Perham and Moorhead fall in state basketball tournament quarterfinals

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Moorhead’s Hunter Wachenheim leaps to catch a pass against Wayzata during their Minnesota Class 4A state boys basketball tournament quarterfinal game Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Target Center in Minneapolis.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Unseeded Cretin-Derham Hall surprised second-seeded Owatonna in the third quarterfinal of the Minnesota Class 4A state boys basketball tournament when it squeaked out a one-point win in the final minute.

Wayzata ensured that would be the only upset of the day in the 4A field. The No. 3-ranked and seeded Trojans opened the state tournament with a dominant 71-28 victory over unseeded Moorhead on Tuesday at Target Center. >>> Full story here.

Wayzata rolled into Thursday's semifinals with a 71-28 win over Moorhead on Tuesday

Perham huddles in the second half of its game against Caledonia in the AA boys basketball state tournament.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Perham boys basketball team knew it had its hands full with standout guard Eli King and the Caledonia Warriors. Despite a 51-40 defeat in the Class AA quarterfinals, the Yellowjackets proved they belong among the state's elite.


Caledonia (24-1), the Section 1-AA champion, averages 74 points per game. But on Tuesday night at the Target Center, Perham (18-11) stuck to its defensive guns and held one of the state's best offenses to just 51 points. >>> Full story here.

The Perham boys basketball team struggled to dig out of an early hole in the first round of the state tournament on Tuesday. The loss against No. 2 Caledonia knocks the Yellowjackets into the consolation bracket.
Miriley Simon, a 6-foot-1 junior forward, has picked up two NCAA Division I offers and garnered interest from college coaches after a dominant sophomore season for the Packers. Forum file photo
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Girls basketball: South's Wagner, West Fargo's Simon named to N.D. Class A All-State first team

FARGO — Two Bismarck Century players are among first-team selections and six Eastern Dakota Conference players were first- or second-team selections om the North Dakota Class A girls all-state basketball team that was announced Tuesday.

West Fargo's Miriley Simon and Fargo South's Adie Wagner joined Bismarck Century's Logan Nissley and Bergan Kinnebrew and Jamestown's Anthonett Nabwe on the five-player first team. Nissley was the lone unanimous first-team selection. >>> Full story.

Bismarck Century's Logan Nissley was the lone unanimous selection on the five-player first team announced Tuesday.

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