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Alexandria's Angela Christianson, left, who scored a game-high 29 points, works her way along the free-throw lane while being closely guarded by Willmar's Jena Thompson in the first half Friday night in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Alex clips Willmar


WILLMAR -- Alexandria got sweet revenge and the upper hand in the Central Lakes girls basketball race Friday night in the most dramatic fashion.

Katie Gearman got open under the basket in the closing seconds and her easy lay-in booted Willmar into second place, 60-59, ending an intense 36 minutes of basketball.

Gearman took a high pass from the top of the key from Cara Wood with four seconds left.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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