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Nothing foreign about basketball to BLH's Mikkola

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When Buffalo Lake-Hector students heard the school was getting a female foreign exchange student/athlete from Finland this year, they probably expected a hockey player. What they got was a 5-foot-11 point guard who handles the ball well and prefers passing over scoring.

"My favorite athlete is Steve Nash," said Maija Mikkola (pronounced (MY-uh MEE-Koh-luh) by telephone Tuesday afternoon. "We play the same position and he is really good at passing the ball. I love to pass, too."

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