Round of 16 roundup: Hanson edges Timber Lake for state tourney spot
CHAMBERLAIN—It came down to the final play of the game, but second-seeded Hanson held off an upset bid from 15th seed Timber Lake in a Round of 16 game on Thursday in Chamberlain.
Timber Lake had Hanson on the ropes for the entire game, building a 15-9 lead and carrying a 27-17 advantage into halftime. But Hanson had a 15-3 run to get back into the game and had to hold on at the end. The Panthers had two free throws with no time remaining in the game, but only converted one, allowing Hanson to escape with victory.
Jada Campbell tallied 17 points for the Beavers (20-3), while Brooke Slaba added seven. Megan Guericke and Heather Kayser each had six points in the win. Hanson was 16-for-46 shooting in the game for 34 percent but converted only 3-of-24 3-point attempts.
Timber Lake had 12 points from Lexy White and eight points from Loryn Schoelerman, while Lorenda Long added seven points, as the Panthers were 17-for-43 shooting for the game.
Hanson's win will send them to the state tournament for the first time since 2014, where they will be seeded No. 2 and will take on No. 7 Avon in the first round.
TL 15 27 30 42
H 9 17 32 43
Belle Fourche 50, Wagner 38
PIERRE-- First-seeded Belle Fourche knocked off Wagner in a Round of 16 game Thursday for a trip to the Class A state tournament.
Belle Fourche (20-1): Shayla Howell tallied 15 points, while Taylor Hanson scored 12, and Mandee Williamson pitched in eight points. Howell and Hanson pulled down nine and seven rebounds, respectively. Up next: the Broncs will play Madison in the first round of the Class A state tournament.
Wagner (8-15): Kayli Kocer led the Red Raiders with 14 points, while Janae Patterson and Faith Tyler totaled eight points apiece. Patterson added eight rebounds.
W 8 19 32 38
BF 14 23 41 50
Aberdeen Roncalli 54, Todd County 44
Aberdeen Roncalli booked a trip to the Class A state tournament by outlasting Todd County in a Round of 16 game on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
Aberdeen Roncalli (19-3): Grace Imbery led the Cavaliers with 17 points, while Iami Ewart added 12 points and Mariah Winegar had 11 points. The Cavaliers had a 23-19 halftime lead.
Todd County (18-4): Caelyn Valandra-Prue scored a game-high 26 points, going 10-of-15 from the free-throw line.
TC 11 19 31 44
AR 7 23 33 54
*This story has been updated to correct a name in the Hanson-Timber Lake recap.