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March 13
Becker’s bench celebrated a three-point shot against Waconia during their match up in the Class 3A girls' basketball semifinals

When the going gets sad, Becker's bonded Bulldogs go bowling

After the state tournament was abruptly called off Friday, Becker's girls' basketball players credited coach Dan Baird for helping them focus on the good - like a team bowling outing.
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March 13
Members of the Rochester Lourdes girls' basketball team including, Marissa Houfek, left, and Ella Hopkins, hugged each other after they left Williams

Minnesota high school sports abruptly canceled, 'devastating' those involved

The girls' basketball state tournament, which still had two days left of tournament play, was called off. No state champions will be determined.
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March 13
The Duluth Marshall girls' basketball team exited their bus to a line of applauding parents in the parking lot of their school after driving back from

Back home in Duluth, sheet cakes replace rally for tight-knit Marshall team

Duluth Marshall players, denied a shot at a state title, return to a heroes' welcome regardless.
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March 13

March sadness: How Minnesota preps sports tournaments went from game on to shutdown

How the Minnesota State High School League's plans for its busy tournament season shifted as COVID-19 concerns escalated.
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March 13

A homecoming for Duluth Marshall basketball after state tournament canceled

The Duluth Marshall girls' basketball team was set to play in the MSHL semifinals on Friday March 13, 2020 until the tournament was cancelled in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The team was forced to return to Duluth on Friday but was welcomed by their parents and some administrators. The initial hope was to release the student body early and welcome the team back as a school. But due to new restrictions on large gatherings, that idea was scrapped.
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March 13

Bueckers, Suggs, Garcia to miss canceled McDonald's All-American Games

The two McDonald's All-American Games scheduled for April 1 in Houston were canceled Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic
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March 13
St. Michael-Albertville fans cheered for their girls' basketball team Wednesday after defeating Lakeville North.

MSHSL cancels floor hockey tourney, restricts fans at basketball to 90 per team

Starting Friday only 90 school-approved fans can attend girls' basketball state tournament and boys' basketball section games, the league said.
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March 13

Megan Weber's three-point barrage helps Henning get past Fillmore Central

Eighteen of her 29 points came on six three-pointers to key the Hornets to a 69-56 victory.
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March 12

Taya Hakamaki's 34 points powers Cromwell-Wright past Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

“You can tell she is the heart of the team,” the opposing coach marveled after the Cardinals' 67-58 victory.
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March 12

With Kylie Pittmann 'feeling it,' Waterville-Elysian-Morristown moves on

The Buccaneers, fueled by three consecutive three-pointers from their junior guard, defeated Heritage Christian 58-46 to reach the 1A semifinals.
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March 12

Minneota battles through 'organized chaos' to handily defeat Red Lake

The defending Class 1A champion Vikings fought through a rough stretch in the first half en route to a 57-37 victory.
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March 12

Big first half propels Becker past Waconia, win streak reaches 24

The Bulldogs always responded when the Wildcats tried to rally en route to a 96-75 victory.
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March 12

Disappointment, resignation after virus concerns reshape tourney's final days

The Minnesota State High School League limited each basketball team to just 90 fans for games Friday and Saturday, adding a cavernous feeling to a storied venue known as the Barn.
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March 12

After back-and-forth first half, DeLaSalle wins in a runaway

The defending Class 3A champions relied on a swarming defense and strong perimeter in a 74-52 victory over Simley.
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March 12

Jalen Travis, top-ranked DeLaSalle power past Waconia to 3A tourney berth

The 6-8 senior, exerting his will inside, scored 22 points and added seven rebounds in a 71-45 victory.
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March 12

Sophie Hart leads Farmington to a 4A title game shot

The highly recruited 6-4 Hart was a force in a 78-59 victory over St. Michael-Albertville, scoring 21 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and handing out eight assists.
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March 12

Three-pointer in waning seconds sends Cretin-Derham Hall back to 4A state tournament

Guard Curtis Jones' shot went in with 3.7 seconds left, lifting the Raiders to a 51-48 victory over East Ridge.
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March 12

Hopkins moves within one win of back-to-back undefeated seasons

The defending Class 4A champions forced 15 turnovers in the first 10 minutes against Stillwater and cruised to a 66-40 victory.
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March 12
Farmington’s fans celebrated a three-point shot as they took on Eden Prairie during the first half of their matchup in the Class 4A girls’ basketb

Reusse: Cheers despite concerns continued at state tournament

At the same time that pro and college sports were taking dramatic action, Minnesota's girls' basketball tournament was going on as scheduled, and no complaints were overheard.
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March 11

Class 4A girls' basketball quarterfinals: Cambridge-Isanti vs. Hopkins

Cambridge-Isanti plays Hopkins in the 4A quarterfinals at Williams Arena.