Roosevelt Downs Lincoln For Class AA Championship
RAPID CITY, SD -- Sioux Falls Roosevelt defeated Sioux Falls Lincoln 63-48 on Saturday night to capture the South Dakota Class AA boys basketball title.
The Rough Riders (22-3) scored 11 of the game's first 14 points.
Lincoln (13-13), a No. 8 seed that played its way into the championship game, never recovered from the poor start as Roosevelt won the first matchup ever between Sioux Falls teams in a title game.
Roosevelt won all three matchups between the two teams this season. It was appearing in the title game for the first time since 2000.
Colton Kooima had 15 points and Chris Phillips and Josh Kirkwold scored 11 each for the Rough Riders.
Addison Park was the only Lincoln player in double figures with 14.
Roosevelt shot 52 percent from the field and held Lincoln to 39 percent.
SIOUX FALLS WASHINGTON 56, RAPID CITY STEVENS 43
RAPID CITY, SD -- Sioux Falls Washington beat Rapid City Stevens 56-43 in the third-place game at the South Dakota Class AA boys basketball tournament Saturday.
The Warriors (15-12) took a 33-16 lead at halftime. They cooled off in the second half, but the lead they built stood up to a challenge late in the game.
Stevens (20-5) could not generate enough offense to make a run. The Raiders shot 24 percent from the field.
Brett Stanley had 17 points and Deng Geu 12 for Washington. Geu and Austin Heins had 11 rebounds each.
Steven Schaefer led Stevens with 14 points.
HURON 61, YANKTON 56
RAPID CITY, SD -- Huron made six free throws in the last minute to hold off Yankton 61-56 Saturday for fifth place at the South Dakota Class AA boys basketball tournament.
The Tigers (23-2) made 17 of 20 shots from the line. Justin Decker had four free throws down the stretch and finished with 24 points. He was 8-for-16 from the field with six rebounds.
Lucas Morrison had 13 points and Will Carr 10.
Brady Hale led Yankton (14-11) with 15 points. JJ Hejna had 14 points, including a basket with 25 seconds left that made it a 57-56 game.
JP Noonan and Decker scored the game's last four points from the line.
PIERRE 77, STURGIS 73
RAPID CITY, SD -- Pierre pulled away from a 59-all tie to beat Sturgis 77-73 Saturday in the seventh-place game at the South Dakota Class AA boys basketball tournament.
Pierre (20-6) made 22 field goals and 26 of 45 free throw attempts. The Governors got 40 points off the bench to just seven for Sturgis (14-12).
Brevin Kaiser made 11 of 18 free throws and finished with 17 points. Austin Christopherson added 12 points and Travis Barton 10.
Sturgis got 18 points from Tanner Weaver, 16 from Kody Kracht and 15 from Jeremy Guttierez.
The Scoopers shot 41 percent but were outscored 28-17 in the fourth quarter.
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