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8AA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Staples-Motley advances over Barnesville

Claire Wolhowe and Chelsea Nanik hit three-pointers in the final 20 seconds to give the No. 2 seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals a 45-43 win over the No. 3 seeded Barnesville Trojans in Tuesday's Class 8-2A semifinal final game at the U of M Crookston.

Wolhowe's three pulled S-M within 43-42 at the 20-second mark and the Cards were able to stop the Trojans on the ensuing possession. Nanik nailed the game winner with 8.2 seconds left.

The win avenged a 59-45 Cardinal loss to Barnesville in the regular season finale and advances the Cards to Friday's 7 p.m. Section 8-2A final against top-seeded Roseau at the U of M Crookston. Roseau, ranked first in the final Class 2A standings, defeated Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 76-64 in Tuesday's other semifinal.

Amber Robben paced the Cards with 13 points and six assists while Nanik added 12 points and Kelsie Weite had 10. Wolhowe finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.

S-M entered Tuesday's game having won 10 of its last 11 while Barnesville had won seven of its last eight.

Unbeaten Roseau downs D-G-F girls in section semifinals

Kiley Borowicz scored 29 points to lead Roseau to a 76-64 victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Tuesday, March 7 in a Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 girls basketball tournament semifinal game.

Kacie Borowicz contributed 16 points and 7 assists for Roseau.

Natalie Steichen dropped 42 points for D-G-F.

Roseau, which beat D-G-F 89-77 on Dec. 9, improves to 28-0, while the Rebels' season ends with a 19-10 record.

Barnesville 14 29—43

Staples-Motley 23 22—45

BARNESVILLE

Ann Halverson 4, Nicole Herbranson 4, Andria McIntyre 2, Emma Nielsen 6, Madison Abarr 1, Peyton Boom 17, Elora Passa 10. FG 16-43 (37 percent), FT 9-11 (82 percent). 3-point 2-9 (22 percent).

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kelsie Weite 10, Chelsea Nanik 12, Sam Schimpp 2, Claire Wolhowe 8, Amber Robben 13. FG 17-41 (42 percent), FT 5-7 (71 percent). 3-point 6-17 (35 percent). Overall: 23-4. Next: in Section 8-2A championship at Minnesota-Crookston 7 p.m. Friday.