De Smet's defense too much for Waubay/Summit, as top-seeded Bulldogs cruise

De Smet limits Waubay/Summit to just nine made shots in double-digit victory

De Smet's Kalen Garry shoots a 3-pointer over the outstretched arms of Waubay/Summit's Jackson Wohlleber, 1, and Seth Gaikowski, 3, during the second half of the Class B quarterfinal game on Thursday, Mar. 17, 2022 in Aberdeen.
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ABERDEEN — The top-seeded De Smet Bulldogs (23-1) cruised past the eight-seeded Waubay/Summit Mustangs (20-4) 60-28 in the Class B state tournament at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen.

Center Damon Wilkinson led the way for the Bulldogs, scoring a game-high 15 points on 3-for-6 shooting from the field and 2-for-4 shooting from 3-point range. He also was the most effective player on the defensive end, logging three steals and three blocks.

The De Smet defense limited everything Waubay/Summit wanted to do, limiting the Mustangs to just nine made shots on 53 attempts. De Smet finished with eight steals and four blocks.

Meanwhile, the De Smet offense was efficient, shooting 51.1% from the field (24-for-47) as a team.

De Smet will face Potter County in the next round, while Waubay/Summit takes on Aberdeen Christian in the consolation bracket.

Dylan is sports reporter for the Mitchell Republic. A native of Michigan, he graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelors of science in journalism before joining the sports staff in March 2022. He covers 35 high schools along with NAIA's Dakota Wesleyan, which are all within Mitchell Republic's 17 county coverage area. Before joining the Mitchell Republic, Dylan covered sports in Michigan for a year, coached baseball for the Lakeland High School freshman team in White Lake, Mich. and played baseball and basketball in high school.
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