Belle Fourche remained unbeaten, but not without a little scare in the third game against Lead-Deadwood on Thursday night.
The No. 3-ranked Class A Broncs (24-0) easily won the first two games, 25-13, 25-12, but just got past the Golddiggers 27-25 in the third set.
"Lead-Deadwood has some very athletic girls and they play hard and kept playing,” Belle Fourche head coach Loree Schlictemeier said. “The game is not over until it is over. They were ready to play and they have some good things coming up with their program.”
Shelbie Budmayr led the Broncs with 16 kills and 23 digs, followed by Fehrin Ward with nine kills, two blocks, 13-of-13 serving and 17 digs.
Taylor Gubbrud was also 15-of-16 serving with one ace and one block and Tyler Montgomery also had 10 digs. Liz Day finished with 30 digs and was 12-for-12 serving and three aces for the Broncs.
The Broncs will compete Saturday in the Douglas tournament, followed by a matchup against Broadus, Mont., on Monday at Broadus. Lead-Deadwood (6-18) will host Douglas on Tuesday.
RAPID CITY CHRISTIAN 3, OELRICHS 0: Rapid City Christian downed Oelrichs Thursday 25-20, 25-18, 25-10.
Christian won with an all-around team effort. Hannah Morgan led Christian in assists and kills with six and seven, respectively.
Christian (6-12) will play in the Douglas Invitational on Saturday against Bennett County.
EDGEMONT 3, CRAWFORD, NEB., 0: Edgemont defeated Crawford in straight sets 25-14, 25-13, 25-15.
Kyla Porter led Edgemont with 16 kills and Jaymie Litzel finished with 23 assists and six aces.
Edgemont (17-5) will play in the Panhandle Conference tournament on Saturday in Nebraska.
BENNETT COUNTY 3, TODD COUNTY 0: Bennett County handled Todd County in straight sets 25-10, 25-21, 25-5.
Bennett County (13-11) will participate in the Douglas tournament on Saturday, and will take on Rapid City Christian.
HOT SPRINGS 3, HILL CITY 0: Hot Springs defeated Hill City 25-9, 25-18, 25-21 in Hill City.
Cassie Bobzin led the Rangers (3-19 overall) with three aces and 15 set assists. Allie Henderson had five kills and Codee Sagdalen added four. Stats for Hot Springs (15-9 overall) were unavailable.
The Rangers travel to Box Elder for the Douglas Invitational on Saturday before heading to Custer to take on the Wildcats on Monday. Hot Springs will also play at the Douglas Invitational.
SPEARFISH 3, ST. THOMAS MORE 1: Spearfish finished strong to put St. Thomas More away in four sets 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23.
Spearfish was led by Miranda Meeker with 14 kills and Taylor Engesser finished with 30 assists. The Cavs were led by Siri Tucker and Bobbi Schaefbauer with 11 kills each.
Spearfish (7-10) will play Sturgis on Tuesday at home while More (15-8) will play in the Douglas Invitational on Saturday.