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Class 3A state quarterfinal: DeLaSalle cruises into second round

By Nate Gotlieb, 03/22/22, 6:30PM CDT


Islanders' backcourt too much for St. Cloud Tech.

DeLaSalle's Nasir Whitlock (3) charges to the basket over the top of a St. Cloud Tech defender in the paint during their Class 3A state tournament quarterfinal matchup Tuesday at Williams Arena. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

Third-seeded DeLaSalle (21-7) withstood an 11-0 second-half run by St. Cloud Tech (19-10) after building a 21-point lead.

The Islanders led 36-23 at halftime and extended the lead to 21 with 12:43 to play. But St. Cloud Tech then cut the lead to 51-43 with 7:35 to go.

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