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Postseason for hoops this week

March madness is nigh.

Tuesday's East Region quarterfinal games were rescheduled for Thursday because of the blizzard forecast to hit the region. Therefore, the West Fargo girls host Valley City at 6 p.m., while the West Fargo boys will head to Fargo Davies for a 7:30 p.m. start.

The West Fargo boys basketball and girls basketball teams both finished their regular season last Thursday with home games against Fargo South.

The Packers girls downed Fargo South 61-44 to finish 18-1 on the season. No. 1 West Fargo hosted No. 9 Valley City (7-12) on Tuesday in the first round of the East Region Tournament. Second-round games are Friday at the Fargo Civic Center, while finals are Saturday at the Bison Sports Arena.

The Fargo South boys basketball team defeated West Fargo 61-54 on Thursday to end their regular seasons. The Packers finished middle of the standings at 10-9 and fifth overall.

Both of Friday's East Region semifinals and Saturday's finals will be played at the Bison Sports Arena.

The top four seeds from the East Region and West Region tournaments will advance to the State Tournament, scheduled for March 8-10 in Fargo.

State tournament action begins at 1 p.m. in the Bison Sports Arena with the girls' West Region No. 1 seed playing the East Region No. 5 seed. Boys contests begin at 2 p.m. at the FargoDome with the same bracket pairings.

Thursday, March 8, and Friday, March 9, provide afternoon and evening sessions. Saturday's consolation action begins at 9:30 a.m.

Tournament play continues concluding with the girls' championship slated for 6 p.m. and boys' title round following at approximately 8:30 p.m.