Wyatt Bray of Britton-Hecla worked for position during junior varsity basketball action this past season.
Joel James of Britton-Hecla laid in a finger roll in junior varsity boys basketball play this past season.
Britton-Hecla’s Noah Olson dribbled through traffic in recent junior varsity boys basketball action.
Members of the Britton-Hecla boys junior high basketball team this season in front left to right are: Colin Beaner, Nathan Lenius, Trey Skoglund, Dawson Treeby, and Ty Fagerland. Second row Landon Carlson, Gage Storley,Tucker Mertens, Luke Storley, Aaron Idt, and Aiden Lee. Back row Ashton Mills, BoDell Davidson, Elijah Jensen, Wyatt Treeby, Will Schuller, and Coach Casey Erickson.
(Steen Photography Photo)
Tourney Format May Change
The basketball advisory committee of the South Dakota High School Activities Association has recommended eliminating the combined basketball tournaments for both the AA and A divisions.
The SDHSAA board of directors heard about the recommendation at its meeting on Wednesday. That proposal will now go to a meeting of the state’s athletic directors before coming back to the SDHSAA board.
SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director Jo Auch said both coaches and fans have complained about the format that had both the AA boys’ and girls’ tournaments played in the same city at the same time. There has yet to be an A combined tournament.
“Has it been what’s best for boys’ and girls’ basketball?” Auch asked.
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