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Cedar Rapids Xavier beats Sergeant Bluff-Luton for 3A title

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DES MOINES (AP) -

Matthew Mims scored 17 points, including the go-ahead basket with less than a minute to play, and Cedar Rapids Xavier beat Sergeant Bluff-Luton 54-49 Saturday night to win its second straight Class 3A state championship.

Mims' driving layup with 42 seconds remaining brought the final lead change in a well-played back-and-forth game between two teams toughened by facing many larger schools during the season.

Nolan Butkowski and Max Techau each scored 12 points for Xavier (16-11), which twice led by five points before Sergeant Bluff-Luton rallied. Jackson Joens scored 11 for the Saints, including three early 3-pointers.

Jackson Wright led Sergeant Bluff-Luton (17-10) with 19 points. Chris Kroll scored 13 and Keegan Savary 10.

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