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District 16 Girls Basketball Tournament Preview

Stanley – The Stanley Blue Jays enter the District 16 Basketball Tournament as the #1 seed.

District Tourney 2016

Stanley will have a first round bye, the Blue Jays will take on the winner of the #4 Divide County vs. #5 Ray game for a berth in the District 16 Championship Game.

The tournament will be held in Kenmare, the first round is on Thursday, Feb. 11th.

Team Capsules:

#1 Stanley – Stanley went undefeated against district competition this season, the Blue Jays are 13-6 overall. The Stanley Blue Jays are vying for their 4th straight district championship.

#2 Powers Lake – The only district 16 teams that have beaten the Ranchers this season are Stanley (twice) and #4 Divide County.

#3 Kenmare- The Kenmare Honkers were able to easily dispatch their first round opponent Burke County (56-23) on Jan 29th. Kenmare has a 1 point win over #5 Ray and 1 point loss to #4 Divide County in the last two weeks.

#4 Divide County -The Divide County Maroons have won 4 of their last 5, with the only loss coming to Trenton. They face off against Ray in the first round in a game that could likely determine which one of them moves on to the regional tournament.

#5 Ray -The Ray Jays are have played a lot of closely contested games this season, 8 of their losses have been by 6 points or less. Their first round game vs #4 Divide County figures to be a good one.

#6 Burke County – It has been a rebuilding season for Burke County, a positive note for the Titans is that they hold two victories over their likely 2nd round opponent Tioga.

#7 Tioga – Tioga showed that they could punch above their weight for stretches, unfortunately injuries took their toll on an already thin roster. The program has shown significant signs of improvement over the past two seasons, next year figures to be the most competitive year in recent memory for the Pirates.

Bracketology Predictions 

First Round Winners:

#1 Stanley (Bye), #4 Divide County, #2 Powers Lake, #3 Kenmare

Semi-Finals:

#1 Stanley over #4 Divide County, #3 Kenmare over #2 Powers Lake

Loser Out:

#5 Ray (Bye) ,#7 Tioga over #6 Burke County

Play in Games:

#2 Powers Lake over #5 Ray, #4 Divide County over #7 Tioga

Championship Game:

#1 Stanley over #3 Kenmare

You can check out all of the Stanley Blue Jay Girls Basketball Game Results as well as Individual and Team Statistics on their North Dakota Basketball Hub Page

You can also find also find out information about all of the teams on the North Dakota Basketball Hub site

Check out the latest Stanley Blue Jay Sports news on the Stanley Gazette local sports page

Feel free to share your predictions in the comments section!

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