Despite their loss in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday to top-seeded Virginia Tech, Myah Selland, Letcher native, has had another record-breaking year as a member of South Dakota State University’s Women’s Basketball team. Most recently, she was awarded the College Sports Communicators Academic All-American award for the third straight year, and she was acknowledged as the first three-time Academic All-American in the history of the Jackrabbit Women’s program. 

During SDSU’s first game of the NCAA Tournament against the University of Southern California, Selland scored 29 points, which was recognized to be the most points scored by a Summit League Women’s Basketball player in an NCAA Tournament game. Selland also hit the 2,000-point mark for her college career this year, and she is a finalist for the Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year for the second time in her career. With the loss on Sunday, Selland’s career as a Lady Jackrabbit may be over, but she has definitely left her mark in the organization’s record books, and has made Sanborn County very proud.

On Monday, Feb. 27, the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks hosted the Bon Homme Cavaliers at Woonsocket for the play-in game of the postseason tournament. 

The Blackhawks and Cavaliers were well matched. After one quarter, the Blackhawks were up by one point, and at the half, the Cavaliers were up by two points. In the third quarter, the Blackhawks went a little flat, and the Cavaliers caught steam and went up by 12 points. In the fourth and final quarter of play, the Blackhawks were able to keep the scoring even with the Cavaliers but couldn’t make up the deficit from the previous quarter and lost with a final score of SCW 59, Bon Homme 71. Scoring accuracy made the difference in the game, with the Blackhawks making 46 percent from the field and 61 percent at the free throw line and the Cavaliers putting in 69.2 percent from the field and 68 percent from the free throw line.

The Blackhawks are losing four seniors, but with a lot of young talent coming up, the future looks bright for the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket program.

…Read more details and see pictures of the game in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Third and fourth grade girls celebrate successful season

By Raleigh Larson and Karisa Hiemstra

SCW’s third and fourth grade girls’ basketball season ended this past week with a game on Friday night in Iroquois. The girls started practice in December and were able to play games starting in January. They played against surrounding towns including Mt. Vernon/Plankinton, Mitchell, Bridgewater-Emery, Kimball/White Lake, James Valley Christian, Wolsey-Wessington, DeSmet, Hitchcock-Tulare and Iroquois. With 24 girls out this year, they were split into two teams. Sometimes teams were split by grade level, and other times the teams were a mixture of third and fourth graders. No matter what, the girls always worked together as a team!

The little Lady Blackhawks celebrated their success on Sunday, Feb. 26, with a pizza party and scrimmage. Each girl was able to play against a parent and sometimes siblings. Lots of laughs were had, and no adult injuries occurred, although a few adults may be sore in the coming week!

This program could not be possible without the work of the volunteer coaches Raleigh Larson and Karisa Hiemstra, who were helped by Jenica Bender, Justin Enfield and Jason Potrament and all the support from the parents, schools and communities to make the program and season so successful.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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