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Drew Claussen / Albert Lea Tribune ACGC’s David Kinzler, left, and Gabriel Eisenbacher defend against United South Central in the Section 2A championship on Friday in Mankato.

Boys basketball: ACGC makes 1st trip to state


MANKATO — Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City is going to the state basketball tournament for the first time.

The Falcons beat Section 2A-South champion United South Central 69-61 on Friday at Minnesota State-Mankato.

The win ended the 13-game winning streak of the Rebels, who upset Mountain Lake Area in the semifinals on Tuesday.  

ACGC took an eight-point lead with 1:43 remaining, but USC cut it to three on a 3-pointer and a Brett Pederson layup at 1:19.

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Ben Brewster

Ben Brewster covers the Willmar Stingers and other area sports, as well as laying out the daily sports section cover for the West Central Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @benbrewster.

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