followed by Hunter Bergland who put nine points on the board. Three Irene-Wakonda players finished the game in double-digit territory: Gabe King (15), Tate Gale (12) and Brent Knodel (11). Beresford (3-2) hosts West Sioux Jan. 5, Irene-Wakonda hosts Menno Jan. 5.
Brandon Valley 58, Mitchell 43 at Brandon Valley — Cooper Olthoff scored 17 points for Brandon Valley (3-3) in a winning effort. Mitchell (1-5) picked up 15 from Carter Kavenaugh and 10 from Gray Betterman.
Castlewood vs. Flandreau at Castlewood — No score provided.
Hanson 37, McCook Central/Montrose 33 at Alexandria — Aaron Wenande delivered more than half of Hanson’s points by notching 21 in their column while Thomas Arend emerged the afternoon’s top rebounder at nine. Wenanade added two steals to Hanson’s offensive effort. For MCM, Kyler Hansen scored 12 points and contributed six rebounds. Hanson (3-2) plays Kimball Jan. 7, MCM (3-3) plays in the Big East Tourney vs. Flandreau Jan. 7.
Aberdeen Central 61, Harrisburg 44 at Harrisburg — Cole Bergan’s 15 points and nine rebounds helped put Aberdeen Central over Harrisburg, as did 10 points from TJ Allam. Harrisburg’s Brady VanHolland had nine points and Jacob Headlee had eight. Aberdeen Central (4-2) plays Huron Jan. 5, Harrisburg (1-3) goes to Brookings Jan. 5.
Menno 61, Freeman Academy 43 at Menno — Jacob Hertz led Menno in their victory over Freeman Acadmey, notching 23 points and 11 rebounds. Spencer Schultz put up 19 points and five steals. Jackson Diede had seven assists, followed by Schultz at five. Freeman Academy’s Stephen Waltner had 18 points while Ryan Haggerty added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Mt. Vernon-Plankinton 58, West Central 40 in Hartford — Mt. Vernon-Plankinton recovered from a first period stumble to overtake the Trojans, with Cody Muilenburg emerging the leading scorer of the night at 17 points. Tate Deinert and Dane Rihanek each added 11 points. West Central’s Noah Vettrus remained a reliable offensive contributor for the Trojans and put 15 points on the board. Jackson Miller had six rebounds. MVP (3-1) plays Platte-Geddes Jan. 5, West Central (1-5) faces Tea Jan. 5.
SAMARITAN’S FEET BAREFOOT CLASSIC at Sanford Pentagon
West Lyon (Iowa) 61, Canistota 57 (OT) — Shay Jolley scored a game-high 26 points on 10 of 28 shooting with five triples, but it wasn’t enough for Canistota, which fell in overtime to West Lyon. The Hawks also picked up 15 points from Mason Decker and 12 from Drew Seubert. Xavier Ward hauled in 15 rebounds. Canistota hit nine of 31 shots from 3 for the game. West Lyon had two players finish with double-doubles: Isaac Heyer (20 points, 12 rebounds) and Micah Meyer (10 points, 11 rebounds). Colton Hage had 15 points.
Chester 69, Elkton-Lake Benton 51 — 11 different players picked up at least a point for Chester which pulled away from Elkton-Lake Benton. Austin Eppard led the way with 13 points, followed by Brent Anderson (12) and Jacob Schoeberl (10). For the game, the Flyers shot 58 percent (29-50) from the field and forced 20 turnovers. Elkton-Lake Benton was paced by Blagoj Velesui (18 points) and Cameron Harming (16 points).
Warner 58, Vermillion 45 — A double-double from Tyler Rozell lifted Warner over Vermillion. Rozell had 17 points and 10 boards. He was joined in double figures in scoring by Micah Hoellein (17) and Ethan Westby (13). Vermillion was paced by Cooper Williams who hit seven of 10 shots for 15 points with a pair of assists and a pair of steals. Jacob Manger chipped in 11 points.
Tea 68, Worthington (Minn.) 42 — Tea shot over 40 percent from the field, while limiting the out-of-towners to just 28.3 percent en route to a 26-point win. Payton Conrad led the Titans with 22 points on 10 of 14 shooting (all 2-pointers) to go with six steals, three blocks and a pair of assists. Teammate Noah Freidel had 11 points, five steals and four assists, and Ethan Freidel chipped in 15 points, seven boards and a pair of steals. Worthington was led by Tyler Linder who had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Stewart Merrigan had 16 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end. Tea never trailed in the game and out-scored Worthington 42-22 in the paint.
