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Rapid City Central's Elijah Williams concentrates on the free-throw line Friday night against Spearfish at Naasz Gymnasium. The Cobblers used a big fourth quarter to run away with the 75-43 win.

The top-ranked Rapid City Central boys' basketball team needed a monster fourth quarter to run past Spearfish 75-43 Friday night at Naasz Gymnasium.

The Cobblers, 15-3, trailed 15-12 at the end of the first period, but were up 29-26 at halftime. Central still only led by four heading into the fourth before outscoring the Spartans 35-7 in the final eight minutes.

Camden Talley led the way for Central with 15 points, followed by Dylan Hay with 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals. Elijah Williams also finished with 12 points and Cecelio Montgomery with nine points.

Brady Greger and Tayven Aga led the Spartans with 10 points each.

Central closes the regular season Monday at Sturgis, while Spearfish, 7-12, hosts Rapid City Stevens Monday.

ST. THOMAS MORE 67, BELLE FOURCHE 53: The Cavaliers used a big second period and moved to .500 on the season when they downed the Broncs in a Black Hills Conference matchup in Belle Fourche.

STM led 31-19 at halftime.

Caden Casey led the Cavaliers, 10-10, with 13 points, while Michael Gylten added 12 points.

Kelby Olson paced the Broncs, 4-16, with 21 points, followed by Tate Hostetter with 17 points.

Both teams will now prepare for the regional tournament on Tuesday.

TAKINI 72, EDGEMONT 33: The Skyhawks ran out to a 43-14 halftime lead and ran past the Moguls Friday in Edgemont.

Raden Eagle Chasing led Takini with 18 points, followed by Michael Fire Cloud with 15, D'Marcus Brings Plenty with 14 and Coltyn Dupris 10.

Edgemont was led by Caleb Simons  with 11 points, Corey Andrie eight points and Clay Englebert with nine rebounds.

Edgemont, 6-14, will compete in the Region 7B tournament Monday night while Takini, 11-7, will compete in the Region 8B tourney Tuesday in Lemon.

HOT SPRINGS 72, RAPID CITY CHRISTIAN 39: The Bison dominated from the start in stopping the Comets on Friday in Hot Springs.

Logan Gooder and Matt Norton both scored 15 points for the Bison, followed by Logan Barndt and Morgan Harkless with 11 points each.

Zane Schlabach led Rapid City Christian with 11 points and Ethan Wipf added nine points.

Hot Springs, 12-8, is now the top seed in Region 8A and will get a first-round bye in next week's tournament. Rapid City Christian, 14-5, will be No. 2, but will close the regular season today when it hosts Lead-Deadwood.

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WHITE RIVER 77, LYMAN 46: The Tigers had five players score in double figures to stop the Raiders.

Tyson Iyotte led the way with 17 points, followed by Jadice Morrison with 16, Teron Sauze with 12 and Nick Sayler and Izaiah Sorace with 10 each.

Baptiste Pourier led Lyman, 9-11, with 14 points, while Branden Estes added nine.

Both teams will begin regional play next week.

Girls Basketball

RAPID CITY CENTRAL 67, SPEARFISH 56: The Cobblers came out strong and never looked back, stopping the Spartans Friday night in Rapid City.

Central jumped out to a 22-13 lead at the end of the first period and was up 38-26 at halftime.

Bailey Johnson led the way for the Cobblers with 20 points, followed by Juneau Jones with 18 and Whitley Heitsch with 15.

Alexsis Kemp paced the Spartans with 23 points and Madison Gould added 13.

Central, 8-10, closes the regular season Monday at Sturgis, while Spearfish, 8-12, will prepare for postseason play next week.

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