ST. CLOUD — Aaron Lien scored a game-high 31 points for Moorhead as the Spuds defeated the Brainerd Warriors 81-57 in the semifinals of the Section 8-4A tournament Saturday at Halenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University.
Jack Sauer led Brainerd with 14 points and Jacob Blong added 11 as the Warriors finished 14-13 following their first trip to the section semis since 2001.
Moorhead shot 59 percent from the field and led by as many as 25 points in the second half. The taller Spuds outrebounded Brainerd 32-16.