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State hoops tournament in Bismarck this year

The State A Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Tournament will be held at the Bismarck Civic Center, 315 S. Fifth St., Thursday to Saturday, March 14 to 16.  Jim Haussler, athletic director for Bismarck Public Schools, will be the tournament manager.

East Region basketball is scheduled for March 5, 8 and 9 and West Region is slated for March 7 to 9 with the top four boys and girls teams from each region advancing to state competition March 14.

State tournament action begins at 1 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall with the girls’ East Region firth seed playing the West Region fourth. Boys’ contests begin at 2 p.m. in the Civic Center with East Region first seed meeting the West Region fourth seed.

March 14 and Friday March 15 provide afternoon and evening games. Saturday’s consolation action begins at 9:30 a.m. Tournament play continues concluding with the girls’ championship slated for 6 p.m. and boys’ title round following at approximately 8 p.m.

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