State basketball roundup: Tea Area claims Class A title
SIOUX FALLS--Ethan Freidel poured in a game-high 29 points as Tea Area won the Class A state boys basketball championship with a 72-65 win over top-seeded Madison on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
SIOUX FALLS-Ethan Freidel poured in a game-high 29 points as Tea Area won the Class A state boys basketball championship with a 72-65 win over top-seeded Madison on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Noah Freidel added 16 points and nine rebounds, while Kade Stearns chipped in 12 points for the Titans, who went 24-of-55 from the field (43 percent), 9-of-23 from deep (39 percent) and 15-of-22 from the line (68 percent).
For Madison, Jadon Janke had 20 points, while Aaron Fiegen chipped in 12 points and Jaxon Janke had 10 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double. The Bulldogs went 24-of-58 from the field (41 percent), 8-of-25 from behind the arc (32 percent) and 9-of-22 from the line (40 percent) in the loss.
Tea Area (21-4) claimed its first-ever boys basketball state title, while Madison finished its season at 20-5.
TA 12 29 59 72
M 12 17 37 65
Sioux Falls Christian 64, Tri-Valley 49
SIOUX FALLS-Three Sioux Falls Christian players scored in double figures as the Chargers claimed third place at the Class A state boys basketball tournament with a 64-49 win over Tri-Valley on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Sawyer Prins led SFC with 16 points, while Dejay Fykstra added 12 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double and Lincoln Unruh chipped in 10 points. The Chargers went 24-of-53 from the field for 45 percent shooting in the win.
Jayden Burggraff had a game-high 18 points for Tri-Valley, while Noah Jewett chipped in 12 points for the Mustangs, who went 19-of-51 from the field (37 percent) and committed 17 turnovers in the loss.
SFC ended its season at 20-6, while Tri-Valley finished at 18-8.
TV 13 30 37 49
SFC 17 28 47 64
Dakota Valley 56, St. Thomas More 41
SIOUX FALLS-Robert Rosenquist scored 19 points as Dakota Valley topped St. Thomas More 56-41 in the consolation championship at the Class A state boys basketball tournament on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Luke Schmitt added 11 points as Dakota Valley (14-11) went 23-of-50 from the floor (46 percent), 3-of-10 from deep (30 percent) and 7-of-9 from the line (77 percent).
Preston Arity, Jake Satter and Isaac Kortemeyer each scored 10 points for St. Thomas More. The Cavaliers (18-7) went 15-of-44 from the field (34 percent), 6-of-22 from behind the arc (27 percent) and 5-of-10 from the line (50 percent).
STM 13 23 28 41
DV 12 27 43 56
Class AA boys
Sioux Falls O'Gorman 69, Aberdeen Central 57
SIOUX FALLS-J.P. Costello scored a game-high 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double as Sioux Falls O'Gorman won the Class AA boys basketball state championship with a 69-57 win over Aberdeen Central on Saturday in Rapid City.
Matt Cartwright added 14 points and Joey Messler chipped in 13 points for the Knights, who went 23-of-54 from the field (42 percent), 3-of-8 from deep (37 percent) and 20-of-26 from the line (76 percent). O'Gorman (22-3) won its first state title since 2012.
Aberdeen Central (12-14) was led by Cole Bergan's 21 points. Christian Goetz added 13 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double as the Golden Eagles went 22-of-54 from the field (40 percent), 8-of-18 from behind the arc (44 percent) and 5-of-8 from the line (62 percent).
AC 15 32 39 57
SFO 12 29 49 69
Sioux Falls Lincoln 67, Pierre 31
RAPID CITY-Sioux Falls Lincoln blew past Pierre 67-31 to claim third place the Class AA state boys basketball tournament on Saturday in Rapid City.
Christopher Bwanya had 15 points, while Simon Higgason added 13 points and Diang Gatluak added eight points and 10 rebounds. The Patriots (13-11) went 26-of-57 from the field for 45 percent shooting in the win.
Peyton Zabel led Pierre (13-12) with 11 points and five rebounds. The Governors went 11-of-43 from the field for 25 percent.
P 6 14 20 31
SFL 13 25 46 67
Brookings 71, Harrisburg 70 (2OT)
RAPID CITY-Brookings outscored Harrisburg 16-11 in the fourth quarter and 6-5 in the second overtime period to earn a 71-70 double overtime victory in the Class AA state boys basketball consolation championship game on Saturday in Rapid City.
Brennan Carlson scored 29 points and had 11 rebounds for a double-double, while Carter Holm added 14 points for the Bobcats. Brookings made 21 of 58 field goals for 36 percent shooting.
Harrisburg was led by Ace Zorr's 23 points and Brady Van Holland added 16 point for the Tigers, who went 22-of-50 from the field (44 percent) and committed 16 turnovers.
Brookings ended its season 21-5, while Harrisburg finished at 13-14.
H 18 32 52 63 65 70
B 17 30 47 63 65 71
Rapid City Stevens 62, Huron 48
RAPID CITY-Mason Archambault scored a game-high 22 points as Rapid City Stevens claimed seventh place at the Class AA state boys basketball tournament with a 62-48 win over Huron on Saturday in Rapid City.
