Richfield beats Henry Sibley to advance in boys basketball playoffs

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The Richfield Spartans used a 29-5 first-half run to coast past Henry Sibley in the Section 3AAA quarterfinals on Wednesday night, 77-57 at Richfield High School.

Richfield senior Lamar Grayson hit a shot at the halftime buzzer to give the Spartans a 37-22 lead at halftime.Grayson is in the mix for Mr. Basketball.

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Henry Sibley looked good early, as Ethan Russell and Jaden Morgan gave the Warriors a 17-8 lead in the first half. That’s when the Spartans got a huge lift from Grayson. He scored 15 points in the first half, and finished with a game-high 19 points.

Richfield’s balanced attack on offense is its strong suit — the Spartans had five players score in double figures.

2-seed Richfield will play 3-seed St. Croix Lutheran in the semifinals on Saturday. South St. Paul is the 1-seed in the section.