Posted On: 03/15/19 2:08 PM

The Class B state tournament continued its tradition of strong competition in the first round as all four games Thursday were decided by nine points or less. All four games were hotly-contested throughout but in the end, all four of the favorites advanced to the semifinal round.

Here is what to watch in the semifinal round

Game 1: No. 2 Shiloh Christian vs. No. 3 Richland

Shiloh Christian had a very Shiloh Christian game in its 54-46 win over Beulah, using exceptional defense and a strong performance from its frontcourt duo to beat the Miners. MaCauley Young was a force, scoring 17 points and hauling in 18 rebounds while Jaden Mitzel added 13 points. And the defense was terrific as the Skyhawks held Beulah’s top two scorers, Chad Morsette and Jonah Larson to just seven combined points.

Richland turned it up in the final quarter to mount a comeback against Powers Lake and saw four guys reach double figures in scoring to advance to this point.

This game will feature a stark contrast in styles as the Colts have a smallish but athletic group that wants to

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