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Published March 04, 2011, 08:02 AM

Grafton beats Linton-HMB 57-46

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Grafton took control down the stretch Thursday to beat Linton-HMB 57-46 in the first round of the North Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Grafton took control down the stretch Thursday to beat Linton-HMB 57-46 in the first round of the North Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament.

Leading 44-41 late in the game, the Spoilers (20-5) went on a 10-2 run to extend their winning streak to seven games. It also was the 21st time that Grafton held an opponent under 50 points this season.

Jakeb Hanson and Thomas Houdek had 16 points and Adam Jiskra 12 for Grafton.

Tanner Purintun led the Lions with 18 points.

Linton-HMB outshot the Spoilers, but Grafton had 14 more shots and eight more free throws. It also forced 25 turnovers.

The games was tied 23-23 at the half.

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