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White River claims State B championship

HURON – White River rolled to the State B Girls’ Basketball championship with a 57-37 victory over Castlewood at the Huron Arena Saturday night. Ethan stopped Corsica-Stickney for third 59-48.

Herreid-Selby Area defeated Waverly-South Shore 53-36 to take fifth place, and Viborg-Hurley edged Hanson 40-37 in the seventh place game.

Herreid-Selby Area scored 16 unanswered points to break open a tight game en route to its victory. Rachel Fiedler had seven points and Jennica Berens five during the surge, which extended a four-point edge to a 46-26 advantage.

Waverly-South Shore went on a 9-0 run of its own, but could never get the margin back under double digits.

Fiedler finished with 27 points, including a 7-for-11 performance from three-point range. Her seven three-pointers were one short of tying a State B tournament record.

Berens contributed eight points, Rylee Rossow seven points and 14 rebounds, and Kendell Sawinsky six points for the Wolverines, who finished the year at 22-4.

Emily Kranz powered the Coyotes with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Breanna Breske and Lydia Schroeder each followed with eight points for Waverly-South Shore (17-6).

Fiedler and Kranz were both named to the all-tournament team.

HERREID-SELBY AREA (22-4): Jennica Berens 4 0-0 8, Annaliese Goehring 1 0-0 2, Lauren Grage 1 1-2 3, Kendell Sawinsky 2 0-0 6, Rachel 8 4-9 27, Maya Ebel 0 1-2 1, Rylee Rossow 2 3-3 7. Totals 18-52 10-17 53.

WAVERLY-SOUTH SHORE (17-6): Breanna Breske 1 5-6 8, Brooklyn Kranz 0 4-4 4, Lydia Schroeder 3 1-3 8, Emily Kranz 4 6-8 14, Carly Heuer 0 2-2 2. Totals 8-42 18-23 36.

Herreid-Selby Area 9 26 42 53

Waverly-South Shore 7 20 26 36

3-point field goals – Fiedler 7; Breske, Schroeder. Total fouls – Herreid-Selby Area 19; Waverly-South Shore 16. Rebounds – Herreid-Selby Area 40 (Rossow 14); Waverly-South Shore 33 (E. Kranz 10). Turnovers – Herreid-Selby Area 10; Waverly-South Shore 13. Assists – Herreid-Selby Area 10 Goehring 4); Waverly-South Shore 4. Steals – Herreid-Selby Area 8; Waverly-South Shore 5.

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