Minot Ryan extended its winning streak to 27 games with a 58-53 win over Benson County on Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota girls state Class B basketball tournament.
Hannah Stewart earned a double-double for the Lions (25-0), who were fifth in last year's state tourney. She posted a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds, along with four blocks. She was 10 for 15 from the field and made 2 of 4 from the line.
Ryan's Anika Rovig added 18 points and dished out five assists.
Andrea Jorgenson led the Wildcats (24-2) with 17 points. Senior guard Sara Schwanke scored 11 points and had 3 of the teams' eight steals.