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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Willmar 5-foot-10 sophomore guard Leah Ruter forces a baseline shot through the block of Mankato West’s Sarah Buryska for a basket in the second half in a Section 2AAA quarterfinal-round game on Tuesday in Willmar.

Girls basketball: Cardinals move on to semifinals

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WILLMAR — The Cardinals final home game turned into a game of Monopoly.

They ran the board on visiting Mankato West.

The 52-33 victory Tuesday night propels Willmar (12-14) into the Section 2AAA semifinal round where they meet No. 1 seed New Prague (20-6) at 6 p.m. on the Gus Young court at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.


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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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