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Tom Mix, Published March 12 2014

ND Class A state girls basketball tournament capsules

NORTH DAKOTA CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT

QUARTERFINALS

AT MINOT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM

1 p.m. – Bismarck vs. Valley City

Bismarck Demons

Head coach: Dallas Hinderer

Record: 20-2 (West Region No. 1 seed, Western Dakota Association regular-season champions)

Key Players

G: Kylee Leingang, 5-6, Sr. (7.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

F: Courtney Trolliey, 6-0, Sr. (15.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg)

G: Ashlee Hilzendeger, 5-9, Sr. (7.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

F: Keisha Englehardt, 5-9, Sr. (17.9 ppg, 10.8 rpg)

G: Kenzie Kiefer, 5-7, Sr. (12.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg)

Facts and stats

The No. 1-ranked Demons are making their fourth consecutive trip to the state tournament and 24th overall appearance. … Bismarck has won two state championships (1991, 2009). … Bismarck averages 73.9 points per game – the most in Class A. … The Demons had a 14-game winning streak snapped in a 57-54 loss to Bismarck Century in the regular-season finale on Feb. 28.

Valley City Hi-Liners

Head coach: Waylon Starr

Record: 15-7 (East Region No. 4 seed)

Key Players

G: Clarrisa Olson, 5-8, Jr. (8.9 ppg, 6 rpg)

G: Jessica Denholm, 5-6, Sr. (11 ppg, 3.7 rpg)

F: Danica Diegel, 5-10, Sr. (5.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg)

F: Dierra Diegel, 5-10, Sr. (20 ppg, 5.1 rpg)

C: Taylor Madison, 5-10, Sr. (8.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg)

Facts and stats

Valley City is making its eighth appearance at the state tournament and first since 2005. … The Hi-Liners had a season-long, eight-game winning streak from Jan. 9 to Feb. 7. … Valley City averages 59.3 ppg and allows opponents 49.5 ppg. … The Hi-Liners have forced 414 turnovers this season (18.8 per game). … Dierra Diegel leads the team in steals with 83 (3.7 per game) followed by Olson, who averages (2.9 per game).

3 p.m. – West Fargo vs. Minot

West Fargo Packers

Head coach: Barb Metcalf

Record: 20-2 (East Region No. 2 seed, Eastern Dakota Conference regular-season champions)

Key Players

G: Cassidy Thorson, 5-11, Sr. (14.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg)

G: Alison Enno, 5-6, Jr. (7.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg)

F: Kaitlin Langerud, 5-11, Sr. (7 ppg, 4.5 rpg)

C: Shelby Gustafson, 6-0, Sr. (12.7 ppg, 9 rpg)

C: Cassidy Nelson, 5-11, Jr. (11.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg)

G: Kennedi Sand, 5-10, Soph. (4 pgg, 1 rpg).

Facts and stats

The No. 2-ranked Packers started the season with an 18-game winning streak. … West Fargo’s two losses this season were to Fargo Davies (Feb. 27) and to Fargo Shanley in the East Region championship game. … West Fargo is making its 17th state tournament appearance. … The Packers average 66.7 ppg.

Minot Majettes

Head coach: Todd Magnuson

Record: 14-8 (West Region No. 3 seed)

Key Players

F: Brooke Suko, 5-8, Jr. (6.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

C: Cassie Askvig, 6-1, So. (17.9 ppg, 9.3 rpg)

G: Jayden Moum, 5-7, Sr. (8.5 ppg, 4 rpg)

G: McKale Duttenhefer, 5-8, Jr. (11.2 ppg, 3 rpg)

F: Sierra Duttenhefer, 5-9, Jr. (6.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg)

G: Sophie Bengson, 5-4, Jr. (7.4 ppg, 5 rpg)

Facts and stats

Minot is making its 26th state tournament appearance – third most in Class A. … The Majettes average 59.9 ppg. … Minot averages 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and 8.5 steals per game. … Minot’s lone state championship came in 1978. … Askvig averages three blocks per game.

5 p.m. – Fargo Shanley vs. Jamestown

Fargo Shanley Deacons

Head coach: Tim Jacobson

Record: 20-2 (East Region No. 1 seed)

Key Players

G: Sarah Jacobson, 5-9, Soph. (21.6 ppg, 6.2 apg)

F: Lauren Rotunda, 5-10, Soph. (10.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg)

G: Somer Bucholz, 5-7, Jr. (4.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

F: Jackie Day, 5-8, Jr. (6.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg)

F: Alivia Fraase, 6-1, Jr. (7.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg)

G: Ellen Erie, 5-6, Soph. (4.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg)

Facts and stats

The Deacons are making their 27th state tournament appearance. … The No. 3-ranked Deacons are entering state with the East Region’s No. 1 seed for the second straight season. … Shanley’s two losses came against West Fargo. … Shanley is on a 13-game winning streak.

Jamestown Blue Jays

Head coach: Andy Skunberg

Record: 12-10 (West Region No. 4 seed)

Key Players

G: McKayla Orr, 5-4, Sr. (14.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg)

G: Meghan Orr, 5-0, Soph. (5.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg)

G: Erin Mulowney, 5-4, Sr. (5.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg)

C: Paige Peterson, 6-0, Sr. (18.7 ppg, 13.5 rpg)

C: Katelyn Willer, 6-0, Sr. (2.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg)

C: Addie Eamon, 6-0, Sr. (6.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg)

Facts and stats

Jamestown is averaging 60 points per game and is allowing opponents 54.1 ppg. … The Blue Jays are making their 13th state tournament appearance. … McKayla Orr tied a single-game West Region tournament scoring record, pouring in 36 points in the Blue Jays’ 87-58 win over Turtle Mountain on Saturday.

7 p.m. – Bismarck Century vs. Fargo Davies

Bismarck Century Patriots

Head coach: Ron Metz

Record: 19-3 (West Region No. 2 seed)

Key Players

G: Jordyn Jossart, 5-9, Jr. (13.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg)

F: Macy Lynch, 5-6, Sr. (14 ppg, 4.9 rpg)

G: Jen Benz, 5-6, Sr. (6.7 ppg, 2.8 apg)

F: Alaina Furcht, 6-2, Sr. (7.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg)

F: Katie Scherr, 5-11, Soph. (4.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

G: Cassidy Wilhelm, 5-8, Jr. (5.6 ppg, 3 rpg)

Facts and stats

Century – two-time defending state champion – is making its 30th appearance at the state tournament – the most in Class A. … The No.4-ranked Patriots have won seven of their last eight games and are shooting 41 percent as a team. … Century is averaging 61.7 ppg and allowing opponents 42.5 ppg.

Fargo Davies Eagles

Head coach: Tonah Safranski

Record: 16-6 (East Region No. 3 seed)

Key Players

F: Alexis Klabo, 6-2, Jr. (20. 1 ppg, 10.4 rpg)

G: Kinsey Papachek, 5-8, Sr. (4.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

F: Kylee Bergantine, 5-11, Fr. (8.5 ppg, 2.5 apg)

C: Kaitlyn Olson, 6-1, Sr. (11.8 ppg, 7.7 rpg)

C: Brook Hildre, 6-0, Sr. (6 ppg, 4.9 rpg)

F: Kai Erickson, 5-8, Soph. (2.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg)

Facts and stats

The No. 5-ranked Eagles are making their second state tournament appearance. … Davies has won seven of its last eight games and qualified for the state tournament with a 61-57 win over Grand Forks Red River at the East Region tournament. … Davies is averaging 63.2 ppg and is allowing opponents 53.5 ppg.