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The Barnesville Trojans celebrate winning the Section 8AA South Subsection Championship Tuesday night over the three-time defending champion Perham Yellowjackets. Photos by Robert Williams/FOCUS

Barnesville knocks off Perham in sub-section final

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MOORHEAD – It was a Perham boys basketball team that had beaten Barnesville twice during the regular season and every team it had faced in the three previous Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 tournaments.

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Barnesville needed a knight to slay the Yellowjackets. They got a night out of Michael Strand, as the senior point guard scored 15 of his game-high 16 points in the second half to knock off Perham 48-45 Tuesday in the South sub-section final at Memorial Auditorium.

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Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy is the Minnesota preps and Fargo Force beat reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota for the last five years and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so. If reading him in the paper and online isn't enough, you can read more of him at the Forum Preps Blog: http://forumpreps.areavoices.com/  
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