Bismarck Century wins fourth straight Class A Volleyball State Title


November 17, 2018 8:00 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

MINOT, N.D. – The Bismarck Century volleyball team accomplished something no other program in the state has done before on Saturday at the NDHSAA Class A State Tournament.

The Patriots won their fourth consecutive state championship defeating Mandan 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18) in the title match Saturday, November 18 at the Minot State Dome.

A year ago, Century and LaMoure-Litchville/Marion joined Fargo North (1994-96) as the only programs to three-peat in state history.

Saturday, the Patriots stood alone among the great prep volleyball dynasties in state history.

Junior Lauren Ware led the Patriots with 27 kills. Century sophomore outside hitter Julia Fitterer added 13 kills and 19 digs for the Patriots.

Senior middle hitter Megan Zander led the Braves with 11 kills.

In addition to the win over the Braves on Saturday, Century’s string of titles includes title match wins over Fargo Shanley (2015), Bismarck High (2016) and Jamestown (2017) .

The Patriots have now won seven state championships in program history (1984, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

BOX SCORE: BISMARCK CENTURY 3, MANDAN 1

FULL TOURNAMENT RESULTS:

QUARTERFINALS
Century def. WF Sheyenne 3-0 (30-28, 25-21, 25-19)
Fargo Davies def. Bismarck 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-16, 25-18)
West Fargo def. Jamestown 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 25-10, 22-25, 15-13)
Mandan def. Shanley 3-2 (19-25, 20-25, 25-12, 25-22, 15-2)

CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS
WF Sheyenne def. Bismarck 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-18)
Shanley def. Jamestown 3-2 (25-17, 19-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-10)

SEMIFINALS
Century def. Fargo Davies 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 26-24)
Mandan def. West Fargo 3-1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 25-17)

SEVENTH PLACE MATCH
Bismarck def. Jamestown 3-2 (25-16, 18-25, 25-23, 15-25, 15-12)

FIFTH PLACE MATCH
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Fargo Shanley 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-14)

THIRD PLACE MATCH
Fargo Davies def. West Fargo 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-18)

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Bismarck Century def. Mandan 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18)

2018 NDHSAA CLASS A VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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