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State tournament roundup: Cavaliers back in Class A finals

WATERTOWN (AP) -- Ciara Duffy scored 28 points as St. Thomas More beat Hamlin 66-47 Friday in the semifinals of the South Dakota girls Class A basketball tournament.

WATERTOWN (AP) - Ciara Duffy scored 28 points as St. Thomas More beat Hamlin 66-47 Friday in the semifinals of the South Dakota girls Class A basketball tournament.

Duffy made 11 of 17 shots from the field for the Cavaliers (22-2). The Cavaliers outscored the Chargers 32-20 in the second half.

Shannon Duffy had 11 points. Ciara Duffy and Aislinn Duffy had seven rebounds each.

Hamlin shot 43 percent from the field but made only one of 10 3-point shots. Lexi Wadsworth had the 3-pointer and 20 points. She also had 12 rebounds. Brooke Opdahl scored 11 points for the Chargers.

St. Thomas More (22-2) will look for its fourth state championship in five years at 8 p.m. today at the Civic Arena against Winner. Hamlin (19-5) takes on Webster Area for third-place honors.

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STM 12 34 52 66

H 7 27 32 47

West Central 67, McLaughlin 54

WATERTOWN - Alexa From and Bailey Meadors 22 points paced West Central past McLaughlin 67-54 in the Class A state tournament on Friday afternoon in Watertown.

West Central shot 21-of-62 from the field and 22-of-29 from the line.

For McLaughlin, Tiara Flying Horse had 22 points, Jayda Bad Horse added 11 points and Shania Jamerson had 10 points in the loss. McLaughlin shot 17-of-51 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line.

West Central (19-6) will play Elk Point-Jefferson in the consolation championship at 1:45 p.m. today in Watertown. McLaughlin (16-8) will battle Dell Rapids for seventh place at noon today.

WC 13 34 51 67

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M 16 28 38 54

Elk Point-Jefferson 44, Dell Rapids 39

WATERTOWN - McKenzie Mennenga's 18-point performance led Elk Point-Jefferson over Dell Rapids 44-39 in the Class A state tournament on Friday night in Watertown.

EPJ shot 17-of-47 from the field and 5-of-13 from the line.

For Dell Rapids, Mikaela Stofferahn had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. The Quarriers shot 12-of-48 from the line and 12-of-22 from the field.

Elk Point-Jefferson (18-6) takes on West Central in the consolation championship at 1:45 p.m. today in Watertown. Dell Rapids (14-10) will battle McLaughlin for seventh place at noon today.

EPJ 11 19 33 44

DR 10 23 25 39

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Class B

Leola/Frederick 40, Faith 32

HURON - The Leola/Frederick Titans picked up a victory at the state tournament Friday in the consolation semifinals, defeating Faith 40-32 at the Huron Arena.

Mackenzie Heilman had 18 points for the Titans in the victory and also scooped up seven rebounds. Cassandra Hinz had eight points for Leola/Frederick.

For Faith, Brooklyn Schauer had eight points and Shali Sheridan had seven points for Faith, which was outrebounded 31-19 in the game.

The Titans shot 9-of-28 from the field but feasted at the free-throw line, making 21 of 30 attempts. Faith was 12-of-41 shooting in the game and was 4-of-6 on free throws.

Leola/Frederick (15-9) closes the tournament today in the fifth place game against Irene-Wakonda. Faith (21-3) will play Wall at noon today for seventh place.

LF 5 15 23 40

F 10 16 21 32

Irene-Wakonda 57, Wall 51

HURON - Down by seven points at halftime, the Irene-Wakonda girls basketball team hung on for victory, defeating Wall 57-51.

Caitlin Hinseth recorded 27 points, while Andrea Sokolowski had 13 points and Taylor Lee chipped in 10 points. I-W shot 22-of-44 from the field and 9-of-17 from the line.

For Wall, Savana Johnson tallied a double-double with 2 points and 11 rebounds. Katy Bielmaier added 22 points and eight boards in the loss. Wall shot 19-of-47 from the field and 12-of-17 from the line.

Irene-Wakonda (18-7) will take on Leola/Frederick in the consolation championship game at 1:45 p.m. today in the Huron Arena. Wall (21-4) clashes with Faith in the seventh and eighth place game at noon today.

IW 9 21 35 57

W 13 28 36 51

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