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Day 1 of girls basketball tourney features buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Becker

A sophomore from Becker buried the winning 3-pointer.

The first day of the Minnesota State Girls' Basketball Tournament at Williams Arena and Maturi Pavilion ended with a dramatic buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Becker Bulldogs a win over the Marshall Tigers. 

Marshall hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left in the game to take a 67-65 lead, effectively erasing a 14-point second-half deficit against the third-seeded Bulldogs.

Instead of calling a timeout, sophomore point guard Julia Bengston dribbled up the court, went behind her back with one dribble and then fired a left-handed bounce pass out of a double team to find Courtney Nuest, who drilled the game-winning 3

Nuest, also a sophomore, finished with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-5 from 3-point land. 

Becker advances to the state semifinals in Class AAA and will face Robbinsdale Cooper at 2 p.m. Thursday. 

Scoreboard from Wednesday's games

Class AAAA

  • Hopkins 68-46 over Lakeville North
  • Centennial 74-64 over Maple Grove
  • Stillwater 73-48 over Shakopee
  • Eastview 48-38 over Forest Lake

Class AAA

  • DeLaSalle 61-53 over Hibbing
  • Holy Angels 58-57 over Fergus Falls
  • Cooper 72-40 over Austin
  • Becker 68-67 over Marshall

Class AA

  • Roseau 75-74 over Redwood Valley
  • Caledonia 56-44 over Proctor
  • Albany 60-49 over Holy Family Catholic
  • Minnehaha Academy 56-37 over St. Peter

The Class A tournament begins Thursday. 

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