Two Sioux Falls Teams Punch Tickets to State Boys Basketball Tournament
Three Sioux Falls teams had the opportunity to punch their tickets to the Class AA tournament later this month, and two secured their spot.
The O'Gorman Knights used their home court advantage and a strong second half to defeat Watertown 47-35. O'Gorman held Watertown to just 10 points in the second half, and were led offensively by Braxton Miller's 20 points.
An inner-city rivalry contest highlighted district finals as the Washington Warriors and Lincoln Patriots met for a third time. Washington managed to pick up two close victories during the regular season, and punched their ticket to the state tournament with another close win 50-46. The Warriors were led by Deng Geu's 19 points, while Sam Signs added 14. Lincoln's Tate Lindsay had 13 on the night.
O'Gorman and Washington will play in the Class AA Basketball Championship at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center March 19-21. Washington has also locked in the top seed.
The Lincoln Patriots will now face Roosevelt on Tuesday night for one of the final spots at the tournament.
Scores and Schedule:
District 1 Final:
O'Gorman 47, Watertown 35. O'Gorman qualifies for state
District 1 3rd Place:
Roosevelt 58, Brookings 34.
District 2 Final:
Washington 50, Lincoln 46. Washington qualifies for state
District 2 3rd Place:
Yankton 47, Brandon Valley 34
District 3 Final:
Pierre 66, Huron 63. Pierre qualifies for state
District 3 3rd Place:
Aberdeen Central 85, Mitchell 50
District 4 Final:
RC Stevens 68, RC Central 52. RC Stevens qualifies for state
District 4 3rd Place:
Sturgis Brown 63, Spearfish 58
Region Games (All games Tuesday night)
Sioux Falls Roosevelt @ Sioux Falls Lincoln 7:00ct - LIVE ON ESPN 99.1
Watertown @ Yankton 7:00ct
Huron @ Sturgis Brown 7:00ct
RC Central @ Aberdeen Central 6:00ct