Area basketball roundup for Feb. 16: Wagner girls top Platte-Geddes to cap regular season

Feb. 16—WAGNER, S.D. — Wagner closed the regular season on Friday night with a 74-42 home victory over Platte-Geddes in a girls basketball contest.

Wagner's Ashlyn Koupal put up 28 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and a pair of blocks. Macy Koupal added 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Lydia Yost tacked on 16 points, six assists and two steals for the Red Raiders.

In the loss, Karly VanDerWerff notched 13 points and four rebounds, and Cadence Van Zee had 10 points and four rebounds for the Black Panthers.

With a 17-3 record, Wagner will have the No. 1 seed in the Region 5A playoffs, which begin next week. Platte-Geddes closes the regular season with a 7-13 record.

EMERY, S.D. — Bridgewater-Emery raced past Mitchell Christian in the second half by a 49-6 margin to pick up a 77-33 victory in boys basketball action on Friday night.

The Huskies led 28-27 at halftime before putting together a 24-4 margin in the third quarter and a 25-2 edge in the fourth quarter. Bridgewater-Emery shot 57% from the field in the game, including 26-for-38 on two-point shots (68%).

Ben Weber had 22 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for B-E, while Camdyn Stoterau had 18 points and Holden Wollmann had 15 points in the victory.

Aiden Lieber led the way for the Golden Eagles, recording 27 points and nine rebounds in the loss. Mitchell Christian was 11-for-41 from the field for 27% and 3-for-19 on 3-pointers, along with 8-for-15 on free throws.

Bridgewater-Emery will close the regular season on Friday, Feb. 23 at Dell Rapids St. Mary. Mitchell Christian (4-14) will host Centerville on Monday, Feb. 19 at MCS.

* Lyman outscored Jones County 41-10 in the first half on the way to a 52-22 victory. Mak Scott had 18 points on 8-for-14 shooting and nine rebounds. Jordyn Scott had 14 points and seven rebounds, with 10 points from Brooke Palmer.

* Bon Homme doubled up Gregory 69-34 in a girls basketball matchup. Kenadee Kozak had 20 points to pace the Cavaliers, with 19 points for Jurni Vavruska and 10 points for Olivia Bures. Regan Graesser had 11 points and Ashlyn Vosika tallied nine points for the Gorillas.

* Howard held Arlington to 22.9% shooting for an 81-26 victory on the road on Friday. Luke Koepsell had 22 points and 14 rebounds on 10-for-14 shooting, with 16 points and 22 rebounds from Kolt Koepsell. Austin Severson had 14 points and Colby Claussen had 10 points for the Tigers, who outrebounded Arlington 53-19.

* Kimball/White Lake picked up a 52-41 win over Avon, paced by 17 points for Lantz Bass. Keaton Christensen and Blake Leiferman each scored 11 points for the Wildkats. Landon Thury had 11 points and six rebounds, while Trace Pelton posted 10 points for Avon.

* Gregory took down Bon Homme 63-43 for a home victory. Daniel Mitchell had 16 points and nine rebounds for Gregory, with 12 points for Lincoln Juracek and 10 points from Colt Keiser. Bon Homme's Jace Toupal had a game-high 18 points, along with 11 points from Easton Mudder.

* Wessington Springs raced past James Valley Christian for a 66-46 home victory. Parker Graff had 18 points and nine rebounds, with 16 points and 10 rebounds from Brock Krueger for the Spartans. Ryder Michalek had 16 points and Colby Flowers had 11 points as well for the Spartans.

* Canton clipped Hanson 72-65 in overtime. Ryan Kuper had 23 points, with 15 from Matt Anderson and 13 points from Braxton Mulder. A.J. Wilber had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Beavers, who picked up 22 points, seven rebounds and nine assists from Jayce Slaba. Canton led 48-41 before Hanson forced overtime at 63-all.

* Tage Ortman and Brandon Kjetland each had 26 points as Canistota topped Colman-Egan 78-59. Kjetland was 11-for-14 shooting with 12 rebounds, and Brady Scott had 18 points powered by six 3-pointers for the visitors. Jase Mousel had 29 points for Colman-Egan.

* Dylon Rawdon and Watertown outdueled Blake Ellwein and Huron, as the Arrows picked up a 67-56 Eastern South Dakota Conference win. Rawdon fired in 30 points, aided by four made 3-pointers and a 10-for-11 effort at the foul line, while Ellwein finished with a game-high 32 points alongside five rebounds and three assists.