High School Boys Basketball
State B Tournament
Aberdeen Christian 72, Freeman Academy/Marion 65
Waubay/Summit 40, Castlewood 39
As heard on New Country KS93, Waubay/Summit held off Castlewood 40-39 to claim the consolation championship at the Boys State B Basketball Tournament. Jonathan Johnston had 11 points for the Mustangs on four of 15 shooting from the field and three of 11 from downtown. Jackson Wohleber added nine, J Gulbraa with eight, Damon Opdahl and Seth Gaikowski each had six. Tristan Nielsen finished his senior campaign with a double-double, 16 points, and ten boards for the Warriors. Bryon Laue had eight and Lane Tvedt with seven. Waubay/Summit finishes with a record of 22-4 and will graduate Seth Gaikowski, Darius Small, Wyatt Lawrence, J Gulbraa, and Logen Tomac. Castlewood will end their year 18-8 and graduates Tristan Nielsen, Kegan Tvedt, and Ty Gisselbeck.
White River 83, Potter County 74
State B Championship
DeSmet 49, Lower Brule 26
DeSmet used their defense in the second half to hold Lower Brule to just five points in a 49-26 State B Championship game Saturday night at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. It was the second straight State B championship for the Bulldogs. Damon Wilkinson led DeSmet and all scorers with 19 points on nine of 16 shooting from the field. Wilkinson also grabbed 23 boards. Kalen Garry added eight, Tory Holland and Rett Osthus each with seven and George Jensen added six off the bench. For the Sioux, Ellwyn Langdeau had 13 points, Keshaume Thigh grabbed 11 boards. DeSmet finishes their season 25-1 and graduates Rett Osthus, Kalen Garry, Colt Wilkinson, Blake Van Regenmorter, and Tory Holland.
State A Tournament
Groton 66, Lakota Tech 57
Groton used a big second quarter to power past Lakota Tech for a 7th place finish at the Class A Tournament in Rapid City.
Four Tigers finished in double figures led by Lane Tietz with 16, Jayden Zak with 13, Kaden Kurtz had 12, and Tate Larson with 11. Triston LeBau had 24 for the Tatonka.
Groton wraps the season at 21-5 and graduates Jayden Zak, Wyatt Hearmen, and Kaden Kurtz.
Sioux Falls Christian 67, Winner 54
St. Thomas More 43, Flandreau 42
State A Championship
Dakota Valley 82, Sioux Valley 65
Dakota Valley completed their undefeated season with an 82-65 win over Sioux Valley in the State A Championship game. Randy Rosenquist had 25 and Isaac Bruns with 24 points to lead the Panthers. Three got into double figures for the Cossacks with Oliver Vincent tallying 23 points, Damian Danzeisen with 16, and Hayden Ruesink added 12. Sioux Valley finishes their year 20-6 and graduates Damian Danzeisen, Parker Puetz, Dylan Milton, Carson Christopherson, Layson Lucas, and Hayden Ruesink.
State AA Tournament
Sioux Falls Jefferson 54, Yankton 32
Sioux Falls Lincoln 69, Mitchell 52
Sioux Falls Washington 66, Harrisburg 55
State AA Championship
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 54, Sioux Falls O’Gorman 52, OT
Gabe Kranzler hit two free throws with one second left to secure Sioux Falls Roosevelt’s undefeated season and their second straight Class AA championship with a 54-52 overtime win over Sioux Falls O’Gorman. Marcus Phillips had 16 for the Roughriders. David Alpers had 12 to lead the scoring for the Knights.
College Women’s Basketball
South Dakota 61, Baylor 47
South Dakota State 78, Minnesota 57
South Dakota State 4, Northwestern State 2
Northwestern State 13, South Dakota State 9
North Dakota State 12, Fairfield 9
North Dakota State 5, Fairfield 1
Dakota State 15, Waldorf 11
Waldorf 5, Dakota State 2
Mayville 14, Presentation 2
Presentation 9, Mayville 5
Dakota State 10, Waldorf 7
Dakota State 8, Waldorf 1
Nebraska 3, South Dakota 1
Kansas 14, South Dakota 6
North Dakota State 6, Army 5
North Dakota State 6, Monmouth 1
Nebraska 9, South Dakota 3
Kansas 6, South Dakota 1
Maryland 5, North Dakota State 3