Pine Ridge vs Vermillion LIVE Boy’s Basketball (3/15/2024)

Pine Ridge vs Vermillion LIVE Boy’s Basketball (3/15/2024)

The road to the 2024 SDHSAA Class A State Basketball Tournament in South Dakota heats up today as the Pine Ridge Thorpes (21-2) take on the Vermillion Tanagers (16-8) in a quarterfinal matchup. Tip-off for this crucial game, held at Vermillion High School, is set for 12:00 pm ET.

What it is: South Dakota High School Basketball
Matchup: Pine Ridge Thorpes vs Vermillion Tanagers
Time: Friday, March 15, at 12 pm ET
Game Type: playoff
Backets: 2024 SDHSAA High School Boys Basketball Playoff Brackets (South Dakota) – Class A State Tournament
Location: Vermillion, SD
Live Stream: Watch here

Pine Ridge Thorpes: A Dominant Force Seeking Championship Glory

The Thorpes enter the playoffs boasting a remarkable record (21-2) and a reputation for defensive dominance. They swept their region (5-0) and showcased a stifling defense, allowing only 57.3 points per game. Their offense averages 79.4 points per game, providing a well-rounded attack. With their strong showing on both ends of the court, Pine Ridge is a favorite to advance deep into the playoffs.

Vermillion Tanagers: Hometown Heroes Aim to Upset the Favorites

While facing a higher-ranked opponent (Class 7 vs. Class 15), the Tanagers shouldn’t be overlooked, especially playing at home (Vermillion, SD). They possess a respectable record (16-8) with a winning home record (8-1). Their offense averages 77.1 points per game, and their defense allows 70.7 points per game. Despite the challenge, Vermillion will be looking to leverage their home court advantage and pull off a playoff upset against the dominant Thorpes.

Quarterfinal Showdown in Vermillion

Tonight’s matchup presents a battle between contrasting strengths. Can the defensive prowess of the Pine Ridge Thorpes overpower the Vermillion Tanagers’ home court advantage and offensive firepower? Or will the Tanagers rise to the occasion, fueled by their home crowd, and challenge for a spot in the semifinals?

How to Watch

There is no information provided on where to watch the game live. However, you might be able to find a live stream by searching online for “Pine Ridge vs Vermillion SDHSAA Playoffs”. Local news channels in the Vermillion area might also be covering the game.

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