Region 5B girls basketball games moved to Saturday at Corn Palace

A number of girls basketball playoff games have been moved to Saturday

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MITCHELL — The Region 5B girls basketball semifinals scheduled for Thursday at the Corn Palace will be played Saturday afternoon.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, top-seeded Andes Central/Dakota Christian will play Corsica-Stickney, followed by No. 2 Wessington Springs and No. 3 Gregory at 2:30 p.m.

The winners will move ahead to the Class B SoDak 16 state-qualifying round, which will take place on Thursday, March 2.

The changes come as much of South Dakota battles a blizzard with more than a foot of snow expected throughout the state.

Other girls basketball playoff changes include in Region 5A, where Wagner and Mount Vernon/Plankinton will play at 3 p.m. Saturday in Wagner, while Hanson will head to Parkston for a game at the same time.


In Region 4B, four teams will gather Saturday in Irene for the region semifinals. Viborg-Hurley and Scotland will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by Centerville and Freeman at 7 p.m.

This story will continue to be updated with weather-related schedule changes and postponements.

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