Mitchell blew a 16-point lead but held on behind Macy Miller's 38 points to beat Sioux Falls Roosevelt 70-65 Thursday at the South Dakota Class AA girls' basketball tournament.
The Kernals (22-1) led a 25-9 lead evaporate in the third quarter, but quickly retook the lead and held on. Roosevelt (13-11), the seventh seed, scored the first 11 points of the third quarter.
Miller was 10-for-26 from the field and 18-for-19 from the line. She also grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out seven assists.
Taylor Volesky added 16 points.
Paige Mriden led the Rough Riders with 29 points. She had five 3-pointers and was 8-for-9 from the line. Nicole Hatcher had 19 points.
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