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Boys Basketball: Cardinals fall to Mankato West in opener


MANKATO — The Willmar boys basketball team fought back from a halftime deficit to take a second-half lead but the Cardinals went cold down the stretch and lost their season opener 62-54 to Mankato West on Saturday.

The Cardinals play next at home against St. Cloud Tech at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mankato West improved to 2-0.

“It was a back-and-forth game and we took the lead in the second half,” said Cardinals head coach Steve Grove. “But at the end, we couldn’t make any shots.”

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