The Class B girls basketball SoDak 16 will be heavy on area teams and games on contests when the state-qualifying round takes place Thursday, Feb. 28.
The Corn Palace will play host to two contests, with No. 4-seed Corsica-Stickney taking on defending state champion Castlewood at 6:30 p.m., followed by No. 6 Freeman and No. 11 Avon at 8 p.m.
Huron will also be a hub of games on Thursday, as well, with three area games on the schedule.
Top-seeded Ethan will take on upstarts Dupree in a 6 p.m. game at the Huron Arena. Third-seeded De Smet will take on 14th-seeded Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in the second half of that Huron Arena doubleheader at 7:30 p.m. At James Valley Christian High School in Huron, No. 10 Bridgewater-Emery will take on seventh-seeded Ipswich for a bid into the Class B state field, starting at 6 p.m.
The winners of each game will advance to the State B girls basketball tournament on March 7-9 at the Huron Arena in Huron.
Class B SoDak 16 state-qualifying round
Feb. 28 - All times Central.
No. 1 Ethan (21-0) vs. No. 16 Dupree (11-9), 6 p.m., at Huron Arena.
No. 2 Faith (21-1) vs. No. 15 Waverly-South Shore (14-7), 7 p.m., at Gettysburg.
No. 3 De Smet (20-1) vs. No. 14 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (16-6), 7:30 p.m., at Huron Arena.
No. 4 Corsica-Stickney (20-2) vs. No. 13 Castlewood (12-7), 6:30 p.m., at Corn Palace
No. 5 Warner (20-2) vs. No. 12 Faulkton Area (15-6), 7:30 p.m., at James Valley Christian, Huron.
No. 6 Freeman (18-4) vs. No. 11 Avon (17-5), 8 p.m., at Corn Palace.
No. 7 Ipswich (17-3) vs. No. 10 Bridgewater-Emery (18-3), 6 p.m., at James Valley Christian, Huron.
No. 8 New Underwood (19-3) vs. No. 9 White River (17-4), 7 p.m., at Philip.