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Sheyenne's Manson commits to UND basketball, wins Red River Invitational

Maggie Manson of West Fargo Sheyenne watches the path of her ball near the water next to a green during the Thursday, August 24, 2017, meet at The Meadows in Moorhead. Dave Wallis / The Pioneer1 / 2
Maggie Manson of the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs basketball team runs through practice drills Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Sheyenne High School. Dave Wallis / The Forum2 / 2

West Fargo Sheyenne junior Maggie Manson committed to play basketball at the University of North Dakota she announced on her Twitter account Saturday, Sept. 9. Manson is the first college commitment at any level for the Sheyenne girls basketball program.

"Super excited to announce my commitment to continue my education and basketball career at the University of North Dakota #GoHawks" Manson wrote on her Twitter page.

As a sophomore last season, Manson led the state in 3-pointers made with 50 at a pace of 2.8 per game, tied for second in the state and led the Eastern Dakota Conference with 4.4 assists per game and was fourth in the state with a 79.2 free-throw percentage. The 5-foot-8 guard was also eighth in the EDC with 14.3 points per game and 10th in the EDC with 2.8 steals per game.

Manson also won her first tournament with a 3-over-par 75 on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Grand Forks Red River Invitational at King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. She led the Mustangs to a second-place showing at the meet with a team score of 354.

Sheyenne's Ashley Peterson tied for ninth overall with an 89, Alison Ault scored a 95, Jessica Koerselman turned in a 95, Allison Schmidt carded a 102 and Abby College ended with a 117.

Colton Pool

Pool is a reporter for The West Fargo Pioneer covering city sports and community news. He was the sports editor for The Dickinson Press covering Dickinson State athletics, high school athletics and Southwest Speedway. He graduated from North Dakota State with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. You can reach him by phone at 701-451-5715 or tweet him @CPoolReporter. 

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