STATE B QUARTERFINALS: White River & Aberdeen Christian shoot into semifinals, defending champ De Smet edges Viborg-Hurley

Top three seeds advance on day one of State B Boys Basketball in the Hub City
White River, Aberdeen Christian and De Smet advance to semifinals
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 12:14 AM CDT
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ABERDEEN, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Several teams that are no stranger to playing deep into the postseason not surprisingly advanced after the first day of the SDHSAA State B Boys Basketball Tournament in Aberdeen.

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-White River’s 72-56 victory over Faith. The Tigers’ Joe Sayler led all scorers with 24 points with Nicholas Marshall pitching in 21. Caden Selby and Jackson Schauer each scored 15 to pace Faith.

-Aberdeen Christian was on fire from beyond the arc to defeat Ethan 57-47. Malek Wieker led the Knights with 15 points and Ethan Russell added 13. Riley Endres led Ethan with 16 and Kody Klumb scored 15.

-The two-time defending champion De Smet edged Viborg-Hurley 51-47 behind 14 points performances from Kadyn Fast and Damon Wilkinson. Kasen Janssen also scored 12. Viborg-Hurley’s Nick Hanson led all scorers with 16 points.

In the early quarterfinal top seed Lower Brule toppled Castlewood 67-55.

Lower Brule and White River will square off in the semifinals tomorrow at 6:00 PM. That will be followed at 7:45 PM by Aberdeen Christian and De Smet. The winners will play for the title Saturday night at 7:45 PM.