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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot News Sports 

Rangers capture the Cardinals with defense



March 15, 2019

Photos by Matthew Moses / Pine Knot Sports

Cromwell's Andrea Pocernich tries to find a teammate to get the ball to as lots of pressure is applied by Mountain Iron-Buhl defender Sage Ganyo during the first half in Duluth Thursday.

Twice during the regular season, Cromwell-Wright and Mountain Iron-Buhl met on the basketball court with the Rangers winning the first game by eight points and the Cards taking the second game by 20 points.

Thus, the stage was set for last Thursday's Section 7A girls basketball title game at the University of Minnesota Duluth. When the smoke cleared, the Rangers had avenged their late-season loss and retained the section title for the ninth year in a row with a 50-31 win.

A huge key to the win was the Rangers ability to hold down the two top scorers for the Cards: Taya and Shaily Hakamaki....

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