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Girls Basketball: Waska ousted by Osakis

MORRIS -- Osakis continued its improbable postseason run, knocking off Minnewaska for the Section 6AA-South girls basketball title 54-33 Wednesday.

The Silverstreaks (21-7), the No. 4 seed, will take on New London-Spicer for the 6AA title at 9 p.m. Friday at St. Cloud State.

The Lakers, the No. 3 seed (19-8) fell into a 13-0 hole to start the game and didn't score for the first 5:12 of the game. Emily Roering made two free throws to break the skid.

The scoring drought continued for Minnewaska, while Osakis was able to score from the inside with Kelsie Larson, who had 13 points, and the outside as the Silverstreaks made four 3-pointers in the first half.

Roering cut Osakis' 22-point lead at the halftime buzzer with a 35-foot three-pointer.

The Lakers could only get as close as 13 points twice in the second half. They were also hurt by fouls, with Osakis sinking 25 of 34 from the free-throw line overall.

Both Roering and Brittany Mensing fouled out in the last 5:30 of the game.

Roering led the Lakers with 18 points. Whitney Lee scored 17 for the Silverstreaks and Kelsey Proell added 13.

Osakis 54, Minnewaska 35

Osakis (21-7) 34 20 -- 54

Minnewaska (19-8) 15 20 -- 35

OSAKIS - 13 FG (4 3-pt); 24-35 FT; rebounds not available; fouls not available ... Scoring: Sabrina Zimmel 1, Rachael Grundman 5, Kelsey Proell 13, Alicia Wagner 5, Whitney Lee 17, Kelsie Larson 13 ... 3-point shots: Proell 1, Grundman 1, Lee 1, Wagner 1 ... Rebound, assist, steal leaders not available

MINNEWASKA - 13 FG (1 3-pt); 8-12 FT; rebounds not available; fouls not available ... Scoring: Emily Roering 18, Allie Ostrander 4, Alicia Pfeninger 5, Sarah Roering 4, Robyn Mithun 2, Sarah Faehnrich 2 ... 3-point shots: E. Roering 1 ... Rebound, assist, steal leaders not available