Brynn Erickson and Allison Luoma each had 12 kills to lead Northwestern to a 3-1 victory over Barron in a Wisconsin Division 2 regional final Saturday night at Barron.
Brinley Tonn totaled 36 set assists in the 26-24, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21 victory, while the Tigers’ defense was stellar with Erickson (30), Kayla Paulsen (21), Luoma (18), Tonn (11) and Brynn Hessel (10) all recording double-digit digs.
Northwestern (5-6) won its first region title since 2006 and advances to play at top-seeded St. Croix Falls in a section semifinal Thursday.
East places 7th in 7AA
Duluth East finished seventh among eight teams at the Section 7AA meet Saturday night at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
The Greyhounds’ best finishes came in the 200-yard medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay, placing sixth in each race.
Blaine claimed the team title with 459 points, 66 ahead of runner-up Andover.
Two Harbors 26, GNK 20
Alec Churness scored from 4 yards out in the second overtime to lead the Agates to the victory Friday at Mountain Iron-Buhl High School.
Eli Schlangen ran for two touchdowns for Two Harbors, including a 13-yarder in the first overtime.
Ty Donahue scored twice for the Titans.
Two Harbors 0-6-8-0-12—26
GNK — Darric Davidson 28 pass from Aidan Rajala (run failed)
TH — Jacob Keech 12 pass from Clark Nelson (run failed)
GNK — Ty Donahue 3 run (Donahue run)
TH — Eli Schlangen 6 run (Matson Granmo run)
TH — Schlangen 13 run (pass failed)
GNK — Donahue 2 run (pass failed)
TH — Alec Churness 4 run (run failed)