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
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.