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Class 2A state quarterfinal: Tigers hold off late charging Minnehaha Academy

By Nate Gotlieb, 03/22/22, 9:45PM CDT


Redhawks' championship streak comes to an end.

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta's Durgin Decker (4) tries to fake out Minnehaha Academy's Marcus Horton (22) to get off a shot during their Class 2A state tournament quarterfinal game Tuesday night at Williams Arena. Photo by Earl Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta built a 14-point halftime lead before withstanding a late Minnehaha Academy comeback to defeat the Redhawks 71-67 in the Class 2A boys’ basketball quarterfinals Tuesday at Williams Arena.

The fifth-seeded Tigers (28-2), who have won 18 consecutive games, stretched their lead to 17 points with 13:40 to go. But the fourth-seeded Redhawks (17-11) cut the lead to 64-61 with 1:45 to go, thanks to pressuredefense and a strong second half from 6-7 senior Prince Aligbe.

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