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BISMARCK -- After finishing eighth in the East Region during the regular season, Devils Lake closed its season with a sixth-place finish at the North Dakota Class A girls high school basketball tournament. Bismarck built a 41-30 halftime lead en route to a 78-72 win over Devils Lake in the consolation championship game here Saturday.
Roseau in Section 8AA and Red Lake in Section 8A won girls high school basketball section championships Friday to qualify for next week's state tournaments. In the 8AA final at University of Minnesota-Crookston, Roseau repeated as champion with a 68-48 win against Staples-Motley. At Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, Red Lake beat defending champion East Grand Forks Sacred Heart 67-52 for the 8A title.
Three players scored in double figures for Hillsboro-Central Valley as the top-seeded Burros beat Cavalier 70-37 on Monday in the quarterfinals of the Region 2 Class B boys high school basketball tournament.
In a matchup of unbeatens, Kindred defeated North Star 49-42 on Saturday night in the championship game of the North Dakota Class B girls high school basketball tournament at the Alerus Center. Kindred, ranked second in the final Class B state poll, closed with a 26-0 record. Top-ranked North Star finished 26-1. Brooke Hiatt and Abby Duchscherer each scored 15 points to lead Kindred. Macey Kvilvang had 22 points and Stephanie Miller 12 for the Bearcats.
Macey Kvilvang, Stephanie Miller and Peyton Halverson combined for 52 points Thursday, leading North Star past Glen Ullin/Hebron 57-33 in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota Class B girls high school basketball tournament at the Alerus Center. Kvilvang had a double double with 22 points and 11 rebounds and also blocked seven shots. Miller added 18 points and Halverson 12 for the top-seeded Bearcats, who improved to 25-0. Kiana Schatz had 12 points to lead Glen Ullin/Hebron, which dropped to 16-9. North Star 57, Glen Ullin/Hebron 33
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- East Grand Forks Senior High rallied to defeat Crookston 3-1 here Saturday night in the semifinals of the Minnesota Section 8A boys high school hockey tournament. Crookston took a 1-0 lead into the third period after Zach Markovich scored at the 10:19 mark of the second period. But power-play goals by Coby Stauss and Bauer Brown in the third period lifted the top-seeded Wave to a 2-1 lead. Brown added an empty-net goal in the final minute.
Park River/Fordville-Lankin jumped to a 15-0 start and was never headed Monday. The Aggies ran past North Border 65-33 in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota Class B Region 2 girls high school basketball tournament at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The defending region champion Aggies led 21-3, 41-9 and 55-24 at the quarter breaks. Park River/Fordville-Lankin received 18 points from Bailey Beneda and 16 from Kaitlyn Brintnell to lead a balanced offense that included nine 3-point baskets.
FARGO -- Brady Terrill became the first Grand Forks Central High School wrestler to win a state championship since 2013 here Saturday. In the 220-pound final, Terrill scored a major decision, beating top seed Chase Dockter of Bismarck 10-2. Terrill, the No. 2 seed, finished the seed with a 39-8 record. He became the first Central state champion since Bryce Fish won the 152-pound title in 2013.
Grand Forks Red River swept Grand Forks Central on Tuesday in a basketball doubleheader at Central High School. In the opener, Red River won the girls game 67-56 behind a balanced attack. Lexi Robson led four Roughriders in double figures with 18 points, with Kendra Bohm adding 12 points and Maggie Steffen and Danica Kemnitz 10 apiece. Lauren Dub's 16 points paced Central, with Amber Anderson scoring 11.
Cameran Bridgeford picked up eight wins as a freshman last season for the East Grand Forks Senior High/Sacred Heart co-op team wrestling in the heavier weight classes usually dominated by upperclassmen. How he would build on that as a sophomore, Bridgeford didn't know. There were unknowns after the Senior High/Sacred Heart co-op folded because of low participation numbers and Bridgeford and his Sacred Heart teammates joined Grand Forks Central in a new co-op.