Saturday Sports Roundup: College Basketball, Rush Hockey

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

The South Dakota School of Mines men's and women's basketball teams both returned to action Saturday by hosting New Mexico Highlands.

The Lady Hardrockers entered the contest with a .500 conference record and 8-4 overall, while the SD Mines men's team is sitting at .500 in the conference, as well.

The Lady Hardrockers wrapped up 2017 on a positive note by taking care of the Cowgirls, 86-47. Sami Steffeck and Taylor Molstad led SD Mines with 15 points each.

Meanwhile, the South Dakota Mines men's team lost to New Mexico Highlands, 75-67.

Brian Orr finished with 17 points and pulled down seven boards for the Hardrockers.


Men's Basketball 

Black Hills State 78, CSU-Pueblo  54

Women's Basketball

CSU-Pueblo  60, Black Hills State 49


Boys Basketball

Hemingford, NE  59, Custer

Rapid City Christian  61, Faulkton Area 37

Girls Basketball

Custer  54, Chadron, NE  43


ECHL

Rapid City suffered a disappointing loss to Colorado on Saturday night. The Eagles outlasted the Rush 4-3 in overtime.

Pavel Jenys scored two goals in the second period to give the Rush a 3-2 lead.

However, Jesse Mychan scored with 9:21 left in regulation and that tied up at three a piece.

Then in OT, Michael Joly buried a Matt Register rebound to hand the Rush their first overtime loss of the season.

The Rush earned one point and now have a total of 17 points on the season.

Wichita and Idaho are holding down the final two playoff spots in the Mountain Division with 40 points each.

The Rush begin 2018 on the road with a pair of games in Utah on January 5th and 6th.

Boys Hockey,

Brookings 2, Rushmore 2

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