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Minneapolis North beats Perham 62-46 in state semifinals

March 22, 2019 10:07 PM

Minneapolis North (23-9), seeded No. 2, showed off a balanced attack offensively, and a ball pressing, quick hands defense as they knocked off the third seed, the Yellowjackets of Perham (30-2), 62-46. The win earns the Polars the opportunity to play two-time defending champions of Minnehaha Academy for the Class AA championship at 1pm Saturday.

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The Polars jumped to a double digit lead just eight minutes into the game and their margin was never less than 12 the entire second half. Minneapolis North had four players in double figures, the two remaining scorers had nine and seven. Senior guard Nasir El-Amin had 13, sophomore center Davon Townley, Jr. had 12, freshman Willie Wilson, 11, and senior guard Eli Campbell 10. 

The Yellowjackets just could not find their range, shooting just 30% from the field, and just one three-pointer in seven attempts. They shot better in the second half, but could never get enough offense to overcome the Polars. They were also out-rebounded 28-35. 
Perham will face Lake City in the third place game at Concordia University.

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