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Washington, Warner & St. Thomas More capture state titles

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The Washington Warriors, Warner Monarchs and St. Thomas More Cavaliers can all add a girls' state basketball trophy to their showcase.

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BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - SF Washington used a big fourth quarter to pull away from Mitchell and beat the Kernels 58-51 in the championship game of the South Dakota Class AA girls basketball tournament on Saturday.

The game was tied 35-35 after three quarters. The Warriors (23-2) took a lead and made it stand up from the free-throw line. They were 20 of 29 from the line.

SF Washington's title is its fifth and first since 2010.

Kelsey Knecht had 21 points and Ellie Benson and Sydney Koel had 10 points apiece. Benson grabbed 14 rebounds.

The Kernels (23-2) got 25 points and 11 rebounds from Macy Miller. Miller finished the tournament with 103 points to break the old record of 81.

Taylor Volesky had 18 points.

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SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - St. Thomas More rode the double-double of Alexys Swedlund to a 70-39 victory over Winner in the title game of the South Dakota Class A girls' basketball tournament on Saturday.

Swedlund had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers (23-2), who overwhelmed the Warriors (23-2) from the start. Swedlund was 11 of 21 from the field, while the Cavaliers shot 52 percent.

Ciara Duffy had four 3-pointers and 17 points and Madison Kirsch added 11.

Tawny Sherman and Katie Mathis had eight points apiece for Winner.

The Warriors shot just 23 percent from the field and 22 percent from 3-point range.

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HURON, S.D. (AP) Ashley Rozell scored 21 points, and Warner outscored Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 11-6 in overtime, as the Monarchs won 49-44 to defend their championship at the South Dakota Class B girls' basketball tournament on Saturday.

Miranda Ristau had 18 for the Monarchs (24-2). Warner became the first South Dakota High School Activities Association team to win consecutive volleyball and basketball titles in back-to-back seasons.

Warner shot 41 percent from the field and made 17 of 27 free throws.

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (24-2) shot 36 percent and went just 5 of 11 from the line.

Myah Selland had 26 points, on 10-of-18 shooting, for the Blackhawks. Marissa Weber had 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

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