Girls State B Tournament Recap
DE SMET 47, HANSON 36
HURON, SD -- De Smet built an early lead and advanced to the championship game of the South Dakota girls Class B basketball tournament on Friday with a 47-36 semifinal victory over Hanson.
The second-seeded Bulldogs built a 26-15 halftime lead. Amanda Poppen and Grayson Gruenhagen combined for 25 points and eight rebounds. Poppen finished with 13 points and five rebounds, while Gruenhagen added 12 points and three rebounds.
Rylie Osthus added nine points and five rebounds for De Smet (24-1), which shot 55 percent from the field and held the Beaverettes to 40 percent.
Kynedi Cheeseman led Hanson (22-3) with 10 points.
WARNER 47, SULLY BUTTES 38
HURON, SD -- Warner built a big first-half lead and went on to post a 47-38 semifinal victory over Sully Buttes on Friday in the South Dakota girls Class B basketball tournament.
The Monarchs held the Chargers to two first-quarter points and led 27-7 at the intermission as they advanced to the state title game.
Ashley Rozell paced top-seeded Warner (24-1) with 17 points, hitting 5 of 6 field goal attempts and 7 of 8 free throw attempts. Rachel Rogers added 11 points and eight rebounds and Miranda Ristau finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.
The Monarchs shot 64 percent from the field to the Chargers' 41 percent.
Sully Buttes (21-4) was led by Chloe Lamb with 14 points and Karlea Stahl with nine.
PARKER 48, WALL 30
HURON, SD -- Tessa Weeldreyer's 11-point, 13-rebound effort led Parker to a 48-30 win over Wall in the consolation round of the South Dakota girls Class B basketball tournament on Friday.
Weeldreyer was 3-for-7 from the field and 5-for-5 from the line for the Pheasants (16-9). Morgan Hay was the only other Parker player attempting free throws and was 4-for-4. Hay also dished out four assists.
Parker shot 51 percent while Wall struggled the entire game, finishing at 19 percent (9-for-47).
Sadie O'Rourke and Autumn Schultz had 10 points apiece to lead Wall (18-6) in scoring.
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