February is always bittersweet in the Mon-Dak area. The road to the postseason starts, and our area high schools are getting things in motion to participate in tournament play.

District 16 Girls' basketball starts on February 9th and runs for three days at Stanley High School. Six teams will meet to decide who the District 16 champion will be, and who will advance to the regional tournament.

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6 teams make up District 16 including Kenmare/Bowbells, Powers Lake/Burke Central, Divide County, Tioga, Stanley, and Ray.

District 16 Bracket

Kenmare/Bowbells and Tioga both have a first-round bye. The first game on Thursday, January 9th starts at 5:30 pm, and game 2 starts at 7:00 pm There will be another day of action on Friday with 2 more games starting at 5:30 pm. Saturday features 3 more games with the championship game at 7:00 p.m.

There is a daily admission charge for those that attend.

  • Adults - $5.00
  • Students - $5.00

If you are unable to attend the games, Mike Reuter will have all the games on 660 KEYZ News Radio. Mike has a keen eye and calls a great game that will leave you on the edge of your seat. He points out that each of the teams matches up fairly well, and they all have great coaches. With the fanbase each team brings to the tournament games, it should be another fun tournament season. To quote Kobe Bryant, “I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.” Keep that in mind as we start that tournament play. Welcome to the postseason and good luck to the participants!

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