State’s Top Talent Closes Out Basketball Season at Pentagon All-Star Games – Mitchell Republic

SIOUX FALLS — To close out the 2021-22 high school basketball season, the White All-Stars took a 29-point halftime lead and didn’t look back, beating their hometown counterparts. blue team, 118-96, on the boys’ side. South Dakota Pentagon All-Star basketball game in Sanford on Friday night.

Flandreau’s Tash Lunday, De Smet’s Kalen Garry and O’Gorman’s David Alpers led the scoring flurry for the White team, finishing with 18, 17 and 16 points, respectively. Potter County’s Grant Luikens (13 points), White River’s Dylan Marshall (12) and West Central’s Grafton Stroup (11) also hit double points.

Drew Norberg of Watertown led the blue team with 16 points, Caden Hinker of Mitchell and Mikele Kambalo of Sioux Falls Washington adding 15 points each. Rett Osthus of De Smet rounded out the double-digit scorers, with 14 points.

Winner Bella Swedlund (23) shoots a jump between Faith’s Kaycee Groves (10), White River’s Maleighya Estes (behind) and De Smet’s Kennadi Buchholz (40) during the South Dakota Pentagon Basketball All-Star Game on Friday, April 15, 2022, in Sioux Falls.

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In the women’s edition of the Pentagon All-Star Basketball Game, Team Blue created a 13-point advantage midway through and held the lead throughout the second half to defeat the white team Friday night.

Winner Bella Swedlund and Ainsley Shelsta of Brookings each dropped 16 points for Team Blue, while Dakota Valley’s Rylee Rosenquist scored 12 points. West Central’s Rylee Haldeman had 10 points, while Yankton’s Ellie Karolevitz and Sioux Falls Christian’s Kylah vanDonkersgoed added eight apiece.

White River’s Maleighya Estes led all scorers with 18 points, while Red Cloud’s Stevi Fallis scored 15. Faith’s Kaycee Groves had 11 points, and Rapid City Central’s Josie Hill added eight.