Pairings announced for 281 Conference tournaments

BENJAMIN CHASE/PLAINSMAN Wolsey-Wessington’s Kaden Krutzfeldt launches a corner 3-pointer as Landon Wallman of James Valley Christian defends during their game Thursday at the JVC gym.

HITCHCOCK — The pairings have been set for the 281 Conference Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Tournaments, which begin Friday and Saturday, respectively.

The girls’ tournament gets underway at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Wolsey-Wessington gym with third-seeded Highmore-Harrold playing sixth-seeded Wessington Springs. Top-seeded Wolsey-Wessington will face No. 8 Sunshine Bible Academy at 5 p.m.; fourth-seeded James Valley Christian plays No. 5 Hitchcock-Tulare at 6:30 p.m.; and second-seeded Sanborn Central/Woonsocket plays No. 7 Iroquois Doland at 8 p.m.

The consolation semifinals will be played at the JVC gym on Jan. 18 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., with the semifinals being held in Wolsey at 3:30 and 6 p.m.

The finals will be held on Jan. 20 at Huron Arena.

The seventh-place game is slated for 9 a.m., followed by the consolation title game at noon; the third-place game at 3 p.m.; and the championship game at 6 p.m.

The boys’ tournament begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in Wolsey with fourth-seeded Hitchcock-Tulare playing No. 5 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket. Second-seeded Wessington Springs plays No. 7 Iroquois/Doland at 2:30 p.m.; third-seeded James Valley Christian plays No. 6 Highmore-Harrold at 4 p.m.; and top-seeded Wolsey-Wessington plays No. 8 Sunshine Bible Academy at 5:30 p.m.

The consolation semifinals will be held at 5 and 8 p.m., on Jan. 18 at the JVC gym, while the semifinals will be held at 5 and 8 p.m., in Wolsey.

The finals are slated for Jan. 20 at Huron Arena.

The seventh-place game begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the consolation title game at 1:30 p.m.; the third-place game at 4:30 p.m.; and the championship game at 7:30 p.m.


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