MCM rallies past Sioux Valley

VOLGA – McCook Central/Montrose scored the final 19 points of the game to erase a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit and beat Sioux Valley, 64-52, in Big East Conference play on Thursday.

The Cossacks led at each quarter break – 16-15 after one; 37-33 at halftime; and 48-44 through three – and opened the fourth with a 4-1 surge to go up 52-45 with 6:39 to play before the Fighting Cougars closed the game with the 19-0 run.

MCM knocked down 24-of-46 shots from the floor for 52 percent while 13 of MCM’s final points came from the free-throw line as the Fighting Cougars improved to 6-1 and 4-0 in the BEC.

The Cossacks trailed 8-2 early before Miakken Vincent knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers, and then, Carly Granum sandwiched two of her own treys around a Lynsey Stevens’ basket in the lane to take a 16-15 lead at the end of one.

Two more Granum 3s gave Sioux Valley its largest lead of the game at 33-26 with 2:42 left in the second quarter, but the Cougars closed the half with a 7-4 run to get within four at the intermission.

MCM scored the first five points of the second quarter to go up by one – 38-37 – but a Stevens’ 3-pointer put the Cossacks back into the lead. Stevens’ second 3 of the third gave Sioux Valley a four-point edge at 48-44 heading into the final frame.

Granum and Vincent both scored 16 points to lead the Cossacks, who fell to 6-3 and 3-2 in the BEC. Stevens finished with 14 points as Rachel Miller pulled down a team-high seven rebounds before fouling out.

Morgan Koepsell tallied game-highs of 21 points and eight rebounds for MCM while Jacy Pulse dropped 16, to go along with three steals and two assists.

On Saturday, the Cossacks play host to Colman-Egan in a 6:30 p.m. contest while MCM battles Crofton (Neb.) in the Hanson Classic.


McCook Central/Montrose (6-1, 4-0 BEC)

McKenna Kranz 2-4 0-0 6, Jacy Pulse 5-10 6-8 16, Morgan Erikson 2-6 0-0 5, Anna Heinz 1-5 0-0 2, Morgan Koepsell 7-12 5-6 21, Haylie Tysdal 1-1 0-0 2, Ciara Rother 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor Reif 0-0 0-0 0, Leslie Kolbeck 0-0 0-0 0, Denna Dunn 0-0 0-0 0, Madisen Koepsell 4-5 0-1 8. Totals 24-46 13-17 64.

Sioux Valley (6-3, 3-2 BEC)

Rachel Miller 1-4 0-0 2, Cassie Rawden 2-9 0-0 4, Lynsey Stevens 6-19 0-1 14, Carly Granum 6-12 0-0 16, Miakken Vincent 6-14 0-0 16, Ellie Schmidt 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor Jung 0-0 0-0 0, Rylan Willis 0-0 0-0 0, Perri Liedtke 0-0 0-0 0, Abbie Schneider 0-0 0-0 0, Alicia VanderWal 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-58 0-1 52.

MCM 15  18  11  20  –  64

Sioux Valley 16  21  11    4  –  52

3-point goals – MCM 5-14 (Koepsell 2-2, Kranz 2-4, Erikson 1-3, Heinz 0-2, Pulse 0-3), SV 10-28 (Vincent 4-8, Granum 4-9, Stevens 2-6, Miller 0-1, Rawden 0-4). Rebounds – MCM 22 (Koepsell 8), SV 23 (Miller 7). Assists – MCM 8 (Kranz 3), SV 14 (Rawden 5). Steals – MCM 4 (Pulse 3), SV 4 (Miller, Stevens, Vincent, Schneider 1). Blocks – MCM 0, SV 1 (Vincent 1). Turnovers – MCM 10, SV 10. Total fouls – MCM 8, SV 14. Fouled out – Miller. Technical fouls – none.

 Deubrook Area 71, Arlington 26

WHITE – Cortney Bauman dropped in 26 points and Deubrook Area beat Arlington 71-26 in a Dakota Valley Conference girls’ basketball game Thursday.

Bauman went 9-of-12 from the field, including 1-of-2 from deep, and 5-of-7 at the free-throw line while adding four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals.

Bauman scored 15 points in the first quarter as the Dolphins opened up a 28-12 advantage. They were up 40-16 at halftime and 56-19 through three.

Shaylee DeBeer added 11 points, two steals and two blocks. Cassie Quail totaled nine points and five assists. Ashley Vandermeer also had nine points to go with four dimes. Shelby Andrews grabbed five boards.

Arlington’s Marissa Baker totaled 11 points. Kasey Pistulka added seven.

Both teams compete in the DSU Classic on Saturday in Madison as Arlington (4-5, 2-3) faces Canistota at 10 a.m. and Deubrook (7-2, 4-1) takes on Mitchell Christian at 7 p.m.

 De Smet 62, Elkton-Lake Benton 23

DE SMET – The Lady Bulldogs doubled up Elkton-Lake Benton in the first quarter and then limited the Lady Elks to single digits in each of the next three frames to cruise to a 62-23 Dakota Valley Conference win on Thursday at the Dog Pound.

De Smet led 20-10 after one; 40-15 at halftime; and 55-20 through three to improve to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference.

Kristen Poppen posted a double-double of game highs – 22 points and 16 rebounds – while adding three assists and two steals for the Lady Bulldogs. Rynn Osthus added 14 points and five dimes while Autumn Wilkinson contributed 14 points, eight boards and three assists. Gianna Janssen chipped in with 11 points, nine rebounds and a game-high four takeaways.

Callie Otkin scored 11 points to lead ELB, which dropped to 3-4 on the season and 3-2 in the DVC.

On Saturday, the Lady Elks take on Centerville in the Dakota State Classic at 1 p.m. while De Smet faces Avon in the Hanson Classic.

 Colman-Egan 32, Estelline 30

ESTELLINE – The Hawks rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to clip the Lady Redmen by two, 32-30, in DVC action.

The home team led 8-4 after 8 minutes and 14-9 at halftime before Colman-Egan tied the game at 23-23 through three.

The visitors used a 9-7 fourth-quarter run to improve to 3-7 and 2-3 in conference play as Madison Voelker scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Olivia Baumberger grabbed a game-high 11 boards while Braiden Westley dropped six markers.

Marissa Golas’ 14 points led Estelline, which dropped to 2-6 and 1-4 in the DVC.

On Saturday, Colman-Egan takes on Sioux Valley in Volga and Estelline travels to Flandreau to face FIS.


 Madison 72, Flandreau 55

MADISON – The Fliers led 33-30 at halftime, but the undefeated Bulldogs put together a 42-22 run over the final 16 minutes to down Flandreau, 72-55, in nonconference play on Thursday.

Jadon Janke scored 20 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out six assists and came up with two steals to lead Madison, which ran its record to 9-0. Jaxon Janke added 13 points, six boards, six dimes and a pair of steals while Aaron Fiegen chipped in with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Connor LeBrun scored a game-high 21 points to lead Flandreau, which fell to 6-3. Dylan LeBrun contributed 18 points, five rebounds and three steals as Nathan Kneebone finished with 10 points and six boards for the Flyers.

On Tuesday, Flandreau plays host to Deuel while the Bulldogs welcome Sisseton to Madison.

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