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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Blackduck 3rd graders win Hopkins tournament

The third grade Blackduck girls basketball team was crowned Gopher State Spring Champions during a Minnesota Youth Athletic Services tournament, held at Hopkins High School on May 21-22.

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The third grade Blackduck girls basketball team was crowned Gopher State Spring Champions during a Minnesota Youth Athletic Services tournament, held at Hopkins High School on May 21-22, 2022. Pictured in the first row, from left, are coach Bailee Nord, Priya Burmeister, Sophia Schwanke, Summer Weinzetl and Brylee Kortuem. In the second row are coach Sara Labraaten, Morgan Mensink, Britton Nord, McKinley Labraaten, Kendall Kroeplin and coach Macy Flatness. Not pictured is Olivia Swedberg.
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HOPKINS -- The third grade Blackduck girls basketball team was crowned Gopher State Spring Champions during a Minnesota Youth Athletic Services tournament, held at Hopkins High School on May 21-22.

In pool play, the girls defeated Minneapolis MLK 45-10 and Edina Green 31-14. Then, in the championship bracket, Blackduck topped the AAU team MN Hustle 20-15 in the semifinals.

In the title game, Blackduck pulled out a last-minute, 15-14 win over the AAU team Wisconsin City.

Team members are Morgan Mensink, Britton Nord, McKinley Labraaten, Kendall Kroeplin, Priya Burmeister, Sophia Schwanke, Summer Weinzetl, Brylee Kortuem and Olivia Swedberg.

The team is coached by Sara Labraaten, Macy Flatness and Bailee Nord.

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