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Published March 16, 2012, 09:07 PM

Grafton Beats Shiloh Christian 62-45 in Class B Semifinal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hanna Thompson powered Grafton to a 62-45 semifinal victory over Shiloh Christian on Friday at the North Dakota girls Class B basketball tournament.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hanna Thompson powered Grafton to a 62-45 semifinal victory over Shiloh Christian on Friday at the North Dakota girls Class B basketball tournament.

Thompson posted a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The Spoilers (25-1) opened the second half on a 13-4 run, turning a four-point halftime lead into a 13-point advantage. Samantha DeSautel added 10 points, while Cassie Thompson added 10 rebounds and eight points, helping Grafton stretch its winning streak to 21 games.

The Spoilers outrebounded the Skyhawks 56-37 and forced 29 turnovers.

Paige Emmel led Shiloh Christian (20-7) with 12 points and Mikayla Forness had 11.

The Spoilers, making their first appearance in a Class B tournament, will play for their first state title. Grafton made eight appearances in the Class A state tournament.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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