Brandon Valley entered Saturday night with a chance to walk away with a basketball championship for both its girls and boys teams. They did so.

The Brandon Valley girls jumped out early on the Lincoln Patriots and controlled the entire pace of the game en route to a 60-40 championship victory. It's the first state championship for Mark Stadem since 2011 and the second overall girl's basketball title for the school.

O'Gorman and Brandon Valley put on a show in the nightcap that ended the basketball season. The two teams exchanged the lead 13 times and were tied seven other times. Brandon Valley pulled away outscoring the Knights by nine points in the fourth quarter to win 54-47. This is the first state championship for the Lynx in Class AA since 1998, and the first under head coach Brent Deckert.

Class AA Girls

  • Championship: Brandon Valley 60, Lincoln 40
  • Spirit of Six: Rapid City Stevens
  • Spirit of Su: Danica Kocer
  • All-Tournament Team:
    • Ashley Wells, Brandon Valley
    • Danica Kocer, Brandon Valley
    • Trinity Law, Brandon Valley
    • Michaela Jewett, Brookings
    • Aby Phipps, Harrisburg
    • Jeniah Ugofsky, Harrisburg
    • Morgan Hansen, Lincoln
    • Brooke Brown, Lincoln
    • Mackenzie Miller, Mitchell
    • Tess Limberg, Mitchell
    • Emma Ronsiek, O’Gorman
    • Kyah Watson, RC Stevens

Class AA Boys

  • Championship: Brandon Valley 54, O'Gorman 47
  • Spirit of Six: Yankton
  • Spirit of Su: Evan Talcott, Brandon Valley
  • All-Tournament Team:
    • Carter Olthoff, Brandon Valley
    • Evan Talcott, Brandon Valley
    • Nick Hoyt, Harrisburg
    • Blair Slaughter, Harrisburg
    • Kobe Busch, Huron
    • Nate Brecht, Sioux Falls Lincoln
    • Luke Ronsiek, O'Gorman
    • Akoi Akoi, O’Gorman
    • Tyler Feldkamp, Roosevelt
    • Dylan Pourier, RC Stevens.
    • Matthew Mors, Yankton
    • Cooper Cornemann, Yankton

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Enter your email to receive the latest news and information directly to your inbox!