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Red Wing’s Lori Saunders (54) goes up for a basket against Burnsville’s Diane Kinney (30) during a regular-season game on Feb. 2, 1982 in Red Wing. In the 1981-82 season, Saunders was an All-Big Nine Conference selection, helping the Wingers reach the Region 1AA semifinals. (R-E file photo)

Disciplined, determined: Red Wing girls basketball a late-season force in 81-82

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Before their move to the Missota Conference, the 1981-82 Red Wing girls basketball team knew how to end on a high note. 

In their final season in the Big Nine Conference, the Wingers finished sixth in the conference at 7-6 while putting together a 10-8 overall record. But in the 1982 postseason, Red Wing became a difficult team to finish off, getting to the Region 1AA semifinals as the seventh seed in the 16-team bracket.


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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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