Top two teams in Class A girls basketball set for showdown on Friday

RAPID CITY, S.D. – We’re about at the halfway point of the high school basketball season and for the most part, all of the teams that were expected to have a good season have lived up to their expectations.

Coming up on Friday, Jan. 15, there’s a huge match-up in girls high school basketball featuring the top two teams in Class ‘A’.

West Central will play host to St. Thomas More on Friday in Hartford at 6 p.m.

The Cavaliers enter the contest as the number one team in Class ‘A’ with a 9-0 record, while the Trojans are ranked number two at 7-1.          

West Central’s only loss was against undefeated White River back on January 2.

St. Thomas More head coach Brandon Kandolin says defense will be the key to beating West Central.

“They run a zone that if you’re not paying attention, they will take advantage of you,” Brandon Kandolin said. “That’s something we need to focus on and concentrate kind of like against Washington knowing that they would run a zone. How do we take care of the ball first of all and we have to take advantage of every possession. For us the defensive end, they’re very aggressive of going to the basket. So we have to make sure we win the one-on-one battles and hopefully control the boards.”


Boys Basketball Scores from

Thursday, Jan. 14

Chamberlain 62, Potter County 46

Groton Area 59, Aberdeen Roncalli 52

Hill City 66, Lead-Deadwood 53

Hot Springs 53, Edgemont 34

Lyman 65, Colome 30

Parkston 70, Wagner 60

Platte-Geddes 60, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 36

Rapid City Central 72, Sturgis Brown 48

Scotland 53, Avon 49

St. Thomas More 50, Custer 27

Sully Buttes 73, Miller 49


West River Tournament

Upton-Sundance, Wyo. 73, Newell 29

Wall 52, Moorcroft, Wyo. 39

Faith 60, New Underwood 26

Hot Springs 53, Edgemont 34



Girls Basketball Scores

Andes Central/Dakota Christian 62, Mitchell Christian 44

Burke 51, Colome 47

Hill City 57, Lead-Deadwood 20

Kimball/White Lake 52, Gregory 42

Mitchell 46, Pierre 36

Parkston 55, Wagner 40

Scotland 47, Avon 43

Sioux Falls Christian 50, Tea Area 49

Winner 67, Corsica/Stickney 52

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