Watertown High School’s girls basketball team lost to fifth-rated Class AA Rapid City Central 43-24 on Saturday and to fourth-rated Rapid City Stevens 50-29 on Friday in non-conference games played in the Civic Arena.
Central (9-1) took control early with a 15-4 scoring advantage in the first quarter.
Josie Hill produced 17 points and five rebounds, Denna Smith seven points and Sadie Glade six points for the Cobblers, who shot 49 percent (17 of 35) from the field and snared 21 rebounds.
The Arrows (56-4) made only nine of 52 field-goal attempts for 17 points, including 3-for-29 from 3-point range.
Kendall Paulson notched six points, six rebounds and three steals and Jaida Young six points and six steals for Watertown. Maddy Rohde grabbed four of the team’s 34 rebounds.
On Friday, Stevens (10-1) turned in fast starts in each of the first three quarters. The Raiders opened the game with a 7-0 run and led 14-9 after one period before reeling off an 11-0 spurt to start the second period. The Raiders led 27-12 at halftime and then scored the first eight points of the second half.
Macey Wathen scored 10 points, Bailee Sobczak nine, Taaliyah Porter eight, Jayda McNabb seven and Jaden Matkins six for the Stevens.
The Raiders shot 45 percent (22 of 49) from the field and owned the boards 44-23 with eight from Porter, seven from Sobczak and six from McNabb. McNabb also made seven steals.
Rohde scored seven points, Kayla Vohlken six and Paulson five for the Arrows, who made only seven of 44 field-goal attempts for 16 percent and committed 20 turnovers.
Watertown visits Huron on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
• Great Plains Lutheran 52, Iroquois-Doland 34 — Mali York’s 20 points and seven rebounds sparked Great Plains Lutheran (8-4) to the non-conference win.
Halle Bauer added 14 points and six rebounds, Madeline Prahl 10 points and five rebounds and Bryn Holmen 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Esta Cameron contributed seven assists and Myra Lentz four steals.
Katie Dubro’s 20 points led I-D (3-9).
• Clark-Willow Lake 51, Wilmot 42 — The Cyclones (3-7) received 15 points from Kayla Jordan, 14 from Alicia Vig and 13 from Maggie Hovde to earn the non-conference win. Tehya Vig scored six.
Madeline Remund garnered 21 points and Paris Red Thunder 11 for the Wolves (0-11).
• Aberdeen Roncalli 52, Milbank 18 — Top-rated Class B Roncalli improved to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northeast Conference with 19 points and seven rebounds from Madelyn Bragg, 13 points from Morgan Fiedler and 11 from Olivia Hanson.
Maurina Street produced six points and four rebounds and Claire Snaza five and seven for Milbank (4-6, 3-3).
• Other Games — Deubrook Area (56-17) handled Canistota 56-17 in a non-conference game and Sisseton (7-1, 5-0) downed Redfield (3-7, 1-3) in a Northeast Conference game. No other details were reported. The Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (Minn.) at Britton-Hecla game was postponed.
• Castlewood 51, Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 40 — Mackenzie Everson and Maddie Horn each scored 18 points to lead Castlewood (8-3, 3-2) to the Dakota Valley Conference victory. Presley Knecht and Olivia Akin each added six.
Bailey Hyland had 19 points and Julia Trygstad 11 for ORR (4-9, 1-6).
• Hamlin 66, Tiospa Zina 27 — Hamlin improved to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the Northeast Conference by getting 18 points from Kamryn Wadsworth and 15 apiece from Addison Neuendorf and Ally Abraham.
Wadsworth also added eight rebounds, Neuendorf six assists and Brooklyn Brandriet six points, five rebounds and four steals.
Alexia Quinn notched seven points, Maya Deutsch six and Latice Rodlund and Jesslyn Crawford five apiece for Tiospa Zina (0-11, 0-5).
• Webster Area 53, Great Plains Lutheran 42 — Paige Snell scored 16 points, Jaiden Bauer 12 and Erin Case 11 for lead the Bearcats (4-7) to the non-conference win. Carrington Hansen added seven.
Halle Bauer’s 15 points and Madeline Prahl’s 12 points and eight rebounds paced GPL (7-4), which also got nine points from Mali York and eight rebounds from Bryn Holmen.
• Deubrook Area 55, Dell Rapids St. Mary 46 — Carley Landmark’s 19 points and nine rebounds guided Deubrook Area (8-3, 4-1) to the Dakota Valley Conference win. Emma Sheffield and Miranda Moravetz each scored seven points.
Madala Hanson notched 18 points, Ella Griffin 11 and Courtney Brown eight rebounds for St. Mary (7-5, 3-4).
• Lake Preston 44, Langford Area 22 — Marissa Rober poured in 19 points to lead the Divers (6-6) to the non-conference win. Hadlee Holt added eight points and Ava Malone and Faith Steffensen each seven.
Langford Area (3-7) was led by Megan Gustafson’s 12 points.
• Lac qui Parle Valley 66, Yellow Medicine East 56 — Taylor Shelstad tallied 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists and Camryn Lee 20 points, four steals and three assists to spark LqPV (12-, 7-3) to the Minnesota Camden Conference win.
Isabel Gerdes contributed 10 points and five assists, Ayanna Gipson eight points and five rebounds and Addy Bonn six points and four rebounds for the Eagles.
Shelby Mortenson scored 20 points and Ruby Bones 17 for YME (8-7, 5-6).
• Other Games — Sisseton (6-1, 4-0 in the Northeast Conference topped Deuel (3-9, 2-3) 67-29 and Sioux Valley (8-2) rolled past Dell Rapids 57-31. No other details were reported. The Warner at Britton-Hecla game was postponed.
Other South Dakota girls basketball scores
Belle Fourche 60, Hot Springs 29
Brandon Valley 43, Pierre 41
Burke 70, Bennett County 40
Dakota Valley 61, Tri-Valley 47
Flandreau 67, McCook Central-Montrose 35
Freeman 45, Menno 40
Hanson 70, Canistota 28
Huron 55, Spearfish 38
Lennox 46, Platte-Geddes 37
Mitchell 56, Sturgis Brown 39
Mt. Vernon-Plankinton 67, Kimball-White Lake 37
Rapid City Central 44, Brookings 36
Sioux Falls Christian 53, Madison 25
Vermillion 63, Garretson 38
Viborg-Hurley 56, Baltic 54
Bison 62, Tiospaye Topa 23
Lemmon 63, McIntosh 17
Dupree 46, Harding County 35
Faith 52, Timber Lake 44
Belle Fourche 69, Bowman County, N.D. 47
Bon Homme 49, Alcester-Hudson 40
Brandon Valley 52, Aberdeen Central 24
Elk Point-Jefferson 54, Dell Rapids 47
Gregory 57, Gayville-Volin 49
Herreid-Selby Area 47, Stanley County 18
Huron 53, Sturgis Brown 46
Langford Area 41, North Central Co-Op 36
Lyman 55, Sunshine Bible Academy 24
Mitchell 48, Spearfish 40
Rapid City Stevens 64, Brookings 35
Sioux Falls O'Gorman 69, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 35
Wessington Springs 69, Marty Indian 34
This article originally appeared on Watertown Public Opinion: Girls Basketball: Watertown drops home games to No. 4 Rapid City Stevens, No. 5 Rapid City Central