Three points is all that separated two games between Century and St. Mary's during the regular season. The Patriots winning both of them.
Both of these teams take pride on playing good defense. For Century Coach Mattern says their good defense translates to good offense on the other end.
"Once we started getting stops and rebounds I think that helped us on the offensive end. I thought we did a nice job with our spacing in the second half and spread it out and got contributions from a lot of different players. Tyler Rudolph well every game is going to be tough and we know that and that is our mind set. We are going to have to get stops, day in and day out and that is what we are trying to do," says coach Darin Mattern.
These two teams know each other all to well.
"Our kids have been talking about it since we were at Century last time. We want to get that next opportunity to play Century again. It's going to be fun. Two WDA teams who know a lot about each other. It's definitely going to be a tough one," says Saints coach Brent DeKok.
Tip off at the Minot State Dome is tonight.