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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Mitchell Kernel girls’ basketball team have been close so many times this season in knocking off a really good team, well last night the Kernels knocked off a really good #4 ranked in Class “AA” team in Harrisburg 48-42 at the Palace.  Back on January 9th the Kernels came close in Harrisburg but lost 47-43 after leading heading into he 4th quarter.  Last night the Kernels fell behind 19-12 but then went on a 9-0 run to jump start the win.  Mitchell led 23-21 at halftime and 37-31 heading into the final quarter.  Mitchell would build an eight-point lead and win by six.  The Kernels improved to 7-10 overall and 5-9 in the ESD.  It was the four-two zone trap defense that gave the Tigers fits the whole game and allowed Mitchell to take control and never gave back the lead.  Besides the defense last night, it was the free throw line that won it for the Kernels as they shot 21 of 32 compared to just 5 of 8 for Harrisburg on the night.  Harrisburg fell to 13-4 overall and 12-3 in the ESD with the loss.  The Shay’s Player of the Game was junior Tayler Factor who only scored six points but also had seven rebounds, four steals and three assists and played solid defense.  Chelsea Brewster and Jordyn Cranny led Mitchell with eight points followed by Mac Miller with seven points and 10 rebounds.  Tess Limberg and Avia Haley came off the bench to score six points each in a balanced attack.  Mitchell shot 30% for the game but made 5-of-9 3-pointers and committed only 13 turnovers.  Harrisburg shot 32% including 5-for-17 on 3-pointers and the Tigers turned the ball over 15 times.  The Mitchell girls will not play at #5 Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Saturday night and then will host #1 Aberdeen Central on February 20th and travel to Pierre on February 23rd to end the regular season. 


In sub varsity action last night, the Harrisburg JV won 52-34. Tess Limberg had 10 points for Mitchell.  The Tiger sophomores won 55-47.  Haley Hohn led all scorers with 18 for the Kernels while Regan Waddell and Avia Haley each scored eight.

It is poll day today from the South Dakota Media. 




Class AA

Rapid City Stevens (22)        14-2   115    1

Harrisburg (1)                        15-2    97   3

Rapid City Central (1)            13-3    59    2

Sioux Falls Lincoln                 11-5    46   4

Sioux Falls Washington         10-7    41    5


Receiving votes: Aberdeen Central 2.


Class A

Sioux Falls Christian (24)        17-0    115   1

Madison                                  16-1     95   2

Sioux Valley                            16-2     75   3

Dell Rapids                             14-4     26   RV

Tea Area                                 13-5     21   RV


Receiving votes: Dakota Valley 17, Miller 5, Crow Creek 2, Red Cloud 2, Bon Homme 2.


Class B

Bridgewater-Emery (19)          14-3   114    1

Sully Buttes (5)                        15-1   100    2

Clark/Willow Lake                   14-4     57    3

White River                             15-2     41    4

Corsica-Stickney                    14-2     22    RV


Receiving votes: Canistota 11, Irene-Wakonda 9, Warner 5, Langford Area 1.




Class AA

Aberdeen Central (24)          15-1   120    1

Sioux Falls Lincoln               13-3    92     3

Rapid City Stevens               15-3    62     2

Harrisburg                           13-3    51    4

Sioux Falls O’Gorman           11-5    35    5


Class A

Belle Fourche (14)                 18-1   105    1

St. Thomas More (10)            15-2   104    2

Hamlin                                   17-2    70    4

Lennox                                  16-3    39    5

McCook Central/Montrose     17-2    35    3


Receiving votes: Aberdeen Roncalli 3, Crow Creek 3, Winner 1.


Class B

Sully Buttes (13)                  17-1    105    1

Warner (7)                           17-3      89    3

Faith (4)                              19-0      86    2

Castlewood                        15-2      37     T-5

Irene-Wakonda                  17-2      15     RV


Receiving votes: Ethan 7, Hanson 7, Avon 7, Waubay/Summit 4, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 3.


The Kernel boys, 0-17 overall and 0-13 in the ESD Conference, will host #3 Harrisburg tonight at the Palace.  The Tigers are 15-2 overall and 12-2 in the ESD. The KORN News Radio 1490 Pre-Game Show starts at 6:30pm and tip-off slated for 7:00pm tonight at the Palace.  You can listen on-line as well at  The Mitchell boys have three games remaining in the regular season with a home game tonight against Harrisburg, a road trip to Aberdeen Central on February 20th and a home game against Pierre on February 23rd.  The Round of 16 for Class “AA” girls will be March 2nd and for “AA” boy’s it will be March 3rd.  Right now, the Mitchell girls are seeded #12 and the boys are seeded #18 in Class “AA” out of 18 teams.  The top eight seeds receive a home game in the Round of 16.    


In men’s GPAC race for the top seed in the conference it is coming down to #7 Briar Cliff 13-4, #10 Morningside 13-4 and #10 Northwestern 12-4 in the GPAC.  The #17 ranked DWU Tigers are in 4th place right now at 9-7 in the conference followed closely by Hastings 8-8 and Concordia and Doane each sitting at 7-9 in the conference.  DWU, 19-9 overall and 9-7 in the GPAC, will host #10 Northwestern, 22-4 overall and 12-4 in the conference on Wednesday night at the Palace with tip-off set for 8:00pm.  The Red Raiders beat the Tigers 95-86 back on January 10th in Orange City Iowa.  After Wednesday the Tiger men will close the regular season at Concordia in Seward Nebraska.  


In the women’s race in the GPAC, the #10 ranked DWU Tigers are in second place at 15-3 tied with #9 Northwestern.  #2 Concordia is 17-1 in the GPAC and hold down the top seed.  #12 Hastings is fourth at 13-5 followed by #15 Morningside at 11-7.  The #10 ranked Tiger women, 24-4 overall and 15-3 in the GPAC, will host #9 Northwestern, 20-6 overall and 15-3 in the conference, Wednesday night at the Palace with tip-off slated for 6:00pm.  DWU lost 69-56 to the Red Raiders back on January 10th in Orange City Iowa.  After Wednesday the Tiger women will close the regular season out at #2 Concordia in Seward Nebraska on Saturday.      


The Mitchell Kernel wrestling team is in the final approach of their season with the Region 3A Meet on Saturday in Eagle Butte starting at 0:00am.  The Kernels have a great shot at getting 10-12 wrestlers to state and make some noise and try to get a top six place finish.   


The SDSU WBB team, 21-5 overall and 10-1 in the Summit League, plays at Western Illinois on Saturday in Macomb, Illinois.  Three games remain in the regular season including a road game at USD in Vermillion on February 21st.  The Summit League Tourney will be March 3rd-6th at the Denny Sanford in Sioux Falls. 


The South Dakota State men's basketball team, 22-6 overall and 10-1 in the Summit, holds a one-game lead atop The Summit League standings that includes a rematch with USD on February 22nd in Brookings.  South Dakota State is off until Saturday when Western Illinois comes to Frost Arena in Brookings.


The 5th Quarter Scoreboard Show with Travis Kriens every Tuesday and Friday nights at 10:30pm on AM 1490 KORN and on 107.3 FM Q107-3.  You can also listen on-line at or for the 5th Quarter Scoreboard Show at 10:30pm Tuesday and Friday nights brought to you by TK Electric and MTI.