(South Dakota Public Broadcasting Photo)
By Rich Winter
White River senior Maleighya Estes became the newest member of the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team on Friday when she signed to play with the Tigers.
Estes helped White River to the 2021 Class B state championship. The 5-foot-7 guard hit a buzzer beater in the semifinals against Corsica-Stickney to lift the Tigers in the state championship. She tossed in 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in the state title win over Castlewood. Estes earned all-tourney honors.
She was a Class B second-team all-state performer after averaging 20.6 points, six rebounds and two assists per game. She shot 50 percent from the field, 73 percent from the free-throw line and contributed 50 steals last season.
Estes is coached by Jared Bouman and is the daughter of Sharonna LeComote and Jon Estes