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Fergus Falls senior guard Devonie Smith reacts to the buzzer as Marshall players celebrate their win over the Otters on Thursday in the semifinals of the Minnesota Class 3A state girls basketball tournament at Williams Arena. David Samson/Forum News Service.

Fergus Falls drops thriller 52-51 to Marshall in state semifinals

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MINNEAPOLIS – When Marshall forward Callie Graff stepped to the foul line with 3.7 seconds left in the Minnesota Class 3A girls basketball semifinal and her Tigers trailing Fergus Falls by one point, she just thought of all the free throws the Tigers shot in practice.

More importantly, she thought about what happens when they miss.

“I was thinking about practice and how many times we shoot them,” Graff said. “We run when we miss.”

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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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