Posted On: 03/19/21 3:23 PM

It’s Dell Rapids vs SF Christian and Dakota Valley vs Sioux Valley tonight.  How did these teams get to the semis?  Top players controlling the pace.  Thursday’s best is highlighted by those pace setters. 

Paul Bruns Paul Bruns 6'4" | SG Dakota Valley | 2021 State SD of Dakota Valley (6’4 Sr Guard).  The theme of this Class A article is about controlling pace and Paul did that for the Panthers all game.  Bruns collected 19 defensive boards and moved the ball up the floor to dissect Winner.  It wasn’t with quick transition as much as it was the right movement for the right shots.  Had 21 boards and scored 22 points on 9 of 16 shooting.  Also credit senior Chayce Montagne Chayce Montagne 5'7" | PG Dakota Valley | 2021 State SD for pace control, Chayce had a great passing game (had seven assists and help set up about a dozen open shots). 

Isaac Bruns Isaac Bruns 6'2" | SG Dakota Valley | 2023 State SD of Dakota Valley (6’4 Soph Guard).  When Paul wasn’t scoring, he or Montagne were setting up Issac and Isaac was unstoppable.  Winner was able to defend a few DV spots but they were spread to thin and Isaac took advantage. Isaac scored 31 points on 13 of 21 shooting with three threes.

Tyler Prins Tyler Prins 6'3" | SF Sioux Falls Christian | 2021 State SD of Sioux Falls Christian

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