- Associated Press - Friday, March 14, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Bismarck held a two-point lead at half and stretched it to a 62-44 consolation win over Minot on Friday at the North Dakota Class A state boys basketball tournament.

Taylor Schafer was 10-for-22 from the field and made 2 of 3 from the free throw line to score a game-high 23 points for the Demons (17-7). Jon Tharaldsen shot 50 percent from the field for eight points and collected a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Demons got eight points from James Iron Eyes’ 3-for-5 shooting, including two 3-pointers and Seth Heilman added nine points.

The Magicians (16-8) were led by Braydon Lund’s 3-for-7 shooting from the field and 7-for-11 from the line for 13 points and 10 rebounds. Colter Hustad added 11 points.