Hot Springs Falls For 2nd Straight Day At State Basketball


Sioux Valley spoiled an early 1st quarter 9-0 Hot Springs run and pulled away from the Bison 65-52 in the consolation semifinals of the South Dakota boys class A state tournament in Sioux Falls.

Josh Kleinsasser, Camron Maciejewski and Preston Iverson all downed three pointers in the opening minutes to power Hot Springsโ€™ run, but Sioux Valley answered and briefly pulled within 2 at 11-9 but again Hot Springs pulled ahead with an 11-5 run to end the quarter with a 22-14 lead.

The game was tied at 34 with a minute left in the 2nd quarter before a Maciejewski lay-up gave Hot Springs a 36-34 halftime lead.

The Cossacks ended the third quarter on a 14-0 run and carried a 48-38 lead into the final quarter.

Matt Close carried the Bison with 16 and Maciejewski finished with 15. Alec Squires had 21 for Sioux Valley.

Hot Springs will play Mount Vernon/Plankinton in the 7th place game on Saturday. MVP lost to St. Thomas More in the other consolation semifinal 65-57. The Cavs will meet Sioux Valley in the 5th place game.