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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Fosston upsets Clearbrook-Gonvick in Sub-Section 8A East final

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THIEF RIVER FALLS – The last time the two teams met, Clearbrook-Gonvick defeated Fosston by 15 points. This time around, the Bears couldn’t close the deal.

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Fosston rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to turn the tables on Clearbrook-Gonvick and upset the top seeded Bears 48-41 in the Sub-Section 8A East title game Tuesday night at Thief River Falls’ Ralph Englestad Arena.

The Greyhounds (16-11), the No. 3 seed in the east, will take on Win-E-Mac, the top seed in the west, in the Section 8A title game at 7 p.m. Friday at the REA.

The Bears, who finish the season 25-4, shot out to a 26-20 halftime lead behind Angela Burgess’ hot hand. She scored 8 points – including draining two 3-pointers – to help give C-G the lead at the break.

However, the Greyhounds clamped down on the Bears defensively in the second stanza.

Fosston outscored C-G 28-15 and held Burgess to just two more points.

Meanwhile, Fosston’s Mallory Manecke scored 14 of her game-high 17 points in the second half of the game, including going a perfect 6-for-6 from the line down the stretch.

Burgess was the lone Bear in double figures with 10 points while Madison Stenzel added 9 for C-G.

Manecke’s 17 led Fosston while Kami Viken also had double figures, pouring in 11 points.

Fosston (48) – Swanson 3 -13 7; Manecke 5 6-6 17; Hagen 1 0-0 2; K.Viken 4 3-4 11; Wilson 2 0-0 4; Sistad 2 2-2 7; T.Viken 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 12-15 48.

Clearbrook-Gonvick (41) – Faldet 1 1-2 3; Kjolhaug 1 0-0 3; Wagner 2 1-2 5; J.Spray 3 1-2 7; K.McIntosh 1 2-6 4; Burgess 4 0-0 10; R.Spray 0 0-0 0; L.McIntosh 0 0-0 0; Stenzel 3 3-4 9. Totals 15 8-16 41.

3-point goals – Fosston 2; Clearbrook-Gonvick 3.

Team Fouls – Fosston 14, Clearbrook-Gonvick 15

Halftime Score – Clearbrook-Gonvick 26, Fosston 20.

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