Thursday 9 p.m. sportscast

It has been 74 years since the Hot Springs Bison have been in a state boys basketball tournament and today they played a team that has been to 18 in that same time period ... the Pine Ridge Thorpes ... Down to Sioux Falls we go for the game between these two West River squads ...

This was THE FINAL GAME AT THE PREMIER CENTER TODAY... FOURTH SEEDED PINE RIDGE AND FIFTH SEEDED HOT SPRINGS. FIRST QUARTER.. HALIN BAD BEAR FEEDING IT DOWN TO CHARLES SCHRADER... HE WAS TIED WITH A TEAM HIGH 14-POINTS. SCHRADER DISHING THE DIMES AS WELL, CONNECTING WITH JOE O'ROURKE FOR THE AND-ONE... THORPES UP 11. BISON WORKING TO CLOSE THE GAP-MORGAN HARKLESS TO ALEX BILBRUCK IN THE CORNER, THREE OF HIS SEVEN... HARKLESS LED ALL SCORERS on the day WITH 17. BUT PINE RIDGE IS TOO TOUGH TO STOP as COREY BLACKSMITH DRAINS IT FROM THE TOP OF THE ARC, THORPES ADVANCE, WINNING 75-51 ... they'll get top-seeded Tea Area tomorrow night ...

A GOOD CROWD ON HAND FOR THIS MATCHUP IN THE BARNETT ARENA. 1. EARLY GOING, TIED AT 2, JOE BENNETT PUTS STEVENS UP AS HE FINDS NOTHING BUT NET ... nice looking stroke from the Stevens senior 2. The Lynx back on the other end and HILTON JACKSON PASSES OFF TO NATE KEEGAN, who NAILS THE JUMPER. Lynx looking to avenge a season-opening defeat. 3. LYNX DOWN BY 5, CARTER OLTHOFF MISSES THE SHOT, BUT NO PROBLEM AS GAVIN TERHARK GRABS THE REBOUND AND PUTS IT RIGHT BACK IN FOR 2. Nice work on the offensive glass ... those extra possessions are killers ... 4. 2ND QUARTER, DYLAN POUR-YER TAKES THE PASS, DRIBBLES IN AND BANKS IT HOME for Stevens ... but Brandon Valley wins this one 58 to 47

Stevens girls in action at the Ice Arena ... THIS IS A REMATCH OF A STATE TOURNAMENT GAME FROM LAST YEAR THAT Harrisburg WON. 1. STEVENS' GRACE MARTIN WITH THE BALL UP TOP......SHE GOES RIGHT AND WITH ONE HAND PUTS IT IN OFF THE BACKBOARD FOR 2. A GOOD START FOR THE LADY RAIDERS. 2. TIGERS PASS TO KIKI BERNDT...... SHE CREATES SPACE AND KNOCKS DOWN THE TRIPLE FROM THE TOP OF THE KEY FOR HARRISBURG. NUMBER 1 SHOOTING IT WELL FROM DISTANCE. 3. KYAH WATSON GOES TO WORK AS SHE DRIVES DOWN THE LANE AND HITS FOR 2. THE FUTURE U-S-D COYOTE CONTINUING HER STRONG SEASON. 4. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COURT MEKENZIE BEANER DELIVERS THE NICE PASS INSIDE TO ABY PHIPPS AND SHE DROPS IT HOME FOR 2. THIS GAME BELONGS TO HARRISBURG AS IT EARNS A 55-45 VICTORY. They'll face the Lincoln-Washington winner in the semis ...

KICKING OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE QUARTERFINALS ON THE GIRL'S SIDE... FOURTH SEEDED LENNOX FACING FIFTH SEEDED ST. THOMAS MORE. CAVALIERS STRUGGLING WITH THEIR OFFENSE EARLY... CIARA BENSON OPENS UP THE SCORING OFF THE IN BOUND PASS... TO CUT THE DEFICIT TO FIVE. RIANNA FILLIPPI WAS TIED FOR A GAME HIGH 16-POINTS... SHE CONNECTS DOWN LOW TO PUT LENNOX UP SEVEN. ORIOLES OUTSCORED THE CAVS 15 TO NOTHING IN THE SECOND QUARTER... AS RILEY PETERS BANKS IT FROM THE TOP OF THE ARC, THREE OF HER SEVEN... AS LENNOX WINS, 49-27.

LENNOX AND ST. THOMAS MORE ALSO MEETING IN THE BOYS QUARTERFINALS... AND ONCE AGAIN THE ORIOLES DOMINATE. THIRD QUARTER- QUINCY IHNEN TAKING CONTROL, DRIVING TO THE HOOP LENNOX UP SIX, AS IHNEN LEED ALL PLAYERS WITH 17. CAVALIERS WORKING TO COME BACK, A GREAT GIVE AND GO BETWEEN MICHAEL GYLTEN AND RYDER KIRSCH AS GYLTEN PUNCHES IT HOME, CLOSING THE DEFICIT TO FOUR. BUT LENNOX GOES ON A RUN TO END THE THIRD, CLOCK WINDING DOWN BUT IT DOESN'T PHASE WILL DAUGHERTY WHO HITS IT FROM WAY BEHIND THE ARC... THREE OF HIS 14, AS LENNOX WINS 48-40..

In the Ice Arena for the defending AA boys champs Yankton against Huron in an ESD battle ... Huron's Kobe Busch was on fire to start this one ... here he does a little work in the post to get the Tigers started ... Yankton back the other way with the ball movement to Cooper Cornemann at the top of the key ... splash ... he had 11 in the first quarter ... and a game-high 26 ... More from Busch from NBA range ... and that's good ... the 6-5 junior was feeling it early More ball movement from the Bucks as they find Cornemann again for 3 ... Busch with the stepback triple to keep the Tigers in the lead ... nothing but cotton on that one ... he had 18 of Huron's 20 in the first half but the Bucks pulled away in the second half to advance 62 to 42 ... they'll face the O'Gorman in the semis ...

In the Class AA girls ... top-seeded O'Gorman went down to Mitchell, so both top seeds are in the consolation bracket in AA ... Lincoln topped Washington in a 36 to 31 slugfest and in the Class A girls, Winner advanced to the semis ... but St. Thomas More got drilled by Lennox and Todd County fell to McCook Central Montrose late ... Winner will take on McCook in the semifinals ... Lennox meets West Central, which topped Mt. Vernon/ Plankinton 50 to 46

And in the Class B boys, top-seeded White River fell to Viborg-Hurley and Jones County was dropped by De Smet ... Timber Lake fell to Bridgewater-Emery in a thriller, 55 to 54 ..