SoDak 16: Hot Springs boys pull off upset, advance to State ‘A’ basketball tournament

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – The Hot Springs Bison last qualified for the tate boys basketball tournament in 2019.

Before that, it was 1945.

But the Bison won’t have to wait another 74 years to make it back to the state tournament.

No. 11 Hot Springs upset No. 6 Winner Tuesday in the Class ‘A’ SoDak 16 by a final score of 47-43.

Junior Camron Maciejewski led the Bison with 18 points and five rebounds followed by Josh Kleinsasser with 13 points.

The Bison improve to 19-4 on the season.

Barring anymore upsets, Hot springs will more than likely be the eighth seed at the State ‘A’ tournament and will have to play top seed Dakota Valley in the opening round.

The State ‘A’ boys basketball tournament tips off March 16 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls.


Boys Basketball Scores

Class A SoDak 16

Dakota Valley 94, Miller 41

Elk Point-Jefferson 58, Waubay/Summit 50

Hamlin 66, Madison 41

Hot Springs 47, Winner 43

Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 82, Pine Ridge 66

Sioux Falls Christian 73, Hanson 31

Sioux Valley 73, Groton Area 56

St. Thomas More vs McLaughlin,  PPD to March 9


Class B SoDak 16

Aberdeen Christian 51, Ipswich 34

Castlewood 53, Harding County 51

DeSmet 89, Crazy Horse 54

Ethan 52, Gregory 37

Lower Brule 72, Irene-Wakonda 50

Viborg-Hurley 62, Wessington Springs 56

White River 72, Howard 51

Faith vs Northwestern,  PPD to March 9

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