PHOTOS: Wagner, Ethan earn berths to state tournaments in girls SoDak 16 games at the Palace

Wagner defeated Tea Area, 72-52 and Ethan took down Corsica-Stickney, 34-31.

Ethan's Madeline Bartscher (34) and Corsica-Stickney's Sydney Spaans (40) reach for a rebound during the Class B SoDak 16 girls state qualifier game on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Corn Palace.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — SoDak 16 girls basketball took place under the roof of the Corn Palace on Thursday evening.

The Class A Tea Area Titans fall to the Wagner Red Raiders 72-52.

The Red Raiders took a six-point lead to the fourth quarter but opened up the final frame on a 14-2 run as they took down the Titans on Thursday, claiming a spot in the Class A state tournament.

The Class B Corsica-Stickney Jaguars and the Ethan Rustlers battled back and forth, with the Rustlers claiming the victory with a 34-31 win.

“Everything we got, it was hard earned. And I think everything they got was hard earned,” Ethan coach Tom Young said. “It just came down to one play, and fortunately for us, we get to go on.”

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 and found on Instagram at
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