Hamlin, SF Washington, Viborg-Hurley win championships as girls basketball season wraps up

Sports Staff & SDPB SportsMarch 11, 2023Sports
photo courtesy of South Dakota Public Broadcasting.State Girls Tournament Wrap Up

UNDATED – The 2023 South Dakota girls state basketball tournaments concluded on Saturday from Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Huron. Washington (AA), Hamlin (A), and Viborg-Hurley (B) claimed state titles.

Viborg-Hurley defeated Wall to win their title.

The two teams were tied at 17 after the first quarter, but the Cougars would go on a 17-10 run in the second and take a 34-27 lead into halftime. Viborg-Hurley would then use an 18-2 run in the second half to pull away in the fourth quarter and win 71-61.

Wall was led by Paige Kjerstad’s 21 points. Nora Dinger added 13 for the Lady Eagles, who bring home second place from the tournament.

Here are results from all of Saturday’s games:

Class AA

Championship: Sioux Falls Washington defeated Pierre 54-36

3rd/4th: Sioux Falls Jefferson defeated Harrisburg 55-34

5th/6th: O’Gorman defeated Mitchell 70-33

7th/8th: Rapid City Stevens defeated Watertown 53-51

Class A

Champoinship: Hamlin defeated Wagner 58-55

3rd/4th: Sisseton defeated Red Cloud 55-47

5th/6th: Sioux Falls Christian defeated Flandreau 46-43

7th/8th: Rapid City Christian defeated Lakota Tech 66-52

Class B

Champoinship: Viborg-Hurley defeated Wall 71-61

3rd/4th: Wolsey-Wessington defeated Ethan 60-55

5th/6th: Jones County defeated Castlewood 48-43

7th/8th: Howard defeated Sully Buttes 54-44