State Boys Basketball Recap: STM advances to semifinals with win over Lakota Tech

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The St. Thomas More Cavaliers are back in the State ‘A’ boys basketball tournament for the fourth year in a row.

This year, the Cavaliers are hoping to win their first title since 2012.

No. 2 STM squared off against Lakota Tech Thursday in the opening round.

The Cavaliers pulled away in the second half to beat the Tatanka, 63-53.

Cade Kandolin led STM with 24 points followed by Caleb Hollenbeck with 18 points.

Meanwhile, Lakota Tech was led by Jordan Whirlwind Horse with 18 points.

The Cavaliers advance to the semifinals on Friday where they will face No. 6 Sioux Valley.

The game is scheduled to tip-off at 7:45 p.m at the Summit Arena in Rapid City.


Featured Highlights from Thursday

#2 St. Thomas More 63,  #7 Lakota Tech  53

#1 Dakota Valley 62,  #8 Sioux Falls Christian  56


State ‘A’ Boys Basketball Tournament

First Round Scores

Dakota Valley 62, Sioux Falls Christian 56

Flandreau 50, Groton Area 36

Sioux Valley 58, Winner 54

St. Thomas More 63, Lakota Tech 53



State ‘AA’ Boys Basketball Tournament

Harrisburg 78, Mitchell 77, 3OT

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 57, Sioux Falls Lincoln 34

Sioux Falls Roosevelt 57, Yankton 49

Sioux Falls Washington 66, Sioux Falls Jefferson 56


State ‘B’ Boys Basketball Tournament

DeSmet 60, Waubay/Summit 28

Lower Brule 51, Castlewood 48, OT

Potter County 63, Aberdeen Christian 48

White River 75, Freeman Academy/Marion 70



NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

(4) Providence 66,  (13) South Dakota State  57

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