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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Fergus Falls
Minnehaha Academy

Class 3A Quarterfinals: Minnehaha Gets last Laugh

By Mark Genosky
Target Center - Minneapolis, MN

The MN Army National Guard selects our Two Stars: Megan Erlandson, Minnehaha Academy and Hannah Draxten, Fergus Falls

The Minnesota Army National Guard selects our Two Stars of the Game:
 

Megan Erlandson
Minnehaha Academy
16 points including buzzer beater to force overtime, 6 assists
 

Hannan Draxten
Fergus Falls
23 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists
 
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The Story Line
Fergus Falls lead 21-5 with five minutes to go in the first half, but the Redhawks never felt out of the game.  They needed every remaining second to climb back in it, as Megan Erlandson hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 41 and send it to overtime.  Erlandson picked up where she left off, scoring 6-points in the OT to lead Minnehaha to the incredible victory. 
 
The Box Score
M. Erlandson 16 pts, 6 assists, 2 steals
A. Johnson 12 pts, 7 rebounds, 2 assists
B. Norby 8 pts, 3 rebounds, 1 block
Team FG: 13-39, 33.3%
Team 3FG: 7-18, 38.9%
Team FT: 16-22, 72.7%
 
H. Draxten 23 pts, 13 rebounds
E. Morstad 9 pts, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Team FG: 15-51, 29.4%
Team 3FG: 6-17, 35.3%
Team FT: 8-15, 53.3%
 
The Quote

Minnehaha coach Josh Thurow: “Everyone should know we are the leading team in giving up buzzer beaters.  I think 3/4 of our games somebody hit a buzzer beater on us, so we were due to get one.  I'm really happy that Megan hit hers, we deserved that."

 
The Interview
Click here for Josh Thurow, Minnehaha Academy postgame
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