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Red Wing's Ben Miller goes up hard for two points during the second half of the Wingers' 55-34 Section 1AAA championship-game loss to Austin Friday night. Miller's nine points was a team high for Red Wing. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)

Boys Basketball: Wingers hit the wall, lose 1AAA title game

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ROCHESTER – Boasting the second-best defense in the class, and a head-to-head victory earlier this season, Austin entered Friday’s Section 1AAA championship game as the favorite to qualify for the state tournament.


And despite a nine-point Red Wing run to close the first half, the Packers did just that, holding the Wingers to a season-low in points in a 55-34 victory. It’s the third-straight win for Austin in a section title game.

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Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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