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Published March 12 2009

Boys basketball: Bismarck drops top-seeded Wahpeton in state quarterfinals

Bismarck used a late rally to defeat Wahpeton 63-52 on Thursday during the first round of the North Dakota Class A state boys basketball tournament at the Fargodome.

The Demons (14-9) will face the winner of the West Fargo-Williston game at 3 p.m. today in the semifinals.

After a back-and-forth battle, a 13-0 run in the second half helped Bismarck take the lead for good.

Wahpeton (18-5) is headed to the consolation bracket.