State Boys Basketball Roundup: St. Thomas More falls to Sioux Valley in the semifinals

RAPID CITY, S.D. – After defeating Lakota Tech in the opening round of the State ‘A’ boys basketball tournament, the St. Thomas More Cavaliers moved one step closer to winning a state title.

St. Thomas More squared off against Sioux Valley on Friday in the semifinals at the Summit Arena in Rapid City.

Despite a great effort by both teams, the Cossacks upset the Cavaliers, 54-46.

Sioux Valley led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter.

But STM battled back and pulled to within three points with 1:07 remaining in the game.

However, the Cossacks hit some key free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

The Cossacks were led by Hayden Ruesink with 19 points.

Meanwhile, Caleb Hollenbeck was the leading scorer for St. Thomas More with 19 points followed by Cade Kandolin with 13 points.

Sioux Valley will play top-seed Dakota Valley in the championship game on Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

St. Thomas More will take on Flandreau in the third place game at 6 p.m.


Featured Highlights from Friday, March 18

State ‘A’ Boys Basketball Tournament

Sioux Valley 54, St. Thomas More 46

Winner 60, Lakota Tech 53



State Boys Basketball Tournament

Scores from Friday, March 18

Class AA

Consolation Semifinal

Mitchell 66, Yankton 56

Sioux Falls Lincoln 69, Sioux Falls Jefferson 68

Championship Semifinal

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 58, Sioux Falls Washington 57  OT

Sioux Falls Roosevelt 61, Harrisburg 46


Class A

Consolation Semifinal

Sioux Falls Christian 86, Groton Area 56

Winner 60, Lakota Tech 53

Championship Semifinal

Dakota Valley 59, Flandreau 47

Sioux Valley 54, St. Thomas More 46


Class B

Consolation Semifinal

Castlewood 64, Freeman Academy/Marion 48

Waubay/Summit 56, Aberdeen Christian 42

Championship Semifinal

De Smet 67, Potter County 45

Lower Brule 86, White River 83, 3OT




NCAA Div. I Women’s Basketball Tournament

Round 1

(10) University of South Dakota 75,  (7) Ole Miss  61

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