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Boys' basketball: St. Anthony beats buzzer, topples Columbia Heights

03/08/2013, 7:18am CST
By Star Tribune

Mitch Milliren hit a buzzer-beater as seventh-seeded St. Anthony defeated second-seeded Columbia Heights.

CLASS 3A

SECTION 3 • QUARTERFINALS

• ST. ANTHONY 58, COLUMBIA HEIGHTS 57: Mitch Milliren hit a buzzer-beater as seventh-seeded St. Anthony defeated second-seeded Columbia Heights. Only four players scored for the Huskies, who led 29-19 at halftime. Mike Studer led the way for St. Anthony by scoring 20 points. Deon Sanstad scored 18 points for the Hylanders.

CLASS 4A

SECTION 5 • QUARTERFINALS

• COOPER 78, MAPLE GROVE 67: With Gophers coach Tubby Smith watching from the bleachers, coveted national recruit Rashad Vaughn scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Lavar McCullough added 20 points in the fifth-seeded Hawks’ victory over fourth-seeded Maple Grove. Erik Olson scored 33 points for the Crimson.

• CENTENNIAL 62, CHAMPLIN PARK 57: Quin Peterson scored 17 points, and Pierre Roddy added 16 as the sixth-seeded Cougars beat the Rebels. Centennial took advantage of some late Champlin Park turnovers to hit some big three-pointers after JT Gibson’s back-to-back threes gave Champlin Park a late lead. Brennan Witt finished with 13 points and nine rebounds for Champlin Park.

SECTION 7 • QUARTERFINALS

• ANDOVER 57, BLAINE 49: With a 10-point lead over fourth-seed Andover at the half, fifth-seeded Blaine had a victory in sight. But host Andover’s resilient play, and Jake McNallan’s 15 points, helped the Huskies rally for the victory. Andover plays top-seeded St. Francis on Monday. Matt Barthels scored 15 points for Blaine.

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