Girls basketball: Washington, Pierre, O'Gorman, Jefferson take top seeds into Class AA postseason
Washington is the top seed; O'Gorman, Jefferson, Brandon and Harrisburg all at home for state qualifier
SIOUX FALLS — The SoDak 16 is set, and on Friday night, the field for the Class AA girls basketball state tournament will be set.
Sioux Falls Washington is the No. 1 seed at 17-3, while Pierre, also 17-3, earned the No. 2 seed.
The eight winners of Friday night's games advance to the Class AA state tournament, which will be held in Sioux Falls at the Sanford Pentagon March 9-11. The 16-team bracket will not be re-seeded in Class AA after the SoDak 16, with the winners slotting directly into the state quarterfinal bracket.
Class A and Class B SoDak 16 matchups are set for Thursday night. This year's Class A tournament is in Watertown, while Class B is in Huron, also on March 9-11.
Here are the Class AA pairings for Friday night.
Class AA girls SoDak 16
All games on Friday, March 3. All times Central.
No. 16 Sioux Falls Roosevelt (1-19) at No. 1 Sioux Falls Washington (17-3), 6 p.m.
No. 9 Sioux Falls Lincoln (8-12) at No. 8 Watertown (11-9), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Aberdeen Central (7-11) at No. 4 Sioux Falls Jefferson (16-4), 6 p.m.
No. 12 Mitchell (8-12) at No. 5 Brandon Valley (15-5), 6 p.m.
No. 15 Brookings (5-15) at No. 2 Pierre (17-3), 6 p.m.
No. 10 Huron (9-11) at No. 7 Rapid City Stevens (13-7) 7 p.m.
No. 14 Rapid City Central (6-14) at No. 3 Sioux Falls O’Gorman (16-4), 5 p.m.
No. 11 Spearfish (10-9) at No. 6 Harrisburg (15-5), 6 p.m.
Class AA state tournament quarterfinals
March 9 at the Sanford Pentagon
Washington/Roosevelt winner vs. Watertown/Lincoln winner, 11 a.m.
Jefferson/Aberdeen Central winner vs. Brandon Valley/Mitchell winner, 1:45 p.m.
Pierre/Brookings winner vs. Huron/Rapid City Stevens winner, 5 p.m.
O'Gorman/Rapid City Central winner vs. Spearfish/Harrisburg winner, 7:45 p.m.