Pats handle Bravettes in semifinals
FARGO -- With a 37-point lead at halftime on Friday night, Ron Metz expected his Bismarck Century girls basketball team to ease off the pedal in the second half.
FARGO - With a 37-point lead at halftime on Friday night, Ron Metz expected his Bismarck Century girls basketball team to ease off the pedal in the second half.
Still, he was visibly frustrated him at times.
“We know there’s gonna be some let-up, but we’ve still got to be able to execute,” Metz said. “The girls understand that. They’ve got a huge lead, but we still want to execute and finish strong.”
The Patriots breezed into the North Dakota Class A state championship game with an 88-21 win over Turtle Mountain at the Fargodome. They meet Fargo Shanley at 5 p.m. today in a matchup of the past two state champions.
It was another big win for Century, which beat West Fargo by 17 in the quarterfinals on Thursday. The Patriots flashed that dominance early against Turtle Mountain, starting the game with 29 consecutive points.
“We had to get out in transition and score quick points,” said senior guard Jordyn Jossart, who poured in a game-high 22 points. “We know (Turtle Mountain). They’re gonna come out hard, and we’ve got to come out harder.”
West Fargo 61, Fargo Davies 50
Cassidy Nelson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in West Fargo’s win over Fargo Davies that advanced the Packers to today’s fifth-place game against Bismarck High.
Akealy Moton finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Packers, who trailed 25-23 at halftime.
Davies received a 26-point effort from Lexi Klabo in the loss.
Bismarck High 58, Minot 57
Jaycee Walter led three players in double figures with 14 points as Bismarck moved on to the fifth-place game with a win over Minot.
Shelby Standing Elk (13) and Alison Fisher (10) were also in double figures for the Demons, who meet West Fargo or Fargo Davies today.