MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cass Lake-Bena has found points a little tougher to come by in the state tournament.
But that's fine with the Panthers - they've found enough.
After averaging over 100 points per game in the regular season, Cass Lake-Bena has only scored 107 in its first two games combined during this week's state tournament at Target Center. It hasn't mattered for the Panthers, who are headed to Saturday's Class 1A championship game after a 61-48 victory against Barnum.
"I've said it before: we're not keying on 100 points," Panthers' coach Dan Ninham said. "We'll go with whatever the tempo dictates. With all the top teams here, we just want to get the ball up the floor and try and execute."
Cass Lake-Bena (30-1) has executed just enough to make it to the Class 1A title game, and will face Ellsworth on Saturday. Ellsworth (31-1) got to the finals with an 85-73 victory against St. Bernard's. Each team will be looking for its first state title.
In Class 2A, Holy Family (24-7) is headed to its first championship game after beating Luverne 58-42.
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