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Basketball: Sparstad's hot hand sparks Hudson Raiders at ECM

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Things didn't look good for the Raider boys' basketball team in the first quarter of its game at Eau Claire Memorial last Friday night, Jan. 4.

The Raiders turned the ball over nine times in the first eight minutes while falling behind 10-2 to the Old Abes. That's when freshman Mathew Sparstad came off the bench and lit a fire under his teammates by drilling four straight three-pointers in the second quarter to help Hudson score a 53-46 Big Rivers Conference victory.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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