Weather affects basketball tournaments

Ray Maloney, Sports

The latest winter storm that moved into the overnight on Friday and into Saturday has forced a change in a pair of district girls basketball tournaments being played at area schools.

The District 7 tournament, which began Friday in Fort Totten, was altered because of the weather. The game times remain the same as scheduled, but the dates have been pushed back.

The elimination games and semifinal games will be played Monday, with the championship game being scheduled for Tuesday at Four Winds High School.

Wells County and Midkota will play in one elimination game on Monday beginning at 3 p.m., while Maddock and Four Winds-Warwick will battle in the other elimination game.

No. 2-ranked Carrington will take on New Rockford-Sheyenne in one semifinal round game, which will begin at 6 p.m., and Harvey, ranked No. 7 in the latest Class B poll, will take on Lakota-Adams-Edmore in the other semifinal round game on Monday.

Meanwhile, the District 8 tournament in Cando, was also affected by the storm. Saturday’s regional-qualifying games, along with the district title game, which were to be played on Saturday, were all pushed back to Monday.

North Star will take on Minnewaukan-Leeds and Starkweather-Munich will tangle with St. John beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. The winners of those two games will both advance to the regional tournament in Devils Lake next week.

Langdon and Rolla-Rock Lake will take to the court at approximately 4:30 p.m. with the District 8 championship on the line.