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Tribune photo by Tom Larson Willmar’s Tyler Stegeman, left, drives to the basket for a shot over Brainerd’s Grant Reuer during the first half of a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday at Willmar High School. Stegeman scored 18 points to help lead the Cardinals to a 77-55 victory.

Boys basketball: Cardinals tame Warriors


WILLMAR — Willmar jumped out on Brainerd in a big way on Thursday, converting tough defense into a ton of points in a 77-55 Central Lakes Conference win at Willmar High School.

Willmar led 20-5 after five minutes and extended the margin to 27 points with 5:30 left in the first half. Quite a different performance than the Cardinals mounted in a five-point win at Brainerd on Tuesday.

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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