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Prep report: Proctor, Esko set up 7AA showdown

Proctor broke away from a halftime tie to down Greenway 65-48 on Saturday in a Section 7AA high school boys basketball quarterfinal at Duluth Denfeld.

Proctor broke away from a halftime tie to down Greenway 65-48 on Saturday in a Section 7AA high school boys basketball quarterfinal at Duluth Denfeld.

The contest was tied at 31-31 before the Rails went on a 34-17 run in the second half to advance to a Thursday semifinal against Esko at Romano Gym.

Bryden Urie led Proctor (16-12) with 20 points, helping offset the 28 Dylan DeChampeau scored for the Raiders.

Esko 61, Pequot Lakes 43

Junior center Adam Trapp made 13 of the Eskomos' 21 field goals and scored 29 points to lead Esko to the 7AA quarterfinal win at Denfeld.

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Virginia 73, International Falls 61

Drew Aho scored 23 points and made 8 of 11 free throws to guide the Blue Devils to the 7AA quarterfinal win at Denfeld.

Crosby-Ironton, a 66-59 winner over Hinckley-Finlayson, is next up for Virginia (25-3) in Thursday's semifinal round.

LCA 39, Silver Bay 34

Freshman Josh Reinertsen and eighth-grader Lance Puffer each hit three 3-pointers and the Lions survived an ugly contest in the Section 7A quarterfinals at Romano Gym.

Lakeview Christian Academy (17-11) held the Mariners to 17 points in each half to earn a berth in Tuesday's semifinals at Romano.

Carlton 74, Fond du Lac Ojibwe 50

The Bulldogs sprinted to an 18-point halftime lead and never let up in the second half in a 7A quarterfinal at Romano Gym.

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Sam Macor led Carlton (23-5) with 19 points and was aided by 15 apiece by Waylon Lekander and Tyler Ojibwe.

The Bulldogs face Mountain Iron-Buhl (24-4), a 70-58 winner over Deer River, in Tuesday's semifinals.

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