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Published March 10, 2011, 07:07 PM

ND CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL: Fargo North Knocks Off Century 54-50

Alyssa Dehne and Kira Larson helped Fargo North knock off defending state champ Bismarck Century 54-50 in the first round of the North Dakota girls Class A basketball tournament on Thursday.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Alyssa Dehne and Kira Larson helped Fargo North knock off defending state champ Bismarck Century 54-50 in the first round of the North Dakota girls Class A basketball tournament on Thursday.

Dehne scored 19 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out five assists to lift the Spartans (11-11) to the state semifinals. North finished seventh in the East Region during the regular season. Century was the West Region champion.

Larson finished with 14 points and six rebounds as North shot 32 percent from the field to Century's 30 percent.

Alexis Jacobs led the Patriots (18-5) with nine points and nine rebounds.

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