EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include late-reported contests.

HARTFORD — The Bruns brothers combined to make 22-of-37 shots for 62 points as top-ranked Dakota Valley narrowly defeated West Central 78-70 in a Class A boys’ basketball game Tuesday night in Hartford.

Paul Bruns was 14-of-22 from the floor for 40 points to go along with 10 rebounds, while Isaac Bruns made 8-of-15 shots for 22 points and seven rebounds.

Chayce Montagne dished out six assists for Dakota Valley.

In the loss for West Central, Zane Crawford scored 18 points, Hunter Hagerty had 15 points, Kasan Abedi had 11 points and Jacob Krempges grabbed six rebounds.

DAKOTA VALLEY               23  19  25  11 — 78

WEST CENTRAL 24  20  15  11 — 70

Viborg-Hurley 56, Alcester-Hudson 17

ALCESTER — Gradee Sherman scored 22 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to help Viborg-Hurley cruise past Alcester-Hudson 56-17 in a boys’ basketball game Tuesday night in Alcester.

Eli Boomgarden added 18 points and eight rebounds for Viborg-Hurley, while Grant Mikkelsen had five points and seven rebounds.

No stats were available for Alcester-Hudson.

EPJ 59, Irene-Wakonda 44

WAKONDA — Thanks to a combined 35 points from Andrew Nearman and Landon Geary, the Elk Point-Jefferson boys’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 59-44 defeat of Irene-Wakonda on Tuesday night in Wakonda.

Nearman finished with 18 points, while Geary had 17 points and Tyler Goehring contributed 11 points for EPJ (1-6).

For Irene-Wakonda (1-7), Conner Libby had 23 points and four rebounds, and Dashel Spurrell had 10 points and five rebounds.

On Thursday, EPJ hosts Ponca, Nebraska, and Irene-Wakonda hosts Centerville in Wakonda.

ELK POINT-JEFF. (1-6)     12  18  12  17 — 59

IRENE-WAKONDA (1-7) 8  8  17  11 — 44

Centerville 49, Scotland 34

CENTERVILLE — Logan Bobzin’s 18 points and Will Kroger’s 13 rebounds helped Centerville upend Scotland 49-34 in a boys’ basketball game Tuesday in Centerville.

Kroger also scored eight points, while Cole Edberg stuffed the box score with eight points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals. Jack Walters contributed four points and nine rebounds.

For Scotland, Keenan Souhrada had eight points and six rebounds, Dawson Bietz had seven points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals, and Stephen Johnson had seven points. Lucas Dennis chipped in with six points, six rebounds and four blocks.

On Thursday, Centerville plays Irene-Wakonda in Wakonda and Scotland hosts Avon.

SCOTLAND          10  8  4  12 — 34

CENTERVILLE      12  14  7  16 — 49

Wynot 53, Niobrara-Verdigre 24

WYNOT, Neb. — Dylan Heine scored 11 points and the Wynot defense forced 23 turnovers to capture a 53-24 boys’ victory over Niobrara-Verdigre on Tuesday in Wynot, Nebraska.

Anthony Haberman and Trystan Heimes both added eight points for Wynot.

Niobrara-Verdigre got 11 points from Rane Vesely and seven points from Chase Pritchett.

Wagner 64, Gregory 58

WAGNER — Toby Zephier scored 22 points to help Wagner clip Gregory 64-58 on Tuesday night in Wagner.

Nolan Carda also finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds for Wagner, while Dustin Honomichl had 10 points and five rebounds.

Gregory got 25 points and 17 rebounds from Daniel Mitchell, and 20 points and nine rebounds from Cruz Klundt.

GREGORY            11  12  11  24 — 58

WAGNER             18  11  14  21 — 64

Winnebago 63, Tri County Northeast 40

WINNBAGO, Neb. — Winnebago built a 32-12 halftime lead on the way to a 63-40 boys’ basketball win over Tri County Northeast on Tuesday in Winnebago, Nebraska.

In the loss for Tri County Northeast, Reed Hingst scored 11 points, Nate Oswald had eight points and five rebounds, and Steven Sullivan and Garrett Blanke both pulled down nine rebounds.

TRI COUNTY NE 4  8  16  12 — 40

WINNEBAGO     18  14  17  14 — 63

Creighton 65, Summerland 45

CREIGHTON, Neb. — John Mitchell continued his torrid scoring pace, netting a season-best 47 points to lead Creighton past Summerland 65-45 in boys’ basketball action on Tuesday.

The Creighton sophomore came into the contest averaging 32 points per game. The contest marked the third time this season he has scored more than 40 points.

Also for Creighton, Cade Hammer scored 10 points and Brody Eggers grabbed seven rebounds.

For Summerland, Keegan Smith led the way with 10 points. Dalton Rotherham scored eight points. Kellen Mlnarik added eight rebounds.

Creighton, 9-2, hosts Laurel-Concord-Coleridge on Friday. Summerland travels to O’Neill St. Mary’s on Thursday.

