Century boys basketball is headed back to the state championship.
The top-seeded Patriots edged the Mandan Braves 63-55. Century demonstrated a balanced scoring attack, with four of their five starters scoring in double figures. Kade Lynch led the Patriots with 15 points.
Mandan as a team shot over 50 percent from the floor, with much of the production coming from senior Trae Steckler, who totaled 27 points on 11-13 shooting.
Century will face West Fargo Sheyenne in the state championship tomorrow night at 8 p.m., while Mandan will place in the third place game against West Fargo.