We’re about a month into the high school basketball season, and already there’s been a surplus of impressive performances.
You know the drill — it’s time for your American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Dakota Players of the Week.
Say that five times fast, then keep on reading.
West Central’s Noah Vettrus went off for 40 points in a one-point win over Tea Area, which was led by Ethan Friedel (34 points).
Centerville’s Rory O’Malley fell short of a win against Canton but eclipsed 1,000 career points with 23 on the night.
Colome’s Reed Harter scored 32 points to lead the Cowboys past Lyman.
Chamberlain’s Seth Friesz dropped 31 points in a 62-52 victory over Winner.
Logan Busch’s 27 points powered Beresford to a 53-49 win over Irene-Wakonda.
Chad Barkema’s 24 points and nine rebounds powered the Class A Sioux Falls Christian Chargers past ‘AA’ O’Gorman on Tuesday night.
O’Gorman’s Antonio Casiello finished with 26 points as the Knights upended Western Christian (Iowa) at the Barefoot Classic at the Sanford Pentagon.
Tate Deinert scored 23 points and added seven boards and five assists as Mt. Vernon/Plankinton defeated Platte-Geddes.
A double-double from Jacob Hertz (23 points/11 rebounds) helped Menno power past Freeman Academy.
In an overtime losing effort to West Lyon (Iowa), Canistota’s Shay Jolley knocked in five 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 26 points.
Payton Conrad had an all-around effort for Tea Area in the Titans’ win over Worthington, turning in 22 points, six steals and three blocks.
Irene-Wakonda cruised past Menno on account of 20 points, seven assists and three steals from Caitlin Hinseth. Teammate Taylor Lee turned in nine steals and five assists.
Seniors Anna Goodhope (23 points, 7 rebounds) and Sydney Arrington (25 points, six boards) carried the load for Washington in a win over city rival Lincoln on Tuesday night.
A monster game inside for Allison Cox (23 points and 18 rebounds) lifted Winner to a one-sided win over Chamberlain.
Wagner upset No. 2 Hanson with help from Ali Kuca’s 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Morgan Koepsell’s 30 points and 11 rebounds set the pace for a blowout win by McCook Central/Montrose over SF Christian. Teammate Racheal Laetsch added 14 assists.
Madison’s Jessi Giles posted 25 of her team’s 45 points in a win over Redfield/Doland.
Freeman’s Erika Sage scored her 1,000th career point — finishing with 27 — in a one-point overtime loss to Irene-Wakonda, wherein Sage’s game-winner rimmed out as time expired.
McKenzie Mennenga used 25 points, four assists and three steals to life Elk Point-Jefferson in a narrow win over Viborg-Hurley.
Howard’s Macy Erickson powered the Tigers with 28 points to clip Arlington 61-60.