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Memorial girls survive Stevens Point in regional finals, advance to sectionals play

Feb. 24—It felt like time was standing still. The fourth-seeded Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes clung on to a 52-51 lead in its girls basketball Division 1 regional final matchup against the No. 5 Stevens Point Panthers and needed to kill just two seconds to escape with a victory.

The Old Abes had led by as much as 10 in the second half and were even up 48-41 after a Lydia Paulmier 3-pointer with over four minutes to go, but now they were here. Up one and needing to inbound the ball and hopefully dribble out a couple lousy seconds.

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