Bismarck Century wins NDHSAA Class A boys basketball state championship
March 10, 2018 10:30 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
FARGO – The Bismarck Century boys basketball team celebrated its first North Dakota High School Activities Association Class A state championship since 2011 on Saturday night.
The Patriots edged West Fargo Sheyenne 63-56 in the title game on March 10 at the SCHEELS Center in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.
Century led 29-22 at halftime. The Patriots were paced by junior guard Treyton Mattern who scored a game high 20 points. Century senior center Kade Lynch added 19 points.
Century senior forward Josh Sipes scored 13 points on Saturday and was named the tournament’s most valuable player. The Patriots wrapped up its season with a 25-2 record.
West Fargo Sheyenne was making its first appearance in a state championship game. The Mustangs were led by junior guard Christian Kuntz who scored 13 points.
The Century boys and Century girls basketball teams made history on Saturday becoming the first school to win state championships in the same combined Class A tournament, which began in 2003. The last school to have won both Class A state titles in boys and girls basketball during the same school year was Fargo North during the 2001-02 school year. North won the girls tournament in the fall of 2001 and then won the boys tournament in the winter of 2002.