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Posted On: 11/28/18 7:00 PM

Bismarck Century was the dominant team in North Dakota last season, winning its first 20 games and finishing the season 26-1 which culminated with a state championship victory over Mandan. The Patriots have been one of the most successful teams in the state for a while now and with their two best players back this winter, that run should continue.

Must Be Replaced: Bailee Otterness, Katelyn Selensky, Mariya Kinnebrew, Megan Anderson

Century may return its top two scorers but it will have to replace four key seniors from last year’s team. Otterness, Kinnebrew, Selensky and Anderson all averaged between 4.5 and 7.1 points per game a season ago, giving the Patriots a perfect blend of high-end talent followed by waves of depth.

Key Returners: Lauren Ware, Lily Keplin

The Patriots will have the two best players on the floor in almost every game they play in this season as Ware and Keplin are elite at their positions and in their classes. Keplin is one of the best guards in the state and averaged 15.4 points per game a season ago. She shot nearly 60 percent from inside the arc

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