Bluejacket girls fall to Anoka

C-I senior Amanda Hanson popped a baseline jumper against Anoka, but the Bluejackets' were held to 12 first-half points in the semifinal loss to the Tornadoes.  Photo by Greg Hunt

C-I senior Amanda Hanson popped a baseline jumper against Anoka, but the Bluejackets’ were held to 12 first-half points in the semifinal loss to the Tornadoes. Photo by Greg Hunt

Anoka shut down Cambridge-Isanti early with its strong zone defense and went on to defeat the Bluejackets 64-50 in the Section 7AAAA girls basketball semifinals March 6 at North Branch.

The Tornadoes led by as much as 21 points in the second half before Brynn Liljander knocked down two ‘3s’ in a row to cut it to 52-40 with three minutes to play.

Anoka (19-7) will play top-seed Forest Lake in the Friday, March 8 7AAAA championship back at North Branch. The Rangers ran past Andover in the first semifinal game Wednesday night.

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