SUMMERLAND (4-8)       10  10  11  14 — 45

CREIGHTON (9-2)             24  13  16  12 — 65

Freeman Academy-Marion 62, Avon 28

AVON — Thalen Schroeder posted a double-double and two other Freeman Academy-Marion players scored in double figures as the Bearcats powered past Avon 62-28 in boys’ basketball action on Tuesday.

Quincy Blue posted 15 points and four steals for Freeman Academy-Marion. Schroeder posted 14 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Donte Butler added 13 points, six steals and three assists.

Ashton Frank led Avon with nine points and 12 rebounds. Eli Watchorn netted eight points and Lincoln Thury added eight rebounds for the Pirates.

Freeman Academy-Marion travels to Scotland on Saturday. Avon hosts Scotland on Thursday.

FR. ACAD.-MAR.               21  11  23  7 — 62

AVON (1-6)         10  4  8  6 — 28

O’Neill St. Mary’s 65, Bloomfield 29

O’NEILL, Neb. — O’Neill St. Mary’s used three players in double figures to down Bloomfield 65-29 in boys’ basketball action on Tuesday.

Adam Everitt posted 13 points, eight rebounds and four steals, and Blake Benson scored 13 points for St. Mary’s Connor Semin finished with 11 points. Isaac Everitt netted 10 points. Isaiah Wiese had seven steals and six assists, and Aidan Hedstrom added five steals and four assists in the victory.

Gabe Lauck finished with nine points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots for Bloomfield. Cody Bruegman added three steals.

St. Mary’s, 9-1, hosts Summerland on Thursday. Bloomfield travels to Plainview on Friday.

BLOOMFIELD (6-7)           8  7  10  4 — 29

O’NEILL ST. MARY’S (9-1)              12  16  16  21 — 65

Beresford 60, McCook Central-Montrose 57

BERESFORD — Beresford’s Spencer Nelson hit six three-pointers, finishing with 18 points to lead Beresford past McCook Central-Montrose 60-57 in Big East Conference boys’ basketball action on Tuesday.

Tate Van Otterloo added 14 points for the victorious Watchdogs.

Gavin Gordon scored a game-high 26 points to lead MCM.

Beresford travels to Tri-Valley on Friday. MCM travels to Sioux Valley on Friday.

MCCOOK CENT.-MONT. (4-6)     10  15  16  16 — 57

BERESFORD (2-7)              10  16  15  19 — 60

Osmond 53, Neligh-Oakdale 28

OSMOND, Neb. — Osmond built a 24-9 halftime lead on the way to a 53-28 victory over Neligh-Oakdale in boys’ basketball action on Tuesday.

Graysen Schultze led Osmond with 16 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and six steals. Bryan Solorzano and Zach Howaldt each scored eight points in the victory.

Talon Krebs led Neligh-Oakdale with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

Osmond, 10-2, is off until a Jan. 19 trip to Bloomfield. Neligh-Oakdale, 7-4, travels to Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family on Thursday.

NELIGH-OAKDALE (7-4) 3  6  19  0 — 28

OSMOND (10-2)               12  12  24  5 — 53

Huron 51, Brookings 46

BROOKINGS — Jaren Schley and Brandon Decker both scored 17 points as Huron beat Brookings 51-46 in an ESD boys’ game Tuesday night in Brookings.

Huron jumped out to a 22-9 lead after the first quarter and held on for the victory.

Brookings put three players in double figures, with Henry Hammrich (16), Nick Schefers (10) and Zach Moe (10).

HURON                22  5  6  18 — 51

BROOKINGS       9  9  12  16 — 46

Sioux Valley 72, Hamlin 48

VOLGA — Oliver Vincent made 10-of-17 shots for 24 points to send Sioux Valley to a 72-48 rout of Hamlin on Tuesday in Volga.

Kelton Vincent tallied 15 points, five rebounds and eight assists for Sioux Valley (11-0), while Parker Puetz had 12 points and five rebounds.

Hamlin (2-5) got 13 points from Jackson Noem.

HAMLIN (2-5)    12  9  17  10 — 48

SIOUX VALLEY (11-0)      21  21  12  18 — 72

S.F. Christian 84, Dell Rapids 69

SIOUX FALLS — Tyler Prins scored 19 points and four other teammates also reached double figures for Sioux Falls Christian in an 84-69 victory Tuesday over Dell Rapids.

Brooks Nelson (17), Xavier Van Beek (14), Jaden Witte (13) and Tate Snyder (11) also eclipsed double figures for Sioux Falls Christian, now 7-1.

Dell Rapids (5-2) got 20 points from Connor Rentz and 17 points from Brayden Pankonen.

Tea Area 84, Tri-Valley 54

COLTON — Garett Kolbeck scored 23 points and Jeff Worth added 19 points for Tea Area in an 84-54 rout of Tri-Valley on Tuesday in Colton.

Nick Hass scored 18 points to lead Tri-Valley.


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