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PHOTOS: Here is a look at all the action from Class AA quarterfinals

Sioux Falls Jefferson defeats Harrisburg 53-41. Yankton defeats Sioux Falls Washington 58-51. Sioux Falls Lincoln defeats Sioux Falls Roosevelt 56-48.

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Sioux Falls Jefferson's Kaden Year hangs on to the rim after a slam dunk during the Class AA boys state basketball quarterfinal game against the Harrisburg Tigers on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Summit Arena in Rapid City.
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RAPID CITY — The Class AA boys state basketball quarterfinals went down at the Summit Arena in Rapid City on Thursday, March 16.

To start the tournament, the Sioux Falls Jefferson Cavaliers came out on top against the Harrisburg Tigers, claiming a 53-41 victory.

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Harrisburg's Jacoby Mehrman (24) looks to score passed Sioux Falls Jefferson's Griffin Wilde (10) during the Class AA boys state basketball quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Summit Arena in Rapid City.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

Sioux Falls Jefferson moves on to face Yankton at 7 p.m. Central on Friday.

As the No. 1 Cavaliers downed Harrisburg to advance to Friday night’s semifinals, the South Dakota State football signee posted 18 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block.

In the second quarterfinal, the Yankton Bucks held on to defeat the Sioux Falls Washington Warriors, 58-51.

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Sioux Falls Washington's AJ Akot (12) jumps for a rebound over a Yankton Bucks defender during the Class AA boys state basketball quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Summit Arena in Rapid City.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

Sioux Falls Washington will take on Harrisburg in the consolation bracket at 1 p.m. Central on Friday.

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Sioux Falls Lincoln ran away with a 56-48 win over Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

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Sioux Falls Roosevelts Jackson Brouwer (20) jumps up to block a shot from Sioux Falls Lincolns Jack Hilgenberg (15) during the Class AA boys state basketball quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Summit Arena in Rapid City.
Adam Thury / Mtchell Republic

Sioux Falls Lincoln will face the Mitchell Kernel at 8:45 p.m. Central while Sioux Falls Roosevelt will battle Pierre in the consolation bracket at 2:45 p.m. Central on Friday.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at athury@mitchellrepublic.com and found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/adamthury.
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