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MINOT, N.D. — Bismarck Century and Bismarck St. Mary’s played two tight games in the regular season, so when the West Region powers met Saturday night in the North Dakota Class A boys basketball state semifinals a close contest was forecasted.

Not deviating from expectations, the game went into overtime with St. Mary’s posting a 67-62 win over top-ranked Century at the Minot State Dome.

The Patriots had won the previous meetings by scores of 62-60 (Jan. 20) and 78-77 (Feb. 8).

“It was just two good teams going at it and we knew coming in it was going to be a great game,” said St. Mary’s senior guard Darius Sparks, who led the No. 3-ranked Saints with 19 points.

St. Mary’s (20-4) advances to the state title game and plays Fargo Davies  at 8 p.m.

ST. MARY’S (20-4): Kopp 4 4-6 14, Nagel 3 0-2 7, Obritch 3 0-0 6, Dvorak 1 1-1 3, Sparks 4 9-10 19, Weisbeck 4 5-8 13, Neff 2 1-2 5. Totals: 21-43 20-29 67.

CENTURY (22-2): Hutchins 3 0-0 6, Quist 2 1-2 6, Rudolph 7 2-5 16, Schatz 4 4-7 12, Feeney 4 5-6 16, Holen 2 2-2 6. Totals: 22-46 14-22 62.

Halftime: SM 26, C 24.

3-pointers: Kopp 2, Nagel, Sparks 2, Quist, Feeney 3. Total fouls: SM 17, C 22. Fouled out: Nagel, Holen. Rebounds: SM 28 (Weisbeck 10), C 29 (Rudolph 14). Turnovers: SM 12, C 12. Assists: SM 7 (Nagel 3), C 6 (Hutchins 2).

Girls

The Fargo Shanley avoided a third year of being denied an opportunity to play in the championship game by defeating Fargo Davies 73-37.

DAVIES (17-7): Papachek 1 0-0 3, Bergantine 3 0-0 9, Kottsick 2 2-2 8, Klabo 2 4-4 8, Haugen 1 0-0 2, Olson 1 0-0 2, Malmanger 1 0-0 2, Erickson 0 3-4 4. Totals: 11-45 9-10 37.

SHANLEY (22-2): Day 2 1-2 5, Fraase 3 1-2 9, Jacobson 6 5-7 19, Erie 2 0-0 5, Dietz 1 0-0 2, Saville 0 2-2 2, Rotunda 5 1-1 13, Bucholz 3 4-4 10, Vetter 1 0-0 2, Weber 0 4-4 4, Bath 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24-44 18-22 73.

Halftime: S 36, D 22.

3-pointers: Papachek, Bergantine 3, Kottsick 2, Fraase 2, Jacobson 2, Erie, Rotunda 2. Total fouls: D 20, S 12. Fouled out: Kottsick. Rebounds: D 29 (Olson 5), S 28 (Fraase). Turnovers: D 23, S 15. Assists: D 9 (Kottsick, Klabo, Hildre 2), S 18 (Fraase 6).

Tom Mix
Tom Mix is the North Dakota high school sports reporter. He's worked at The Forum for five years. He was the 2013 North Dakota sportswriter of the year, an award that is sponsored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com  
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