FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Minot Ryan blew a 10-point third-quarter lead then came from eight points down to beat Central Cass 54-50 Saturday in the title game at the North Dakota girls Class B basketball tournament.
The unbeaten Lions (27-0) trailed 42-34 after a 16-0 run by Central Cass gave the Squirrels (24-4) the lead. But they took a 51-50 lead late and never trailed again.
Hannah Stewart led the Lions to their 29th straight win and their first title since 1993 with 27 points and 12 rebounds.
Hannah Breske scored 20 of her 26 points in the second half for the Squirrels, who lost the title game for the third time since 2010.
Faith Dooley added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Central Cass.