Shanley fell short in the North Dakota Class A girls basketball state semifinals the previous two years. They wouldn't make it three. The Deacons stormed into the state championship game with a 73-37 win over Davies Friday night.
The Eagles went scoreless for nearly nine minutes in the second half as Shanley seized control. Sarah Jacobson had a game high 19 points and the Deacons will play Minot for the championship, returning to the title game for the first time since 2011.