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Bulldogs punch state ticket with Palace win

Madison is headed to the Class A state tournament after the second-seeded Bulldogs defeated No. 15 Hot Springs 67-30 on Tuesday night in the Sweet 16 state qualifier at the Corn Palace.

Madison's Jaxon Janke (1) takes a jump shot in the middle of the lane during the first half of a Class A Sweet 16 state-qualifying game against Hot Springs Tuesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. (Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Daily Republic)
Madison's Jaxon Janke (1) takes a jump shot in the middle of the lane during the first half of a Class A Sweet 16 state-qualifying game against Hot Springs Tuesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. (Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Daily Republic)

Madison is headed to the Class A state tournament after the second-seeded Bulldogs defeated No. 15 Hot Springs 67-30 on Tuesday night in the Sweet 16 state qualifier at the Corn Palace.

The Bulldogs outscored Hot Springs 30-10 in the second quarter to jump out to a 42-13 halftime lead and never looked back.

Madison was led on the night by Mason Leighton who scored 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting. Leighton also added three assists and seven steals. Jaxon Janke added 14 points, while Aaron Fiegen and Jadon Janke chipped in 10 points each. The Bulldogs shot the ball at a 48 percent mark (26-of-54) and outrebounded Hot Springs 33-20 to earn the victory.

Skyler Haden scored 10 points to lead the Bison in the loss. Hot Springs was just 29 percent (10-of-35) shooting from the floor and committed 21 turnovers in the loss.

Madison (17-4) will be the No. 1 overall seed in next week's Class A state tournament in Sioux Falls and will take on the No. 8 seed Dakota Valley in the first round. Hot Springs ends its season with a record of 15-7.

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