MENNO — In an extremely close game, the Menno Wolves outscored the Alcester-Hudson Cubs 28-23 in the second half to claim their fifth victory of the season 47-46 in girls’ basketball action Friday night.

Leading the Wolves to victory was Morgan Edelman scoring a total of 20 points alongside Kiara Nusz tallying in a total of 12 points on the night.

Elena Waite led the way for Cubs putting up a total of nine points and six rebounds.

The Menno Wolves will be at home on Tuesday to take on the Canistota Hawks. The Alcester-Hudson Cubs will look to bounce back from tough loss on Monday against the Viborg-Hurley Cougars.

ALCESTER-HUDSON (3-4) 8 15 17 6 – 46

MENNO (5-2) 10 8 16 13 – 47

Irene-Wakonda 52, Gayville-Volin 15

GAYVILLE — Malloy O’Malley (15 points, six rebounds) led Irene-Wakonda over Gayville-Volin 52-15 in girls’ basketball action on Friday night in Gayville.

Nora O’Malley added 14 points and three steals for Irene-Wakonda, while Shannon Sokolowski added six points and four rebounds.

Sally Quatier led Gayville-Volin with four points and seven rebounds, while Molly Larson contributed five points.

IRENE-WAKONDA (5-3) 11 14 23 4 – 52

GAYVILLE-VOLIN (1-6) 2 3 3 7 – 15

Vermillion 63, Parkston 60

VERMILLION — Despite being outscored by 12-points in the second quarter, Vermillion defeated Parkston 63-60 to remain undefeated, on Friday night.

Lexi Plitzuweit led Vermillion with 21-points, nine rebounds and six assists. Rachel Brady added 16 points, while Lexi Saunders contributed 12-points and four steals.

Ellie Weidenbach led Parkston with 12 points and four rebounds. Emma Yost added 16 points, as well.

Vermillion looks to stay unbeaten on the road versus Madison on Tuesday, while Parkston hosts Wagner.

VERMILLION (6-0) 20 9 14 20 — 63

PARKSTON (4-3) 17 21 8 14 — 60

Crofton 53, South Sioux City 47

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Crofton overcame a slow start to beat South Sioux City 53-47 in the CNOS Foundation Basketball Classic on Friday.

Lacey Sprakel posted 12 points and 14 rebounds for Crofton (10-2), which trailed 15-6 after one quarter. Alexis Arens had 12 points and nine rebounds. Josie Sanger had five assists, and Kaley Einrem added four assists and three steals in the victory.

McKenna Sims scored a game-high 29 points to lead South Sioux City.

Crofton heads in to South Dakota to face West Central on Thursday, Jan. 10. South Sioux travels to Norfolk today (Saturday).

CROFTON (10-2)               6  15  16  16 — 53

SOUTH SIOUX CITY          15  8  16  8 — 47

Wagner 50, Bon Homme 39

WAGNER — Wagner captured its first victory of the season against Bon Homme 50-39 in girls’ basketball action Friday night.

Leading the way for the Wagner Red Raiders was Faith Tyler putting up a total of 10 points and five assists on the game.

Bon Homme was led by Mckenzie Carson scoring a total of 12 points alongside Jenae Alberts with 10 points.

Wagner will be at home today (Saturday) to take on the Corsica-Stickney Jaguars. Bon Homme will look to bounce back at home against Freeman Jan. 10.

BON HOMME (1-4) 10 12 9 8 – 39

WAGNER (1-4) 9 12 13 16 – 50

Classic Tourn.

Hartington-Newcastle 48, Wynot 39

HARTINGTON, Neb. — Hartington-Newcastle successfully defended its title in The Classic girls’ basketball tournament with a 48-39 victory over Wynot on Friday.

Abbe Morten scored 15 points and had six assists to lead Hartington-Newcastle, which claimed both the boys’ and girls’ Classic titles for the first time since 2003. Willa Scoville scored 12 points, and Belle Harms added 11 points in the win.

For Wynot, Katelyn Heine and Michaela Lange each had seven points.

Hartington-Newcastle, 5-5, travels to Emerson-Hubbard on Monday. Wynot, 7-3, hosts Niobrara-Verdigre on Tuesday.

WYNOT (7-3)      14  7  3  15 — 39

HARTINGTON-NEWCASTLE (5-5)               13  13  5  17 — 48

Bloomfield 56, Winside 11

HARTINGTON, Neb. — Bloomfield’s defensive performance held Winside to just 11 points on the way to a 56-11 victory in consolation action at the Classic Tournament on Friday night in Hartington.

Leading the way for Bloomfield was Bree Eisenhauer scoring 13 points along with Brynn Bargman scoring a total of 11 points.

