WATCH-South Dakota’s Elk Point-Jefferson Buzzer Beater Makes ESPN #1 Play
Quarterfinal games of the South Dakota State High School Basketball Championships began Thursday with Class A in Sioux Falls at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
A thrilling finish in game-1 of the evening session saw #7 Elk Point-Jefferson take down #2 St. Thomas More. The game tied at 50 when Garrett Merkely inbounds to Devon Schmitz with 3.8 seconds left and pulls up with a three-pointer to seal the win for the Huskies.
In the video provided by Dakota News Now and Zach Borg, the buzzer-beater final would make the number one play on ESPN's SportsCenter’s Top 10.
It was just the third-ever state tournament appearance for Elk Point-Jefferson.
In the nightcap, Sioux Falls Christian Chargers cruised past Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 83-55.
Earlier in the day:
#1-Dakota Valley 80
#8-Hot Springs 47
#4-Sioux Valley 64
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