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Goodhue's Mikayla Miller (11) is swarmed by Minneota defenders Taylor Reiss (22) and Megan Larson during the second half of Friday's Class 1A state semifinal game at Williams Arena. The Wildcats fell to the defending state champion Vikings 45-43. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

State Girls Basketball: Minneota dashes Goodhue's title hopes

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MINNEAPOLIS — In a heavyweight bout between two of Class 1A’s best, Minneota’s 1-2 combo was enough to finally knock out Goodhue.


First, the gut punch: tied at 41-41 with 16 seconds left in Friday’s state semifinal, the Wildcats called timeout and set up an inbounds pass. But on the throw, Vikings junior post Taylor Reiss stole the ball, raced down the court, scored a layup and drew a foul for the 43-41 lead.

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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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