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Class 1A quarterfinal: Spring Grove edges Mankato Loyola in defensive battle

By JOE GUNTHER, Star Tribune, 03/22/23, 5:15PM CDT


The Lions played a pressure zone defense that limited the Crusaders' ability to get good looks for the majority of the game.

Elijah Solum of Spring Grove hits a jump shot against Mankato Loyola in the first half Wednesday (Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune)

Spring Grove held off a late rally by Mankato Loyola to win 39-38 in a defensive battle in the Class 1A boys basketball state tournament quarterfinals at Williams Arena.

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