Girls Basketball: Three area teams clinch state tournament berths

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After rolling through the regular season with a perfect record, the Faith girls basketball team was hoping to qualify for the State 'B' Tournament for the second time in three years.

The only team standing in their way, the Kadoka Area Kougars.

The two teams squared off in the Round of 16 on Thursday night at Spearfish High School.

Kadoka Area jumped out a 10 point lead in the second quarter. But the Longhorns rallied to beat the Kougars in a close contest, 57-55.

The following winners all advance to the state girls basketball tournaments in their respective classes.


Class A

Round of 16

Aberdeen Roncalli 54, Todd County 44

Belle Fourche 50, Wagner 38

Crow Creek 88, Pine Ridge 71

Madison 51, Lennox 47

McCook Central/Montrose 59, Miller 47

St. Thomas More 52, Redfield/Doland 28

Vermillion 51, Dell Rapids 48

West Central 49, Flandreau 42

Class B

Round of 16

Avon 60, Irene-Wakonda 49

Castlewood 47, DeSmet 44

Ethan 68, Lower Brule 46

Faith 57, Kadoka Area 55

Hanson 43, Timber Lake 42

Sully Buttes 59, Freeman 56, 2OT

Tripp-Delmont/Armour 55, Waubay/Summit 50

Warner 64, Ipswich 56

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