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Last-second three-pointer the difference as North Woods quells Ada-Borup comeback

By RON HAGGSTROM, Star Tribune, 03/22/19, 3:45PM CDT


Cade Goggleye's basket with 1.5 seconds left gave the Grizzlies a 57-55 victory and their third consecutive Class 1A championship game appearance.

North Woods' Cade Goggleye (3) jumps into the arms of teammate Trevor Morrison after hitting a last-second three-point shot to lift the Grizzlies to victory over Ada-Borup on Friday at Target Center. Photo: DAVID JOLES •david.joles@startribune.com

North Woods senior guard Cade Goggleye is accustomed to dazzling the crowd. He added himself to the mix Friday.

Goggleye made a fadeaway three-pointer from behind the side of the backboard in the corner with 1.5 seconds left, giving No. 6-ranked North Woods a 57-55 victory over No. 8 Ada-Borup in the Class 1A semifinals at Target Center.

The Grizzlies (29-2) will play Saturday for the state title for the third consecutive year, after finishing as the runner-up the previous two times.

“That was crazy,” said Goggleye, who had 18 points, six assists and three steals. “I wowed myself.”

Goggleye was blanketed by Cougars senior guard Jared Brainard on the last-second shot. Brainard had 15 points and six assists.

“We had him pinned in the corner, and I had my hands up,” said Brainard, who had 15 points and six assists. “He rose up and hit a tough shot. Cade is a great player.”

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