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Caledonia claims first state girls basketball title

MINNEAPOLIS -- Caledonia claimed its first girls basketball state title on Saturday, and it took a senior to seal the deal.

Caledonia let a 13-point halftime lead evaporate to only two points when Megan King went to the foul line with only 16.5 seconds left to play, and the senior, making her third state tournament appearance, wasn't about to let this one slip away.

King canned both freebies, giving the Warriors a 54-50 victory over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted and the Class AA crown.

King, with 10 points at the end of the game, was one of four Caledonia players in double figures. Libby Augedahl had 16 points, along with 10 recounds and 5 steals. Aly Meyer had 14 points and 3 blocks. Cassie Gran scored 10.

Caledonia is no stranger to Target Center, making state tournament appearances both last year and the year before, only to fall in the first round both times.

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This year, the state title capped a perfect season record of 31-0.

King, Meyer and Augedahl were all named to the Class AA All-Tournament Team.

Saturday's game was Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted first state final appearance. They ended the season with a record of 29-4.

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