PHOTOGRAPHS: Glimpses from the North Dakota Class B Boys’ State Basketball Quarterfinals, including Central Cass’s Triumph
The North Dakota Class B Boys’ State Basketball Quarterfinals were a spectacle of intense athletic competition, culminating in Central Cass’s monumental victory. As the buzzer sounded, the crowd erupted in a jubilant roar of celebration and jubilation.
The tournament’s opening match saw Central Cass take on the Devils Lake Firebirds. Although the Firebirds fought hard to the very end, Central Cass dominated the competition throughout, eventually prevailing by a score of 64-45. The Squirrels’ next contest was against the Fargo Shanley Deacons, and they continued to exhibit a superior performance, winning by a decisive mark of 61-41.
In the semifinals, Central Cass squared off against the Wahpeton Huskies, a formidable foe. After a back-and-forth contest, the Squirrels emerged triumphant with a score of 64-62. This victory set the stage for the championship game against the Carrington Cardinals.
At the championship game, the excitement was palpable, as both teams battled for the title. Central Cass led for most of the match, but the Cardinals kept it close, trailing by only two points as the clock ticked down. In the end, the Squirrels held on for the win, taking the trophy with a final score of 56-50.
The North Dakota Class B Boys’ State Basketball Quarterfinals proved to be an unforgettable event, and Central Cass’s triumph was the perfect way to cap off an unforgettable tournament.
Photographs courtesy of InForum.