by Joey Crandall

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February 21, 2013
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Basketball: Tiger boys claim state academic title

Entrenched in the middle of a 13-game win streak, Douglas High boys basketball coach Corey Thacker paused after a 70-62 win over Galena in late January to note the academic nature of his team.

"These guys are so smart," he said. "We are able to run more stuff at them than we ever have before."

He wasn't kidding.

At halftime of the NIAA Division I State Championship Game tonight in Las Vegas, Thacker will accept the academic state title trophy on his team's behalf.

It marks the second year in a row Douglas has won the academic championship, this year …

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