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Forum staff reports, Published March 01 2012

Wahpeton scores win over GF Central in East Region boys basketball quaterfinals

WAHPETON – Wahpeton was 23-for-26 from the free-throw line in a 70-55 win over Grand Forks Central in the quarterfinals of the East Region boys basketball tournament on Thursday.

Jeremy Bontjes scored 19 points to pace the Huskies (15-5).

“I thought we were pretty solid,” Wahpeton head coach Jeff Ralph said. “Nothing was really too flashy, but I thought we did a nice job of getting the ball to Jeremy Bontjes in the second half.”

The Huskies, who play Fargo Shanley 8:15 p.m. Friday in the semifinals, were 20-of 21 from the free-throw line in the second half and outrebounded the Knights 29-15.

Wahpeton defeated Fargo Shanley 68-60 and 67-56 during the regular season.

Nate Pratt added 13 points for the Huskies.

David Olson scored 18 points to pace the Knights (8-13).

Half: W 33, GFC 23

CENTRAL: Gause 4, McWilliams 8, Hale 2, Norton 15, Moe 3, Olson 18, Hape 5.

WAHPETON: Bontjes 19, Christensen 9, Medhaug 11, Pratt 13, Irwin 6, Miller 12.