Tuesday 9 p.m. sportscast

The Sturgis girls basketball team has racked up a 3-1 record with all three of its wins against Class AA opponents, including a 44-42 victory over defending state champion Aberdeen Central on Saturday ... Tonight the Scoopers looked to keep things rolling against their archrival Spearfish ...

Up to Sturgis High School we go and the student body was ready ... Spearfish's Stella Marcus gets things going in the second half with a steal and and she finds Bella Reid with the nice bounce pass on the break for the bucket as the Spartans are down 16-13 early in the third quarter ... Sturgis comes back with Chadron State signee Loralee Stock making a great pass to find Haley Lambert for two ... And then Lambert shows off some defense on the other end as she tosses this Spartan shot aside ... But Reid comes back and knocks down a long 2 to keep the Spartans within shouting distance ... But Stock comes back on the other end and drains a corner 3 ... she had a game-high 15 points, 12 in the second half, as the Scoopers win this one 39 to 23. The Sturgis boys also won 73 to 34 tonight.

DOUGLAS LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS ON ITS HOME COURT against Rapid City Central ... 1. EARLY GOING, NO SCORE, THE PATRIOTS K.J. HAGINS CHANGES THAT AS HE GETS ALL THE WAY TO THE HOOP AND DROPS IT HOME. THE JUNIOR GETS DOUGLAS OFF TO A NICE START. 2. DESEAN MARQUESE DELIVERS THE NICE PASS TO KOHL MEISMAN AND HE BANKS IT HOME. CREDIT MARQUESE WITH THE GOOD LOOKING ASSIST. 3. COBBLERS UP BY 2, THEY GETS THE BALL OVER TO GAVYN STRAND AND HE FINDS NOTHING BUT TWINE. THE SENIOR SHOOTING IT WELL FROM DISTANCE. 4. THE PATRIOTS FIRE BACK AS KYLE SHIELDS USES THE SCREEN AND DRAINS THE 3 POINTER.

THE DOUGLAS AND CENTRAL GIRLS ALSO SQUARED OFF IN BOX ELDER. 1. 3RD QUARTER, 40-13 COBBLERS, THE PATRIOTS ALYSSA SANDOVAL-JIMENEZ GETS THE REBOUND AND PUTS IT RIGHT BACK IN FOR 2. DOUGLAS CASHING IN ON THE SECOND CHANCE POINTS. 2. IN TANSITION ADISON YOUNG DELIVERS THE NICE BOUNCE PASS TO WHITLEY HEITSCH AND SHE HITS FOR 2. NUMBER 3 AND 33 TEAMING UP FOR THE NICE PLAY. 3. THE LADY PATS DOWN 31, JORDYNN TOLIVER DRIVES IN, YES AND IT COUNTS. TOLLIVER HIT THE FREE THROW TO COMPLETE THE 3 POINT PLAY. 4. HANNAH SEMMLER DELIVERS THE NICE PASS INSIDE TO JUNEAU JONES AND SHE BANKS IT HOME. A GOOD OUTING FOR THE LADY COBBLERS AS THEY WIN 75-39.

The Rapid City Christian boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start this season after wins over Philip and Lyman in their first two outings ...

The Comets will look to make it three in a row to open the season as they play their first road game in Hill City on Thursday night ... The Rangers have had the Comets' number the past couple of seasons, but head caoch Kyle Courtney is optimistic with how his team has opened its season.

HILL CITY....MY FIVE YEARS HERE. WE BEAT THEM THE FIRST TWO YEARS AND THE LAST TWO YEARS THEY STOMPED US PRETTY GOOD. THEY HAVE HAD VERY GOOD TEAMS OVER THERE. THEY ARE VERY WELL COACHED. BLAKE GARDNER DOES A GREAT JOB OVER THERE. THEY ARE ALWAYS WELL PREPAREED. AND WE KNOW THAT THEY GRADUATED FIVE SENIORS, BUT THEY HAVE TWO VERY GOOD PLAYERS BACK IN NOAH KRULL AND TAYLOR EDWARDS. EXCELLENT PLAYERS. TWO OF THE BETTER PLAYERS IN THE BLACK HILLS. HILL CITY HAS BEEN A REALLY GOOD PROGRAM. WE STRUGGLED AGAINST THEM THE PAST FEW YEARS AND THEY GOT SOME REALLY GOOD ATHLETES ON THEIR SIDE BUT WE ARE HOPING WE CAN COME OUT WITH SOME INTENSITY AND KINDA TAKE IT TO THEM.

The Rangers enter Thursday night's contest at 1-3 with a win against New Underwood. The two teams are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 tomorrow night in Hill City.

The Rapid City Rush will be back in the friendly confines of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center this weekend after spending the last two weeks on the road ...

The Rush recently took two of three off the Utah Grizzlies as they moved to 13-12-2-3 on the season. That mark has Rapid City in fourth place in the Mountain Division, but sixth overall in the Western Conference. Head coach Daniel Tetrault said the lengthy road trip took a toll on his squad, and he hopes that they can recharge their batteries before their two-game set with Wichita this weekend and a three-game series with Idaho next week to close out 2018.

“YEAH I GAVE THE GUYS A COUPLE DAYS OFF. {***CG1***} ITS REALLY NICE TO BE HOME. IT SEEMS LIKE WE WERE GONE FOR A MONTH TO BE HONEST. IT WAS A GRIND. EIGHT GAMES IN TWELVE NIGHTS. GONE FOR A LITTLE OVER TWO WEEKS AND FEELS GOOD. AND WE HAVE A GREAT HOME SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS. TWO GAMES BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND THEN THREE MORE AFTER THAT. IT WAS REAL DISAPPOINTING LOSING ALL THREE GAMES IN WICHITA. WE WERE BATTLING ILLNESS AND INJURIES HALF THE GUYS WERE SICK SO WHEN THAT HAPPENS ON THE ROAD YOU ARE ON THE BUS TOGETHER. THAT'S NOT GOOD SO IT WILL BE A LOT DIFFERENT. WE ARE GOING TO BE ENERGIZED. GUYS WILL BE RESTED SO THEY ARE REAL IMPORTANT GAMES. EVERY DIVISION GAME IS LIKE A FOUR POINT GAME AND ITS CRUCIAL THAT WE COME OUT HARD.”

The Rush and Thunder will drop the puck Friday night at 7:05. Wichita swept three games off the Rush back on December 7th, 8th and 9th.