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DeLaSalle has its way with Bemidji in 3A quarterfinal

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 03/20/19, 12:00PM CDT


The Islanders' stifling defense, coupled with strong three-point shooting, led to a 76-45 victory over the Lumberjacks.

DeLaSalle's Kameron Givens went to the basket for two points in the first half of the Islanders' Class 3A quarterfinal matchup with Bemidji on Wednesday at Williams Arena. Photo: ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com

First report

Top seed DeLaSalle ran away from Bemidji in a 76-45 rout in the first Class 3A quarterfinal Wednesday at Williams Arena.

The Islanders (25-5) led 40-19 at halftime thanks to stifling defense, their trademark, and strong three-point shooting. They made 8-of-12 three-pointers in the first half.

Bemidji (23-4), playing in its first state tournament since 1985, fared no better in the second half.

DeLaSalle, a private school located in Minneapolis, won six consecutive 3A titles from 2012-17.

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