Hunter Mathieu scored 17 points to lead seventh-seeded West Central to a 58-44 win over No. 2 seed Spearfish on Thursday at the South Dakota girls Class A basketball tournament.
Mathieu made three of six three-pointers and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds to help the Trojans win the rebounding battle 42-34.
West Central (19-5) had a 16-5 edge in points off turnovers and a 15-5 advantage in bench scoring. West Central took a 27-24 lead into halftime but outscored the Spartans 16-8 in the third period.
Madison Kuehl added 16 points on 4-for-9 shooting. She was 7-for-9 from the free throw line.
Bethany Crosswait paced the Spartans (17-5) with 18 points and Kaitlin Spargur had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
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