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Tribune photo by Brooke Kern Willmar’s Heather Horning pops a jumper for two points over Brainerd’s Abby Clanton on Friday in Willmar. The Willmar senior sank a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

Girls basketball: Willmar falls in overtime

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WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals completed a charitable weekend losing in overtime to the Brainerd Warriors 77-73 on Friday evening.


The Cardinals could be expected to pick up a pair of wins when the week began.

After all, Sauk Rapids was winless in the Central Lakes and Brainerd came into the Cardinal court with one CLC win.

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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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