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Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wins Class A state title

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Connor Goodwin knew his younger brother Brian would one day shine on the basketball court. He just didn't think it'd be this soon.

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Brian Goodwin scored 29 points to lead Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa to a 54-45 win over Southwest Minnesota Christian in the Class 1A championship game on Saturday afternoon.

"I can tell you it's absolutely fantastic," said former Bemidji Lumberjack basketball player Brad Goodwin who is the assistant coach and the father of Connor and Brian. "I couldn't be happier."

It's the first state title for the Jaguars (33-0) and the Goodwin brothers. It's also the third time an undefeated team has captured the 1A title since Minnesota went to four classes in 1997.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Junior guard Beau Nelson scored 21 points, Cory Speer added 18, and Plainview-Elgin-Millville beat Litchfield 55-39 to win the Class 2A championship on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (27-6) went on a 14-0 run midway through the second half to pull away and win their first state title in six tournament appearances.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ross Barker sank a jumper at the buzzer to give DeLaSalle a 57-56 overtime win over Washburn in the Class 3A title game.

Joseph Doby's driving layup gave the Millers a 56-55 lead Saturday with 10 seconds left before Barker took a pass from Tyler Moore. Barker nailed the winning jumper from just inside the 3-point line.

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