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HS journalism: Saints chasing third straight state title

Xavier senior Matt Mims (5) celebrates Xavier’s win over South Tama in the Class 3A substate final as he goes to shake hands with Aaron Bartels (34). (Camryn McPherson/Xavier senior)
Xavier senior Matt Mims (5) celebrates Xavier’s win over South Tama in the Class 3A substate final as he goes to shake hands with Aaron Bartels (34). (Camryn McPherson/Xavier senior)
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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ basketball team is headed back to the state tournament thanks to a 59-56 win over South Tama on Monday at the U.S. Cellular Center.

The Saints will take an 18-6 record into Des Moines, looking for a third straight Class 3A state title. Xavier opens against Marion on Tuesday.

Check out these great photos from Monday’s win over South Tama.

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