By Mike Max

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the moments high school kids will remember the rest of their lives, such is the case for the De La Salle girls basketball team, where close friends and teammates want to finish with a state championship.

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The duo takes over games and the tandem has been for three years — Allina Starr and Tyseanna Johnson.

It is at De La Salle, and on the basketball court, where Johnson found herself as a person.

“I think it’s been a journey, a tough one, but getting through it means I can get through anything,” Johnson said.

The same holds true for Starr.

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“I love playing with these girls, and playing under coach,” Starr said. “She’s been great and the players I have played with have helped me through my career.”

And through it all, they have bonded as teammates, and as friends.

“It’s going to be hard next year (without her), but I know it’ll be a good thing,” Johnson said.

And there is just one more goal — a state title.

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“Been playing with each other since third grade, it makes it easy to read her,” Starr said.

Mike Max