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PHOTOS: Richfield Falls to DeLaSalle in State Title Game

Richfield makes it to the final round of the state tournament for the first time.

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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Kathy March 18, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Way to go, girls - it was a great run and we're proud of you!!
Caitlin Burgess March 18, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Here, here!
ann delaney March 18, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Richfield played well in the tournament but were overwhelmed by the other team. We have some good players coming up for next year and with this round under their belt they can do it next year. Well done team.
Caitlin Burgess March 19, 2012 at 05:26 PM
They kept up well in the first half, but as the article states, those missed free throw attempts could've made a major difference. We're only loosing a couple girls to graduation so we should have a solid chance at making it happen again next year!

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