HURON, S.D. (KELO) — The class ‘B’ girls state tournament will see the only state championship without the top seed, following Friday’s semifinal upset.


The first top seed in the girls state tournaments fell on Friday, following a thrilling four point win by #5 Wall.

The Eagles used a strong first quarter to jump out to a six point lead, however the Warbirds came charging back. They’d make it a two point game at halftime.

The third quarter was even, but Wall was able to outscore Wolsey-Wessington by two in the fourth, on their way to the narrow 76-72 win.

Three players scored in double figures for Wall. Nora Dinger scored 24 game high points, while Paige Kjerstad added 17. Rhea Tuckers had a strong day for the Eagles with a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds.

For Wolsey-Wessington, they had three players score at least 20 points. Mya Boomsma led the way with 21 points. Mallory Miller and Leah Williams each added 20.


The second semifinal in Huron was an interesting one.

Ethan fell behind 27-15 after one half, but a strong third quarter found the Rustlers down 34-30 after three.

They’d score the first bucket of the quarter, but then the Cougars took over.

Viborg-Hurley outscored Ethan 18-2 in the final minutes of the game to pull away for the 52-34 win.

Denae Mach led the way for Viborg-Hurley. She posted 21 points. Charley Nelson added 16.

Ava Lingemann was the lone Rustler to post double figures. She tallied 13 points.

#5 Wall and #3 Viborg-Hurley will play for the class ‘B’ state title on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 7:45 p.m. at the Huron Arena.