In the girls Class A state quarterfinals Thursday, Century and Legacy each advanced to the semifinals, while a hot second half led to West Fargo Sheyenne taking down Mandan.
Top-seeded Century wasted no time building a huge lead against Grand Forks Red River, and the Patriots never allowed the threat of an upset to become a possibility, as they took the game 65-33. Lauren Ware led the way with 25 points while Lilly Keplin added 19 for Century.
Legacy upended the East’s two-seed in Fargo Shanley with a 56-45 win. The Sabers put together a strong defensive effort and cashed in their free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Mandan girls basketball lost their quarterfinal 75-61 in a game that featured two very different halves. The Braves built an 11-point lead going into halftime, with Megan Zander tallying 19 points in that period.
The Mustangs opened the second half on a 15-4 run to tie the game at 40. From there the Mustangs kept up the rhythm on offense, talling 50 second half points total on over 50 percent shooting. While Sheyenne was hot in the second half, Mandan’s offense was cold, as they shot just 26 percent.
Sheyenne and Devils Lake, who beat Williston 73-50 in their quarterfinal, will play in the first semifinal Friday at 1 p.m.
Century and Legacy will face off in the other semifinal at 3 p.m. Both semifinals will be on the main floor of the Bismarck Event Center.