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The second-place West Fargo Flames — Back Row: from left, Justin Diemert, Jaycee Clemens, Kenley Mahnke, Lucie Holaday, Lily Messmer, Shane Giesen. Front Row: Ashlyn Diemert, Ana Kramer, Brynn Giesen, Kobe Giesen

Local teams take second at Pacesetter youth tournament

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Two West Fargo girls basketball teams recently played in the Pacesetter Youth Basketball State Championship, with both of them taking second place.

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Those teams are the seventh-place Lightning team and the fifth-grade Flames team.

The tournament was held at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks.

The top two teams in each age division from Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota now advance to the Pacesetter Great Four State Championship at the Target Center in Minneapolis in August.

The teams will arrive Friday afternoon for a team introduction and rules meeting, and then get to enjoy a Minnesota Lynx game that evening. The next day, they will start the tournament on the Target Center courts.

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