Faith holds off Kadoka for spot in State Girls' Tournament

The Faith Lady Longhorns barreled through the competition this high school girls' basketball season.
Boasting an eye-popping 20-and-oh regular season record, the Lady Longhorns set their sights on a trip to next week's State Tournament with a Round of 16 win over Kadoka Area.
Up to Spearfish High School we go ... and the Kadoka student section was ready for a battle ...

Early in the first half and Faith's Mikenzy Miller finds Kailyn Groves, who takes it strong and corrals her own miss for the putback ...

Later, Miller with a nice skip pass over the zone to find Sydnie Schauer, who buries the triple ... Schauer paced the Longhorns with 15 points.

Kadoka's Kaylee Eisenbraun comes back with the crafty Euro-step past the defense for the lay-in ...

Faith comes back with a Brooke Lemmel rebound and score to cut the early Kadoka lead to six ...

And Schauer finds a little space off the high ball screen and pulls the trigger, as she gets another triple to fall ...

Here, Groves and Lemmel work some nice high-low action for a bucket and the foul ...

And finally Kadoka's Alyssa Civitak finds Lavin Bendt for the score ... Bendt led all scorers with 17 points on the night, but the top-seeded Longhorns survived a scare and advance to the Class B State Tournament next week in Aberdeen with a 57-55 win.

Final Score 57 to 55