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Sauk Centre holds off Roseau charge, wins 2A championship

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 03/17/18, 4:00PM CDT

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The Mainstreeters defeated the defending champions 63-52 after the Rams rallied from 21 points down in the second half and pulled within three points.


Sauk Centre players celebrate after their 63-52 victory over Roseau to win the Class 2A championships Saturday at Target Center. Photo: DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribune.com


Sauk Centre's Maesyn Thiesen (23) goes up for an inbounds pass against Roseau's Kacie Borowicz (11) during the first half. Photo: DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribune.com

First report

Sauk Centre built a big second-half lead, saw it dwindle to just three points, then held on to defeat Roseau 63-52 in the Class 2A championship game.

The Mainstreeters capped a perfect season (33-0) with its first state championship. They had finished as runners-up in 2015 and last season, when they lost to Roseau in the finals.

The Peschel sisters, Tori and Kelsey, scored 18 points each and Maesyn Thiesen added 17 for Sauk Centre, which closed out the game by making 8 of 10 free throws in the final minutes.

Roseau (26-6) got 15 points from Kacie Borowicz and 11 from Emma Waling.

Check back later for more on the game.

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