2015 Class AA Girls Basketball Tournament Field Set with Three Sioux Falls Teams
Region play ended on Saturday night and two of three Sioux Falls schools managed to grab a couple of the last spots to the dance.
It was a given that either Sioux Falls Lincoln or Sioux Falls Roosevelt would go to the tournament with the other team having its season come to an end. Lincoln and Roosevelt met twice in the regular season with lopsided victories for each team on their home floor. The narrative stayed the same in the third meeting. Lincoln defeated Roosevelt 55-35 to secure the 3rd seed in the tournament.
Sioux Falls Washington traveled to Brookings in a Region 1 game. A close game down to the wire, but the Warriors managed to squeak out a 47-43. Washington will now travel back to Brookings looking to acquire a second straight championship.
If there is a surprise story heading into State look no further than the Huron Tigers. Huron entered District play with a 5-15 regular season record. After losing in the opening round to Pierre, Huron managed to string wins against Mitchell and Spearfish to punch their ticket to the tournament. Huron will be the 8th seed.
Finally, Aberdeen Central had little trouble with Rapid City Central on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles defeated the Cobblers 52-37 to secure the 5th seed.
State Tournament Schedule:
Thursday, March 12
12:00 - (8) Huron vs. (1) Sioux Falls O'Gorman
1:45 - (5) Aberdeen Central vs. (4) Rapid City Stevens
6:00 - (7) Harrisburg vs. (2) Pierre
8:45 - (3) Sioux Falls Lincoln vs. (6) Sioux Falls Washington
Friday, March 13
12:00 - Loser of Huron/O'Gorman vs. Loser of Aberdeen Central/Rapid City Stevens
1:45 - Loser of Harrisburg/Pierre vs. Loser of Lincoln/Washington
6:00 - Semi-Final: Winner of Huron/O'Gorman vs. Winner of Aberdeen Central/Rapid City Stevens
8:45 - Semi Final: Winner of Harrisburg/Pierre vs. Winner of Washington/Pierre
Saturday, March 14
12:00 - 7th/8th Place Game
1:45 - 5th/6th Place Game
6:00 - 3rd/4th Place Game
8:00 - Championship Game
Coverage of the 2015 Class AA State Tournament can be heard live on ESPN 99.1 and ESPN991.com