The Northern State women's basketball team will travel to Durango, Colo., to play its first game in the North Central regional.
The fourth-seeded Wolves (20-8) will play No. 5 Concordia-St. Paul (19-9) at 8 p.m. (all times MST) Friday. Before that at 6 p.m., No. 1 Fort Lewis (28-2) will play No. 8 Adams State (21-9) of Colorado while the other bracket will feature No. 2 Metro State (27-2) of Denver vs. No. 7 Winona State (21-8) at 1 p.m. and No. 3 Wayne State (25-3) vs. No. 6 Colorado Christian (18-10) at 3 p.m.
Saturday's semifinals are scheduled for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday's regional championship begins at 7 p.m.
Moore, Dupris honored
Two area former basketball stars were inducted into the South Dakota Amateur Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend in Presho.
Former Northern State player Keith Moore led Lyman High School to the 1985 State B title. The current national director of Indian Education in Washington, D.C., played in 13 state amateur tourneys and 30 games. Terry Dupris scored 2,323 career points at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School and then 2,084 points at Huron College. He played in 15 state amateur tourneys.
Also inducted was Rick Dunlap of Lennox and Dakota State.
Tourney set for Brookings
The Willie Mac Hoops Basketball Tournaments at the Brookings Boys and Girls Club of Brookings will be March 26-27 (sophomore boys and girls) and April 2-3 (boys and girls in grades 4-9).
The entry deadline is Friday for the sophomore tourney and March 18 for the others. The registration fee is $175 for the 10th grade tourney and $150 for the younger one.
Details: Matt at 605-692-3333 or bgcbrookings.org.
Pairings for Aberdeen set
The South Dakota boys' hockey varsity state tournament will be Friday through Sunday at the Odde Ice Center in Aberdeen.
Friday's opening round games are: defending champion and fourth-seeded Rapid City Rushmore (11-9-1) vs. No. 5 Mitchell (10-11-0) at 1 p.m.; No. 3 Huron (14-5-2) vs. No. 6 Aberdeen (5-16-0) at 3:30 p.m.; No. 2 Brookings (18-3-0) vs. No. 7 Watertown (3-17-1) at 6 p.m.; and No. 1 Pierre Oahe (19-1-1) vs. No. 8 Sioux Falls (1-19-1) at 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, there will be a coaches and officials meeting at 8 a.m. at the Best Western Ramkota with opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. at the arena. At noon in the consolation semifinals, the Rushmore-Mitchell loser will play the Oahe-Sioux Falls loser followed by the Huron-Aberdeen loser vs. the Brookings-Watertown loser at 2:30 p.m. The semifinals on Midco Sports Net-TV will be at 5 p.m. (Huron-Aberdeen winner vs. Brookings-Watertown winner) and 7:30 p.m. (Rushmore-Mitchell winner vs. Oahe-Sioux Falls winner)
On Sunday, the third-place game will be at 10 a.m. followed by the consolation championship at 12:30 p.m. and the championship at 3 p.m. The last two games will be on TV.
6 games left for Wings
The Aberdeen Wings have six games left in the season: Thursday at Bismarck, March 15 vs. Alexandria at the Odde Ice Center in Aberdeen, March 18-19 at Austin and March 25-26 vs. Austin at the Odde.
The final three home games all will start at 7:15 p.m. The Bismarck-Aberdeen game will be the last of the season in the rivalry with Bismarck leading the series 6-5-0.