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North Country boys battle their way to hoops finals

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North Country Union High School and Fair Haven High School players watch, Wednesday night, as the foul shot that sealed a trip to the Division 2 finals for the Falcons hits the net.  Haidin Chilafoux, third from left, sank two from the free-throw line with less than two seconds on the clock in overtime to put North Country ahead by four at 67-64.  The last foul shot proved decisive, for, as the buzzer sounded, Fair Haven’s Sam Barber lofted a desperation shot from mid-court that cleanly hit the net, bringing the final tally to 67-66.  The two teams battled fiercely for the right to play the Montpelier Solons for the state championship.  By a single point, the Falcons earned themselves a place on the court Saturday evening in Barre.  Photo by Joseph Gresser

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