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Moorhead Park Christian’s Hunter Nickel connects for a basket against Fergus Falls Hillcrest during the Minnesota Class 1A, Section 6 North sub-section boys basketball championship Tuesday at Memorial Auditorium in Moorhead. David Samson / The Forum

6A BBB: Nickel's worth of advice pays dividends for Park Christian

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MOORHEAD – Hunter Nickel used his dad as motivation Tuesday night at Memorial Auditorium.

The Moorhead Park Christian senior scored 25 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked seven shots. That monster effort sparked the Falcons to a 47-39 victory against Fergus Falls Hillcrest in the Minnesota Class 1A, Section 6 boys basketball semifinals.

Nickel’s dad, Shane, couldn’t attend the section semifinals because he was on the East Coast on a business trip.

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Eric Peterson
Peterson covers small college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.

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