South Dakota State Girls’ Basketball Tournaments


Tripp-Delmont/Armour 48, Faith 39
The eighth-seeded Tripp-Delmont/Armour Nighthawks derailed the title hopes of the Faith Longhorns Thursday afternoon, handing the top-seeded Longhorns their first loss of the year, 48-39, in the first game at the Class “B” State girls’ basketball tournament.
The Nighthawks, 21-3, rode the hot hand of Mattilynn Reiner to the upset win, as the 5-foot, 9-inch junior scored 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had two assists to propel TDA into the championship round.
Faith, which falls to 23-1, ws led by Kailyn Groves’ 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Sydnie Schauer added 11 points.
TDA will play Castlewood tonight in the championship semifinals, while Faith will play Warner in the consolation round.

Tripp-Delmont/Armour         10 22 30 48
Faith              7 16 25 39
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (21-3): Erica Koster 0 2-3 2; Brooklyn Brouwer 1 1-4 3; Kianna Payer 3 2-4 9; Mattilynn Reiner 14 2-4 32; Ashlee Gerber 0 2-2 2. Totals: 18-58 9-17 48.
Faith (23-1): Kailyn Groves 8 2-2 18; Kaycee Groves 0 1-2 1; Mikenzy Miller 2 0-0 4; Jayden Shoemaker 1 0-0 3; Sydnie Schauer 3 2-2 11; Shianne Price 1 0-1 2. Totals: 15-46 5-7 39.
FG: TDA - 18-58 31%; F - 15-46 33%. 3-pt FG: TDA - 3-17 (Reiner 2, Payer); F - 4-18 (Schauer 3, Shoemaker). Rebounds: TDA - 42 (Reiner 12); F - 35 (Kailyn Groves 10). Turnovers: TDA - 10; F - 18. Assists: TDA - 5 (Reiner 2); F - 8 (Brooke Lemmel 4). Fouls: TDA - 6; F - 19 (Schauer out)
Castlewood 54, Warner 28
The 5th-seeded Castlewood Warriors defeated the Warner Monarchs 54-28 in the first round of the Class “B” State girls’ basketball tournament Thursday afternoon. The Warriors raced to a 16-6 lead after one quarter and refused to give any ground to the Monarchs. They will take a 21-2 record into tonight’s championship semifinal against Tripp-Delmont/Armour.
Alayna Benike led the Castlewood effort with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Darah DeKam chipped in 14 and Regan Benike added 13 points.
For Warner, now 20-4 and headed to a consolation matchup with Faith, Haylee Hanson scored 15 points and Laurie Rogers had nine rebounds.

Castlewood     16 31 47 54
Warner           6 12 20 28
Castlewood ( 21-2): Regan Benike 6-12 0-0 13, Abbey Strait 1-6 0-0 3, Morgan Anderson 2-5 0-0 5, Darah DeKam 7-8 0-0 14, Alayna Benike 5-12 5-8 19. Totals 21-48 5-8 54
Warner ( 20-4): Ashley Fischbach 1-8 0-0 2, Laurie Rogers 2-6 2-2 6, Haylee Hanson 7-19 0-1 15, Morgan Rozell 1-3 0-0 2, Sydney Leidholt 1-5 0-0 2, Savannah Green 0-0 1-2 1, Summer Scepaniak 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 12-48 3-7 28
FG%: Castlewood 21-48 44%. Warner 12-48 25%. 3-pt FG:Castlewood 7-17 ( R. Benike 1, Strait 1, Anderson 1, A. Benike 4), Warner 1-18 (Hanson 1). Rebounds: Castlewood 34 (A. Benike 13), Warner 32 (Rogers 9). Fouls Castlewood 8, Warner 6. Fouled out: none. Technical: none. Assists: Castlewood 14 (Benike 7), Warner 5 (Leidholt 2). Steals: Castlewood 10 (Benike 5), Warner 4 (Ochsner 2). Blocked shots: Castlewood 1 (DeKam 1), Warner 2 (Rogers 1, Leidholt 1). Turnovers: Castlewood 6, Warner 14. Attendance: 0.

Hanson 53, Avon 42
The Hanson Beaverettes led by 13 points after one quarter and by 19 at the half before coasting to a 53-42 win over the Avon Lady Pirates in an opening round game at the Class “B” State girls’ basketball tournament Thursday evening.
Hanson, now 21-3, got 14 points from Megan Guericke, 11 points and 10 rebounds from Jada Campbell and 10 points from Heather Kayser. The Beaverettes will move into a championship semifinal game against Ethan tonight.
Lauren Sees scored 20 points and had eight rebounds to pace the Lady Pirates. Cheylee Nagel also had eight boards. Avon will play Sully Buttes in the consolation round this afternoon.

