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Langford Area’s Hanna Miller drove to the basket against Northwestern in the Region 1B semifinals on Thursday. The Lady Lions play Irene-Wakonda Thursday for a chance to earn their first state tournament berth since the 1990 season.

LA Girls Advance To SoDak 16

Seek First State Berth In 30 Years On Thursday

The Langford Area girls basketball team will be seeking the school’s first berth in the Class B state tournament in 30 years on Thursday.

Coach Michael’s Alberts’s crew defeated Great Plains Lutheran 49-17 and Northwestern 51-33 to earn the right to play Irene-Wakonda at the Huron Arena at 6 p.m. Thursday for a state tournament spot. The Lady Lions stand at 19-3 on the year and are the sixth seed in the tournament. Irene-Wakonda is the 11th seed and stands at 16-6.

“Irene-Wakonda has some really good, quick guards,” noted Alberts. “They are good shooters but also like to get into the lane. We are going to have to do a good job on the defensive end and try to slow their girls down. Offensively, we are going to have to take care of the ball and take good shots.”

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