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Girls Basketball: Wildcats claw way back to state

MARSHALL - The New London-Spicer girls basketball team defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 62-55 to claim the Section 3AA championship and a spot in next week's Class AA Minnesota State Girls Basketball Tournament.

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New London-Spicer forward Morgan Swenson goes up for a shot during the Wildcats' 62-55 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in the Class 3AA championship game on Friday at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall. Curt Hogg / Tribune.

MARSHALL - The New London-Spicer girls basketball team defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 62-55 to claim the Section 3AA championship and a spot in next week's Class AA Minnesota State Girls Basketball Tournament.

Four Wildcats scored in double figures, with Morgan Swenson scoring 12 of her 14 points in the second half as NLS overcame a two-point halftime deficit.

Shea Oman, Erin Tebben and Kabrie Weber all scored 12 points for the Wildcats.

NLS is making its second-straight trip to the state tournament and its 17th overall.

The Class AA tournament begins Wednesday, with games at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus.

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The top five of the eight-team field receive seeds and three teams receiving random draws. Seeds will be determined when section tournaments are complete.

See this web site and Saturday's Tribune print edition for more on the game. 

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