ABERDEEN, SD -- Nate Widow's 34 points capped his all-around game that helped Dupree come back from a halftime deficit to beat Arlington 71-63 on Thursday in the first round of the South Dakota Class B basketball tournament.

Widow also had eight rebounds and five assists for the Tigers (23-1), who trailed the Cardinals 37-32 at halftime. Widow was 15-for-28 shooting with three three-pointers.

Kash Deal chipped in 12 points for Dupree, which shot 45 percent.

Andrew King scored a team-high 19 points for Arlington (17-5). Zach Warnke added 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Cole VanBockern grabbed 10 boards.


ABERDEEN, SD -- Viborg-Hurley dominated in overtime to beat James Valley Christian 55-47 on Thursday in the first round of the South Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament.

The Cougars (22-2) led by three when James Valley Christian's Adam Hofer caught a full-court pass and buried a three-pointer with a second left to play, sending the game into overtime.

Viborg-Hurley scored the first seven points in overtime, and ended up outscoring the Vikings 10-2 in OT.

Tyler Gerdes led the Cougars with 19 points, Andrew Hora added 13 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, and Jack Huether added 12 points. They outscored the Vikings 15-4 from the free throw line.

Hofer led James Valley Christian with 29 points.


ABERDEEN, SD -- South Central came back from a halftime deficit to beat Potter County 64-54 in a first-round game at the South Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament on Thursday.

Trailing 24-22, the Cougars (22-2) outscored the Battlers 16-10 in the third to take the lead. South Central shot 58 percent from the field and made four of six three-pointers.

Sam Hazen led the way with 19 points, followed by Tyler Frank with 18 points and nine rebounds and Dakota Votaw with 12 points.

Potter County (22-1) suffered its first loss of the year despite a balance offense that included 12 points from Kole Hawkinson, 11 from Tanner Heuer and Chayce Hall and 10 from Tate Nafziger.


ABERDEEN, SD -- Defending state champion White River kept its perfect record against state teams alive Thursday with a 51-33 win over Langford Area in the first round of the South Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament.

Joe Cameron and Wyatt Krogman had 14 points each for the Tigers, who took the first steps toward a sixth straight championship game appearance. Matthew Gillen added 10 points.

The Tigers (23-1) are seeking their fourth title since 2008. Their only loss of the season was to a team from Minneapolis.

The Lions (19-5) still have not allowed more than 59 points in a game and held White River way below its average of 89 points.

Drew Planteen had 12 points and Bo Fries 11 for Langford Area.

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