• The Yankton Bucks sought to avenge a regular season loss and secure a state tournament victory yesterday afternoon vs the Mitchell Kernels at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, but ultimately fell short 66-56. The Bucks now turn their attention and effort into ending their season with not only a victory, but a state tournament victory as they face off against Sioux Falls Jefferson in the 7th/8th place game this afternoon. Catch the action live on KYNT and KYNTV with Bryce Ladwig, pregame 1130am, tipoff at noon.
  • There was plenty of other second round state tournament action across the three classes.

In Class AA (Denny Sanford Premier Center-Sioux Falls)

#4 Harrisburg fell to #1 SF Roosevelt 61-46

#2 O’Gorman took down #3 Sioux Falls Washington 58-57 on a buzzer beater jump shot

#7 Sioux Falls Lincoln beat new rival #6 Sioux Falls Jefferson 69-68

#9 Yankton fell to #5 Mitchell 66-56

O’Gorman and SF Roosevelt meet tonight at 7:45pm for the Class AA State Title

In Class A (The Monument Arena-Rapid City)

#4 Flandreau fell to #1 Dakota Valley 59-47

#6 Sioux Valley defeated #2 St Thomas More 54-46

#2 St Thomas More beat #7 Lakota Tech 63-53

#8 Sioux Falls Christian upset #5 Groton Area 86-56

In Class B (Barnett Center-Aberdeen)

          #1 De Smet defeated #4 Potter County 67-45

          #2 Lower Brule defeated #3 White River 86-83 in TRIPLE OVERTIME

          #8 Waubay/Summit beat #5 Aberdeen Christian 56-42

          #7 Castlewood up-ended #6 Freeman Academy/Marion 64-48

  • One year ago, three South Dakota seniors made the decision to take advantage of the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility to accomplish a goal they had not yet reached: to win a game in the NCAA Tournament. South Dakota got 20 points each from super seniors Chloe Lamb and Hannah Sjerven and led wire-to-wire in a dominant 75-61 win over Ole Miss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon inside the Ferrell Center. It was the program’s first NCAA Tournament win in four tries. South Dakota has qualified for five Big Dances in 10 seasons of eligibility. The program’s last tournament win came in 2008 when the team was the Division II national runner-up. South Dakota (28-5, 17-1) added 13 points from second-year freshman Maddie Krull, fellow super-senior Liv Korngable had 10 and second-year freshman Kyah Watson chipped in eight. The Coyotes also got 13 solid minutes and four points off the bench from Allison Peplowski. South Dakota, the No. 10 seed in the Wichita Region, will face second-seeded Baylor in a second-round contest Sunday at a time yet to be announced.
  • The 34th Annual 3-Class Shootout basketball All-Star game will be held on Saturday, March 26th at the McCook Central Auditorium in Salem.  All three classes in both boys and girls will be represented by many of the top seniors in South Dakota.  As soon as the rosters are finalized they will be released.  The games are as follows;


2:00 – “AA” Girls vs “A” Girls                               

3:30 – “B” Girls vs Winner of 1st Girl’s game

5:15 – “AA” Boys vs “A” Boys

DUNK CONTEST after first Boys game

7:00 – “B” Boys vs Winner of 1st Boy’s game