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Forum staff reports, Published March 01 2012

GF Central tops Fargo Davies in East Region girls basketball quarterfinals

FARGO - Grand Forks Central had four players score in double figures in a 73-56 win over Fargo Davies in the quarterfinals of the East Region girls basketball tournament on Thursday.

Nicole Fennel and Taylor Hammer each scored 14 points to pace the Knights (8-12).

“I thought defensively (Central was very aggressive and physical,” Davies head coach Tonah Safranski said. “We never got in a rhythm on offense and a lot of that had to do with their pressure.”

Davies’ freshman Lexi Klabo scored 17 points to pace the Eagles (9-11).

The Knights play West Fargo in the semifinals 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Fargo Civic Center.

The Eagles play Valley City in the consolation semifinals.

“We just need to forget about (Thursday) and come ready to play,” said Safranski. “We need to bounce back, regroup and get a win.”

Half: GFC 37, D 25

GFC: Bacon 13, Johnson 9, Medrano 9, Hammer 14, Fennel 14, Olson 12, Reller 2.

HOME: Papachek 5, Klabo 17, Weston 8, Larson 8, Hildre 2, Moffett 6, Bolstad 10.