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S.F. Lincoln tops Mitchell for Class AA championship

Posted: Monday, Mar 11th, 2013

• Harrisburg claims Class A title in state tourney debut; Warner drops De Smet in Class B

RAPID CITY – Fifth-seeded Sioux Falls Lincoln wrapped up an improbable Class AA state girls’ basketball tournament run with a 51-36 victory over Mitchell in the title game on Saturday night at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

The Patriots opened with a 41-37 victory over No. 4 Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Thursday; followed it up with a 50-48 win over top-seeded Aberdeen Central in the semifinals on Friday; and then took down the defending champions to clinch the first state girls’ basketball championship in school history.

In a matchup of the top two seeds, No. 2 Sioux Falls Washington defeated No. 1 Aberdeen Central 54-49 for third place. Rapid City Central edged Sioux Falls Roosevelt 50-49 in the fifth-place game, while Sioux Falls O’Gorman doubled up Sturgis 46-23 for seventh.

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