STM Boys Knocked Into Consolation Rounds Of SD State Tourney


The St. Thomas More boys basketball team had always hoped to face off with top seeded Vermillion in the semifinals of the South Dakota class A state tournament, but the Cavaliers didn’t know that it would be in the consolation semifinals.

Fifth seeded St. Thomas More fell behind fourth seeded Sioux Falls Christian 51-30 at the end of the 3rd quarter and couldn’t mount a big enough fourth quarter comeback in a 38-47 loss.

Dell Rapids, the eighth seed in the tourney, knocked off top seeded and undefeated Vermillion 53-52 on a deep three pointer as the fourth quarter buzzer sounded.

The consolation semifinal between the Cavs and Tanagers is at 11:00 this morning.

On the bottom half of the bracket Dakota Valley slid past Winner 65-58 and Sioux Valley knocked off Chamberlain 53-44.