DWU Classic girls basketball roundup: Three-point barrage carries Hamlin over Howard

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MITCHELL — Hamlin fired in 13 3-pointers to race past Howard 68-33 at the girls basketball edition of the DWU Classic on Friday afternoon at the Corn Palace.

The Chargers were unstoppable in the first half, hitting 9-of-14 3-point attempts to build a 46-19 halftime lead. Hamlin added four 3-pointers in the second half and outscored the Tigers 22-14 to maintain the margin.

Powering the Chargers was Addison Neuendorf, who scored 22 points on 8-of-19 shooting, and Marissa Bawdon, who had 20 points, including 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range and 10 rebounds. Musonda Kabwe and Addelyn Jensen each added 12 points.

For Howard, Abby Aslesen scored 21 points and 11 rebounds. Ann Connor added nine points, and Dakota Spader had two assists.

Hamlin (11-7) hosts Britton-Hecla on Tuesday, and Howard (10-8) hosts Viborg-Hurley on Thursday.

Corsica-Stickney 65, Dell Rapids St. Mary 28

Corsica-Stickney shot 61% as a team to claim a decisive win over DRSM in the fourth game of the DWU Classic on Friday afternoon.

The Jaguars built an early 20-5 lead over the Cardinals and extended it from there. C-S led 38-21 at halftime, then outscored DRSM 27-7 in the second half.

Braylee Bordewyk paced the Jaguars’ effort with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, to go with eight assists and four rebounds. Sydney Spaans tabbed 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and Sophie DeLange scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting.

DRSM was held to just 22 percent shooting. Jenna Miller’s 11 points fronted the Cardinals, while Maddyn LeBrun added six points and Stephenie Geraets had five points.

DRSM (10-8) hosts Centerville on Tuesday, and C-S (5-10) hosts Ethan on Monday.

Jones County’s Mallory Venard (center) leaps high for a layup attempt during a high school girls basketball game at the DWU Classic on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at the Corn Palace.

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Freeman didn’t surrender a lead until late in the third quarter, but Class B No. 4 Wall had the final say on Friday evening.

After scoring 25 points in the first half, the Eagles erupted for 45 after the break, including 26 in the third quarter, snatching the advantage away from the Flyers and closing out the win.

Paige Kjerstad notched a 25-point, 10-rebound double-double to pace Wall, which also got 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals from Nora Dinger. Rhea Tucker added 12 points and two steals, while Faith Frink chipped in six points, seven rebounds and two steals.

Ashlin Jacobsen dropped in 18 points to lead Freeman, as Rylee Peters tacked on 13 points, six rebounds and two steals. Vaida Ammann contributed 11 points and Peyton McCune had nine points.

Wall (14-3) hosts Philip, which was also in action at the DWU Classic, on Monday. Freeman (13-5) hosts Class B No. 1 Ethan on Tuesday.

Jones County 44, Bridgewater-Emery 42

A pair of clutch free throws from Aubrey Tucker within the final two minutes of the game put Jones County ahead and helped the Coyotes take down Bridgewater-Emery on Friday morning.

Tucker, who finished with nine points and eight rebounds off the bench, was only 3-of-6 from the foul line prior to coming through for the Coyotes, who outscored B-E 13-9 in the final quarter and 25-19 in the second half, despite allowing the Huskies to shoot 80% from the 3-point line.

Jacey Jensen led Jones County with a team-high 14 points and six rebounds. Mallory Venard finished with seven points and three steals, while Sophie Dowling and Taya Iversen tallied three assists apiece.

For B-E, Oakley Weber scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the opening quarter, as the Huskies raced out to an early 12-6 lead. Hayden Hofer finished with 12 points and Macie Weber scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Jones County (8-9) will face off against Wolsey-Wessington in the Warner Classic on Saturday, Feb. 10, in Warner. B-E (5-11) returns home and welcomes Menno on Saturday in Emery.

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Philip’s Kale Peterson puts up a contested layup while being guarded by Potter County’s Kayden Cronin (24) during a high school girls basketball game at the DWU Classic on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at the Corn Palace.

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Philip 53, Potter County 50

Despite being outshot by Potter County 44.4% to 27.4%, Philip used an eight-point fourth-quarter swing to beat the Battlers on Friday.

Leading the charge for the Scotties was Drew Terkidsen, who finished with 11 second-half points en route to a game-high 19 points. Terkidsen was 7-of-15 from the field, picking up five rebounds, five steals and four assists.

Philip also had 10 points each from Mattisen Reckling and Fayth Martin, who also had three steals. Josie Jones finished with eight points and a team-high six rebounds for the Scotties.

Kayden Cronin posted a double-double for Potter County, finishing with 15 points and grabbing 20 rebounds. Zoe Meinke also tallied 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, picking up seven boards. Emma Schlachter had 12 points and a pair of assists.

Philip (10-7) travels to take on Class B No. 4 Wall on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Potter County (7-9) takes on Pine Ridge at the Sacred Hoops Classic on Saturday, Feb. 10 in Chamberlain.

Viborg-Hurley 47, McCook Central/Montrose 46

Viborg-Hurley’s Kendra Gilbert made a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds remaining to win the battle of the Cougars on Friday afternoon at the Corn Palace.

MCM led by four after a 3-pointer by Carly Katzer with 2:13 remaining. However, V-H immediately responded with a 3-pointer of its own, which set up the game-winner two possessions later.

Jenna Graves led V-H with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting, and Charley Nelson had 14 points, nine points and four assists. Haley Nelson and Jenn Graves added six points, and Gilbert had five points.

For MCM, Katzer had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and Abby Wagner had 10 points and seven assists. Mya Morrison posted seven points, and Cami McGuire had five points and two assists.

V-H (8-9) will visit Baltic on Monday, and MCM (5-13) will host Tri-Valley on Monday.

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