Class A State First Round Recaps


Posted On: 03/16/18 8:00 AM

No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian 80 vs. No. 8 Red Cloud 46

Red Cloud gave the top team in Class A all they could handle for the first quarter, trailing by three 18-15. It was a fast-paced exciting first quarter, neither team could pull away. Then the Chargers woke up in the second quarter. They outscored the Crusaders 20-8 in the second quarter to take a 38-23 lead at the half. They continued to outscore Red Cloud in the third and fourth quarter en route to an 80-46 win.

They will advance to play Tea Area Friday night at 6 p.m. for a spot in the title game Saturday night.

Sioux Falls Christian’s Koln Oppold scored 21 to lead the Chargers and Mitchell Goodbary chipped in 17. They shot an even 50 percent from the field and 47 percent from deep.

Red Cloud will play Crow Creek Friday at noon for a spot in the consolation game. They were led by Jesse Jensen with 14 points, Alejandro Rama and Russell Leader Charge both chipped in with 12 points.

MVP: Koln Oppold (SFC) had 21 points, 5 boards. He shot 58 percent from the field and made 3-of-6 threes for 50 percent.

Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Sioux Falls Christian 18 20 19 23 80
Red Cloud 15 8 10 13 46

Team Stats

Sioux Falls Christian: 29-58 FG (50%), 10-21 3P (47%), 12-24 (50%), 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 D) 18 assists, 18 turnovers, 2 blocks and 10 steals.

Red Cloud: 19-56 FG (34%), 3-18 3P(16%), 5-10 FT (50%), 8 offensive boards, 21 defensive (29 total), 5 assists, 19 turnovers, 1 block, 4 steals

No. 4 Crow Creek 63  vs. No. 5 Tea Area 76

Tea Area jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter and never looked back. They led 23-14 after one and 43-34 at the half. The Chieftains went on an 8-2 run that stretched between the end of the third quarter to midway through the fourth. Even with the run, they could only close the gap to 8 at 60-52 at the TV timeout with 4:43 left. The Titans would continue to do the right amount of things to survive and advance winning 76-63.

Tea Area advances to play the No. 1 seed, Sioux Falls Christian Friday night at 6 p.m. for a spot in the title game.

The Titans were led by Noah Friedel with 22 points, but the other four starters all scored in double digits.

The Chieftains were led by Luke Wells II with 28 points and Joe Sazue III netted 15 points.

MVP: Kaleb Joffer (Tea) the big guy down low isn’t necessarily known for his high scoring, but in this game, he scored a season-high 15 points. He also had a couple hustle plays that don’t show up on the official stat sheet.

Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Tea Area 23 20 15 18 76
Crow Creek 14 20 11 18 63

Team Stats

Tea Area: 28-54 FG (51%), 9-22 3P (40%), 11-15 FT (73%), 8 offensive boards, 22 defensive boards (30 total), 18 assists, 8 turnovers, 2 blocks, 9 steals.

Crow Creek: 24-62 FG (38%), 7-22 3P (32%), 8-16 FT (50%), 19 offensive boards, 23 defensive boards (42 total), 10 assists, 12 turnovers, 3 blocks, 5 steals

No. 2 Madison 82 vs. No. 7 Pine Ridge 59

This game was eerily similar to the Sioux Falls Christian game, Pine Ridge only trailed by seven at the end of one and nine at the half. But then the Thorpes only shot 32 percent from the field and 25 percent from deep. That showed in the third quarter box score when the Thorpes only scored nine points compared to Madison’s 26. The game was all but over by the time the fourth quarter started. Madison cruised to an 82-59 win and advanced to play Sioux Valley Saturday night at 7:45 p.m.

It was the Jaxon Janke show for most of the game as he finished with 30 points on 12-17 shooting from the field. He had 5 steals in which he converted for transition points.

Jaxon’s twin Jadon chipped in 16 and Aaron Fiegen pitched in 15.

For the Thorpes, Joesph O’Rourke had a team-high 18, Corey Brown had 16 and Halin Bad Bear had 12 to round out the double-digit scoring for Pine Ridge.

MVP: Jaxon Janke (Madison) he scored a team-high 30 points and didn’t play a majority of the fourth quarter. He also had five steals, 10 rebounds, 3 assists.

Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Pine Ridge 15 14 9 21 59
Madison  22 16 26 18 82

Team Stats

Pine Ridge: 22-62 FG (35%) , 5-26 3P (19%), 10-18 FT (55%), 10 offensive boards, 24 defensive boards (34 total), 8 assists, 16 turnovers, 4 blocks, 10 steals.

Madison: 30-51 FG (58%), 4-11 3P (36%), 18-30 FT (60%), 7 offensive rebounds, 35 defensive rebounds (42 total), 14 assists, 18 turnovers, 10 steals

No. 3 Sioux Valley 75 vs. No. 6 Dakota Valley 55

One thing was clear early on, Dakota Valley couldn’t get anything to fall and Sioux Valley couldn’t miss even if they wanted too. They dominated from the opening tip to put away the doubters of last years upset in the Round of 16. McCabe is a high-level player, so when you see him airmail a three from the top of the key you know it’s been an off night. The Cossacks led by 10 after one, 14 at the half, 26 after one and won by 20.

Four Cossacks scored in double-digits led by Trevor Hanson with 21 and Trevor Olson with 20.

The Cossacks advance to play Madison Friday night at 7:45 for a spot in the title game Saturday night.

The Panthers will play Pine Ridge Friday at 1:45 for a spot in the consolation game.

MVP: Trevor Hanson (SV) was 3-of-3 from deep and I mean deeeeep. He also had 8 boards to go along with his 21 points.

Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Dakota Valley  11 14 11 19 55
Sioux Valley 21 18 23 13 75

Team Stats: 

Dakota Valley: 19-61 FG (31%), 5-27 3P (18%), 12-24 FT (50%), 16 offensive boards, 25 defensive boards (41 total), 9 assists, 16 turnovers, 5 steals

Sioux Valley: 28-61 FG (45%), 12-28 3P (42%), 7-10 FT (70%), 11 offensive boards, 33 defensive boards (44 total), 17 assists, 19 turnovers, 10 steals