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Redbirds nip Knights in OT
Times photo: Adam Krebs New Glarus senior Ryan Bright (44) tries to box out Darlingtons Colton Carpenter for a rebounds in the second half of Tuesdays regional opener. Bright finished with 17 points, but Carpenters Redbirds got the win, 52-46 in overtime.
DARLINGTON - The madness of March began with an overtime thriller. New Glarus erased a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime against the state's fifth-ranked team, only to see Alex Erickson find a way to lift the Redbirds."I was just trying to help out my team and do whatever it takes to win," Erickson said. "I had the ball in my hands and I went with it."Third-seeded Darlington, ranked No. 5 in the Division 3 Associated Press poll, nipped sixth-seeded New Glarus, 52-46, in the opening round of the WIAA regional playoffs.For more information, check out today's edition of The Monroe Times.