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Blooming Prairie punches ticket to state

Garrett Short
Updated: March 12, 2020 11:27 PM
Created: March 12, 2020 11:08 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Blooming Prairie boys basketball team earned a 59-51 win over Hayfield Thursday to give the school their second-ever trip to state.

The Awesome Blossoms established their physicality early on, with star senior Gabe Hagen grinding away in the paint. The multi-sport athlete finished with 23 points. He says that the Blossoms wore down the Vikings in the second half, and managed to hang on down the stretch.

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"It's super cool. It's crazy. Only one team has done it in Blooming Prairie history and we're the second. It's crazy," Hagen said.

The Awesome Blossoms await their seeding for the state tournament, which starts next weekend in Minneapolis.


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