Avon          3 12 25 42
Hanson         16 31 44 53
Avon ( 20-4): Kacie Mudder 3-7 0-0 6, Livi Jurrens 2-9 0-0 6, Cheylee Nagel 2-9 1-2 5, Lauren Sees 7-18 6-8 20, Tori Schryvers 2-3 0-0 4, Madisyn Cameron 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 16-47 8-12 42
Hanson (21-3): Brooke Slaba 3-6 0-0 8, Brooke Weber 2-6 0-0 5, Heather Kayser 2-5 5-8 10, Ellie Tuschen 2-3 0-0 5, Megan Guericke 5-7 3-6 14, Jada Campbell 5-10 1-2 11. Totals 19-38 9-16 53
FG%: Avon 16-47 34%, Hanson 19-38 50%. 3-pt FG:Avon 2-13 (Jurrens 2-5, Nagel 0-3, Sees 0-5), Hanson 6-10 (Slaba 2-3, Weber 1-2, Kayser 1-1, Huber 0-1, Tuschen 1-2, Guericke 1-1). Rebounds: Avon 31 (Nagel 8, Sees 8), Hanson 25 (Campbell 10). Fouls Avon 12, Hanson 13. Fouled out: none. Technical: none. Assists: Avon 8 (Sees 3), Hanson 15 (Kayser 4). Steals: Avon 5 (Nagel 2, Sees 2), Hanson 0. Blocked shots: Avon 0, Hanson 2 (Campbell 2). Turnovers: Avon 10, Hanson 10. Attendance: 0.

Ethan 37, Sully Buttes 36
The Ethan Rustlers led the Sully Buttes Chargers by one point at the end of the well fought game, which finished with a 37-36 score at the Class “B” State Girls’ basketball tournament on Thursday.
Karly Gustafson led the Rustlers, now improved to 19-2 with the win, with 16 points, while Cameryn Logan tallied 11 more points.
Lauren Wittler and Marina Archer each led the Chargers with 14 points each, while the team ended it’s season with 19-2 record.  
Ethan will play Hanson tonight for fifth place, while Sully Buttes will take on Avon for seventh.

Ethan 7 20 32 37
Sully Buttes 6 18 32 36
Ethan ( 19-2): Karly Gustafson 5-10 4-5 16, Maddie Miiller 2-5 0-0 5, Jessica Bartscher 2-4 0-0 5, Cameryn Logan 5-11 1-4 11. Totals 14-32 5-9 37.
Sully Buttes ( 19-2): Lauren Wittler 6-10 2-2 14, Marinda Archer 7-10 0-0 14, Brooklynn Bradford 1-2 0-0 3, Kendra Kleven 2-9 0-0 5. Totals 16-35 2-2 36.
FG%: Ethan .438, Sully Buttes .457. 3-pt FG:Ethan 4-7 (Gustafson 2-4, Miiller 1-1, Bartscher 1-2), Sully Buttes 2-8 (Bradford 1-2, Kleven 1-6). Rebounds: Ethan 22 (Gustafson 10), Sully Buttes 18 (Guthmiller 5, Kleven 5). Fouls Ethan 9, Sully Buttes 15. Fouled out: none. Technical: none. Assists: Ethan 4 (Gustafson 1, Miiller 1, Bartscher 1, Plastow 1), Sully Buttes 8 (Wittler 4). Steals: Ethan 4 (Miiller 2), Sully Buttes 3 (Guthmiller 1, Wittler 1, Kleven 1). Blocked shots: Ethan 0, Sully Buttes 2 (Archer 2). Turnovers: Ethan 10, Sully Buttes 8. Attendance: 0.

Class A
Play opened Thursday at the Class “A” State girls’ basketball tournament at the Watertown Civic Center with four first round games.

Madison 56, Belle Fourche 42
The Madison Lady Bulldogs continued their amazing post season run, winning their fourth game in a row while they were the underdog. On Thursday, 8th-seeded Madison eliminated the once-beaten and top-seeded Belle Fourche Broncs 56-42 in the opening game at the Class “A” State girls’ basketball tournament.
Madison, now 14-10 on the season, outscored the Broncs 18-5 in the second quarter and maintained the advantage the rest of the way.
Jessi Giles scored 19 points, while Nicole Brown added 16 points and had a game-high 20 rebounds to pace the Lady Bulldogs.
For Belle Fourche, now 21-2, Shayla Howell led the way with 10 points and seven rebounds in the game.
Madison will move to the championship semifinals tonight, where they will take on West Central, while Belle Fourche moves to the consolation round, where the Broncs will play Crow Creek this afternoon.

