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Manti and Grand’s girls’ basketball teams had a play-in game for the state tournament on Wednesday night under unusual circumstances. Grand had to forfeit a win and was therefore tied with Manti for last place in Region 15. The reasons behind the forfeit were not made public. The teams were notified on Tuesday afternoon of the forfeit and consequently the play-in game.
The game took place on a neutral court in Salina at the North Sevier High School. Manti emerged victorious, 44-38. With the win, the Lady Templars (6-17, 2-11 Region 15) will continue onto the state tournament to compete on Friday against Carbon (19-2, 12-0 Region 14).