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Boys Basketball: Strong defensive effort helps Cannon Falls advance to finals

Leading by only three at halftime, Cannon Falls’ defense stifled Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in the second half to come away with a 72-58 victory at the St. Peter holiday tournament on Friday.

“We were able to build a 20-point lead midway through the second half because we were doing a much better job defensively,” said Bombers’ head coach Josh Davisson.

Offensively, senior post Austin Noble led Cannon Falls with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Hunter Johnson nearly had a double-double with 10 points and nine assists, and Alex Bultena had 16 points and four steals in the victory. 

The Thunderbirds’ top scorer was Seth Schuette, who had a game-high 27 points. No other G-F-W player finished in double digits. 

At 7:45 p.m. today, the Bombers (6-5) face host St. Peter for the tournament championship.

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