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Rugby, T-G-U advance at District 11 Tournament

By Staff | Feb 28, 2009

No. 4 Rugby defeated No. 5 and District 11 boys basketball tournament host Dunseith, 50-44 in the quarterfinals on Feb. 27.

This is the sixth consecutive season the Panthers won their opening round game. Rugby will meet top-seeded Velva in the semifinals. The Aggies made short work of No. 8 Sawyer, 76-32.

No. 6 Towner-Granville-Upham, meanwhile, upset No. 3 Bottineau in the quarterfinals, 74-64. The win avenged an earlier season loss to the Braves. T-G-U will face No. 2 Drake-Anamoose in the semifinals. The Raiders defeated No. 7 Westhope-Newburg in the other quarterfinals.

The tournament will wrap up on Monday, March 2 with two region-qualifying games and the championship.

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