Brainerd Falls to Wooddale in State Semifinals

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Brainerd couldn’t handle Wooddale’s front line in the semifinals of the state tournament, losing 76-65 on Friday afternoon in Murfreesboro. The Cardinals featured three players 6’6 or taller. They racked up nine blocks against the Panthers. Wooddale’s size appeared to give Brainerd trouble early on as the Panthers shot just 14 percent in the first quarter, while the Cardinals hit 62-percent of their shots in the first period. Wooddale went up 41-22 at halftime. The Cardinals had five players in double figures, while Kevin Halfacre led Brainerd with 20-points.

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