Two teams will meet today in the district semifinals, which means only one will play in Thursday's district championship contest at 6 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.
When top seed Hettinger-Scranton meets fifth seed Bowman County at 5 p.m. in the regional semifinals, it will be the first of two semis. The second game will pit Dickinson Trinity against Heart River.
The Cougars upset Beulah by a 66-58 margin Monday to earn its berth in the semifinals, while Dickinson Trinity held off Glen Ullin/Hebron by a narrow 48-43 score.
The second semifinal game will start at 7 p.m.
The Night Hawks have a 1-0 edge between the two county squads, having won a narrow 57-52 decision in late January with the game played in Hettinger.
The Night Hawks also enter the game ranked tenth in the state among the Class B teams and will be looking to continue its run into the state tournament.
The Bulldogs enter Tuesday's game thanks to a stifling defensive start against Hazen, building up an early 21-point lead, but still needed a last-second basket by freshman Jaci Fischer to earn the semifinal berth.
The Night Hawks battled Mott-Regent and foul trouble Monday to move into the semifinals