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  • Chaparral Roadrunner Classic: Wellington nabs fifth place

  • The Crusaders went 2-1 during the tournament.
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  • The fifth place game against was the closest game of the tournament for WHS. Belle Plaine took the Crusaders into overtime, where Wellington squeeked by with a two-point, 44-42 win.
    The end of the first quarter matched the end of the forth quarter – in a tie, 10-10. Wellington managed to get some breathing room with a 21-16 halftime lead over the Dragons. Each team came out of the locker rooms with an bead on the basket, WHS and BPHS put up 13 points a piece in the third. But Belle Plaine's defense held strong in the forth, holding Wellington to just three points.
    In overtime, it remained close but WHS outscored the Dragons 7-5 to get the victory.
    Jan. 19 score by quarter
    WHS 10 11 13 03 07 44
    BPHS 10 06 13 08 05 42
    Top three scorers
    Brian Peck, WHS 11
    Nick Becker, WHS 10
    Alex Weiss, WHS 9
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