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Kansas Girl Wins National Basketball Championship

Laurie Koehn, 14, won first place in the Don Nelson/Tara VanDerveer International Shootout National Championship basketball competition held in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday (5-18). Kansas native Koehn made 48 of 50 free throws and 42 of 50 three-point shots at the competition to top all other competing state champions, male and female, including Ed Palubinskas, holder of basketball scoring records from two Olympic games. The International Shootout benefited the Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association.

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International Shootout, Inc. - Release May 21, 1996

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