2023 Class B boys state tournament announced, decades-long drought ends

VALLEY CITY, ND (KMOT) – The final year of high school basketball will hold a special tournament for some small towns.

The NDHSAA released the 2023 boys state basketball tournament seeds Friday morning.

Medina-Pingry/Buchanan makes first co-op trip to ‘B’. Medina last reached the state tournament in 1981.

Warwick, a Region 4 top seed, is making the trip for the first time since 1996. None of the current players on the team were alive to remember the Warriors’ visit.

Shiloh Christian is the only eight-man team from last year’s state tournament to reach the “B” this year.

The Skyhawks have now won six Region 5 titles, the longest active streak in the state.

Shiloh Christian is also one of five schools moving to Class A next year.

Central Cass, Thompson, Des Lacs-Burlington and Beulah all join Shiloh in the boys basketball middle class.

The Central Cass Squirrels girls’ basketball team won the state tournament last weekend. The boys team enters as the number one seed.

The first round matches are as follows:

1 p.m. #2 Shiloh Christian vs. Powers Lake/Burke Central

2:45 p.m. #3 Beulah vs. Medina-Pingre/Buchanan

No. 1 Central Cass vs. Warwick at 6:30 p.m

8:15 p.m. No. 4 Thompson vs. No. 5 Des Lax-Burlington

The tournament begins on Thursday, March 16 at the event center in Bismarck.

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