- Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Pierre pulled away from a 59-all tie to beat Sturgis 77-73 Saturday in the seventh-place game at the South Dakota Class AA boys basketball tournament.

Pierre (20-6) made 22 field goals and 26 of 45 free throw attempts. The Governors got 40 points off the bench to just seven for Sturgis (14-12).

Brevin Kaiser made 11 of 18 free throws and finished with 17 points. Austin Christopherson added 12 points and Travis Barton 10.

Sturgis got 18 points from Tanner Weaver, 16 from Kody Kracht and 15 from Jeremy Guttierez.

The Scoopers shot 41 percent but were outscored 28-17 in the fourth quarter.

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