Linn-Mar sweeps Xavier in doubleheader

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MARION, Iowa. (KCRG) - After a 2-6 start to the season, the Linn-Mar girls basketball team is turning things around. The Lions defeated No. 6 Xavier on Friday, 46-40. They've now won four of their last five games.

On the boys' side, last time Xavier and Linn-Mar met, the game went to five overtimes. That wasn't the case on Friday.

Xavier controlled most of the first half and had a 10-point lead in the second quarter. Linn-Mar fought back in the second half to win 54-47. The Lions improved their record to 5-4.