Girls win opener at state

The New Prague Trojans won their opening game of the State Class AAA girls basketball tournament, beating the Worthington Trojans 54-50 Wednesday at Williams Arena.

New Prague led most of the second half, but Worthington tied the game at 48-48 with less than five minutes left. With the score tied at 50-50, New Prague's Maggie Weiers used a head fake to get past Worthington's Martha Alwal and score on a lay-up to put her team up for good. Alwal had 11 blocked shots in the game. Rena Kneeland gave New Prague an added cushion by sinking a pair of free throws in the final minute.

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