Spencer Tollackson leads team to state title game

Chaska got another big effort from likely Mr. Basketball candidate and Gopher recruit Spencer Tollackson, but it was Chaska's balanced attack that overwhelmed St. Paul Johnson in the Hawks' 79-47 win in the semifinals of the Minnesota boy's state high school basketball tournament. Tollackson finished with 20 points to lead all scorers. Chaska will face Lake Conference rival Burnsville Saturday for the Class AAAA title. Chaska split with Burnsville this season.

Chaska jumped out to a 41-25 halftime lead as Spencer Tollackson led all scorers with 16 points and 11 rebounds. He made seven of 11 from the field in the first half, but continued to struggle from the line, making just two of five from the charity stripe, including two air balls.

Lee Isaacson added nine point halftime points for the Hawks.

Junior Walter Haynes, 6-2 and 310 pounds, made five of 10 first-half shots to score 13 points in the first half for the Governors.

The Hawks expanded the lead to 60-36 after three quarters and emptied their bench late in the fourth period.

Spencer Tollackson, a 6-9 center who will play at Minnesota next season, made eight of 15 shots from the field and four of seven from the line as he finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Josh Korth made five three-pointers, including four in the second half. He had 17 points. Lee Isaacson made seven of 11 shots from the field, as he scored 15 points, and Nick Brusn added 12.

Haynes led the Governors with 20 points and seven rebounds. He made eight of 16 from the field. He was the lone double-figure scorer for Johnson, who finished 22-8.

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