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Onalaska Luther defeats Blair-Taylor in final minute, advances to State

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Onalaska, Wis. (WXOW) - Onalaska Luther advances to Division 4 State after defeating Blair-Taylor, 46-44 on Saturday afternoon.

This game was back and forth throughout the course of the day. At halftime, Luther was leading 26-23. Early in the second half, Blair-Taylor regained the lead, 39-29. Minutes later, Onalaska Luther captured a one-point lead, 42-41.

With one minute left, Luther's Lyndon Byus scored the go-ahead basket. Blair-Taylor would have one more chance; but with 0.6 seconds left. They inbounded the ball to Kyle Steien, who was fouled on his last-second shot attempt. With no time left, he approached the free throw line with a chance to tie. Steien needed to make both to send the game to OT. He missed the first shot. Onalaska Luther prevailed in one of the most emotional, energetic games of the year.

Onalaska Luther advances to State.

Sam Dunnum

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