STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Pierre to play Brandon Valley for Class AA titleSIOUX FALLS (AP) — Nic Peterson’s 15 points led Brandon Valley to a 57-51 win over top-ranked Sioux Falls Roosevelt Friday in the semifinals of the South Dakota boys Class AA basketball tournament.
Brandon Valley 57,
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 51
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Nic Peterson’s 15 points led Brandon Valley to a 57-51 win over top-ranked Sioux Falls Roosevelt Friday in the semifinals of the South Dakota boys Class AA basketball tournament.
Peterson had three 3-pointers and was 5 for 13 from the field for the Lynx (18-6), who are looking for their first title since 1998.
Jacob Adams had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx and teammate Chase Marso had 10 points. He was 6 for 6 from the line.
Roosevelt’s Jeremiah Clark had 13 points and Nate Cole and Tyler Howard had 10 points apiece.
Pierre Riggs 47, Sioux Falls Lincoln 45
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Zach Hanson scored the final five points of the game, lifting Pierre T.F. Riggs to a 47-45 semifinal victory over Sioux Falls Lincoln on Friday.
Hanson converted a three-point play with 22 seconds left to tie the game at 45-45, and hit a pair of free throws with 3.8 seconds to play to send Riggs (19-5) into the title game. Hanson scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Lane Severyn added 18 points for the Governors.
Adam Jaros, who led Lincoln (13-12) with 16 points, gave the Patriots a 45-42 lead with 48 seconds left when he hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game. Nermin Krdzalic added 10 points for Lincoln.
Brookings 73, RC Central 61
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Konner Beste came off the bench to score 40 points and Brooking rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Rapid City Central 73-61 in a consolation game Friday.
Beste was instant offense, hitting his first five three-pointers for the Bobcats (18-7). He made eight of 11 three-pointers and went 14-for-20 overall from the field. He also had seven rebounds.
Tyler Nagy had 12 points and five assists for Brookings, which trailed 46-45 heading into the last quarter after being outscored 18-12 in the third.
Ian Barse and John Fierro had 17 points each for the Cobblers (10-13).
Huron 37, RC Stevens 32
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Huron built a nine-point halftime lead and held off Rapid City Stevens 37-32 in the consolation round Friday.
Justin Decker had 12 points to lead the Tigers (17-8), who held the Raiders (10-15) to 29 percent shooting.
Adam Zwanziger had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds for Huron.
Steven Schaeffer was the only Stevens player in double figures with 15 points.
Class A tournament
Madison 66, Mobridge-Pollock 30
RAPID CITY — Third-seeded Madison had three players score in double figures en route to a 66-30 victory over seventh-seeded Mobridge-Pollock in the semifinal round of the Class A state boys’ basketball tournament Friday in Rapid City.
Madison was led by Trae VandeBerg with 15 and Tyler Wiebe and Jacob Giles each scored 11 points. Jesse Brown grabbed 10 of the Bulldogs’ 50 rebounds. Madison was 25-of-61 from the field and 12-of-17 from the foul line.
Mobridge-Pollock’s Jason Hill scored a team-high eight points. The Tigers were 11-of-47 from the field and 4-of-8 from the free-throw line. The Tigers had 26 rebounds and 14 turnovers.
Madison plays fifth-seeded Tea Area in the state championship game at 9 p.m. today, while Mobridge-Pollock plays eighth-seeded Platte-Geddes at 7 p.m. today.
Aberdeen Roncalli 52, Pine Ridge 32
RAPID CITY (AP) — Aberdeen Roncalli pulled away after halftime to beat Pine Ridge 52-32 Friday in a consolation game.
The Cavaliers (17-5) outscored the Thorpes 34-14 in the second half to move into the fifth-place game. They shot 44 percent from the field and made 17 of 20 free throws.
Dominic King made seven of 13 shots from the field en route to 17 points. He also had nine rebounds. Kory Schwan added 10 points.
Pine Ridge (14-10) got a team-high 12 points and six rebounds from Jeff Lebeau.
Clark-Willow Lake 61, Spearfish 53
RAPID CITY (AP) — Clark-Willow Lake regrouped after being upset by an eight seed in the first round to beat Spearfish 61-53 Friday in the consolation round.
Leading 24-18 at the half, the No. 1-seed Cyclones (22-1) pulled away in the third quarter and coasted to the win. Spearfish (18-7) scored 24 points in the fourth quarter but couldn’t make up the difference.
Skyler Flatten led Clark-Willow Lake in scoring with 28 points. Tyson Jenkins had 11 and Torrey Kolden 10.
Spearfish got 14 points each from Brandon Kemp and Dillon Orth.
Class B tournament
Viborg-Hurley 37, Dupree 34
ABERDEEN (AP) — Jack Huether and Trevor Jacobsen had 11 points each as Viborg-Hurley beat Dupree 37-34 Friday in the semifinals.
Huether was 4 for 6 from the field and Jacobsen was 3 for 5. Each had two three-pointers.
The Cougars (23-2) shot 35 percent while holding Dupree to 29 percent. Dupree led 23-16 at the half but never got untracked after the break, scoring just 11 points.
Nate Widow had 12 points and five rebounds for Dupree.
Langford 71, Potter County 56
ABERDEEN (AP) — Michael Erickson had 20 points as Langford beat Potter County 71-56 Friday in the consolation round.
Erickson was 5-for-6 from the field with three three-pointers. He also drained seven of eight free throws, had four steals and dished out three assists. Langford shot 56 percent.
Bo Fries had 17 points and Drew Planteen chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds for the Lions.
Kole Hawkinson led the way for the Battlers (22-2). He was 5-for-9 from three-point range. Tate Nafziger added 12 points and Mitch Hinckley had 12 rebounds.
James Valley 86, Arlington 62
ABERDEEN (AP) — The one-two punch of Nathan Wedel and Adam Hofer led James Valley Christian to an 86-62 win over Arlington Friday in the consolation round.
Wedel and Hofer scored 24 points apiece for the Vikings (22-3). Wedel was 9-for-5 from the field and 6-for-9 from the line with 12 rebounds. Hofer made seven of 17 shots and went 9-for-9 from the line.
James Valley Christian shot 51 percent and had a 25-6 advantage in bench scoring. Andrew Ulvestad added 21 points and nine rebounds.
Zach Warnke had 17 points and Tage Hargens 16 for the Cardinals (17-6).