Area basketball roundup for Feb. 1: MCS boys earn third win of the season

Feb. 1—MITCHELL — Aiden Lieber's 38 points led the way, but balance behind him in the scoring column helped the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team earn its third win of the season on Thursday 58-45 over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland.

Lieber had 38 points, 13 rebounds, six steals and five assists. He was 12-for-16 at the free throw line and 13-for-29 from the field. Luke Mentele had eight points, with five points and 10 rebounds from Syver Enga. Silas Holdeman had five points, as well, for the Golden Eagles. MCS led 16-6 after one quarter and 30-16 at halftime, while only committing seven turnovers for the game as a team.

For ORR, Caden Hojer had 19 points, while Boyd Pooler had seven points and Brayden Hansen scored six points. As a team, the Raiders scored 29 of their 45 points in the second half.

The win snapped a four-game losing skid for the Golden Eagles (3-11), who now will head up to Miller on Monday, Feb. 5 to face off with Sunshine Bible Academy. ORR (3-12) hosts Chester Area on Tuesday. Feb. 6.

* Emilee Fox's 25 points scored in Mount Vernon/Plankinton's 62-54 victory over Hanson leaves her seven points shy of 2,000 for her career. Reagan Rus tallied 16 points for the Titans. The Beavers had four double-digit scorers, led by Alyssa Moschell's 14 points. Kylie Haiar, Eliza Oltmanns, and Cadence Jarding had 12, 11, and 10 points, respectively.

* Avon's strong 26-9 first-half margin was enough to withstand Bon Homme's comeback, winning 44-38. The Cavaliers outscored the Pirates 18-5 in the third quarter. Courtney Sees finished with 23 points and eight rebounds. Rylin Thury tallied 11 points and four assists for Avon. Bon Homme's Erin Heusinkveld and Jurni Vavruska each had 11 points, and Olivia Bures picked up seven points and 13 rebounds.

* Four double-digit scorers helped Lyman coast past Highmore-Harrold 69-23. Jordyn Scott led the way with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Mak Scott finished with 15 points, nine steals, and five blocks for the Raiders. Skyler Volmer had 14 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, and Brooke Palmer tallied 11 points.

* Garretson outscored McCook Central/Montrose 13-4 en route to a 52-40 victory Thursday. Sydney Olson had a game-high 13 points with five rebounds. Jordyn Williams had 10 points and five rebounds. Adisynn Fink tallied 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting off the bench. For MCM, Mya Morrison collected nine points and Abby Wagner had eight points and 10 rebounds.

* Kinsey Evans' 24 points helped Chamberlain take down Gregory 55-50 Thursday. Evans was 3-of-5 behind the arc. The Cubs also had 14 points from Chesney Mutziger and eight points from Alexa Peterson. Gregory's Asia VanDerWerff tallied a team-high 19 points. Regan Graesser had 14 points and Dani VanDerWerff collected 12 points.

* Freeman outscored Alcester-Hudson 22-10 in the third quarter en route to a 65-45 victory. Ashlin Jacobsen led the Flyers with 20 points and five rebounds. Cami Fransen tallied 15 points and four steals, and Rylee Peters had 11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Vaida Ammann also scored 10 points.

* Canistota prevailed over Menno 59-55 in overtime, hanging on to win after the Wolves erased a 13-point Hawks lead in the third quarter. Natalie Becker finished with a game-high 16 points and Kayla Papendick had 13 points. Menno's Ashton Massey and Kaelie Derby each scored 15 points, and Lexie NcNinch finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

* Tate Elk Soldier's game-high 35 points powered Marty to a win over Burke 71-65. Kris Meeter finished with 12 points for the Braves. Reed Benter led the Cougars with 20 points. Quinten Bull finished with 14 points and Bryce Bartling tallied 10 points.

* Parker Graff's eight 3-pointers fueled Class B No. 5 Wessington Springs' 73-65 victory over Lower Brule. Graff finished with 26 points. Ryder Michalek scored 16 points with five steals for the Spartans. Brock Krueger finished with 12 points and a pair of blocks, and Blake Larson had 10 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.