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Area basketball roundup for Feb. 8: Howard boys hold off Cardinals in Region 3B battle

HOWARD, S.D. — After being locked in battle in the first half, Howard boys basketball used an offensive outburst in the third quarter to defeat Dell Rapids St. Mary 68-60 Thursday night at Howard High School.

The Tigers outscored the Cardinals 27-11 in the third quarter en route to their sixth-straight win. Luke Koepsell scored 11 of his game-high 18 points off the bench for Howard in the quarter, as the Tigers finished with four double-digit scorers. Kolt Koepsell tallied 17 points, Colby Claussen finished with 11 points, and Taiden Hoyer had 10 points.

DRSM also had 18 points from Nic Gaspar. Maverick LeBrun finished with 15 points for the Cardinals, Trevon Beckman scored 12 points, and Trimmier Hanson had 10 points.

Howard (13-3) will next be in action at the DWU Classic, facing off against Parkston at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Corn Palace. DRSM (10-4) will also be at the DWU Classic, going up against Gregory at 4:30 p.m Saturday.

Thursday’s boys leaders

  • Isaac Wunder’s 19 points powered Tripp-Delmont/Armour to a 56-44 victory over Avon Thursday night. Riley Spaans finished with 15 points and eight rebounds for the Nighthawks. For Avon, Landon Thury led the Pirates with 17 points and Aziah Meyer tallied 11 points.
  • Tage Ortman poured in 24 points on the strength of six 3-pointers to go with five rebounds and three steals, while Brandon Kjetland tacked on 14 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks in Canistota’s 71-30 win over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland.
  • Colome defeated Sunshine Bible Academy 59-42 behind a trio of players in double figures. Jonah Musser led all scorers with 19 points, followed by Jack Anderson (17 points) and Joseph Laprath (12). SBA was led by Trey Thieman’s 16 points and Dominic Kalacinski with 10 points.
  • Ethan earned a 61-43 win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton, led by a trio of double-digit scorers in Taite Klumb (16 points), Drake Gustafson (15) and Braedon Nebelsick (10). MVP got 13 points from Blaine Bohr and 10 points from Tyce Feistner.
  • Cole Edberg and Brennan Tople each scored 15 points, as Centerville defeated Menno 57-30. Izayah Ulmer tossed in a game-high 17 points for the Wolves.

Thursday’s girls leaders

  • Brooke Palmer notched 17 points, eight rebounds and three steals, while Mak Scott added 17 points, four assists and five steals, guiding Lyman to a 51-33 win over Philip. Skyler Volmer chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds for the Raiders. 
  • Josie Brouwer scored 25 points and swiped five steals for Andes Central/Dakota Christian in a 49-21 win at Freeman Academy/Marion. Halle Olson also posted six rebounds and six blocks for the Thunder. For FAM, Alexa Gortmaker scored seven points and Sieta Wiersema grabbed 10 rebounds.
  • Avon topped Tripp-Delmont/Armour 63-49 in Region 5B action, led by Courtney Sees, who put up 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals alongside Rilyn Thury’s double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. McKenna Kocmich also had 19 points and five boards for the Pirates. Megan Reiner tossed in 21 points, six assists and three steals, and Mia Reiner had 16 points, four rebounds and four assists for TDA.
  • Class B No. 2 Centerville defeated Menno 68-29 behind 15 points from Keira Austin and 14 points from Kiylee Westra. Kaelie Derby had 12 points for Menno.
  • Wilmot freshman Addison Heinje poured in 50 points, including a 21-for-25 mark at the free-throw line, to set a school record and carry the Wolves to a 58-42 win over Ipswich.

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