Kyah Watson had a huge game for the Rapid City Stevens girls' basketball team as the Raiders won their seventh straight, stopping Sturgis 64-57 Tuesday night at Carold Heier Gymnasium.
Stevens needed every bit of Watson's game, as the Scoopers were looking for a regular-season sweep of Stevens after knocking the Raiders off 50-44 in Sturgis on Jan. 12.
Watson finished with 30 points, five rebounds, two assists and five steals. She was 11-of-17 from the field.
The two teams battled tough again, tied at 15-15 at the end of the first period and Stevens up 34-29 at halftime.
The Raiders built their lead 45-38 as both teams scored 19 points in the fourth period.
Aly Hammon finished with nine points and five rebounds for the Raiders, who shot 47 percent from the field (25-of-53). Five Stevens players hit 3-pointers as the team was 5-of-20 beyond the arc.
Sturgis got a big game from Olivia Jolley with 18 points and six rebounds, while Brooke Janz finished with 13 points. The Scoopers hit 20-of-44 from the field and were 14-of-18 from the line. Sturgis also held a 32-20 rebounding edge.
The Stevens defense forced 20 Sturgis turnovers, scoring 19 points off of those miscues.
Stevens, 15-2, hosts Sioux Falls Washington Friday night, while Sturgis, 6-10, is at Douglas Thursday.
DOUGLAS 57, HILL CITY 48: The Patriots broke a seven-game losing skid Tuesday against the Rangers.
Douglas led 26-24 at halftime and outscored the Rangers 22-11 in the third quarter.
Joslyn Lindra led the Patriots with 16 points, with Jordan Tolliver adding 15 points.
Karlee Simmons had 13 points for Hill City and Kadyn Comer added 11 points.
Douglas, 4-12, hosts Sturgis Thursday, while Hill City, 9-8, is at St. Thomas More Saturday.
RAPID CITY CHRISTIAN 45, BENNETT COUNTY 31: The Lady Comets dominated early and rolled past the Lady Warriors.
Rapid City Christian led 25-13 at halftime.
Abby Pierce paced the Lady Comets with 17 points and Kayla Clewley added 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Rachel Ireland scored eight points for Bennett County.
Rapid City Christian, 4-12, hosts Harding County Friday, while Bennett County, 3-15, is at New Underwood Friday.
RAPID CITY CHRISTIAN 53, BELLE FOURCHE 44: The Comets broke away in the fourth quarter for the win.
Rapid City Christian only led 29-26 going into the fourth before outscoring the Broncs 24-18
Ethan Wipf led the Comets with 12 points and David Schmagel added 10 points. Jack Roisum also finished with nine points and 10 rebounds for Rapid City Christian.
Kelby Olson led Belle Fourche with 14 points and Tate Hostetter added 12 points.
Christian, 13-2, is hosting Faith Thursday, while Belle Fourche, 4-14, hosts Custer Friday.
KADOKA AREA 67, NEW UNDERWOOD 56: The Kougars built a 13-point halftime lead and downed the Tigers on Tuesday.
Reese Sudbeck 18 led Kadoka Area with 18 points, followed by Abe Herber with 12 points and Dylan VanderMay with 10.
For New Underwood, Trent Lopez led the way with 20 points and Connor Knuppe added 18 points.
Kadoka Area, 8-9, is at Wall Monday, while New Underwood, 1-14, hosts Bennett County Friday.
PLATTE/GEDDES 73, TODD COUNTY 38: The Black Panthers outscored the Falcons 25-8 in the second quarter for the big win on Tuesday.
Bryce Hammer led Todd County with 10 points. No results from Platte/Geddes were made available.
Todd County, 6-11, is at Miller Saturday, while Platte/Geddes, 9-8, is at Bon Homme Friday.
ST. THOMAS MORE 65, RED CLOUD 64: The Cavaliers held on for a tight win over the Crusaders Tuesday night in Red Cloud.
No other information was made available.
St. Thomas More, 8-8, faces Dell Rapids Saturday in the DWU Classic at Mitchell, while Red Cloud, 13-3, is at Hot Springs Thursday.
Winner Area comes away with two wins
The Winner Area wrestling came away with two wins Tuesday night. The Warriors toppled McCook Central/Montrose 46-30 and Chamberlain 45-24.
Earning two wins on the night for the Warriors were Kaden Keiser (106 pounds), Atlas Willuweitt (120), Wyatt Turnquist(126), Aaron Gilchrist (132), Trevor Peters (138), Landon Debus (182) and Elijah Blare (220).
Winner Area is at the Huron Invitational Saturday.