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Brett Olson goes up for fast-break layup on a pass from Aaron Ruter (not shown). Olson finished with a career-high 27 points and Ruter distributed the ball for 11 assists. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Boys Basketball: Wildcats take care of Albany, earn title shot

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WILLMAR — Brett Olson scored a career-best 27 points and Joey Dreier chipped in 17 more as the New London-Spicer Wildcats dropped Albany 67-47 on Wednesday in the Bremer Bank Holiday Classic.


The Cats return to the final versus the host team, Willmar, after missing out last year when they lost to Benson the first night.

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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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