Girls Basketball

SDPB

It was announced today that the state high school boy's and girl's basketball tournaments are postponed due to the COVID 19 outbreak.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem gave an executive order for all schools to close for deep cleaning.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Sixteen high school girls’ basketball teams open state tournament play in South Dakota today (Thursday, March 9th).  Class “A” schools play four first-round games in Brookings—the Class “B” tournament is going on in Huron.  

If there’s any pressure on the Warner High School girls’ basketball team, the Monarchs aren’t showing it at their Wednesday shoot-around.  All of the teams get an hour to get the feel of the shiny floor of the Huron Arena, and Warner’s practice is loud and full of laughter. 

SDPB broadcasts all the girls and boy basketball match-ups this weekend. To preview the games ahead, Craig Mattick and Steve Thum gather to talk coaches, athletes, fans, and pep bands that make the Class AA adn Class B tournaments particularly thrilling.

Craig Mattick is Sports Director at Midwest Communications and host of “Sports Talk with Craig Mattick” on KWSN Sports Radio in Sioux Falls. Steve Thum is with South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Viborg-Hurley, A Friendship Worth 2,000 Points

Mar 13, 2016

In South Dakota, a basketball player scoring 2,000 points in her high school career is somewhat rare. In early February, Abby Hora of Viborg-Hurley became the 24th player in South Dakota history to join the 2,000 point club. While Hora may get the credit in the stat book – her lifelong friendship with a teammate on the court is what made the 2,000 point journey memorable.

It was the final home game of the season for Viborg-Hurley as they hosted Bridgewater-Emery on February 8. Entering the game, Hora needed 20 points to reach 2,000. In just the first quarter, she put up eleven.