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Rushford-Peterson headed to the state championship

Rushford-Peterson's crowd at the Minnesota state tournament. PHOTO: Andrew Link/@alinkphoto on Twitter

Top-ranked Trojans get second crack at title in as many years

MINNEAPOLIS – Rushford-Peterson High School’s boys basketball team is a win away from giving Tom Vix a Minnesota state championship for each decade he’s coached the team.

In the Class 1A quarterfinals, the Trojans shot the lights out. Friday, in the semifinals, it was the defense that took center stage.

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Ellenson, Rice Lake outlast Onalaska

Rice Lake's Henry Ellenson reacts after dunking the ball during Thursday's WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal against Onalaska in Menomonie, Wis. PHOTO: Marisa Wojcik/Eau Claire Leader Telegram

MENOMONIE, Wis. – For a half, the Onalaska High School boys basketball team stuck with Rice Lake.

But in the end, 6-foot-10 Henry Ellenson and fifth-ranked Warriors were simply too much.

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Krambeer lights it up for R-P at state

Rushford-Peterson's Alex Vix, middle, drives to the basket for a layup past Fond du Lac Ojibwe's Dexter Delille (34) and Justin Brown (20) during a MSHSL Class A Boys Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. PHOTO: Andrew Link/Winona Daily News

MINNEAPOLIS – Charlie Krambeer picked a good time to be on fire.

The Rushford-Peterson High School senior scored 28 of his 33 points in the first half of a 105-58 win Thursday over Fond du Lac Ojibwe on Thursday in the opening round of the Minnesota Class A state tournament at Williams Arena.

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Onalaska vs. Henry Ellenson

MENOMONIE, Wis. – It took two overtimes for the Onalaska High School boys basketball team to upset top-seeded Holmen in the playoffs last week.

That game may look easy now, compared to what the Hilltoppers (16-8) are up against tonight.

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