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After closing out the East and West Region Tournaments, Class A boys Basketball enters the State Tournament this afternoon. Eight teams from across the state will be in a three-day battle for the coveted state title.

Looking back:

West Region Tournament

In the semifinals, Jamestown squeaked past Mandan to win 74-71, while Bismarck High won over Minot, 86-80. In the Final, Jamestown and Bismarck High, two incredibly talented teams, battled for the #1 West Region Seed in the State Tournament. The Blue Jays, defending state champs, fell behind Bismarck High, 84-79 and now go into State as #2 in the West. 

East Region Tournament

Fargo Davies and Devils Lake met in the semifinals, the Davies toppling the Firebirds 84-66. The other semifinal game, West Fargo Sheyenne versus Shanley, ended in a hefty 74-51 win for Sheyenne. In the final, Sheyenne continued their dominance and downed Fargo Davies 68-48.

State semifinals and consolation semifinals will take place on Friday, followed by the Championship game and consolation finals on Saturday.

Check local listings for TV coverage of the tournament.

Read the full story in your Thursday, March 12th Times-Record. Purchase a paper copy at the TR office or an electronic edition online at

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