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Unseeded Delano does it again, takes down Austin

By RON HAGGSTROM, Star Tribune, 03/22/18, 4:00PM CDT

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The Tigers, behind 29 points from Calvin Wishart, reached the Class 3A title game with an 80-68 victory over the second-seeded Packers.


Calvin Wishart (10) and Delano teammates celebrated after they defeated Austin 80-68 in the Class 3A semifinals Thursday at Target Center. Photo: CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com

Calvin Wishart is one determined individual. He will do whatever it takes to win — score, rebound, pass, come up with a steal or take a charge.

Delano’s standout 6-2 senior guard had 29 points and 19 rebounds as the Tigers pulled off the second upset of Thursday, defeating No. 2-ranked Austin 80-68 in the Class 3A semifinals at Target Center. The Georgia Southern recruit also had seven assists and four steals.

“We’re playing at a very high level,” Wishart said. “I think we can play even better to be honest.”

Calvin Wishart is one determined individual. He will do whatever it takes to win -- score, rebound, pass, come up with a steal or take a charge.

Delano’s standout 6-2 senior guard had a 29 points and 19 rebounds as the Tigers pulled off the second upset of Thursday, defeating No. 2-ranked Austin 80-68 in the Class 3A semifinals Thursday at Target Center. The Georgia Southern recruit also had seven assists and four steals.

The Tigers (20-11), who never trailed in the game, shot 63 percent from the floor in the first half in building a 39-30 lead. Wishart, who had 13 points, was the only starter below 50 percent at the intermission.

Delano stretched its lead to 17 points, 54-37, in the second half before Packers (27-3) tried to stage a late comeback. Austin got as close as 67-60 with 4:04 left, but couldn't draw closer.

Wishart had plenty of help from his teammates. Senior forward Keegan O’Neill (16 points) junior guard Derek Techam (13) and freshman guard Trey Longstreet (10) were also in double digits.

Austin also had four players in double figures, led by senior forward Duoth Gach’s 17 points.

Delano defeated Mankato East, the tournament's No. 3 seed, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Check back later for more on the game.

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