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Caledonia outlasts Brooklyn Center to reach 2A championship game

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 03/23/18, 10:00PM CDT


Team leader Owen King, playing much of the second half with four fouls, hit two key shots and senior Marten Morem scored 25 points to lead the Warriors to a 73-67 victory.

Caledonia guard Noah King (21) pulled down a defensive rebound in the first half. Photo: AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Owen King is accustomed to leading Caledonia to state football championships. Now he’s got the Warriors within a game of a basketball state title.

King, a Mr. Basketball finalist who will play Division I basketball at South Dakota State, guided the Warriors to a 73-67 victory over Brooklyn Center on Friday n the Class 2A semifinals.

King was at his best after picking up his fourth foul midway through the second half. With Caledonia clinging to a one-point lead, 42-41, King made two three-pointers and contributed two key assists to teammate Marten Morem as the Warriors built a nine-point lead they never relinquished.

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