STATE AA QUARTERFINALS: Jefferson dunks Harrisburg, Yankton tops Washington and Lincoln dethrones Roosevelt

State AA Boys Basketball Tournament begins in Rapid City
Jefferson, Yankton and Lincoln advance
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 11:47 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - One day into the SDHSAA Boys AA State Basketball Tournament we know there will be a new champion for the first time since 2019.

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-Top seed Jefferson’s 53-41 win over Harrisburg. Griffin Wilde scored 18 points, Taylen Ashley added 13 and Kaden Year’s emphatic dunks helped him score 10. Jacoby Mehrman led the Tigers with 17.

-Yankton tops Washington 58-51. Yankton’s Mac Ryken led all scorers with 29 points with Drew Ryken adding 13. Gage Gasca led the Warriors with 17.

-Lincoln ended Roosevelt’s reign atop AA, defeating the two-time defending AA champions 56-48.

In the late quarterfinal Mitchell defeated Pierre 60-51.

Jefferson will face Yankton in the first AA semifinal tomorrow at 7:00 PM CST. Lincoln will follow against Mitchell at 8:45 PM CST. Winners advance to Saturday’s championship game at 8:45 PM CST.