The St. Thomas More boys’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season, stopping Alliance, neb., 55-48 Friday night in its home opener.

The Cavaliers, 1-2, overcame a one-point first-quarter deficit and used a big second and fourth quarters to pick up the victory. STM led 31-25 at halftime, but saw Alliance battle back to tie the game at 38-all heading into the fourth quarter.

Kale Landguth and Ryder Kirsch both scored six points in the fourth to lead the way. Landguth finished with 22 points to lead the way, while Kirsch added 14 in his first game of the season.

Joel Baker led Alliance with 20 points and Mason Hiemstra added 14.

“Alliance has some good shooters and ball handlers,” STM coach Dave Hollenbeck said. “We struggled guarding them in the third quarter. However, I was pleased with our overall effort and hopefully we can see some measured improvement moving forward.”

The Cavaliers return to action Friday at Sturgis.

RAPID CITY CHRSITIAN 65, LYMAN 64: Noah Roisum hit a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Rapid City Christian to a win over Lyman on Friday night.

Levi Vanden Bos paced the Comets with 23 points; Zane Schlabach added 14 points and Jack Roisum had 11 points and 10 boards.

Tate Wagner led the Raiders with 32 points, while Baptiste Pourier and Brenden Estes chipped in with 10 points apiece.

Rapid City Christian (2-0) will play Parkston in the Parkston Classic Dec. 29, while Lyman (0-3) is at Bennett County today at 3:30 p.m.

STURGIS 63, DOUGLAS 57 OT: In a battle of early season unbeaten teams, it took overtime for Sturgis to top Douglas at home.

Dawson Geuke led the Scoopers and all scorers with 23, while Ryan Garland had 18. Dan Hand led all Patriots with 11.

The first quarter ended tied at 10, and at halftime Douglas led 22-21. By the end of the third Sturgis had retaken a 42-40 lead which Douglas was able to make up for with a fourth quarter where it outscored the Scoopers 10-8. Sturgis outscored Douglas 13-7 in the overtime period.

Sturgis is now 2-0 and hosts Aberdeen Central today. Douglas is 2-1 and will travel to Rapid City Central Tuesday.

RAPID CITY STEVENS 53, HURON 51: A ferocious fourth quarter comeback wasn't enough for Huron, as Stevens held on for the win at home.

Dawson Paulsen paced Stevens with 10 points, while Huron's Kobe Busch led all scorers with 13. The Tigers also got 12 from Teegan Evers and 10 from Tanner Evers.

Huron led after the first quarter 13-11, but Stevens outscored it 19-7 in the second quarter to go into halftime up 30-20, which increased to 45-31 at the end of the third. The Tigers outscored the Raiders 20-8 in the fourth but it wasn't enough.

Stevens is now 2-1 and will face Mitchell today at 1:30 p.m.

CHAMBERLAIN 49, PARKSTON 34: After a 19-7 first quarter, Chamberlain rolled to a win over Parkston Friday. 

Led by 23 points from Drayton Priebe, Chamberlain improved to 2-0 by leading 34-15 at halftime and 38-26 at the end of the third quarter.

The Cubs will take on Sioux Falls Christian today at home.

MILLER 53, WINNER 41: Miller used a strong fourth quarter to pull away from a up-for-the-challenge Winner squad.

Kast Hunter had 18 points for Miller, while Steven Fernolz had 13 and Devin Letsche had 11. Winner was led by Brady Fritz with 13 and Brandon Volmer with 12.

Miller is now 2-1 and will take on Wolsey-Wessington Tuesday while Winner falls to 1-1 and will take on Sully Buttes today on the road.

Girls' basketball

RAPID CITY STEVENS 68, HURON 36: Rapid City Stevens earned its third win of the season as it dropped Huron on Friday.

Mya Hendry paced the Raiders with 18 points and 11 boards, Lexus Chasing Eagle added 15 points and Aly Hammon finished with 11.

Havyn Heinz led the Tigers with 19 points, Tenley Budenhagen tallied 13 points and Sami Shoultz had 10 rebounds.

Rapid City Stevens (3-0) is at Mitchell today at 6 p.m.

BELLE FOURCHE 62, SUNDANCE, WYO. 16: The Broncs used suffocating defense to stay undefeated in Wyoming.

The duo of Taylor Hanson and Mandee Williamson paced Belle Fourche with 16 and 15 points respectively. Belle Fourche won big on the boards, holding a 27-17 advantage.

The Broncs are now 3-0 and will take on Newcastle, Wyo. today in Sundance at 11 a.m.

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MITCHELL 50, RAPID CITY CENTRAL 40: The Cobblers fell to 0-5 on the season with a loss to the Kernels.

Bailey Johnson had eight points to lead Central, while Tayler Factor led all scorers with 11. Central led 14-10 at halftime, then fell behind 25-23 at halftime and 41-30 at the end of the third.

Central takes on Huron today while Mitchell will face Rapid City Stevens.

 CHAMBERLAIN 32, PARKSTON 30: Mady Handel had 18 points to lead Chamberlain to its first win of the season.

The Cubs started out with a 10-4 lead in the first quarter, but Parkston made it 16-15 at the half before taking the lead by the end of the third quarter, which ended with Parkston on top 23-21. Chamberlain outscored the Trojans 11-7 to earn the win.

Chamberlain (1-1) will take on Kimball/ White Lake Tuesday while Parkson (0-3) takes on Tripp-Delmont/Armour Monday.

Hockey

RUSHMORE THUNDER 5, IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO 1: The Thunder got off to a good start in the Bozeman Cup Memorial Hockey Tournament with a 5-1 win over Idaho Falls.

Ryan Nolan scored two goals while Parker Sundby, Derek Brown and Brian Petereit. Thunder assists came from Ethan Ellender, Seth Dikoff, Jake Lindblom, Austin Stiles, and Nolan.

The Thunder will be back in action this morning at 10 a.m. against Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Spokane, Wash., at 3:30 p.m.

High School Wrestling

Cobblers go 3-1 in Gillette

The Rapid City Central wrestling team kicked off the Pat Weede Tournament with a trio of wins on Friday in Gillette.

The Cobblers kicked off the day with a 51-25 dual win over Scottsbluff, followed it with a 41-22 victory over Moorcroft and dropped Casper Natrona 43-21.

In its finial dual of the day, Central dropped a close 39-38 decision to Bismarck Century.

The tournament continues today at 9 a.m.  

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