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Vinton-Shellsburg upset by Harlan in 3A opener


The Vinton-Shellsburg boys basketball team came to Des Moines with dreams of a state title.  Those dreams came to an end when the top ranked Vikings fell to Harlan 67-56 in the opening round of the class 3A state tournament.

Max Kearns scored 18 for Vinton-Shellsburg, but it wouldn't be enough.  Harlan used the strength of a 23-10 third quarter to roll by the Vikings.  The Cyclones held on in the fourth to advance to Thursday's semifinals.

The loss by Vinton-Shellsburg was their first of the year and they finished their campaign at 24-1.

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