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Blahnik scores 17 to lead Algoma to WIAA 4 title

Published On: Mar 17 2013 01:06:18 AM CDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. -

Kennedy Blahnik scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Algoma beat Colfax 46-30 to win the WIAA Division 4 championship Saturday.

The Wolves (26-2) won their first WIAA state title after placing runner-up in 2011.

In a wild opening half where there were eight lead changes, Colfax (26-2) led 13-11 after the first quarter. Algoma went on a 6-0 run to go up 17-13. The Vikings came back to tie it at 20, but Algoma scored the final basket of the half to take a 22-20 advantage.

Colfax, which scored just 10 points in the second half, hit just one of 16 3-pointers in the game and shot 30 percent from the field. Algoma was 39 percent shooting for the game.

Braanna Steen scored 12 points to lead Colfax.

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