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Osakis girls win 6AA-West championship

Osakis used a 13-0 run to open their Section 6AA-West championship game against Minnewaska and never led by less as the Silverstreaks dominated in a 54-35 win over the Lakers Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Osakis used a 13-0 run to open their Section 6AA-West championship game against Minnewaska and never led by less as the Silverstreaks dominated in a 54-35 win over the Lakers Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Osakis will now face state-ranked New London-Spicer Friday night, March 13, at St. Cloud State University with a 9 p.m. game time.

It was the second straight win over a higher seed by the Silverstreaks as they had defeated top-seeded Morris and now third-seeded Minnewaska.

The Silverstreaks jumped off to that 13-0 lead and kept the Lakers at bay for the first 5:12 seconds of the game before Minnewaska senior Emily Roering scored the Lakers' first points on a pair of free throws.

Osakis continued to build their lead, which reached 22 points with less than a minute and a half remaining, as the Silverstreaks held Minnewaska to one-shot opportunities and outrebounded their opponents.

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Roering cut that deficit to 19 as she tossed up a three-point shot at the buzzer from 35 feet out, making the halftime score 34-15.

In the second half, Minnewaska was able to cut the deficit to 14 at one point, but Osakis continued to dominate.

For the Silverstreaks, Whitney Lee scored 17, with Kelsie Larson and Kelsey Proell each netting 13.

Emily Roering led the Lakers with 18 points.

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