Madison         16 34 43 56
Belle Fourche     18 23 32 42
Madison (14-10): Anna Theophilus 1-5 1-3 3, Briana Steuerwald 2-2 3-5 7, Jessi Giles 7-9 2-2 19, Maddie Gerry 0-3 1-2 1, Olivia Rud 4-14 2-2 10, Nicole Brown 7-14 2-2 16. Totals 21-47 11-16 56
Belle Fourche (21-2): Shayla Howell 5-14 0-0 10, Raymie Keegan 4-8 1-1 9, Kortni Grubb 1-3 0-0 2, Jade Burr 2-4 0-0 5, Taylor Hanson 1-5 0-0 3, Mandee Williamson 3-6 0-0 6, Rylee Young 2-6 3-4 7. Totals 18-53 4-5 42
FG%: Madison 21-47 44%, Belle Fourche 18-53 34%. 3-pt FG:Madison 3-7 (Theophilus 0-3, Giles 3-3, Gerry 0-1), Belle Fourche 2-15 (Keegan 0-2, Grubb 0-1, Burr 1-3, Hanson 1-3, Williamson 0-1, Young 0-1, Jensen 0-4). Rebounds: Madison 36 (Brown 20), Belle Fourche 22 (Howell 7). Fouls Madison 11, Belle Fourche 19. Fouled out: Hanson Young . Technical: none. Assists: Madison 4 (Theophilus 1, Steuerwald 1, Giles 1, Rud 1), Belle Fourche 2 (Keegan 2). Steals: Madison 4 (Theophilus 1, Steuerwald 1, Giles 1, Rud 1), Belle Fourche 4 (Hanson 2). Blocked shots: Madison 2 (Brown 2), Belle Fourche 2 (Howell 1, Keegan 1). Turnovers: Madison 11, Belle Fourche 10.

West Central 61, Crow Creek 39
The West Central Trojans exploded out of the gate, sprinting to a double-digit lead after one quarter and building to a 61-39 win over the Crow Creek Lady Chieftains Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Class “A” State Tournament.
Ashlyn Macdonald scored 11 points, while Kaitlyn Meadors added 10 and had eight rebounds to lead the Trojans, now 18-5, into the championship semifinals tonight against Madison. Kali Nelson also had eight rebounds for West Central.
Crow Creek, which falls to 17-5, had no players dent double figures in the game. They were led by Audrey Drapeau and Kaylee Wells, both with seven points, while Marveen Ross had a game-high 13 rebounds for the Lady Chieftains.
Crow Creek will play Belle Fourche in the consolation round this afternoon.

Crow Creek     10 18 24 39
West Central     20 36 45 61
Crow Creek (17-5): Sarah Hunter 2-4 0-2 5, Francesca Ross 1-2 0-0 2, Audrey Drapeau 2-4 2-3 7, Rozee Drapeau 2-5 0-0 4, Marveen Ross 3-14 3-8 9, Laslie Sitting Crow 0-0 2-2 2, Haylee Langdeau 0-5 3-4 3, Kaylee Wells 3-11 1-2 7, Chainee Hall 0-1 0-3 0. Totals 13-46 11-24 39
West Central (18-5 ): Ashlyn Macdonald 4-14 3-3 11, Rachel Eickman 1-1 2-2 5, Bailey Nester 1-7 2-4 5, Olivia Becker 2-4 3-5 7, Cheyanne Masterson 2-3 3-5 7, Kali Nelson 2-5 0-0 5, Cassidy Siemonsma 1-1 0-0 2, Taylor Rajewich 2-8 1-2 7, Kaitlyn Meadors 4-9 2-2 10, Olivia Heath 0-0 1-4 1, Josslin Jarding 0-1 1-3 1. Totals 19-56 18-30 61
FG%: Crow Creek 13-46 28%, West Central 19-56 34%. 3-pt FG: Crow Creek 2-19 (Hunter 1-3, Drapeau 1-1, Drapeau 0-2, Ross 0-10, Langdeau 0-1, Wells 0-2), West Central 5-19 (Macdonald 0-4, Eickman 1-1, Nester 1-5, Nelson 1-1, Rajewich 2-7, Odegaard 0-1). Rebounds: Crow Creek 30 (Ross 13), West Central 41 (Nelson 8, Meadors 8). Fouls Crow Creek 25, West Central 19. Fouled out: Hunter . Technical: none. Assists: Crow Creek 0, West Central 8 (Becker 3). Steals: Crow Creek 3 (Ross 2), West Central 8 (Becker 2, Nelson 2). Blocked shots: Crow Creek 4 (Wells 3), West Central 0. Turnovers: Crow Creek 17, West Central 11.

