After a hard-fought battle against reigning champs DeLaSalle, the Spartans fell 65-45 in the Class AAA Championship game.
Richfield had trouble getting use to playing at Target Center and the team’s failure to make free throws contributed to its demise.
At the half, the Spartans trailed the Islanders 33-22, a lead that DeLaSalle would increase gradually as the second half went on. This is the second consecutive state championship title for DeLaSalle.
While Richfield was unable to secure a victory, the community welcomed the team home at 9:30 p.m. with a celebration in the high school gymnasium. In addition, three players, , Sierra Ford Washington and , made the 2012 Class AAA All-Tournament Team.
Richfield Patch congratulates all of the players and coaches for their excellence, and applauds the community for getting behind its team.
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