No stats were reported for Winside.

Bloomfield will go on to play at home against Elgin Public-Pope John at home today (Saturday). Winside will take on Wathill Jan. 10 at home.

WINSIDE (1-8) 2 6 0 3 – 11

BLOOMFIELD (4-8) 13 26 8 9 – 56

Other Games

Winnebago 62, Laurel-Con.-Col. 58

WINNEBAGO, Neb. – Winnebago snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday, via a 62-58 victory over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge.

No stats were available for Winnebago.

Kinsey Hall led LCC with 18 points, while Lorna Maxon added 13 points.

Winnebago will travel to Emerson-Hubbard on Tuesday, while LCC will host Wayne.

WINNEBAGO (3-6) 15 14 10 23 – 62

LAUREL-CON.-COLE. (5-7) 13 19 3 23 – 58

Randolph 38, Creighton 25

CREIGHTON, Neb. — Randolph jumped out to an early lead and was able to handle Creighton 38-25 for their third victory in a row on Friday night.

Carlie Nordhues (10 points) and Emma Bermel (10 points) led the way for Randolph.

Jessica Stevens led Creighton with 10 points and four rebounds.

Randolph will travel to Hartington-Newcastle on Tuesday, while Creighton hosts Clearwater-Orchard.

RANDOLPH (6-5) 6 19 4 9 – 38

CREIGHTON (5-5) 9 7 7 2 – 25

Santee 52, St. Edward 50

SANTEE, Neb. — Santee used a 21-point fourth quarter to rally past St. Edward 52-50 in girls’ basketball action on Friday.

No statistics were reported for Santee, which travels to Boyd County today (Saturday).

Alyssa Reardon led St. Edward with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Miranda Matchett added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

St. Edward hosts Heartland Christian on Thursday, Jan. 10.

ST. EDWARD (1-11)          14  12  9  15 — 50

SANTEE (2-4)      11  10  10  21 — 52

Lennox 61, Platte-Geddes 27

LENNOX — The Lennox Orioles continued their four game win streak by defeating the Platte-Geddes Black Panthers 61-27 in girls’ basketball action Friday night.

The Orioles were led by Madysen Vlastuin scoring 14 points alongside Isabel Ihen tallying in a total of 13 points and Riley Peters putting up a total of 12 points.

Sawyer Naaz led the way for the Black Panthers scoring a total of nine points.

Brookings 54, Brandon Valley 48

BROOKINGS — Brookings held a 16-point lead after three quarters but held on to beat Brandon Valley 54-48 on Friday night at Brookings High School.

Michaela Jewett (17 points, 16 rebounds) and Johanna Miller (17 points, 13 rebounds) each recorded a double-double for Brookings, which led 43-27 entering the fourth quarter.

Trinity Law led Brandon Valley with 16 points and six rebounds, while Danica Kocer scored 11 points and Hannah Behrens grabbed six rebounds.

Brandon Valley (5-1) visits Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Monday and Brookings visits Harrisburg on Tuesday.

BRANDON VALLEY (5-1) 7 12 8 21 — 48

BROOKINGS (6-1) 12 18 13 11 — 54

Thursday

Niobrara-Verdigre 51, Wausa 42

WAUSA, Neb. — Niobrara-Verdigre out-scored Wausa 25-13 in the second half to capture a 51-42 victory Thursday at the Wausa Post Holiday Tournament.

Chaney Konopasek led Niobrara-Verdigre with 18 points. Tala Henry posted a double-double, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Megan Cook had eight points and 11 rebounds, and Makenna Guenther had nine rebounds in the win.

In the loss for Wausa (1-7), Clara Schindler scored 13 points, and Esther Nelson added seven points, six rebounds and three steals. Paige Nissen had seven points and three steals, while Morgan Kleinschmit grabbed four rebounds.

Niobrara-Verdigre (9-3) will play in the championship today (Saturday) at 6 p.m. Wausa will play in the 2:30 p.m. consolation game.

NIOBRARA-VERD. (9-3) 16 10 14 11 — 51

WAUSA (1-7) 19 10 7 6 — 42

Lennox 74, Rock Valley 50

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa — Madysen Vlastuin scored a game-high 25 points and Rianna Fillipi posted a double-double as Lennox downed Rock Valley, Iowa, 74-50 in girls’ basketball action on Thursday.

Fillipi finished with 15 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and six steals for Lennox (6-1). Riley Peters scored 18 points. Vlastuin also had five assists and seven rebounds in the win.

Lizzy Blum scored 15 points for Rock Valley (7-3). Emily De Ruyter added 10 points.

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