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Dickinson Trinity boys to face Kenmare in first round of Class B state tournament

BISMARCK -- The Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team has earned the No. 4 seed in the North Dakota Class B state tournament, which starts next Thursday at the Minot State Dome.

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Dickinson Trinity seniors Zach Kubas, right, and Willy Jahner celebrate with teammates Thursday after winning the Region 7 Tournament championship game over Beulah at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. (Press Photo by Dustin Monke)

BISMARCK -- The Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team has earned the No. 4 seed in the North Dakota Class B state tournament, which starts next Thursday at the Minot State Dome.

The Titans will face unseeded Kenmare, the Region 8 champion, at 7:15 Thursday in the final quarterfinal game.

The game will be broadcast live by Forum Communications Co. on KBMY, which is Channel 3, 103 and 303 on Dickinson’s Consolidated cable system, and Channels 17 and 617 on Midcontinent.

Trinity won the Region 7 championship Thursday with a 72-64 win over Beulah at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.

This will be the first meeting between Trinity (20-4) and Kenmare (21-3) this season.

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The quarterfinal round begins with second-seeded Shiloh Christian facing Grafton at noon. No. 3 seed Minot Our Redeemer’s against Strasburg-Zeeland will follow at 1:45 p.m. Top-seeded Four Winds-Minnewaukan will face Northern Cass at 5:30 p.m.

The Titans are 1-2 this year against other teams in the eight-team field. They suffered a season-opening 61-54 loss to Shiloh Christian Dec. 12 and lost a 60-58 decision against Our Redeemer’s Jan. 8.

However, Trinity handed Four Winds-Minnewaukan its only loss of the season, 64-61, on Dec. 28.

Trinity last appeared in the state tournament in 2013, when it placed fifth.

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