MSU Dome hosts Special Olympics ND State Basketball Tournament

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MINOT, N.D. - Special Olympics North Dakota's State Basketball Tournament is descending on the Minot State Dome Friday night and Saturday. The lineup is 450 players strong and fun for everyone.

"This weekend, I want to win the gold and be the best team in state. It's going to take defense, rebounding, scoring, everything," said Jon Dally, Jamestown Wizard.

"I look forward to it. I like playing basketball. I enjoy it a lot, just working together, being a team, helping each other out," said Shannon Priewe, Jamestown Wizard.

"I just love working with these guys. They brighten up my day and make me feel like this is what I want to do with my career, so they really help me," said Wizards Coach Eric Besalda.

Besalda is a Minot State football player and added a coaching minor to his academic career after helping with the tournament as a volunteer.