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Friday's Class AA, A and B girls' basketball roundup

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Class B

Warner 50, Sully Buttes 31

HURON (AP) — Defending state champion Warner moved back to the title game at the South Dakota Class B girls basketball tournament Friday with a 50-31 win over top-seeded Sully Buttes.

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Miranda Ristau had 16 points and five rebounds for the Monarchs (23-2), who are trying to become the first team to win back-to-back state basketball and volleyball tournaments.

Ashley Rozell added 13 points and five rebounds.

Warner shot 57 percent and held Sully Buttes (22-2) to just 23 percent. Remi Wientjes led the Chargers with nine points.Sully Buttes was 1-for-14 from 3-point range.

Lemmon 55, Gayville-Volin 41

HURON (AP) — Bailie Beer had 18 points and Jenna Van Beek added 14 points and 14 rebounds as Lemmon beat Gayville-Volin 55-41 in a consolation game at the South Dakota Class B girls basketball tournament.

Beer was 8-for-10 from the free throw line and grabbed six rebounds for the Cowgirls (23-2). Lemmon was 16 of 26 from the line and hit five of 18 3-pointers.

Katie Sackmann chipped in 20 points and nine rebounds.

Kelia Barta led the Raifders (15-9) with 10 points and Megan Hirch had 17 rebounds.

Class A

Pine Ridge 44, Garretson 35

SPEARFISH (AP) — Pine Ridge took the lead after half and never trailed again in beating Garretson 44-35 Friday in the consolation round at the South Dakota Class A girls basketball tournament.

The game was tied 18-18 at half, but the Lady Thorpes (21-3) took control in the third quarter. They outscored the Blue Dragons 12-5 down the stretch.

Santana White Dress had 17 points and Shaylene Richard 12 for Pine Ridge.

Haley Edmundson had 17 points for the Blue Dragons (11-13).

Garretson committed 27 turnovers.

St. Thomas More 67, Sioux Valley 34

SPEARFISH (AP) — Alexys Swedlund scored 20 points and Ciara Duffy added 15 as St. Thomas More beat Sioux Valley 67-34 Friday in the semifinals of the South Dakota Class A girls basketball tournament.

Swedlund was 7-for-14 from the field, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists for the Cavaliers. Duffy was 6-for-9 and hauled down seven rebounds.

St. Thomas More (22-1), which last won the state championship in 2012, gave up just 10 first-half points and took a 27-10 lead into half.

Madison Kirsch had two of her team’s five 3-pointers and 12 points.

Kaylee Granum had three 3-pointers and 11 points for the Cossacks (20-4).

Class AA

Sioux Falls Washington 55, Sturgis 28

BROOKINGS (AP) — Sioux Falls Washington held Sturgis to seven points in the second half and coasted into the championship game at the South Dakota Class AA girls basketball tournament with a 55-28 win over the Scoopers.

The Warriors (22-2) will try to win their fifth state title and first since 2010.

Kelsey Knecht had 14 points and Sydney Koel added 13 for Washington, which did not allow a point in the fourth quarter.

Ellie Benson had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Sturgis (18-6) had its 12th state tourney berth end a game short of a title chance.

Lynsey Prosser had 10 points and a team-high five rebounds for Sturgis.

Spearfish 48, Harrisburg 45

BROOKINGS (AP) — Kaitlyn Hinch and Lexy Burket scored 14 points each to lead Spearfish over Harrisburg 48-45 in the consolation round of the South Dakota Class AA girls basketball tournament.

Hinch was 5-for-11 from the field and hauled down nine rebounds for the Spartans (17-5). Burket made 6 of 9 shots from the field and added eight rebounds.

Michaela Cermak added 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting.

Harrisburg (15-10) got 13 points from Hailey Halling and 12 from Morgan Darner. Alex Johnson had three of the Tigers’ five 3-pointers.

Sioux Falls Roosevelt 74, Rapid City Stevens 63

BROOKINGS — Paige Mriden scored a game-high 31 points as Sioux Falls Roosevelt beat Rapid City Stevens 74-63 Friday in a consolation semifinal game at the Class B girls’ basketball tournament.

Mriden was 8-of-13 from the field, going 5-of-8 from behind the arc. Tagyn Larson added 20 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Nicole Hatcher recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Rough Riders.

Stevens was led by Jennie Scharn with 21 points and Virginia Vigquain and Taylor Molstad each with 12. The Raiders outrebounded Roosevelt 35-32 but had 14 turnovers. The Rough Riders turned the ball over seven times.

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