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Posted On: 03/9/21 12:54 PM

Tonight 16 teams will punch their tickets to the South Dakota State Tournament. What are the top five match-ups to watch? PHD breaks it down now!


#3B Dell Rapids St. Mary vs #4B Elkton-Lake Benton

In what we feel is a state semi-final, maybe even Class B final caliber match-up in the round of 16, you have the Cardinals and the Elks. In our opinion these teams have earned their top four ranking in the state of South Dakota and both are traveling an extremely difficult road to the state tournament. A lot of tougher than others. The first time they played, the Elks won 76-70 but the Cards grabbed the second game 54-49. Now it’s the rubber match and all eyes will be on the Matthew Nibbe Matthew Nibbe 6'4" | PF Elkton-Lake Benton | 2021 State SD vs Ashaun Roach-Valenda battle as both stand 6-foot-3/6-foot-4 at forward. Roach-Valenda approached a double-double both times with 23 in one game. Nibbe had 20 in the ELB win. The Elks may be a bit deeper but St. Mary has the star in Libis. He put up 32 and 24 in the previous two games.


Chamberlain vs #9A Flandreau

The Cubs finished the regular season on a three

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