Clark/Willow Lake 44, Tri-Valley 38 — Noah Jewett was the lone Tri-Valley player to finish in double figures in a low-scoring affair against Clark/Willow Lake. Will Steineke added 10 rebounds for the Mustangs, who shot 33 percent from the field. The game featured 15 lead changes and three ties, with neither team making a field goal over the final 2:06 of regulation. Clark-Willow Lake was led in scoring b yNoah Huber who had 16 points to go with 15 rebounds.
Lincoln 56, Sioux Valley 48 — After a tied first period, the Patriots began to pull away with Tommy Jensen and Evan Hieber ending the night in double-digit territory. Jensen had 16 points, six rebounds and two assists and Hieber had 12 points, six rebounds and three steals. Carson Coulter contributed eight points and five rebounds. For Sioux Valley, Tayt Vincent racked up 17 points, followed by Collin Kramer at 12 points and five rebounds and Trevor Hanson at 11 points and nine rebounds.
O’Gorman 76, Western Christian (Iowa) 64 — O’Gorman led by as many as 16 points late in the first half and cruised to a win over its out-of-state foe. A glut of Knights scored in double figures, led by Antonio Casiello who had a game-high 26 points with four assists. Matt Cartwright and Jimmy Burma both had 13, while teammates Ben Lauer and Logan Harmelink both had 11. For the game, O’Gorman shot 50 percent from the field and hit 11 of 16 3-pointers. Western Christian had three players score in double figures: Josh VanLingen (23 points, 15 rebounds), Ben Gesink (14 points) and Jesse Jansma (11 points).
Sioux Falls Christian 57, Washington 55 — Lincoln Unruh erupted for 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the Chargers erase a nine-point deficit and take down Washington. The Warriors led by 12 with 2:43 left in the third. Keegan Van Egdom also finished with 14 points for SFC. Chad Barkema had 13 points, three assists, six blocks and a steal. Washington had two finish in double figures with Isaac Goeman and Zach Heins posting 10 each. Logan Uttecht pulled in 11 rebounds, Angel Arroyo had three steals.
Madison 46, Roosevelt 40 — Madison hung on against Roosevelt in a back-and-forth game that featured eight lead changes, with neither team leading by more than two possessions. Madison was led by Taner DenHoed who finished with 16 points. Tanner Burg had 10 points, while teammate Marcus VandenBosch had eight rebounds. Mitch Hansen posted five steals. Roosevelt, which committed 20 turnovers, picked up 16 points and 18 rebounds from Tristan Teichmeier. He was the lone Rider to finish in double figures.
Aberdeen Central 50, Harrisburg 39 at Aberdeen — Stats not provided.
Avon 55, Alcester-Hudson 15 at Avon — Stats not provided.
Brandon Valley 60, Mitchell 30 at Brandon Valley — No one scored in double figures for Brandon Valley, but the Lynx had no problems dispatching Mitchell. Kasara Pollema had nine points, while teammate Emma Terveer had eight for the Lynx. Mitchell got nine points from Jenna Weich and eight from Jordyn Cranny. As a team, the Lynx shot 40 percent from the field, while limiting the Kernels to just 29 percent.
Castlewood 46, Flandreau 41 (OT) at Castlewood — A 21-point performance from Regan Benike sparked Castlewood to a five-point win over Flandreau.Brooke Bruinsma pulled in 11 rebounds for the Warriors, while Tara McEldowney added four steals. Flandreau’s Kylie Bertram and Hannah Williams finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Bertram also logged six steals.
Madison 45, Redfield/Doland 29 at Madison — Jessi Giles scored an impressive 25 points in addition to her three rebounds and three steals in Madison’s win over RD. Olivia Rud had 10 points and three rebounds. For Redfield/Doland, Jamie Tebben put up 16 points, nine rebounds and three steals.
Menno 36, Freeman Academy 31 at Menno — Stats not provided.
Parker 46, Canistota 31 at Parker — Grace Leberman (13), Rylie Christensen (12) and Lauren Hunstad (10) combined for 35 points to lift Parker over Canistota. The Pheasants also picked up 13 rebounds from Lexi Olson and five steals from Hustad. Canistota was led by Kalli Ortman who had 13 points, five boards and two steals. Jordan Engbrecht had four steals, while Jilianne Hofer had six rebounds.
Lennox 67, Platte-Geddes 44 at Platte — Stats not provided.
Sioux Falls O’Gorman 64, Watertown 35 at O’Gorman — Katie Messler notched a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and O’Gorman rolled by Watertown at home. Ashlee Beacom added 20 points for the Knights, while Katie Messler racked up 18 points. Molly Doetzel had five assists. Watertown was led by Alexa Gloe with eight points. O’Gorman (5-0) visits Harrisburg on Monday.