The State A Boys Basketball tournament got underway Thursday afternoon in Sioux Falls. In the first game of the day, Dell Rapids upset #1 seed Vermillion on a 3 point buzzer beater by Junior Landon Ruesink. In the second game of the day Sioux Falls Christian defeated St. Thomas More 58-47.
In the evening session Dakota Valley defeated Winner 65-58 and Sioux Valley down Chamberlain 53-44.
So that sets up day 2 of the State A tournament. Today Vermillion will take on St. Thomas More at noon in the first game of the Consolation Semifinals. The 2 pm game is a match up between Winner and Chamberlain. In the Championship semifinal at 5pm Dell Rapids will meet up with Sioux Falls Christian and at 7pm will have Sioux Valley meeting Dakota Valley.
In the State B Boys Basketball tournament Thursday afternoon #1 seed De Smet downed Lower Brule 80-53 and Viborg Hurley defeated Lyman 53-45. The evening session saw #2 seed Canistota losing to Aberdeen Christian 55-49 and the final game of the day had #6 Dell’s St Mary defeating the 3rd seeded White River 75-69.
In the consolation semifinals today Lower Brule and Lyman will play the noon game followed by Canistota and White River at 2pm. In the Championship semifinals tonight, De Smet will take on Viborg-Hurley in the 5pm game followed by Aberdeen Christian and Dells St. Mary.
You can find the bracket pairing and scores for both the State A and B Boys basketball tournaments on the Krug Products Winter Sports Page.