Prep report: Marshall moves on in 7AA boys basketball
Oscar Timm's 31 points lead Hilltoppers past Mesabi East.
Oscar Timm poured in 31 points to lead Duluth Marshall to a 97-64 victory over Mesabi East in a Section 7AA boys basketball first-round game Wednesday night at Marshall.
The Hilltoppers (14-4) advance to play Crosby-Ironton, a 60-48 winner over Aitkin, in the quarterfinal round at 6 p.m. Friday.
Hunter Hannuksela led the Giants with 28 points.
MLWR 91, Greenway 54
Phillip Sheetz scored 22 points and teammates Brady Watrin and Mason Olson each added 19 in the host Rebels’ 7AA first-round win.
The Rebels (15-3) made 14 3-pointers, five by Sheetz, to advance to a quarterfinal meeting against Pierz on Friday.
Esko 62, Proctor 46
Eli Blue paced the host Eskomos with 20 points and Riley Fischer added 19 in the 7AA first-round game.
Esko (12-7) will face 12th-seeded International Falls, a 66-64 upset winner over Eveleth-Gilbert, in Friday’s quarterfinals.
Two Harbors 73, Pillager 57
Trent Gomez and Jeremiah Johnson combined to score 49 points to lead the host Agates to the 7AA first-round win.
Two Harbors (13-6) will travel to top-seeded Pequot Lakes on Friday.
McPhees advance in 7AA
Proctor-Hermantown brothers Alex and Zak McPhee each won two matches Wednesday in the Section 7AA meet in Grand Rapids to advance to the state preliminary meet.
Senior Alex McPhee improved to 19-1 at 160 pounds, where he was joined in the finals by Hibbing sophomore Bryson Larrabee. Finalists automatically qualified for Saturday’s state prelims.
Freshman Zak McPhee advanced at 138 pounds.
Other two-time winners included: Hibbing seventh grader Christian Jelle at 106 pounds; Grand Rapids freshman Justin Jobe at 113; Virginia Area junior Asher Hedblom at 120 and sophomore teammate Nolan Campbell at 126; and the state-ranked duo of Hibbing senior David Platt (31-1) and Grand Rapids junior Dusty Wilke (27-1) at 145.