Jacob Martin added 11 points for the Raiders (18-6), who went 22-of-43 from the field (51 percent), 4-of-16 from deep (25 percent) and 14-of-20 from the line (70 percent).
Hyland Heinz led Huron with 17 points, while Tye Evers added 12 points and seven rebounds. The Tigers (17-8) went 15-of-48 from the field (31 percent), 7-of-26 (26 percent) and 11-of-18 from the line (61 percent).
RCS 22 36 52 62
H 16 28 40 48
Class B boys
Sully Buttes 60, Parker 58
ABERDEEN-Sully Buttes fended off a late rally by Parker to earn a 60-58 win and take third place at the Class B state boys basketball tournament on Saturday in Aberdeen.
Lincoln Jorde scored 17 points for the Chargers, while Jacob Howard added 15 points and nine rebounds. Nick Wittler tossed in 11 points as Sully Buttes went 17-of-39 from the field (43 percent), 6-of-11 from deep (54 percent) and 20-of-27 from the line (74 percent).
Kelby Peters and Camden Bialas each had 17 points for the Pheasants, who went 21-of-44 from the floor (47 percent), 7-of-20 on 3-pointers (35 percent) and 9-of-10 from the line (90 percent).
Sully Buttes finished the season at 20-6, while Parker ended its season at 16-9.
P 6 21 39 58
SB 20 34 49 69
Langford Area 51, White River 38
ABERDEEN-Chance Olson scored a game-high 15 points as Langford Area claimed the consolation championship with a 51-38 win over White River at the Class B state tournament on Saturday in Aberdeen.
James Erickson tossed in 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Mason Larson added eight points for the Lions. Langford Area went 19-of-39 from the field for 48 percent shooting and 13-of-17 from the line (76 percent). The Lions (23-3) didn't attempt a 3-pointer in the win.
For White River (20-6), Jadice Morrison scored 13 points as the Tigers went 14-of-48 from the floor (29 percent), 8-of-28 from deep (28 percent) and 2-of-2 from the line (100 percent).
WR 4 17 28 38
L 13 27 37 51
Class AA girls
Sioux Falls O'Gorman 53, Harrisburg 48 (OT)
RAPID CITY-Sioux Falls O'Gorman outscored top-seeded Harrisburg 11-6 in overtime to win the Class AA girls basketball state championship with a 53-48 win on Saturday in Rapid City.
Sebastian Akoi scored 18 points, while Emma Ronsiek added 13 points and eight rebounds and Ashlee Beacom chipped in 11 points. The Knights went 15-of-42 from the field (35 percent), 5-of-14 from behind the arc (35 percent) and 18-of-27 from the line (66 percent) in the win.
Sami Slaughter led Harrisburg with 15 points and 14 rebounds for a double-double, while Sydney Halling chipped in 13 points. The Tigers went 18-of-52 from the field for 34 percent.
O'Gorman finished the season 14-11 and won its first state title since 1995, while Harrisburg ended at 23-2.
SFO 17 24 34 42 53
H 9 22 32 42 48
Aberdeen Central 60, Rapid City Central 34
RAPID CITY-Paiton Burckhard scored a game-high 21 points as Aberdeen Central took third place with a 60-34 win over Rapid City Central at the Class AA state girls basketball tournament on Saturday in Rapid City.
Burckhard pulled down 12 rebounds for a double-double, while Melia Mounga added 15 points and Haylee Mork chipped in 12 points for Aberdeen Central. The Golden Eagles (19-6) won the rebounding battle 40-24 and went 20-of-44 from the field for 45 percent.
Abby Johnson had 15 points to lead the Cobblers (17-9), who went 10-of-42 from the field for 23 percent shooting in the loss.
AC 20 25 44 60
RCC 7 18 26 34
Rapid City Stevens 62, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 49
RAPID CITY-Four players scored in double figures for Rapid City Stevens as the Raiders won the consolation championship 62-49 over Sioux Falls Roosevelt at the Class AA state girls basketball tournament on Saturday in Rapid City.
Kyah Watson scored a game-high 17 points, Mya Hendry added 14 points, Emma Burns chipped in 12 points and Julia Haefs finished with 10 points for the Raiders. RCS (17-7) went 19-of-35 from the field for 54 percent shooting in the win.
Tahia Mitzel scored 11 points for Roosevelt (18-8). Tatum Kooima added nine points for the Rough Riders, who went 18-of-46 from the field (39 percent)
SFR 4 22 38 49
RCS 15 37 47 62
Brandon Valley 56, Pierre 51
RAPID CITY-Trinity Law scored a game-high 21 points to push Brandon Valley past Pierre 56-51 as the Lynx claimed seventh place at the Class AA state girls basketball tournament on Saturday in Rapid City.
Danica Kocer added 17 points for the Lynx (20-6). Brandon Valley made 18 of 65 field goals for 27 percent shooting and added 17 of 26 free throws for 65 percent.
Pierre was led by Tori Thorpe, who scored 13 points. The Governors (10-16) went 14-of-59 from the field (23 percent) in the loss.
P 12 31 42 51
BV 11 29 35 56