St. Thomas More 44, Vermillion 26
The St. Thomas More Cavaliers flexed their defensive muscles Thursday night, holding the Vermillion Tanagers to 24 percent shooting and 26 points, en route to a 44-26 win in an opening round game at the Class “A” State girls’ basketball tournament.
The Cavaliers, now 21-3, held Vermillion to single digits in each quarter. They were led by Haleigh Timmer with 12 points, as well as Aislinn Duffy’s 11-point, 10-rebound effort. St. Thomas More is the five-time defending state champion and will take a step toward making it six straight, as they move to the championship semifinals tonight against McCook Central-Montrose .
Vermillion was led by Haleigh Melstad’s eight points and seven rebounds. The Tanagers will face Aberdeen Roncalli in the consolation round this afternoon.

Vermillion           5   9 18 26
St. Thomas More     14 18 30 44
Vermillion (18-6): Haleigh Melstad 3-13 0-0 8, Kasey Herbster 2-5 0-0 4, Lexi Plitzuweit 2-3 2-2 6, Kasey Jensen 1-8 3-4 5, Madisen Martinez 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 9-38 5-6 26
St. Thomas More (21-3): Kayla Jacobson 0-2 2-2 2, Jayden Bies 4-8 0-0 8, Haleigh Timmer 5-6 2-3 12, Klaire Kirsch 2-4 1-2 6, Alex Kandolin 1-7 1-4 3, Natasha Swedlund 0-3 2-3 2, Aislinn Duffy 3-8 4-4 11. Totals 15-38 12-18 44
FG%: Vermillion 9-38 24%, St. Thomas More 15-38 39% 3-pt FG:Vermillion 3-16 (Melstad 2, Martinez 1), St. Thomas More 2-11 (Kirsch 1, Duffy 1). Rebounds: Vermillion 22 (Melstad 7), St. Thomas More 27 (Duffy 10). Fouls Vermillion 18, St. Thomas More 14. Fouled out: Jensen . Technical: none. Assists: Vermillion 1 (Plitzuweit 1), St. Thomas More 6 (Kirsch 3, Duffy 3). Steals: Vermillion 4 (Bye 1, Herbster 1, Plitzuweit 1, Jensen 1), St. Thomas More 11 (Bies 4). Blocked shots: Vermillion 2 (Melstad 2), St. Thomas More 1 (Kirsch 1). Turnovers: Vermillion 17, St. Thomas More 12.

McCook Central-Montrose 52, Aberdeen Roncalli 45
The McCook Central-Montrose Fighting Cougars scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter, erasing a nine-point deficit and posting a 52-45, come-from-behind victory over the Aberdeen Roncalli Cavaliers in the final opening round game at the Class “A” State girls’ basketball tournament on Thursday.
Roncalli held the lead nearly from the outset and the cushion swelled to double digits midway through the third period.
But MC-M got things working on both ends of the court in the final stanza to post the comeback win and earn a spot in the championship semifinals against defending champion St. Thomas More tonight.
The Fighting Cougars, 21-2, were led by Morgan Koepsell’s 25 points, while teammate Natalie Gottlob added 10 points and had 15 rebounds.
Roncalli, which falls to 19-4 with the loss, was led by Megan Streier and Grace Imbery with 10 points each. Imbery also had seven rebounds for the Cavaliers.

Aberdeen Roncalli         14 28 41 45
McCook Central-Montrose     16 22 32 52
Aberdeen Roncalli (19-4): Jami Ewart 4-14 0-0 8, Megan Streier 3-9 1-1 10,  Grace Imbery 3-12 2-2 10, Kelsey Peterson 2-4 2-2 6, Mariah Winegar 2-10 2-2 6, Gwyneth Simmons 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 16-56 7-7 45
McCook Central/Montrose (21-2): McKenna Kranz 2-3 1-4 5, Jacy Pulse 1-3 0-0 2, Morgan Erikson 0-3 4-5 4, Natalie Gottlob 3-5 4-7 10, Madisen Koepsell 2-6 0-2 4, Morgan Koepsell 10-15 5-7 25, Abigail Van Ruler 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 19-37 14-25 52
FG%: Aberdeen Roncalli 16-56 29%, McCook Central/Montrose 19-37 50%. 3-pt FG:Aberdeen Roncalli 6-20 (Streier 3, Imbery 2, Simmons 1), McCook Central/Montrose 0-2 . Rebounds: Aberdeen Roncalli 22 (Imbery 7), McCook Central/Montrose 37 (Gottlob 15). Fouls Aberdeen Roncalli 19, McCook Central/Montrose 7. Fouled out: Imbery . Technical: none. Assists: Aberdeen Roncalli 11 (Ewart 4), McCook Central/Montrose 9 (Koepsell 3). Steals: Aberdeen Roncalli 3 (Simmons 2), McCook Central/Montrose 9 (Kranz 2, Gottlob 2, Koepsell 2). Blocked shots: Aberdeen Roncalli 0, McCook Central/Montrose 8 (Koepsell 4). Turnovers: Aberdeen Roncalli 12, McCook Central/Montrose 18.

















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