MITCHELL — Thanks to a 15-0 run to start the third quarter, Mitchell captured a 51-40 victory over Yankton in Eastern South Dakota Conference girls’ basketball action Thursday night at the Corn Palace.

Yankton led 20-18 at halftime, but the Kernels started the third quarter strong and built a 33-20 lead before the Gazelles scored. Yankton was then held without a basket for the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter.

“In the second half, they put a lot of full-court pressure on us and we didn’t handle it,” Yankton coach Trey Krier said. “We really have to figure out our press-break.

“That’s a couple times in a row that teams have gotten after us in the full-court, and until we prove we can handle it, I’m sure more teams will do that.”

Sophomore Madison Wuebben scored a game-high 20 points for the Gazelles (3-4), while senior Emily Oswald added seven points and sophomore Sadie Fedders scored five points. Senior Madie Cordell added four points, and junior Maddy Hochstein and sophomore Payton Wolfgram both contributed a basket.

Mitchell got 12 points apiece from Mackenzie Miller and Payton Morgan, and 10 points from Tayler Factor.

Yankton committed 24 turnovers and shot 42 percent from the field, while Mitchell shot 56 percent and made 14-of-19 free throws.

The Gazelles return to action next Tuesday at Sioux Falls O’Gorman.

Yankton won the junior varsity game 41-34 behind 14 points from Hannah Muth and 12 points from Morgan Strahl. Mitchell won the ‘C’ game 33-18. Yankton got nine points and five rebounds from Kylie Bochman.

YANKTON (3-4)

Anna Savey 0-0 0-0 0; Payton Wolfgram 0-3 2-2 2; Kelsey Oswald 0-0 0-0 0; Madison Wuebben 8-14 0-1 20; Sadie Fedders 1-3 3-4 5; Emily Oswald 3-11 1-6 7; Maddy Hochstein 0-3 2-3 2; Madie Cordell 2-2 0-0 4; Jessica Reinhardt 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 14-37 8-16 40.

MITCHELL (3-4)

Tess Limberg 2-3 1-2 5; Jordyn Cranny 1-4 0-0 3; Mandy Schmidt 0-1 2-2 2; Payton Morgan 4-9 4-5 12; Shianne Hiemstra 0-0 1-2 1; Tayler Factor 4-5 2-2 10; Chelsea Brewster 2-4 0-2 4; Carly Haring 1-1 0-0 2; Tori Misiaszek 0-0 0-0 0; Mackenzie Miller 4-6 4-4 12. TOTALS 18-32 14-19 51.

YANKTON 14 20 31 40

MITCHELL 13 18 41 51

Three-Pointers — Yankton 4-9 (Wuebben 4-8, Wolfgram 0-1), Mitchell 1-9 (Cranny 1-4, Factor 0-1, Schmidt 0-1, Morgan 0-3). Total Rebounds — Mitchell 19 (Miller 4), Yankton 20 (E. Oswald 5). Assists — Yankton 6 (E. Oswald 2), Mitchell 5 (Miller 2). Turnovers — Yankton 24, Mitchell 20. Personal Fouls — Mitchell 19, Yankton 19. Fouled Out — Wolfgram, Brewster.

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