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Ex-Willmar Cards Swanson, Ramey, Dorsey coach in Class AAAA quarterfinals

Three former Willmar Cardinals, each a three-sport athlete in high school, were involved as coaches during the state boys basketball Class AAAA quarterfinals on Wednesday at Target Center in Minneapolis.

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Scott Swanson (’74), head coach at Woodbury, saw his No. 4 Royals (25-4) fall to No. 5 Eden Prairie (25-4) 70-59.

Brainerd assistant coach Jeff Ramey (’82) and the unseeded Warriors (28-2) led No. 1 Apple Valley (30-1) by two at half but succumbed 81-67 to the Eagles and their highly-recruited 6-foot-2 junior point guard Tyus Jones, who contributed 19 points, 7 assists and 6 steals.

No. 3 Edina, coached by Patrick Dorsey (’88), swamped unseeded Andover (10-20) 99-61 behind 40 points on 66 percent shooting by senior guard Graham Woodward.

The Hornets then fell 66-44 to No. 2 Park Center in the semifinals Thursday evening at the Target Center.

Henrickson’s Jayhawks in women’s NCAA basketball tournament

Willmar native Bonnie Henrickson, a 1,000-point scorer for both the Willmar Cardinals and St. Cloud State Huskies, has the Kansas Jayhawks in their second straight NCAA women’s basketball tournament as the No. 12-seed in the Norfork Regional.

The Jayhawks (18-13) will play No. 5-seeded Colorado (25-6) on Saturday at approximately 5:30 p.m., at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. The game will be televised on ESPN2.    

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